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I Count My Blessings

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    I Try To Do This Everyday

    Sometimes i do slip up but I have to remember what I was dong last year at this time stressing on wheather my unemployment benefits would hold out appealing my food stamp case stressed because I had a man in my life that wasn't worthy of me being unemployed car was totaled out...
    foreversingle30 foreversingle30 31-35, F Oct 8, 2011

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    Grateful

    i'm grateful for my wife and son who try to except my anger towards life lately.i know even though they try not to show it that they worry about me. i have an ever growing impatients for my stroke symptom's which limit me just enough to stop me from doing the things i love.the...
    gyse gyse 51-55, M Feb 1, 2013

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    icD Blessing #8 - Pennsylvania State Employees

    Credit Union - even though I live in Iowa, PSECU is my primary financial institution. For Checking, Savings, Auto Loans and my 10% fixed rate Visa card, I am eternally grateful for their superior service, spectacular rates and amazing dividend returns to the members. I won't...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jul 11

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    May you always have walls

    for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire. Irish-Blessing
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I live an acceptably comfortable material life

    (not sure my wife would agree) and I didn't have to sell my soul to do it.
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jun 24

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    Quit Moaning, Woman!

    Over the past few weeks, I have been in deep anxiety over my decision to move back to my home country after living abroad for 6 year and a half.I feared I had made a mistake as after years of depression, I was finally settled, made many caring friends, joined a wonderful, vibrant...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Aug 5, 2012

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    Here's To Moving On

    I am having a hard time appreciating what I have now, because I'm haunted by my past. I am divorced and think about him and his family often. It is blocking me from enjoying what I have now. I have a good man who loves me. And, he wants to love me even more, but I'm resistant to...
    bumblefuzz bumblefuzz 46-50 2 Responses May 13, 2012

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    Getting Back On Track

    I wrote this in my morning blog.     Somebody hurt my feelings deeply yesterday.  Their words were careless and sarcastic.  I felt demeaned, belittled and embarrassed.  So I did what I felt I had to do.   I called my best friend in the middle of...
    Myonis108 Myonis108 56-60, F 10 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    I Count My Blessings And I Have Many

    As I type this out I am warm in cosy in my home.I have a roof over my head and food in my stomach.My bills are all paid up and my car is running and legal to run.  I can connect with loving friends through my laptop and my phone.All my necessities to live and survive are taken...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Showers Of Blessings

    Many are waiting for big blessings but its the small ones that are in showers.They are those who in disguises and many missed them.Its the blessings that we are sure that we know GOD is in all we do.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 9 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    Showers Of Blessings

    Many are waiting for big blessings but its the small ones that are in showers.They are those who in disguises and many missed them.Its the blessings that we are sure that we know GOD is in all we do.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F Sep 11, 2010

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    Every Day

    I have many things to be thankful for, and I count my blessings every day. I have been fortunate enough to get to know some truly amazing people in my life, and learn beautiful lessons from each and every one. I have always had everything I needed to survive. I have always had...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Sep 11, 2010

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    I come from a broken home.

    I didn't lose family. I gained a stepdad. I gained another grandmother through my stepdad. I gained a stepmom when my dad got remarried before they divorced. (She pretended to love him just so he could get her out of the country.) I gained a stepbrother through my ex-stepmom...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 16

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    Both literally and figuratively!

    So, I have thought about this for a bit and decided that some might think i'm crazy (and they would be right! lol) but thought I would share just the same. A lot of my friends know that I have suffered with seizures for the past 3 years but its also been a blessing as well. If...
    wesgirl wesgirl 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Count My Blessings

    Count my blessings,One by one,There's so many,How privaliged I am.
    plasticfantasy plasticfantasy 46-50, M Aug 30, 2012

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    One For Every Year Of My Life Of 35

    I am alive. I have freedom. I can move. I can feel. I can think. I can breathe. I have food to eat and drinks to drink. I live in a country not ruled by death. I can dress myself. I can go to the bathroom. I am artistic. I have special gifts. I can walk. I can talk. I can cry...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 30 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Blessings

    He gives me beauty for ashes The oil of joy for mourning. He drives all my fears away He turns my morning into dancing. He's the apple of my eye My soul He will keep He always makes me smile He watches over me as I sleep. He gives me peace in times of trouble He loves me...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M Mar 5, 2011

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    A Bright Blue Afternoon

    Last Wednesday, I visited my daughter and my toddler grandson. The afternoon was bright and warm, so we went out into their backyard to enjoy our visit. Spring was springing up everywhere in tender shoots of green and yellow. Happy flowers planted by other hands stood merrily...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    I Am Fortunate

    I consider myself blessed just to be alive. I am here and I survived. I thank God for that everyday. I watch the sunrise, and I ask God to watch over and protect those that I love, and those I do not know. I am thankful for so many blessings in...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 13 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    Blessings In Guise Of Failure.

    Hi! this is Sam ( Name Changed) is a Chartered Accountancy Aspirant. So far the story has been very struggling. Nothing came way so easily. It was my final stage and only last group to appear. Before that as a boy i have been very stubborn, arrogant, selfish and feeling pride in...
    mustafadaudi mustafadaudi 22-25, M Sep 5, 2013

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    My Angel

    We had a family bbq yesterday. We couldn't have chosen a prettier day! The sky was the most perfect shade of blue.My niece who has been staying with us on and off since she was born, was there as well.My niece "helped" me in the kitchen a bit. Then we spent the rest of the day...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    I Am Blessed

    I am healthy, I have lovely beautiful smart healthy daughter, I have friends and family who love me back, I have a job that pays the bills, ............ I am blessed
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 12 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    icD Blessing #1 My wife loves me.

    Whatever else, that is true.
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jun 12

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    Different Perspectives

    I am not the author of this. ----------------------------------------- The Difference Between Rich/Poor People? One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Yes, I Do

    I, like everyone, have problems in my life and things that don't go well. I do not let them rule my life and destroy my happiness. I evaluate how they affect me and search for solutions. I readily admit that I curse the bad in my life. But, more importantly I realize all that...
    lifetolive lifetolive 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    icD Blessing #5 - My wife is not a clothes

    horse (or a shoe horse or a make-up wench or a credit card maniac of any kind)
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    icD Blessing #7 - I can be alone

    when I want to but I never have to be lonely.
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jun 25

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    A Not Un Typical Story ......

    but recently I have been at two funerals , and  before I am off on holiday  next week I will visit on old work colleague who is fighting cancer of the spine . On Saturday I had a BBQ  with my S.O.  two sons and sister in law and sister ...
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 11 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    I Am So Lucky.

    As I gathered with family and friends yesterday for a belated Thanksgiving dinner, I looked around at all the faces of my loved ones and realized once again how blessed I am.  Some people spend their entire lives searching for love and acceptance, and there I was, surrounded...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    Name Them 1 By 1.

    I serve a living god. I have a loving family, with a supportive husband and 2 precious children. I have a nice house. I have a good job. my car runs. i have food to eat & clothes to wear. i am so blessed. i thank you god, i thank you god for all you have given me.
    beyourself789 beyourself789 31-35, F Jan 30, 2012

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    Somewhere in existence,

    someone thinks I am... admirable, beautiful, courageous, determined, encouraging, friendly, generous, helpful, independent, just, kind, loving, myself, nice, outstanding, pretty, quiet, refreshing, sparkly, tenderhearted, understanding, very friendly, wonderful, exciting, your...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Feb 12

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    icD Blessing #4 - My inner life is enhanced by

    the discussions on EP. To listen to the real lives of others and to express my life to others reduces my loneliness.
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jun 16

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    Twenty Personal Blessings

    1. The band "Hot Chip" that I just discovered. (Seriously, look them up.) 2. For the comfy purple jacket that I just purchased that is soft on the inside. 3. That I was accepted into my business fraternity. 4. That I got to enjoy a yoga session this afternoon. 5. That I have a...
    burnbrightly burnbrightly 18-21, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Be Confident,and Go!

    Confident is really a source of attraction .Maybe you don't look like Brad Pitt or Audrey Herpburn,but your unresistied confident is just like a magic magnet drawing others to like and admire you.So my friends,be confident and go!
    iamjustin iamjustin 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2010

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    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jun 12

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    icD Blessing #3....I have been able to live my

    life according to my own choices. I live in a time and a culture where that was possible.
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jun 13

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    Motherhood

    My children keep me busy when I want to rest. They make me angry sometimes. But I couldn't imagine my life without them. I'm so blessed.
    beyondmyskin beyondmyskin 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    Thank You God/dess/universe For All My Blessings

    i think i am more blessed than i realize- i get carried away in the petty details of materialistic crap, ooo i want that, oo i  need that etc so on, oh damn my neighbor is wearing the heels all day today and it feels like a hammer on my roof lol, oh **** it's too cold...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    Closer Than My Peeps You Are To Me, Baby...

    Girl, you're my friend when I'm in need, ladee... Your boi...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2012

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    Feeling Forgotten....so I Will Count My Blessings.

    I am a beloved child of GOD. I have a wonderful husband that loves & supports me. I have two beautiful children. My husband & i both have a JOB. I have a car that gets me were i need to go. I have a house. I have enough food to eat. I have clothes to were. there are people that...
    beyourself789 beyourself789 31-35, F Jul 4, 2012

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    Please Share Them As Well!

    I found this group today because I wanted to share a story.  I was honestly stunned that with all the members, all the groups, and all the experiences on EP that two, count them, TWO people say this.  Two just barely qualifies as group.  I think it's safe to...
    Myonis108 Myonis108 56-60, F 11 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    The picture says it all  Count your life as a blessing and for everything that you have in it... Not everyone is able to have what you have, so never take anything or anyone...
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F Jul 2

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    "Some people come in your life as blessings, others came in your life as lessons." ~Mother Teresa
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    Now I only lived in two countries, so no, I haven't seen it all. But I think foreigners who move and live some where else for at least 1-5 years have an advantage over anyone whom...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Jul 2

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    Back when I was still in the US to have my on-the-job training program, there's this time when I'm in a cab going home from work. The driver (who is a woman) and I were kinda...
    Mrclubhouse Mrclubhouse 18-21, M a week ago

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    I'm a country girl with a city girl's life. I grew up in a small town, we hunted our own food, worked hard for what we got, and where we helped out one another. It was where I felt...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 5

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    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M Jul 6

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