Just what do YOU have to be grateful for ?

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Hey Guys,
Here's some of the things that I am grateful for and which I try to remember to give thanks for each day.
  • my parent - the nurturing they gave me, the values they taugh me, the love they showed me, the education, the food, clothing and shelter they gave me
  • my family and friends and the relationships we have and the love we share
  • my body - how well it performs even with the old injuries I have
  • my education - the fact that I can read and write and enjoy exploring new concepts and ideas
  • the country I live in - where I have a good lifestyle, freedom of speech and a capitalistic marketplace where I get a fair days pay for a fair days work
  • my home - which gives me shelter
  • food to nourish my body and the money to purchase the food
  • clothing to make me look civilised
  • the people that I have worked for and worked with over the years who taught me many things
  • the people that I have met that I didn't like because they also taught me things about myself
  • the ladies that I have loved & lost and shared years of my life with
Perhaps you would like to add some of the things for which you are grateful to the list coz I'm sure I have forgotten some. Oh and BTW there is no mention of the wife or kids as I am not married and don't have children.

Take good care of those that you love (including yourself)

Robbie T
#giving thanks #grateful
  • Profile picture of the author devonm
    I am grateful for:
    1. my family as they love and support me.
    2. my friends as they help me out and make life interesting in a good way.
    3. A roof over my head with heat included.
    4. clothing so I will look good and be warm.
    5. food.
    6. just to even have a computer at all!
    7. starting a new business in joint venture advertising with CPA
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  • Profile picture of the author Nic Oliver
    A roof over my head, when many people don't have one.
    A comfy bed to sleep in, when many people don't have one.
    A full tummy, when many people don't have one.
    A good income, when many people don't have one.
    A healthy mind in a healthy body, when many people don't have either.
    Loving, supportive relationships, when many people don't have any.
    A life's purpose, when many people don't have one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
    I'm most grateful for:

    * my children - they are the reason I strive to be the best person I can be every day.
    * my husband - he is the reason I am living the life/dream I have today.
    * my business partner and friend - I have learned so much in my journey through him.
    * my health - my goal is to keep up with my kids for as long as I can
    * my parents
    * did I say my children? :-)

    It's always a good exercise to stop and think about what you are most grateful for in life. Some times it's easy to get too caught up in the things we don't have, so thanks for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    I'm grateful for opportunity, besides the obvious ones people list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Good thread.

    I'm grateful that I woke up today.

    And

    - my health
    - my family
    - a place to live
    - a vehicle that works
    - the ability to earn a living (from home)
    - I'm healthy
    - I'm happy


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  • Profile picture of the author mattryan30
    -Good health
    -Friends
    -Caring Family
    -Roof over my Head
    -Job pays Bills in a bad economy
    -An old truck that has given me few problem
    -A very nice Laptop
    -Living in a Land where there are no civil wars or power hungry dictators.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyHartie
    im grateful for my baby Noah : )

    and this forum with all this wisdom
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  • Profile picture of the author tjcreation
    I'm grateful everyday that I'm warm, fed and all of my family are OK.
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    A few of the many thing I am thankful for are:
    my mind and good health
    living in a relatively free and democratic country
    computers
    television
    great movies
    great music
    cats
    the Warrior Forum
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  • Profile picture of the author stafford
    This is one of my favorite topics. My top 4 are always the same.

    1. God and Christ because they are way cool.
    2. My awesome husband because he is way cool.
    3. My awesome kids because they are way cool.
    4. My intelligence because it is way cool and should not be judged by the fact that I use phrases like "way cool." lol

    After that, I am really grateful for almost everything. I keep a gratitude journal quite often and list 25 things per day, sometimes I end up with 50. A lot of people laugh at me because some of my listings are kind of silly to them.

    Things like a spoon and a jar of peanut butter. Or the fact that I have 3 M&Ms left. Or that my bird chirps like crazy when I crank up some Iron Maiden. But, if you aren't grateful for the small insignificant things, how can you really appreciate the big things. And life is too short not to be as amused by it as often as possible. Yes it can be serious but it can be very amusing too.

    Also, by practicing daily gratitude it truly does make life more remarkable.
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    • Profile picture of the author chris1093
      Im grateful to live in a land with such great opportunities
      Im grateful for the roof over my head and my health
      Im most grateful for being able to appreciate these things and not dwell on the negatives
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Wow!

        As I thought about it and began ticking off the many things in my mind, I had to ask myself, Wait, what are you not grateful for?

        There isn't anything! Even the tough and trying times have ended up to be a blessing in disguise in the long run.

        I'll admit I didn't like some experiences at the time, but I'm sure a butterfly doesn't enjoy all of the struggling to get out of the cocoon either, however, without the struggle, it would never be strong enough to able to take flight.

        Terra
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        • Profile picture of the author stafford
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          Wow!

          As I thought about it and began ticking off the many things in my mind, I had to ask myself, Wait, what are you not grateful for?

          There isn't anything! Even the tough and trying times have ended up to be a blessing in disguise in the long run.

          I'll admit I didn't like some experiences at the time, but I'm sure a butterfly doesn't enjoy all of the struggling to get out of the cocoon either, however, without the struggle, it would never be strong enough to able to take flight.

          Terra
          I feel the same way.
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  • Profile picture of the author belleinc
    I am grateful for: my life, health and strength my child, family, and friends my duplex that even though economy is still ruff I have rented out my car and motorcyle my place with home office inside my business that allows me time freedom and flexibility the fact that I have traveled and have seen many cool things and places Mostly grateful that when I wake up in the morning I have so much joy and peace and love in my heart. No stress or grief like I used to have when I worked at my last job.
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  • Profile picture of the author weekendmarketer
    Grateful to god for my lovely family.
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  • Profile picture of the author thereikid
    Nice posted. You will automatic get more of the stuff you are thankful. I am thankful for life and thankful to life. I appreciate the breathe the center of life and wonderful people to share life with like you guys on this forum!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I have much to be thankful for. I just ate a tasty meal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
    I am grateful that I have an "Attitude of Gratitude". Many people in today's society are so self absorbed and focused solely on what is wrong and then focus their attention on who to blame for these so called wrong doings. They operate with a "victim mentality" and give away their power. I am grateful to play the role of "Victor" and not "Victim" becuase it is me and no one else that determines my destiny. Stay strong and prosper!!
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  • Hmmmm ?

    Grateful "to" and/or grateful "for"....

    This is a great thread - thanks for starting it, RobbieT, and to all of you who 'stole' everything I was going to say - lol

    I am grateful "to" GOD, Who makes all good things possible (and often times, 'real') for us... every day !

    ...grateful "for": life, and even death; good health, and even ill health (it's better than 'no health at all'); the good, the bad and the ugly - otherwise, how could we know and embrace the good, steer clear of the bad (except when it is to help people), and appreciate beauty (which is not always found in the 'wrapper' in which it presents itself - the 'physically' ugly person can have the most beautiful 'soul').

    ...grateful "for": my life; my faith in God through Jesus Christ - my/our Savior, by His precious body and blood given and shed for me/us, by the ower of His Holy Spirit; the love of my family, friends, parishioners, and fellow warriors/marketers; each of those individuals mentioned in the previous line; the good health I 'do' enjoy (especially after having had 2 recent, serious hospitalizations); my home and that we are still able to pay the mortgage - lol; so very, very much more... and the fact I didn't read my name in the obituaries today

    ...grateful "for": faith; hope; love; opportunities;....

    These thoughts came in only 5 minutes !

    The important thing about this 'exercise' is to "REMEMBER" it and re-count it "every day" - especially since most of those blessings come from 'outside' of us - from other people 'to' us - a good reminder for us to not be smug and self-centered, a.k.a.- the "self-made" individual.

    We decide/determine what we will do with our lives, but the 'blessings', however small they may seem, come to us from God, other people, places, life experiences, and things.

    Thanks for this thread and for the opportunity to reflect "with you", as this is something I do every day... with "Him"

    Your friend in Christ,

    Rev. Hal Humphries

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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
    My sincere thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts in the thread. Hal (the post above) touched on something which some of you may not be aware of yet.

    Without the spaces between the notes there would be no music and you must experience the cold weather to appreciate the warm weather so sometimes the "bad" experience you have sensitises you for the good experience.

    Here's a real life example. A middle aged lady tells the audience she is now grateful for being sexually molested as a child for that lead her to studying to be a teacher so that she could help children who have been traumatised by a similar incident. Her speciality is teaching troubled / unmanagable children because she can relate to what they experienced and the problems that it is causing them. She has also spoken with and forgiven her abuser. She has turned the "bad" negative experience into a positive and moved on. Smart lady!!

    I must admit it took me some time to get my head around this concept but after giving it a lot of thought I finally "got it".

    So sometimes a bad experience can have a good outcome.

    It's worth thinking about.

    Take good care of those that you love.

    Robbie T
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  • Profile picture of the author dwfulton
    I am grateful for,

    I great wife
    Four wonderful daughters
    Our health
    My strength
    A good job that provides for my family, while I build an IM business
    This Warrior Community
    Posts like these that make my stop and appreciate that everything is going to be okay!

    Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaibeal
    I am grateful for everything I have. Small or big things, just always learn to appreciate and be grateful of it.
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      My health
      The good people that I know
      That I am able to be in contact with like minded people (entreprenuers)
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    I'm most grateful for having a supportive and loving family who keeps me inspired and motivated in achieving my goal and dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoralN
    For each new morning with its light,
    For rest and shelter of the night,
    For health and food, for love and friends,
    For everything Thy goodness sends.
    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Thanks RobbieT for starting this post :-) We certainly have many things to be grateful for.
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    WATER!

    Just spent the past week trying to get our water system working again and man it feels good to take a shower! LOL

    You don't know how much you appreciate things until you don't have them for awhile. The only running water we had this week was when we had to go "running" down to our church to fill up five-gallon containers of water to run back home with! LOL

    GT
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  • Profile picture of the author IndianGal
    dat God has given me this beautiful life
    and all the lovely things that i have
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  • Profile picture of the author imda123
    Just greatful for the life , health ,nothing else matters really
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Thanks for this thread, to all that are grateful for what they have. I've learnt that all this comes from the Lord, your family, your friends, your mentors. And most important of all, let's thank God for making us use our talents and even allowing us to discover our purpose in life.
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    I was once very sick for a short period of time. Now I when I get out of bed in the morning and stand up I am very grateful for that simple physical ability. I know how very precious that simple ability really is!
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  • Profile picture of the author aeri
    Short answer: everything in my life Being able to live the way that I do, to have many people caring about me...and everything that people have taught me! I wouldn't be who I am without the things that have happened to me, whether it was good or bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Guererro
    Robbie,

    I'm grateful for people like you to bring up the things that we take for granted. For me one of the most grateful things I cherish is my health.

    Waking up each and every day with a fresh mind and body without the help of medications or anything else is a godsend.

    Everything else is just icing on the cake.

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author ashlyn vision
    I am grateful that I came here and get support. Thanks everyone!
    God
    My parents
    My sis
    Friends...


    ashlyn
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  • Profile picture of the author weekendmarketer
    Grateful to warriorforum for all that i have learnt about internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author joeknight
    Well, really 2 things, my health,(even tho I am getting old I am still pretty strong,no real problems and don't really look or act my age) and mostly Ihave a beautiful 9 year daughter, that is smart ,funny'and loves me no matter how much my ex wife puts me down in front of her.She is my light in the darkness.and I am truly thankful to have her in my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    I would like to be grateful for the healthy life and the opportunities God has given me.
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