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I Am Thankful For What I Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 402 People

    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 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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    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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    Reaaaalllly thankful,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    To each and every one of You, whose words and presence touches my Heart, I really want to say Thank You. This journey of finding such friendships that I hope lasts forever, there...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I forgot what it feels to have a best friend , its been a while since i haven't truly being open with no one. I keep so many things to my self that its hard now to open and to find...
    yiyaa yiyaa 16-17 1 day ago

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    I am very thankful and appreciative to the friends in my circle who read and comment on my posts. It is what EP is all about, interacting with friends, not just in PM but in their...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Jan 14

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    The Experience Project (or as I simply like to call it the MeToo app when talking to others about it) has been a huge help in my daily life. It has been a stress reliever. It has...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Jan 10

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    Wow. I kinda just came on this site on accident just to see what it was about. At first I was discouraged by the handful of pervs but the good has totally outweighed the bad...
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 1 Response Jan 19

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    I'm very thankful to have found this site and have so many people to talk to with open minds , it's great support.
    bella3892 bella3892 22-25, F Jan 11

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    I didn't get spanked much growing up, but now I am thankful any time someone tells me they are going to spank me. :)
    badboy8236 badboy8236 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    We had a car accident last night and I'm so thankful we're all doing good including our 8month old baby in my belly.
    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Everyday I think about the people who are in my life.. I think about them and snort because of how odd they are haha. Other than snorting, I smile at the thought of having them in...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Thank you to all the US military past and present for the sacrifices you have made. I am forever grateful to you.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Everyone on ep gives so much advice, guidance and support. I found this sit by accident, and it made a significant change to my life. As a community. I say this- I am very grateful...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    This just about sums it up! Thank you to all my EP friends who have shared their own experiences and offered their wisdom and support. I feel like I can finally see the light at...
    allycatii allycatii 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    I met a girl. She was a girl destined for a bright, if unhappy, future. She went to med school to become a doctor. She travelled the world. Her mum left this world just as that...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I've been with my boyfriend for years... So much that the word boyfriend seems belittling to him. As irrational as it may seem I would risk everything I have for him... that's...
    xderailedfatalitiesx xderailedfatalitiesx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    As a child, I remember be loved& cared by so many people from my own family. We never had problems nor gossip about others flaws. But when I got married I feel like my husband's...
    3voL 3voL 22-25, F Jan 20

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    Maybe not what. But who is more like it. I will not fight someone just because they make me angry or something. I will fight for my loved ones. I will fight for my family, my...
    MoMolicious93 MoMolicious93 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love people. I think people are interesting and born innocent. I can't hurt someone if i tried. Yet the moment someone tears me down or worse i will stand up and have no mercy...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    But I can never get it out of my head. I keep swallowing pills to not feel but no matter how many I take my feelings are always there. I try find my answers at the bottom of a pill...
    JessiAimee JessiAimee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Got a fresh full body shave, some fresh pink polished toes and a pretty VS thong on and I'm ready for the day
    CDKristiK CDKristiK 51-55, M 9 Responses Jan 10

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    When everyone except your husband calls and texts to wish you a happy new year. Snuggling with the baby beats any of his fake *** crap. Happy new year all.
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    i am very glad that my mom gave me the Spankings I had comming. It makes me very content now
    bigbuttgirl bigbuttgirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    The ones that actually took the time to get to know me and care about me....
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    This is another day to be grateful of πŸ˜Šβ˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‰
    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F a week ago

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    The other day I was contacted by a friend I hadn't heard from in a while. I was so happy to get a message from her, it brought tears to my eyes. Didn't think I'd ever hear from her...
    gr8love gr8love 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Got to work out if it's worth it! Got to know that I'm right. See if the war needs me to wage it! See if I think I might!!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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