Are you TRULY thankful of what you have in your life?

@CJay77 (4441)
Australia
August 16, 2008 6:00am CST
We should never underestimate the power of being thankful for everything we have. I personally believe that being constantly thankful makes the law of attraction stronger and brings even more good things to us. I say thank you for a lot of things many times a day! What about you? Do you believe what I believe, or do you do the same?
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
16 Aug 08
I think it is so easy to take what we have for granted, we only miss them when we haven't got them any more! We tend to spend our lives wishing for things we haven't got like money, a partner, a home, a car etc and we forget to be thankful for what we have already. I guess I am guilty here because I am fortunate to have food on my table, be able to afford to buy new clothes, pay for my car and there are so many people in this world who haven't got what I have. But it's hard to think that way and what we have got we disregard if we are desperate to have more, in some people this can become obsessional they want more and more and never happy with what they have which is a great shame. If only we stopped and thought about those who don't have what we have then we would be more grateful. It is a greedy society we live in and we have to be thankful what we have.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
Before I will admit that I am one of the person who never been grateful for what I have. But I always say thank you for those people who does the right thing for me it is a good manners that I've been bought up. But things change to me when I read the book called " The Secret" it change the way I'm thinking the way I looked the life and it's honestly helped me with my daily lives. And even though I use the Law of Attractions everyday I know that I still have to work hard to get what I want in my life. And you don't have to feel guilty because of it. What important is you opened your mind and accept the fact that you have so many things that others don't have and be thankful for that. And yes you are right I cannot afford to buy some stuff that I want. Thanks again for the response
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• United States
20 Aug 08
I am thankful for my family and friends. I say thank you all the time. Not a day goes by without being thankful for what I have in my life and who I have in my life. I count my blessings everyday. I am a firm believer you should be thankful and let people know your thankful for the blessings in your life.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
21 Aug 08
I say thank you all the time also it makes me feel good by saying that! Thank you so much for your response.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
When your life is a big mess and you are confused what you really wanted out of yourself, can you still be thankful? And what is there to be thankful for? It's easy to be thankful if your life is going smooth and you are not facing a lot of problems. Right now, I'll keep my silence.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
Did you forget What Law of attraction told us?If you really forgot try to watch it again LOL!.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
I think first try to think possitive so you can start fixing that big mess in your life, you know why the more we are feeling down the more problems we get because we only focus of that problems, but for sure if you dig deep in your thoughts maybe you can find some good thoughts that you should be thankful. Think that problem is one of your big challenge and once you accomplished this problem you will find that it is also one of your big achievements and it will make you a better and stronger person. And the next time you have to deal with problems it will be a piece of cake for you. You just have to believe in yourself and appreaciate things around you. I will asure you that you are not the only one who is facing big problems. Thank you for your response you make my mind works big time. lol.......
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@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well, looking back, I have been thru a lot of things I would never wish on anyone else. A lot of them though, are what makes me who I am today. I just think that anytime you are feeling Sorry for yourself, you really need to look back and think about where you have been, and where you could be. There are people out there who are where they have built for themselves, and then those who have gotten things they thought were never attainable. For me, everything that I have, I owe the thanks to God what he has brought me from, and I owe all my thanks to him.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
I agree that if look back from what you been thru in the past will make you appreciate to where you are now and learn from that experience. You will also have a better chance to make a big difference to where you wanna be! God is always there to guide us and help us but it is always our decission to choose which direction or what kind of life we wanted. Thank you so much for your response.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
And I agree that we owe God a big thanks for everything.
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@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
Well I am thankful of what he gave me and I accept it.Yes my life now is ok and I can eat 3 times a day and that what it matters.Honestly,I am not really an active one but I just do believe that everything in my life has a plan.God bless and have a nice day
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
If eating 3 times a day is what matters with you I do respect that we all have different beliefs in life! And yes everything in your life has plan but keep in mind that you are part of that plan because you are the one who create your own world. You have a nice day also and thank you for the response.
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@shrestha1 (123)
• Nepal
17 Aug 08
i dun knoe i m kinda confused buh one things for sure we should b happy for what we already hab buh not to those things we are eager to hab byeee
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
I don't know what make you confused! But you seem to be a happy person! And be happy for what you already have means the same! And you should be thankful in advance for the things that you wanna have because it will be easier for you to have those! Thank you for the response.
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@sailocai (12)
• Indonesia
17 Aug 08
of course i am so truly thankful for what i have in my life even not all my hope is coming true, but i know someday God will be answer my pray. like this words if there is a will there is a way.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
It is good feeling to be thankful for what we already have! And yes one day all your wish will be true you just have to add some hard work with it! Thank you for your response.
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• Sweden
17 Aug 08
Of course i do,I am thankful what i have in my life now,husband,family and good life.Me and my husband is not rich but we have a good life.And i am thankful for that many people now who cant eat and even have a good shelter.I felt sorry for them .I always have a dream when i will be millionare (if i will) I will help all poor people in the world .
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
I am happy to hear that you have a good life and very thankful with it! I agree that so many people are homeless, no food, no clothes and we have those to be thankful enough! I wish your dream will come true to become a millionaire so you can help a lot of poor people. I just want to add also that even though we are not millionaire we can still help others in our own simple way! Thank you for your response.
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@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I am thankful everyday for all the amazing things in my life. From having the chance to work my dream job, to having an amazing man in my life. I also have two wonderful daughters, and my s/o has a teenage daughter and she and I get along well also. I still have my parents to talk to, even though we now live in different states. I'm also thankful for things such as my eyesight, hearing, and health. So yes, I am truly thankful for all that I have in my life and all the wonderful family I have in my life.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
Be happy and thankful everyday help us a lot to deal with our daily lives! I am happy that you have an amazing family and have your dream job! And I agree to be thankful for our health. And I am also thankful that we have internet that we can share our thoughts with everybody, lol.... Thank you so much for your response.
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• Philippines
17 Aug 08
yes, i am truly thankful with what i have in my life. it's hard to explain why, but i am also thankful for all the hardships that i've been through. maybe because i learned a lot from them and they made me better. again, i am thankful for everything. but i admit that i am still longing for a lot more.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
Maybe because you are happy from where you are now! Most of us learn from the hardest things that we been through and that make us a stronger person too! For sure you will have more blessing to be thankful. Thanks for the response
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@jaffna (778)
• India
17 Aug 08
am very glad with what i have in ma life..there may be some ups and downs but i have never worried about my downs and always hoping on some new changes of ma life ...am really thankful to god for such a good life with ma pleasant thoughts..
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
That is very nice that you are so glad for what you have not so many people are feeling the same! We all have our up's and down and it's nice to hear that you don't worry so much about your downs! We can always do changes in our life! I am glad also that you have such a good life. Thank you for yoour response.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
yes i truly thanks god ... that he gave me a wonderful life which is fulfill with happiness ... =] and enjoyment =] thank you god ... =]
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
I am so happy to hear that you are fulfilled of happiness you are very lucky person! God is good he is always there for us. Thanks for the response.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
16 Aug 08
i might not have the richness and intelligence other people have, but i am thankful for everything that i have in my life. i have a lovely family, great friends and a boyfriend who trust and respect inspite of our differences. what more can i ask for? i have everything a woman needs to have a happy life.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Aug 08
Some people are gifted! I am not rich nor intellegent eithier! But as long as we do our best to be a good person and have an open mind to learn more that would be good! Having a supportive family or partner is help us to be a stonger person! I'm glad that you are very thankful for what you have. Thank you for your response!
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@catjane (1036)
• United States
16 Aug 08
To tell you the truth 2008 has totally sucked for me and hubby. Our health has been bad and finances are rough. I don't say thank you every day because I don't have alot to thank anyone about, but I do appreciate the fact that at least, our home and car are paid for and we have enough money for food, so that's more than some people have. I must remind myself to be more thankful of the important things like love, having a home and people who care about you. I just hope our health gets better and our finances.....but, yes, in the meantime, THANKS! for what I have now.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
Sometimes we are facing so many challenges in our life that's why we keen to forgot what we already have and be thankful with it! And yes so many people are don't have things that you already have and struggling to fight for everything and I know that they are doing their best to change it and that the important. For me it is important to learn from our past and make changes of it if we need to. I wish for all of you to be healthier and gets better with your finances and thank you so much for your response.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
16 Aug 08
Hi there. Exactly. Being thankful and truly feeling the vibration of the meaning can be very rewarding, and this is personally speaking from my own positive lifestyle and experiences. Which is simply living by the laws of the "Universe", the law of attraction, in which I thoroughly enjoy. I also give thanks for many things, that have happened in my life, past and present and for many great things that are still coming into my life. You have an awsome day and keep on keeping on.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
Hi Nardz! I do the same thanking the past, present and for the ones that are still coming! Feeling happy and thankful it's helps me a lot for my everyday lives even though sometimes I feel so down for me it's just another challenge that I have to face it. I will keep my best thank you and thank you for your response.
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@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
of course. im thankful i have my daughter with me, though im separated with my ex for 9 years. being a singlel mom is not a joke but im happy with whats happening i hve peace of mind and stress free.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
Being a single mom for sure it is not a joke nor easy! And I'm glad to hear that you still thankful despite of what happen! As you said you are now have a peace of mind and no stress which is very good. Well I wish you have more happiness and success! Thank you for your response.
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• United States
16 Aug 08
I agree with you 100%! I always try my hardest daily to be grateful for eveything I have in my life.Especially when things seem to go wrong,or I am having a bad day,These are the times when being grateful/thankful mean the most. Sometimes, my husband can get real down and start complaining about things and I have to help uplift his spirits and make him realize that things are never as bad as they seem.I talk to him to remind him of all of the positive things going on in his life and eventually he tells me he is feeling better.And, as I am telling him, I find it is also giving me a good feeling too.As I recall all the great things that I am blessed with. I think sometimes if people just take a few minutes, when things seem to be going bad for them, to just think about all of the blessings that they heave.Things that people dont really think about.Like for example, their health, their families' health, their senses,or freedom,or even the fact that we are alive is something to vbe thankful for! We can find so many things that we normally take for granted to be grateful for if we just think about it.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
I am definetly agree to what you've just said here! It is not easy especially when you are feeling down! Sometimes I am pushing my hard to focus in my happy thoughs or try to listen to my favourite songs that will get my attension. And I've done it with my husband too and it seems to work with him! Sometimes we just have to push hard and work hard to achieve what we really want and what good for us. Thank you so much for your nice response.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 08
Inspite of the hard and tough times we have with each of our lives, I am very grateful for the life that God has given me, I believe that this is the way the Creator has in mind for me, and everything we do in this life has a magnificient purpose. Constantly, I always prayed to God for the life He gave, and asks his guidance in our day to day living. Life is good ! *Smile always *
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
We all have our tough times we are only human! And I agree life is good, we just have to appreciate everything around us. And I do feel strongly about God also and thank him constantly. Thank you for your response
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• Malaysia
16 Aug 08
Honestly I am not too satisfied with my life.. I cannot spent my time with my parents. They are too busy with their work until they forgot that they have a daughter. I know they work because of me but they are too much! Always leave me alone at home.. I do belive what you think. That is why I will say I love my mom when she come back from work anmd say thanks to my dad when he got home..
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
I'm sure they wouldn't forget that they have a lovely daughter! They probably work hard to give you a better future. And it is nice for them to know that you love them and that you are grateful for what they been giving to you. And I hope for you to be satisfied and happy for what you have one day. Thanks for the response.
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• Finland
16 Aug 08
I really am very thankful that I have a chance to live without any wars, I have enough money for food and a house. There are many many people who have none of those things. I'm also happy that I sometimes can help those people.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
I am happy for you that you are very thankful of what you have! I am too happy helping others when I can. God Bless and thank you for the response.
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I am thankful for the wonderful life that I live and the things and people that my life has afforded me. And I too feel blessed. But I feel that most of the things that I have or people that are in my life are a direct result of my hard work and diligence for obtaining and maintaining the life that I live. In other words I can be thankful all day,everyday but unless I continue to work hard for what I have and what I want, it will soon disappear.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
16 Aug 08
Yes it is not easy! And I agree with you that we have to work hard to achieve what we want! I am happy for you and I wish you more blessings to come. Thank you for your response.
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