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I Am Thankful

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    I woke up this day thinking about all of the

    things I am grateful for... Including an awesome conversation last night with someone I hadn't heard from in a while... and going on an awesome journey in our imagination. Reality is so much more that what we directly view.
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Aug 24

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    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 4

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    for having a friend who always there to cheer

    you up when your depress, who always there when you need a shoulder to cry on, and who cares for you like a mother/father. :) :) :)
    redfoxylady18 redfoxylady18 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I have more than some people my age,

    But why do I still feel like I have nothing to live for ?
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    I am thankful to God

    because he blesses me daily when he doesn't have to. I am thankful that he loves me. I am thankful that he disciplines me when I have wrong because he is the one thing I have in my life that cares enough about me. I am thankful that he gave his son so that I may have eternal...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    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

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    Often, I take for granted the things

    that I have because I always look for what is missing. Now, I just want to appreciate things more and just be grateful. I don't have the best in life, but I'm hopeful.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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    People actually ******* understand me on this

    site. Thank ******* god. I am actually human. I'm not alone. I'm sorry for those who have seen or experienced what I have. But thank god you're here. I'm here for you too. All my love.
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am so very thankful

    for the family I have. They are so supportive and understanding.. They have helped me tremendously with my anxiety and depression. I am so thankful for my family
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    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

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    Thank You, God

    So tonight, I was kind of thinking on God's love and how He loves us no matter what. And I was also kind of thinking about all my faults and mistakes. I'm stubborn, I can be cowardly and selfish, I'm not exactly susceptible to change, I'm anti-social...and yet, God still loves...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson 18-21 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Why I'm Thankful

    Why am i thankful? How could I not be? I have three beautiful children who are blessed with intelligence and talent. I have TWO ex-husbands that are really pretty decent men, just not the right ones for me (that's another topic, in another section!) I own my own business and home...
    floridagal floridagal 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    I'm thankful for my struggle

    because without it, I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength.
    PrettyHurtsSince89 PrettyHurtsSince89 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29

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    As my friend on here suggested I'm going to

    make an effort to be more positive. So I'm going to make a list of things I'm thankful for. I'll list 3 every Sunday. 1) my wonderful family and how they constantly surround me with love and support. 2) my health. Such a wonderful blessing that I don't realize how important it...
    nikkisun nikkisun 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    So Many Things - A List In-process

    I am thankful for my family, who have helped me when times are toughI am thankful for my friends, who laugh with me and cry with meI am thankful for my pets, who bring me much comfortI am thankful for my job, which allows me work that I can sit when I need to and stand or walk...
    Psychodelic Psychodelic 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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    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

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    Sometimes, when we get wrapped up in life

    or your own troubles, we forget to stop and take a moment to be thankful for the things we DO have. Life is so precious. I am so thankful today for my friends, family, the roof over my head and the food in my stomach. I am thankful for the little things no matter how simple...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jul 10

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    Thank you all who wished me a happiest birthday

    😃☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
    ladymehawk ladymehawk 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    One Of The Top Five Things I Am Thankful For.........color! Beautiful Color.......

    Our Idaho spring has been a cold and wet one, I have not gotten the flowers in. BUT ! Today's the day, and I give thanks for the beauty of it. As I look at the incredible colors of the flowers I am about to plant, my spirits rise just being around them. I have a flower paintbox...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 4 Responses May 28, 2012

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    Gratefulness Is a Way to Get High

    It seems the more you are grateful and thankful, more positive experiences happen to you.  At least that is what I've found.  If we can see the joy in diversity, it helps bring us out of it sooner than if we allowed our diversity to sink into the mire of sadness and...
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F 3 Responses May 6, 2007

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    Feels good to wake up

    and realized you can still enjoy the nature. I don't live a perfect live or have fame like those stupid celebrities like Kardashyy. But I am happy breathing.
    87athleteunknown 87athleteunknown 18-21, F May 6

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    Thank You

    Dear Friends, And there are so many of you, and you know who you are. I want to say thank you for your friendship, thoughtfulness, respect, concern and always good humor. With Thanksgiving and the holidays upon us may all that you wish for be the least you receive! Sending you...
    Martyboy22 Martyboy22 46-50, M Nov 26, 2013

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    Dear god, I love the beauty

    that you have made, it echoes all around me. The trees, the sky, the shade, your beautiful creation surrounds me. Water drips with pleasant sounds and the night is cool and nice, but man is ruining all of this including me and it's not right. Bad things happen daily and people...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I give thanks and Honor to "egbeji ologun"

    for complete healing from diabetes "egbeji ologun" will give complete healing from anything. I will always give "egbeji ologun" thanks with all my heart and for keeping me in good health. I have been healed of diabetes. he has healed me totally. No more shots of insulin or...
    brutomarino brutomarino 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    Thanks Again

    I know I have a similar story up but I wanted to express my thanks to my EP friends again. I am especially grateful to those that have kept in touch with me and took time to get to know me a little. I have some excellent friends on here that deserve credit for sticking by me...
    baltazar816 baltazar816 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    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 26 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Jul 26

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    PrettyHurtsSince89 PrettyHurtsSince89 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Thank you for sticking to this

    so long, I am grateful for every day that you are still there and I will never give up and I know you won't either.
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    24 Hours

    I am trying to make a point to utilize my days more productively.  When I really think about it...I am amazed at how much time I spend fretting about the future, mourning the past...searching for answers that have simply not made themselves available yet.  I am reminding myself...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    And my friend made it from one side of the

    planet to our town. First think he did upon landing and hugging his family was to call his 3 best friends. We cried over the phone and then invited us for drinks this night . We embraced and cried again. He almost lost his life at sea. Narrating in detail his experience and how...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 6 Responses May 7

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    immzlonely immzlonely 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    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

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    I'm grateful for every situation I've been

    through. The good and the bad. I came out of so many situations more humble, more loving, and more forgiving than I ever thought I could be.
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I have gotten great news about my test results

    from my doctor . Thanking God it has really opened my eyes on how careful I should be with my life.
    staypositive15 staypositive15 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Thank you to a girl I met I refer to

    as mouse. This girl no woman showed me that there is more to me then I thought there was.
    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M Jul 7

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    I am grateful to have a parents like my Mom

    and Pops, I tried not to tremble my voice on the phone I know she knew what I'm going through right now her mother's instinct is so accurate. And why she's sending me? I asked her, she just said I thought you need it for school? I know i need it but i did not accept it cos I...
    thenatebook thenatebook 22-25, M 1 Response May 31

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    For All...

    The simple good things, like cuddles and jokes that brought me joy.The pure expression and sincerity coming from people who have crossed my path.The beautiful things, like a beautiful picture placed on my bed stand or a child smile.The solitary things, like a filled cup on an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Yeah sure I have some issues.

    . But don't we all? Mine are so minuscule compared to what others are going through. I'm thankful for everything and everyone in my life. I'm thankful for my health. I may be mental sometimes, but I sure have it made in the grand scheme of things! I wish everyone in the whole...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 2 Responses May 20

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    Sometimes We Need a Wake-up Call

    I just spoke to my neighbor. We're friendly but he and his wife are quiet...not the come in for a cup of coffee types. And that's fine. I've always respected that. We waved at each other and something told me to just go over and say hello. He started crying...told me his 10 year...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 19 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    I just want to take the time to say thank You,

    God, for making nature as beautiful as it is, and thank You that I'm here today. Thank You for helping me to continue fighting. Also thanks to the wonderful group here on EP! Seriously, watching others try to help people is rather heartwarming. :) Thank you guys, too, and I...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson 18-21 1 Response Jun 5

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    I Have So Much to Be Thankful For

    I have been through some hard times in the past few years. I won't go into too much detail, but I was caught up in a violent relationship with the father of my baby girl. When I finally found the courage to leave him and go it alone, the money worries started. I just didn't have...
    needspace needspace 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2007

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    Thank you Kumar (youknowme394)

    for introducing me to the lovely site :) I am able to openly share anything i like! xoxo
    nikkiF90 nikkiF90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Thanksgiving

    I am thankful to have found God. I am thankful for my mother, who has unfortunately passed on from this life, but left me with fond memories. I am thankful for my father, who taught me many valuable lessons. I am thankful for my children who taught me patience. I am thankful for...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2011

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    Dear EP friends, I just want to thank all of

    you for helping me get through this rough time that I'm going through. I know you guys will be here when I have more rough times and I'm so glad. I use to hold all of my emotions in and now I can express them freely without being judged. Thank you guys. <3 Dear BlueGirl, I...
    zbubbly603 zbubbly603 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I Am Thankful For...

    * Having my health, and a sound mind (usually..) hehe* My dysfunctional family. Might not be perfect, but... they're mine.* Being blessed with a quiet, peaceful existence; Drama free.* Having access to the amazing people of EP, who I share alot of life with.* Having an...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M Apr 27

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    8 Things You Should Fight For Every Day

    8 Things You Should Fight for Every DayBecause everything in life worth having is worth fighting for…1. Personal greatness.Easy goals don’t exist. A goal is a point of achievement that requires effort and sacrifice. There are no esteemed ventures worth participating in that...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    For My Kids...

    Each and every day I am thankful for the relationship I have with my kids. Sometimes the moments of clarity hit me when I least expect it. Tonight we were all gathered in the kitchen while myself and one of my daughters were making pies. Inevitably we all ended up talking and...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Thank you to all the men

    and women who have and continue to wear the uniform to protect our freedom. Thank you for being true heroes every day!
    Husker97 Husker97 36-40, M May 26

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    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 6 Responses May 10, 2007

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    The sun is rising, scent from my garden flying

    to my nose. A warm feeling in my heart from feeling at peace. My life is far from perfect but yet, I am perfectible. The first sip of coffee ....
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    One day, my sister picked me up from school it

    was a hot sunny day And i was complaining about it While i was setting in the car .. Then i saw that man with a white hair setting on the ice cream cart , no air conditioner but a small umbrella waiting for someone to buy his ice cream After that moments i learned that i...
    dalyy dalyy 16-17, F 3 Responses May 16

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