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I Am Thankful For What I Have

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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 Mar 30

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Reaaaalllly thankful,

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

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    Related Experiences

    I complain a lot, im negative, angry, entitled, sad, i go a little crazy at times from all the things that I feel are wrong in my life. But its good to step back and realize...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My blessing, is thank you SOLDIERS for serving our country so we can raise our families safer by the years. Thank you Police Officers who risk your lives everyday so our children...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I am thankful for everyone i ever loved. Even though i was hurt, even though i was left alone, everyone i ever loved taught me a lesson i had to learn. I believe that people enter...
    stonedalone stonedalone 18-21, F Aug 26

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    I am thankful for the people I have in my life
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F Sep 8

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    I confess I was not eager to get a well reddened bottom whenever I had misbehaved. But there was no doubt: a spanking was a natural part of every punishment. I had great respect...
    wellreddened wellreddened 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am very thankful for my children, family and my loving amazing boyfriend. Plus many friends.
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I will fight for what I believe is right and that's that once my mind is set there is no changing it
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Sometimes we forget what we do have because were always looking at what we don't have
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I have talked about this on another post...but I AM grateful for what I DO have. I know that sometimes it doesn't seem like it, but I am. My family, my friends (I don't have many...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I hate my job. I didn't always hate it, but I do now and with a passion. The thing is, I really wanted this job....BAD! When I started here I worked one day a week, four hours...
    gracienglory gracienglory 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I haven't felt this low in a while. Things ended with a guy I was seeing for 2yrs lastnight, failed my driving test & didn't get the job role I wanted today. I feel like breaking...
    Sels90 Sels90 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Be Thankful They Blessed Your Life
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I didn't always hate working at Shane's Rib Shack but lately it's been hell. Suddenly there is so much favoritism to too employees by one manager. This manager argues and talks...
    wimforlife wimforlife 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    For today and everyday. Thank you for everything that warms my heart 😊
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F a week ago

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    For today and everyday. Thank you for everything that warms my heart 😊
    LifeOfARoseCat LifeOfARoseCat 36-40, F a week ago

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    I can only thank God. All the blessings I have he has given me; his love, Jesus, my angel, knowledge..I owe my life to him. I am forever his, evil has no place in this spirit.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Father God! You have made me so rich indeed!! Surrounded by my children cuddled in close on my bed ...my four year old son playing iPad besides me...I am overwhelmed that you loved...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    I stand up to my Aunt and "Uncle" who insist on trying to control my life,telling me who i am to talk to and who i am to date and what to wear,they brainwashed me so bad that i had...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    A Woman was admitted in a hospital as she was suffering from Brain Tumor. Her son & relatives were around her. She died within a few Hours. Her son cried the whole day & became...
    surender007 surender007 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I've be asking that question to myself all the time. This what I'm telling to myself, I'm here for some reason and I do not know what God plan for me. I would love to know why God...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Money or No Money Having been sitting down for over 2 hours, I decided to hide myself in the conference room. For once, it was all silence. The only sound I could hear was the...
    cedicoin cedicoin 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    Only you. I've messaged you a million times. I don't understand why I have done this? Message after message probably you on the other end watching 20 of my messages flow in in...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F Aug 31

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    One of the secrets to happiness is to be content with what you have been blessed with. There will always be someone with more. I am happy for my friends with blessed lives. I...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Why the hell should I care about what other people have, it doesn't mean that they're actually happy with it. I used to envy people who's had their father in their lives but then I...
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F Sep 2

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    Hey this is to all the girls:) you are all beautiful and princesses, so don't forget it:)
    WhiskyLulubyBlonde123 WhiskyLulubyBlonde123 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Our predessors had to stand against Hitler and the Japanese. Now the time is coming again when our freedom must be fought for. But this time it is against the cowards and killers...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response 6 days ago