Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Thankful

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 6,521 People

    I woke up in a bed knowing I would have food

    today. I didn't wake up in a war zone. I wasn't in pain, in a prison, in a hospital. What are you thankful for?
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ...that some of those things I wished never

    came true. I'm thankful to the cosmos for the time lag between wishing and wish fulfilment. I am aware today that those things would have not made me any more happier than I am today. I am so glad that all our thoughts don't come true. *sarcasm sprinkled over some lines
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    One door closes and another opens.

    I'm feeling blessed.
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    For my beautiful life,

    my kids, my friends, the person that I love the most, my EP friends, my health, my coffee... And because there are 3 months and 2 days to Spring! =)
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Wished my pals kids a happy day And ate well.

    Plus not cold Simply for caring For over five years.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 16, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    To all of you who showed concerned.

    . commented and dropped messages to ask if I'm okay and tried to cheer me up, thank you. I appreciate it so much.
    IAMPINAY IAMPINAY 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 13

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In the wee hours of morning,

    while the temperature outside hovered around -17F, I heard the eerily beautiful call of a bard owl just outside my window. I smiled from underneath my thick comforter and murmured, “Bless you, Nell,” just before falling back into a deep sleep.So, here’s my...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am so very thankful to my dear friends

    for sharing their most private thoughts & experiences with me here. It's truly an honor & a pleasure for me to know my favorite people so deeply - with such honesty & acceptance. I treasure every secret as an expression of your trust to let me in your world. Thank you.
    PollyAmoreMMF PollyAmoreMMF 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I grew up with alcohol,

    drug abusing, non existent parents who didn't care if I woke up the next morning. Now I have a good paying job and this will be my first Christmas with whom I'll share it with someone very special to me. That's what I'm thankful for.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Supreme being behaved like a passive person

    some days back. C'mon... Why do you have to be "asked" for help? Is that not thoughtless of you? Ok...I'm not asking too much, am I? But thank you for sending the blessings and love. :)
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm Thankful Today For:

    a smart kid who is changing and growing all the time in all sorts of ways a smart, funny wife who does a ton a decent job that pays well and gives me opportunities to stretch my mind and learn new things and do some things that I can do pretty well, the ability to read and...
    ag123 ag123 41-45 62 Responses Feb 27, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My best friend almost lost his life today.

    But he was rescued at sea, and he is alive. His boat is gone. I am glad I will not be giving an Eulogy; but instead a warm embrace.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response May 3, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's not about what you have in your

    pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Time Was Running Out!

    Life has been a very hard and long road for the last few years. Now I've started a new job and it's been the best thing that could have happened. I went through a divorce (sadly) 3 years ago, and in the process I lost everything. I mean EVERYTHING. My home, vehicles, clothes...
    Faern Faern 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 30, 2006

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Just over a year ago,

    my husband had surgery for prostate cancer. The cancer ended up being more aggressive than intitially thought and was less than 1mm from spreading beyond the gland. It was removed just in time. One year later he is still cancer free and has recovered nearly completely. I am...
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Today I was remembered how fragile life is .

    A friend"s grandchild passed and as I recall the loss of my child,tears came as I recalled the whole experience . I am so thankful for my memories
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Thankful for knowledge That addicts will

    deny plenty And that me cant stop them And to save my energy for the next
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    On January 27th 2015 I planned on committing

    suicide. I had this planned since the summer before that. I have anxiety and depression which is much more under control since I started medication. I haven't self harmed since January 27th 2015. I had everything set up for that day. Everything was going as I had planned it to...
    greyrainbows greyrainbows 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Neighbors gave cereal And milk.

    Surprisingly. Was nice. The other day they came home With bulk foods. Me asked if it was for my day. They said no. Then today they saw me. And their girl asked If me wanted milk. And gave Then came back And asked if me wanted cereal And gave. Too...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 15, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    These Are a Few of Our Thankful Things...

    The Experience Project is thankful for The health of the team (Without that, we've got nothing) The ability to work on our dream by building this site Every single member of the Experience Project The opportunities presented by the...
    ExperienceProject ExperienceProject 26-30, M 33 Responses Nov 19, 2006

    Your Response

    Cancel
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 17 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yeah.

         Things have been hellish.  Physically, I'm worried. Emotionally, I'm a mess.  Spiritually...OH MY GOD.  I've brought strife and poverty upon myself by being impulsive and irresponsible.  I wish I could blame my upbringing, I wish I...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 7 Responses May 10, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Can leave ep if needed Behave pay came in

    And was enough to youtube or skype
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am thankful my daughter is safe.

    Today ,her car was hit by a speeding car.She escaped unhurt but the car is badly damaged.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm thankful for all the people in my life.

    My friends give me emotional supports. My enemies teach me and polish me.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M Nov 27, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So Incredibly Rich I Am

    Yesterday the top shelf and rail in my closet collapsed on me....with all 100 lbs of clothes and stuff on board! It was a catastrophe of epic proportions. A global eruption of devastation! It was all I could do to recover my wits when as I was backing out of the closet I...
    luvlymi luvlymi 56-60, F 27 Responses Oct 25, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    For clothing And food.

    And pals Who risk shelter And food And mood To help me
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Men. As we enter into this holiday season,

    do not forget to be thankful for any woman in your life and all that she does for you. Never take her for granted. She is a precious gift that is to be treasured. Show her the appreciation and care that she deserves. And never compare her cooking to your mothers or any box...
    Fatherofthedaughter Fatherofthedaughter 51-55, M 5 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't really complain much

    because I've been in many situations where I had nothing. no home, no family to help me, no friends, no money, nothing. So I've learned to love what I have and appreciate it for what it is. You never know when you might lose everything.
    Nmetb Nmetb 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 15, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I know its not thanksgiving

    but today im feeling thankful... #high
    forrestgump23 forrestgump23 22-25, M Dec 23, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Today was off to a great start

    until dinner time came around. My papa had fallen over and couldn't get up by himself, so we had to rush over to his house which was thankfully in the same apartments. Afterwards we were all holding back the tears from seeing how much pain he was in at the moment. But I am...
    harmonycurry1 harmonycurry1 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Just came back home from a night out with my

    friends. I actually felt like it was so brand new, me, going out for the first time after becoming a single woman again. Its been years since I've socialize and i must say, I enjoyed every second of my night with my pals. It was a very nice change away from my steady date with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Met a great guy, had a glass of wine with him

    at his appartment. I never met someone who understands exactly what I am going through. I enjoyed his company and he made love to me exactly the way I like it without me telling him what I like. It was like we knew each other for a long time.
    sexkit sexkit 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    We are supposed to be on this day.

    But I am always thankful.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    1. That I married the guy I love.

    .. And who loves me. 2. That he never gave up on me. 3. That I have the grit to know that I can still work it out. 4. That I am coming to terms with seeing who he is actually. 5. That I believe that he'll someday definitely cook a meal for me :p. I really am proud of my...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Jan 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am thankful for my little sister,

    and little brother. I might not show it a lot between every fights we get in everyday, like everyday. At the end of the day I do love them, without them I would be like a only child and it nice to have them around. I am thankful for them to be in my life and ask God to watch...
    Kristenw15 Kristenw15 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm often difficult to love.

    I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I'm so thankful for you. You made me believe that God sends people in our life for a purpose. He sent you in my life to heal my soul and to soothe my broken heart. Thank you for coming into my life when I...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am thankful that I could enter the Meenakshi

    Temple after a three hour wait in a line.The sculptures are beautiful and intricate there.Sadly,I was not allowed to take cameras inside.So,I managed to click only a picture of the temple gate from outside.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am thankful that I was able to give my dad

    liquid morphine the night he died. I am thankful that it eased his rapid breathing and slowed his heart rate. I am thankful that he was not in distress or pain when he passed. It was a horrific site for me to witness but I am thankful the last time I saw him he was alive and...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My life in 2015 is like a roller coaster.

    A lot of things happened. I found and lost a Friend. I got my degree. I found Love and I'm happy with him. I found a good Job, and lastly a very beautiful blessing... I'm carrying a baby. I never thought this all will happy in just a year. I am thankful for those people who been...
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Life has been so good to me this past year.

    I am so filled with gratitude and appreciate everyone who cheered me on. Life was not always so good...I've been betrayed by my former husband, close to broke despite working my *** off, devastated by the deaths of my mother and boyfriend, floored by recalling long repressed...
    Sharpcookie Sharpcookie 61-65, F Jan 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am grateful for the sun

    that shines outside, the yard I look out on, the fuzzy blanket and couch I now enjoy, for the duck in the oven, for the cats that tried to eat it and failed, for the husband and kids who helped round up and lock up the cats while food preparation was going on, for hubby helping...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe