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I Am Thankful For What I Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 430 People

    From Mother To Daughter

    I got this a long time ago for a birthday in my 20s and kept it for the beauty in its message. :) For a special daughter with so much love today and always There are no perfect words to name the feelings deep inside That having such a daughter brings- the warmth, the glow of...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jan 18, 2012

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    I Am Thankful For A Lot Of My Things

    But at the same time, I need a little more than what I have. I need more than what I'm getting out of life. While I do appreciate and love the gadgets I have and all of that, there's more to life than just materials, you know? I'm thankful for them, but I need more than just...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    Thankfulness Is a Good Thing!

    No matter how I feel on any given day or time, I am VERY VERY THANKFUL for what I do have!! Everyday on my way home from work, I see people that make me think, I am thankful that I do have a car to drive.  I have a car to drive to work and for that I am thankful that I have...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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    From Stepfather To Daughter

    I got this card a long time ago in my 20s for my birthday and I just kept the card for its beauty in the message and am sharing it here. :) Today is your day, Daughter It's a day to look back and celebrate all the ways you've grown and changed and blessed the lives of those...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2012

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    I keep reminding myself it's about quality not

    quantity for the holidays. We have plenty of food, it's the people. It just doesn't feel like thanksgiving with so few. I think it's because growing up every year at my grandmother's there was my dad, brother and myself, then my uncles side, which was him, my aunt, my 4 cousins...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    It's Ok To Have...

      ... what you want, but more important to want what you have.
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M Nov 17, 2009

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    All of the Little, Simple Things.

    And it isn't a whole lot, either.  But, you know, I think it's a lot more than many people do have, so I'm looking at the glass as being half-full.  Bashing myself for what isn't right or what's missing never helped me in the past.  Rarely has being hard on myself...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    Yes I Am!

    I am thankful for my case worker who is helping me through doctor visits and in finding how to get better. I am thankful for my husband for be there for me no matter what. I am thankful for my beautiful son who has brought so much joy to my life. I am thankful for my Dad and Step...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Aug 5, 2013

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    From Stepgrandmother To Granddaughter

    I got this card from my stepdad's mom a long time ago in my 20s and kept it because of its beauty in the message. :) It's your birthday - time again for you to make a few wishes and blow out your candles. And it's time for me to tell you about a few wishes of my own that I have...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jan 18, 2012

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    What I Am Thankful For

    I am thankful for a lot. I'm alive. I'm a survivor. I can breathe. I can move. I can talk. I can see. I can look around. I can smell. I can taste. I can chew my food. I can swallow. I can smile. I can cry. I can laugh. I can touch. I can feel. I can go to the bathroom. I can...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2011

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    Blessed To Have So Much In My Life

    I am so luckyTo have grown up in a loving familyTo have found a lifelong partnerTo be in a loving mariage of 30+ yearsTo have given birth to 2 healthy children who are now great adultsTo have lived in 5 different countriesTo share my life experiences with wonderful lifelong...
    Bellile Bellile 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    Simplicities

    Each day, I am thankful for nights that turn into mornings, friends that turn into family, dreams that turn into reality, and likes that turn into love. - I got this from a friend who reposted from someone else.
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2012

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    Every Single Day ....

    I say thanks for what I have. To many - I have a GREAT life!!  Sometimes, I think a few things here and there could be tweaked (to be better) but I am very lucky. I have my famly. friends, health, home, and want for nothing really. I ...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    Each And Every Day

    I live life day by day and I am very very thankful for what I have today and who I am every day
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Jul 14, 2010

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    Thankiesgiving Thank Yous

    I guess this is just to remind myself what I am thankful and grateful for. Even though what I have right now is very few. It's enough for me i guess. This thanksgiving that is coming up, I am thankful thta I have a mother and a sister who cares even though my sister's way of...
    tenshilove tenshilove 18-21, F Nov 27, 2013

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    Before we regret the little we had

    once was good and the better was best. Be thankful and happy
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    From Grandmother To Granddaughter

    I got this on a birthday a long time ago in my 20s and wanted to keep it for its beauty in the message. :) Granddaughter Nobody can give to the world what you have to give. Nobody can smile your smile, laugh your laugh, shine your light, be wonderful in the way that is so...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jan 18, 2012

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    Reaaaalllly thankful,

    thank you everyone x
    HarryEStyles HarryEStyles 18-21, M Mar 30, 2014

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    Hey you, yes you. Smile!

    Your beautiful :)
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    From Father To Daughter

    I got this in a birthday card from my 20s that I saved for the beauty of its message and I just wanted to share it here. :) For a wonderful daughter You mean so much to me If I could gather up all the smiles, laughs memories and pride that you've brought me through the years...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jan 18, 2012

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    I rarely complain because I'm thankful

    for everything I have. There's always worse..
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F Apr 17, 2014

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    If you have people you can talk to

    who honestly listen and care about what you have to say, be thankful. I'd give up all my material possessions for one person who genuinely tried to understand my thoughts and feelings. I feel unbalanced when I compare myself to others yet this is also what makes me realize my...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    Staying Positive Through The Pain

    I am going through a divorce, and painful as it is, I still manage to wake up everyday feeling grateful. I think this experience has taught me to be more aware of all the good things that are still in my life. Divorce doesn't take away everything from you. It only takes away...
    sfgiants78 sfgiants78 31-35, F 2 Responses May 30, 2011

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    I Looked Across The Table At Your Faces And Saw

    My Own Today was golden. I pick my Mother up at the dementia home regularly and take her out for a drive and a meal. Today my younger Sister joined us. What's so special about that?... They are my whole family... the three of us. So there we were... munching our eggs and bacon...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 8 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Being in a tough situation is not easy especially if that situation is still existing. Each one of us has our own ordeals, ghosts from the past and our down moments that sometimes...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F Apr 14

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    Half of me is thankful for people I've met and things I've been able to write on here. Half of me wishes I never joined. If I never joined, I never would have met him and got...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I get so much hate for what i wear. especially today. I'm wearing warpaint like from The Wretched and Divine: Story Of The Wild Ones, a plaid dress, black leather jacket, lip...
    xXxWildOnexXx xXxWildOnexXx 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I have been in a relationship, just recently. I think this relationship is the hardest kind a relationship could ever be. We are both gays and we're living thousands of miles apart...
    MrRadicals MrRadicals 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I don't know how unique my case is, but I lost both of my parents very early in life. My mom died when I was 18, my grandma died the next year and my dad died when I was 22. My...
    xtrishax xtrishax 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm not even that thankful anymore. Now I just hate and detest it.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I joined EP around 2010, I think, I deleted my account in 2012 and I made this one, I've not changed my username once ^_^ It started out from curiosity, I was bored and it was...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Today is Good Friday. I think about what Jesus Christ did for me, and for every soul that would recognize him. He paid for our sins with his life, and it is a debt we can not repay...
    cloudangel cloudangel 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I've made a really good friend recently and she's just so awesome in so many ways. Talking to her is just so natural and we could tell each other our deepest thoughts and know that...
    xoxoxxooxoxo xoxoxxooxoxo 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    For some reason I am quite sure that the few close people that I have in my life will stay forever... in some kind of way. It took me a long time to find them but now they've...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Its really hard but I am slowly but surely learning to be grateful for everything.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 2 Responses Apr 5

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    For me it's a case of learning that I need this environment to survive and without at least rule setting and discipline, I might not be here.
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Apr 8

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    Happiness is when your broken toe heals, and it feels well enough to go hiking again. Looking for tomorrow's journey through the beautiful California Hills. They're still green!
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Been awhile since I posted here. I need to thank all the US military members past and present for providing me with the protection necessary for freedom. The protection that...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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      My name is Amy, I'm 13 years old, I have two really strict parents who punish me severely for breaking a rule.. I have to call them Sir or Ma'am, if I don't I get spankings...
    sya500 sya500 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    coming soon, a day to be celebrated by all. a day that saw the arrival on this earth of the most wonderful person i have ever been privileged to get to know.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Apr 14

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    Just to have some friday fun I dressed up like a school girl and had my hubby spank me for all my wrongdoings.I got spanked till my booty turned red.The feeling is irresistible for...
    nudemom nudemom 31-35, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    The FightOne Sunday my husband and I spent the day cleaning up an empty house. So full of dust and paint, we were looking forward to a hot shower. Parking the van at a petrol...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    It is what it is . People make mistakes but I bet you won't make it twice .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 4

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    It wasn't that I lacked displined, at all. I just felt like it's unethical that I have worry about not being around someone that I really did me wrong, this is my country not hers...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Apr 6