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I Am Thankful For What I Have

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 guess I could come on here

    and complain about all the things gone wrong in my life but sometimes I feel like i have no right doing so when there are people in this world that have absolutely no friends and family, no home, food or just living in violent situations. I feel very lucky for what good things I...
    kae77 kae77 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    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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    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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    Reaaaalllly thankful,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I guess I could come on here

    and complain about all the things gone wrong in my life but sometimes I feel like i have no right doing so when there are people in this world that have absolutely no friends and family, no home, food or just living in violent situations. I feel very lucky for what good things I...
    kae77 kae77 36-40, F Mar 30

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    Related Experiences

    I just want to say thank you to all of our Canadian soldiers for serving all over the world, and especially in Afghanistan..I would also like to thank the American soldiers as well...
    CanadianVanstone123 CanadianVanstone123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I always shake their hand and say thanks you whenever I meet one wearing their uniform. But it ****** me off when somebody just wears it to look important... Sad thing thing is I'm...
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Yes I have everything I should be thankful for -people who like me a lot and a comfortable home.I have a few good friends and my parents and sister.So I consider myself lucky.I don...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I am forever grateful and thankful for the US military. They provide me my freedom. But I think we should also be thankful to the families of these soldiers as well. Thanks to all...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 13

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    Everything that has happened in the past and what is happening in the present is all what God has written. So whatever is happening is meant to happen for a reason only God knows...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I happened to meet one totally awesome person on here who has turned out to be a great friend. I'm really thankful for that and I hope to keep meeting other people I can relate to...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F Aug 4

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    I'm pretty thankful for this place, I used to constantly be in a bad mood and no one wanted to talk to me which is part of the reason I was in a bad mood, I love talking to people...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.
    CreateUrOwnSunshine CreateUrOwnSunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I hate fighting never been in a fight but I will fight for what I love. I plan to join the Marine Corps and I love my family that's in the Middle East and if I have to join the...
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M Jul 23

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    I’m so thankful my childhood was filled with imagination and bruises from playing outside, instead of apps and how many likes you get on a picture.........
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I just found out today that my niece in the Philippines almost got killed by her own dad. She has a very abusive father. My niece run away from their house but so worried because...
    sunshininginme sunshininginme 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Light 3 Candles......... Light 3 white candles on a white plate and put sugar all around it. Place a glass of Water next to it. Ask the archangels for 3 wishes: one for business...
    keitgra keitgra 46-50, F Aug 7

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    I am nearly at a breaking point. I have a very well paying job and a very good position but it's mind numbingly boring and monotonous. I have nothing else to fall back on and can't...
    thisisdave thisisdave 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    You've made me realize how much life has got good things for me.. You've made me believe in myself.. You've made me trust people again.. You've tought me that hope and good is...
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I have the most amazing Partner ever. Amazing person both inside and out
    CancunLiving CancunLiving 36-40, M Jul 30

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    I just received a text message from her because I said sorry for all the troubles I cause her. She said, "I have told you time and again that you don't have to say sorry because I...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I heard through the great VINE that reality is wrong , whats your take on it, and that dreams are real, can someone tell me what does this mean to you
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I hate when people don't get it on they'r own and want to be told exactly what I expect.. Like are u not old enough or have common sense to figure it out on your own! I don't want...
    AngelaV1988 AngelaV1988 26-30, F Aug 8

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    Well i did try but when the other person is not willing to have a long distance relationship that kinda cuts me off at the knees. I would have definitely gone to the trouble of...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    At sixteen I met my now husband and a few months after meeting got pregnant with our now 13 year old son. When I met my husband all those years ago I was heartbroken and sad over...
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    I am 23 years old and I had a little bit of anxiety while driving on highways when I first started to drive but I had gotten over that and was able to drive anywhere without...
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    I hate fighting so much! There's nothing great about it unless you are fighting for the one you love, but I'd rather talk things out and hope for the best.
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I couldn't have said this better. No description needed.
    Arcencielx Arcencielx 13-15, F Aug 6

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    Their touch still haunts my nightmares, their voice, scent and mannerisms still linger sending me into a breathless panic. I fear I will not return from the abyss and hell they...
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