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I Am Thankful For What I Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 398 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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    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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    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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    Reaaaalllly thankful,

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

    I am off on a big journey tomorrow. I am full of nerves but so thankful to all my friends offline and on who have been giving me such support the past few days and mostly today...
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    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 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Despite not talking daily or even weekly with everyone, I'm very thankful for all the people I got to know around here. I'm simply not the most talkative type, but the occasional...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    For without it I cant even see the beautiful sceneries that i could see in the surroundings the beauty of nature and peace of being alone with God. Though I was born as a hard...
    marlounet marlounet 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This explains it well. I hate confrontation. Hate it. I will often try to avoid meaningless and useless disputes. However, I will stand up for what I believe in, and I will stand...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Feb 14

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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 Jan 30

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    Most important is you. Yes... you, a person peaking in from outside, and not really knowing who or what we really are yet willing and unselfishly share small peices of your...
    mor2life3 mor2life3 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I am really thankful to EP because EP give me the world of matured friends from teenage to 70 years experienced people from which I know the so many new things of life.
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Feb 15

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    I'm just, I don't know, happy, ecstatic, amused, amazed? maybe all? haha. It's quite difficult to assess what I'm exactly feeling. Oh, grateful, maybe? yeah, that just about sums...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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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 Jan 30

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    I just want to say Thank you to the cool people here on EP (excluding all trolls). I wanted to thank you because when I post certain experiences you guys really give words of...
    yngwildfree yngwildfree 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Honestly if it weren't for my grandma I don't think I would be able to fight through everything that is going on with my parents and I. She talks me through things, gives me advice...
    CheerleaderEm CheerleaderEm 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    have you ever fought just to find out how a girl really feels about you?? over 7 months ago me and my girl were forced apart by her mom while this was going on my baby sister was...
    skykidx1 skykidx1 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I used to see an older Bi lady "B" who would pick me up at a supermarket carpark on a regular basis. She would drive us to a quiet place where on cool days we would lower the back...
    Lin79 Lin79 31-35, T 1 Response Feb 16

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    She's not taking care of him... He's in jail constantly and he's too young to be going through all of that bullish. He could be WAY better. I know this. That is one man that I...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F Feb 17

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    Those kinda messages that you start smiling at and just have this goofy, happy look on your face..
    HananAquarius HananAquarius 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    You learn this lesson multiple times in life. Whether someone gives you a speech based on the reasons you suck or you find out a friend got in a car wreck, it really makes you wake...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
    Terrain12 Terrain12 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    Don't be afraid to fail, you won't succeed with everything you do so don't be afraid to fail, because you need to fail at something's to learn how to do things better the next time...
    conorrwebb conorrwebb 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    Being still, over and over, and being honest with myself has brought something to light that needs acknowledgement. I realize how a part of me that had been selfishly demanding...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    For the app called Whisper! Without out I wouldn't have met my best friend, my lover, my future partner! Im thankful for the app that got me here, all those walls - no regrets...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Yesterday was indeed a roller coaster ride. It all started when I get to have a lot of thoughts in my head in which I am not sure of; whether it is right or wrong. I get doubts...
    smilemelove smilemelove 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Positive ways in which having an Herpes can improve your life! Being diagnosed with Herpes/STD can be a 20382014heartbreaking and overwhelming experience. Let’s face it, all of...
    pozoq pozoq 22-25, M Feb 4

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    I will not mention names, but i am so thankful for some awesome friends I have on here. I have been through some pretty dark days and you have brought me through them with your...
    lovedbymost lovedbymost 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    I'm so happy to find this community on here. I have mind cp on the left side of my body. One leg is slightly shorter than the other. I have a shunt in my body to keep the fluid off...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M Feb 15

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