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    I am trying to make a point to utilize my days more productively.ย  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.ย  I am reminding myself...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    My mentors wife wants to feed me.

    On thanksgiving. Her body hates moving. But she wants me there. And wont let hubby cook nothing. Others cant come. She says due to room available. But mentor thinks number of meals done. So me feels honored. And thankful. And almost cherished again...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 24

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    I'm very thankful for

    who I've become, because of the way I was raised. I'm honest, even tho I can be harsh at times. I believe a true friend ALWAYS sticks around. (Not disappear when time gets tough). Face the problem, not run from it. These are just a few things I was taught. My father always...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I am thankful for life,

    awareness of supernal abundance, and the abilities which I have been guided to cultivate and practice. Also, to my past self for contributing to my present advantage and comforts, and the wealth that I "inherited" from environment and countless of ambitious persons who shared...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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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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    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    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

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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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    People still angry & letting the devil still

    their joy. Man loves to get in the way instead of letting God handle certain situations. Be thankful that God let you love today you could've been dead & gone. There's probably somebody who is homeless, hungry & won't get the chance to eat with family. Be thankful for what God...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today it's Thanksgiving here in the states

    and although I try to reflect on the things that I'm grateful for much more than once a year. Today especially is a day for that today I am thankful for all my family, friends, and loved ones (especially a special). I am thankful for god, and the blessings that are put in my...
    jhns1029 jhns1029 22-25, M Nov 27

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    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Today I am thankful for my health :) overall I

    am very healthy. I might not always be able to say that but today I can. I am also thankful for two healthy kids. So many babies are born with challenges to overcome. I am truly blessed :)
    sunshinegirl76 sunshinegirl76 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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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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    Last year I wrote a story like this on

    Thanksgiving, last year however I had more time but this year nonetheless I've written another. What am I thankful for? So many things, of these things most revolve around one woman, and nothing am I more thankful for than her. I could have all the material treasure in the world...
    Bound2You Bound2You 18-21, M Nov 26

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    to have a friend like you,

    even though your honesty made me cry it will be cherished. To truly understand myself, i will steady myself to look beyond those walls and begin to accept that 'my demons' are apart of who I am. (Let's hope they are not as scary as I think) Thank you ๐Ÿ’“
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I came out to my fiance about being asexual

    last night. I was so nervous, as he is a naturally sexual person. I've heard horror stories of people getting dumped and left for someone who enjoys sex. But he was extremely understanding. And feels bad that we have been sexual, not knowing that I didn't like it. He thought at...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm thankful for so many things the friends I

    got to meet and for that one Person they know who they are that makes me feel good thank you - J He knows who he is ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ’Ž
    Javier09 Javier09 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    Gratitude list.

    Mom Larry Peggy Di Seth Jarlaxle Karen John Carls jr Walk. Talk Climax See Hear Smell Care Shelter Disabled pay
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 23

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    I am feeling thankful

    for my wonderful family and friends today. You can never say thanks enough to those who care about you! I am thankful that God has blessed me with so many great things in my life. I am learning to never take things, even the smallest, for granted. Feeling blissful!
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 Nov 30

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    Dealing with feeling low,

    isn't so bad, when I realize how pointless it is to be sad. Life is such a precious and fragile gift, and I didn't realize fully until the effects of my mistakes had blossomed into problems of their own. Silly, when you're young and the reject advice from those who have been...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 9 Responses Dec 16

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    While everyone does Thankful Thursdays

    and Man Crush Monday I can't. And I am so very thankful for my man crush! Everyday he does little things that matter most to me. Little things I do not think I may want or need until he does them. I am very thankful for him!
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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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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    My country helps us. Most are egos

    who abuse us. Or profit off of us. But we got disability pay. They threaten to kill it. Twice in two years. And it dont cover much. But its there. AND ME WON PALS BY CARING. PALS WHO STAYED TO HELP. WHO DIDNT HAVE TO. FOR TWENTY FIVE PLUS YEARS...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I am eternally grateful

    for my loving husband and both of my little boys. You guys are my center. Without you guys there would be no reason to live. happy Thanksgiving!
    maddie1980 maddie1980 31-35, F Nov 26

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    Today, I just felt like taking a moment

    or two to think of the many things that I am grateful and thankful for. I am truly blessed and sometimes, when under stress, or when I am busy, I forget to stop and remember the things that I am thankful for in my life. Today, I am thankful for my many wonderful friends...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 2 Responses Oct 27

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    Tonight I'm spending the evening at the library

    with my daughter and I'm so grateful for our time together. She is so imaginative and smart. She took me for a ride on the school bus and we went to the zoo. She is also very independent and self sufficient. She has been playing on the computer for the last half hour with little...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F Dec 10

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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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    Hopeisinme Hopeisinme 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    i realized i only post here

    when i am miserable . after my first posts months back i was slowly doing a lot better . i had someone i trusted , not only wouldn't judge or mock me when i was down ,but fully understood who i was . i had a safety blanket and no reason or need to look beyond it . currently i...
    Musicaddict02 Musicaddict02 18-21, M Dec 12

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    I was 9 y/o when I last saw my mom,

    and that was 16 years ago. Honestly, I stopped counting after it's 10th year, but I'm thankful, even after all the hates, it just feels great that we could see her. And what's more, I received the news after my dad's 1st death anniversary.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F Dec 10

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    happy thanks giving!!

    ! i hope everyones is wonderful!!
    asd05150515 asd05150515 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I may not have a lot

    or be getting exactly what I want but I know that I will always have a roof over my head and food on the table. I am getting a great education and that's more than many people. I am also thankful for anyone who let me know they cared. Y'all make my day.
    Bubbles0329 Bubbles0329 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    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 a week ago

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    I am thankful for my family

    and friends and anyone who i love and care and treats me with respect. I hope everyone is having a good day. :)
    nadia50 nadia50 16-17, M Nov 27

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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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    I'm thankful for.... My family

    and friends For shelter to keep me safe and warm Dirty dishes because I have food :) That I go to a Christian school My pets Freedom of Speech Music :3 YouTube :D Clothes My bed Book stores That God will love me 24/7 Being able to walk, talk, hear, and see Having good...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I'm truly so thankful

    for everyone in my life. Since I've started working, I've become close with an old friend. I've made another close friend. It's so great knowing I have these friends in my life and that I mean as much to them as they do to me. My family still together and staying strong. We've...
    Tiger047 Tiger047 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27

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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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    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 my teacher.

    She's rhe best teacher I could have asked for. Never even imagined a teacher like her existed. I carry so much love in my heart for her. Since the first time i saw her i knew she'd be someone special. Since then we've had lunch together countless times, spent hours and hours...
    Misheleilat Misheleilat 18-21, F Dec 18

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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'reย 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...