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I Am Thankful For What I Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 366 People

    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Reaaaalllly thankful,

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

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 16

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    ^^Hahahahahaha what a load of balls ^^^
    Anonymousanonymous319 Anonymousanonymous319 18-21, M Sep 27

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    I'll voice my opinion freely. Disagree with what you want. But don't you dare trash my ideals because they are different from yours.
    MoniiiBabyy MoniiiBabyy 18-21, F Sep 27

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    I want to love you like nobody ever has before. I want to hug you and make you feel warm like nobody ever has before. I want to kiss your lips and make your heart beat fast like...
    yingyang13 yingyang13 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    With claws and teeth...what I love is sacred.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    For about a nanosecond and then I see those pieces of my heart that I will never get back and go: "Oh yeah! That's what being in love is about" FML
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Oct 12

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    I already posted about being afraid for my life whatever it is. I tried telling the company and they did nothing besides cover their butt. It haunts me what more can I do?
    dontbhere dontbhere 18-21, F Oct 17

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    I love my spouse no matter what. I know I complain on here and write about other men that I have feelings for, but I really do love my partner. I need to appreciate him and see...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I am an artist, musician, writer ...with a background in martial arts training. I learned Kung fu for sport but if I have to I will put down my fountain pen and lay the beats on...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I used to be the opposite and used to deal with things 'my own effective way'...but now I am a lover. I have always stuck up for the underdog and always will, its just who I am...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 16

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    I knew I needed to be prepared for the ups and downs. I know our journey together isn't going to be an easy one. But I'm not willing to give up on us. I'll fight if I have to...
    lisqbansil lisqbansil 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was going to take a career as a paramedic but ended up becoming a high school teacher going out with a paramedic and he is not only my life saver but everyone else's that's the...
    cbailey301 cbailey301 22-25, M Oct 6

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    All Is PossibleWhispers The Sensible
    kuveeraa kuveeraa 36-40 2 days ago

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    This is the true meaning of love...
    jjones723 jjones723 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I definitely hope so. I've always felt that I'd rather defuse a situation through words and wisdom whenever possible. But...there's always those situations where that's not...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M Oct 1

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    Heck yea! If someone takes my candy or ice cream away Im going to crazy on their behinds :P Joking aside. If I see someone messing with the person I love or telling her to do...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Oct 2

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    If any one has any problems with this, Talk To ME about it. Dont be a Coward and Go behind my back And tell OTHER people about it. Thats Just How I feel about it.
    YouAreNotYourSkin YouAreNotYourSkin 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I don't know why some people act soo weired even though trying to help them...
    Patrick009 Patrick009 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I used to hate it. I used to dream of long , straight, flowing locks. Literally. In my dream I would be brushing with long strokes. When people admired it, I didn't believe them...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    Three things every day... 1. Words. I cannot live without you. 2. Chaos. Madness. Empassioned fury. Stillness. Emptiness. The chasm. I hate both extremes. Yet love the in...
    willbefreeiwill willbefreeiwill 36-40, F Oct 8

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    I am in my early 20's, recently graduated college and I am friendless. Unfortunately, this isn't something that just dawned on me now.. I have realized this for a while ...5 years...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    Well, I did go naked at school one time and this is a 100% true story.. Back around 1985 my High School had a big thing about Showering after Gym class. I don't know what the deal...
    Metric888 Metric888 36-40, M 55 mins ago

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    I am thankful for love. From my boyfriend, my family, and even my cat. It fuels me, and for that I am thankful.
    hollydberry hollydberry 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    There's so much war mongering in the world. Makes me thankful for the peace I live in.
    Toyies Toyies 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8

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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. ~ kushandwizdom
    mik02 mik02 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28