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I Am Thankful For What I Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 368 People

    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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    Reaaaalllly thankful,

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

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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

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    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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    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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    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

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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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    I rarely complain because I'm thankful

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

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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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    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 9 Responses Mar 14

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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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    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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    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 12919 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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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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    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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    God Has Been Good.

     In spite of giving everything we had together to 4 wives through divorce, I'm still blessed and comfortable.  Also, most of them are still friends, from a distance.  I have my health, can still dance, can climb stairs two at a time, a;lthough I no longer stand on...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Oct 20, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    I try to be anyway. And I do have lots of things to be thankful for. Never on Thanksgiving though. Never on the day that is so dedicated to giving thanks. I just can't. I don't...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I was so discouraged recently after an incident with my husband and step-daughter and I wrote my feelings out here. I received such nice encouragement and well wishes. I am...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm thankful for my parents, and this guy I met on her named TJ I literally can't stop thinking about him. hes so sweet and makes me laugh
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My God, Odin Storånd, helps me with almost everything in life and I am thankful for that. The womanly things are in the domain of his wife, Frigg Fjorgynnsdottir, her godhead, or...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I USUALLY don't envy others for what they have. Not as a rule. Its not my nature. Except....except.....Jesus Christ! My kitchen is really getting on my nerves. It hasn't been...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Back on the horse - programming, my life, empathy. I figured I can do it online, learn it for free, find a niche and fill it. I love troubleshooting computers. I figured I could...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 26

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    When I was a kid, I got a spanking by one of my favorite teachers. I had known this teacher since I started high school and she knew that I was a good kid at heart. But, my junior...
    JustApassengerinlife JustApassengerinlife 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    How can you make me feel this way. Make me feel how important i am. For all the time and effort you are giving just to see and talk to me. Before, i thought what im getting is...
    Shai15 Shai15 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I am so glad that I have people that are looking out for me and helping me. I don't think I could have gotten through today with out the help of two of my friends. Life has taken a...
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F Oct 30

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    I don't have many people i consider "friends" but i am blessed to have the ones i do have. I am scared to open up to people, and be myself around people. I am scared to open up to...
    Anika1258 Anika1258 13-15, F Nov 7

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    Thank you my EP friends for being there for me. A word, a gesture can highlight a day, can change the course of things. It's funny how a simple "hey I'm thinking about you and...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    Sitting in a pharmacy waiting for medication is a great place to reflect on your blessings. I am grateful for my health insurance that has covered my recent surgery and all by a...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I am sitting here, working on a paper while my kids are playing in their playroom. The sun is shining, a lovely fall breeze is blowing through the open windows. The American flag...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    My parents have always spanked me and I'm glad they love me enough to be tough when I act stupid. It's kind of embarrassing though but I think most kids I know get spanked still...
    stonecreek stonecreek 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I recently had a break down, and few people here where there for me. Im glad i made few friends; a bird", and someone that dontcare" ;). I want to express the happiness and joy...
    D1doll D1doll 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Happiness is the experience of living life, fully in this miment and explring all that this moment has to offer. So, treasure every moment that you have.and treasure it more...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    I always feel happy, you know why? Because i don't expect anything from anyone, Expectations always hurt...life is short.. So live your life...Be happy.. And keep smiling... Just...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I remember when I was young, everything seemed so important. It was important that I let random strangers on the internet know how wrong they were about their beliefs, or that I...
    Ayutthaya Ayutthaya 26-30, M Oct 27

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    I don't know .. My dad is an engineer mom is a stay at home .. We're five and two of my brother study one medicine one pharmacy..my brother next year will start specializing meds...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F Nov 6

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    It is now or never...why let anyone rob you from your ideals and life? It is your life and you will die.So do not let anyone tell you what to do,and do what is right for you.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Nov 9

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    It's true! I'm basically a gentle, peaceful, loving sort of person, but as a college friend of mine put it, "teddy bears retain the vestigial claws of their feral ancestors!" If...
    Oldr4SubGrrl1965 Oldr4SubGrrl1965 46-50, M Nov 13

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    I'm thanking all those who replied to my questions today, and I'm grateful for the honesty that has been shown.
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M Nov 8

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    We need more people to say "why the **** not" and get off their *** and get **** done. Who cares if people don't agree? Who cares it you stumble? Who cares if it's hard and long...
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F Nov 8

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    We've all been told not to complain because they had nothing at all. I never heard myself complain. I do like making changes and they seem like improvements to me. The earliest I...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F Nov 11

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    carincc11 carincc11 26-30, F Nov 12

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