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I Am Thankful For What I Have

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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 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 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 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 8 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    Hey you, yes you. Smile!

    Your beautiful :)
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M Apr 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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    Reaaaalllly thankful,

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

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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 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I got a lot to be thankful for. Sometimes I just forget what I have.. Even just the simplest things. If people are more grateful and content, I think they'd be a lot happier. Sorry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    I am thankful for a lot. Especially my brother.
    thegilgameshlore thegilgameshlore 26-30, M Apr 30

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    I am thankful for those people who find me worthy.
    Imspudgy123 Imspudgy123 22-25, M Apr 30

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    I am thankful for my family and friends :)
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    i am thankful for an open door that lets me leave the room I'm in and go into the kitchen
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Apr 30

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    I'm thankful for waking up every morning, God keeping me strong to live another new chance :)
    blackheartedxx blackheartedxx 16-17, F Apr 30

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    I am so thankful for this site, where people in all walks of life, in any part of the world help one another to feel better. This site has been helpful for me too, in expressing...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F May 4

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    I've done it before and know first hand that it hurts that much more when you are still denied. Nobody should beg for what they need. Especially when it comes to love and...
    HerDuality HerDuality 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I hate when people say I love you and its just words. to be more accurate, I hate when my wife says she loves me and can't make me feel it. maybe our marriage was broken long...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I don't get spankings much anymore but I'm thankful that I got them! I'm a much better person than I was when I was a kid! I used to get spanked all the time! now I only get...
    emma0114 emma0114 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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    I absolutely HATE my job, but i am also thankful to have one. I work at the back of a butcher shop, as a cleaner/general assistant, but i work with a bunch of lazy f*ckwits...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ...not having become a part of what I fight.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Apr 29

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    I dislike violence and any form of strong aggression, yet I can't say that I have been passive when it's come to reaching a goal... For example ( a simple, but important one), my...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F May 15

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    When I was 11 my mom came up with this new rule saying every first Sunday we will get a spanking because my brother and I we're out of control . thought that when u get a...
    roxeyhayes roxeyhayes 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i work in a government sector and i just hate my job. I hate the fact that everyone there is so arrogant. i am the youngest in my department and i just transferred from another...
    drake2412 drake2412 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    A lot of bad things had to happen to a lot of good people for me to be here today
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    I may not know you personally but thank you friends for your kindness. Appreciated it. *hugs*
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 14

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    yesterday I got spanked for 2 hours for getting a referral at school for hitting some one and I know I deserved it and my butt still really hurts
    roxeyhayes roxeyhayes 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    my scholarship, all of the books i have, my friends, this wifi connection, tea, people who buy me tea and deal with my ****, nature, makorin, free! in general, all of my things...
    callmenathan callmenathan 18-21, F May 1

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    Saluting all members of the US military on this day, Armed Forces Day. Honoring these brave men and women in uniform, past and present. We are forever grateful to them for all the...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses May 16

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