What are You Grateful for??

@buenavida (7326)
Sweden
October 22, 2010 9:10pm CST
Let´s do a little test. Shut your eyes for a moment. Imagine that this would be what you have seen all your life. Actually we don´t know if one who is born blind can "see" even the darkness - but are you grateful that you can see and read this text? What a practical and amazing gift the ability of seeing is!! [b] Is there anything else you are grateful for?[/b] When you started counting the things you are thankful for, did you feel better??
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I am just gald I waup imornings and feel great no ackes or pain till I move to much lololol
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Hi, Lakota It is great that you find something positive in spite of health problems. I do hope you find a solution to them. Welcome to send me a message if you want to know how I got rid of aces and pains.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
24 Oct 10
What I meant to say was if I walk to much at one time. I have appointment with Cario surgeons on the 11th of next monthas they think I have PAD. something is very wrong for i have swelling and pain in left leg and cramps out of this world in both take vinagar for this some times up to 3 shots of it awfullllllllll tasting for sure but carmps finally go away
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
19 Nov 10
Hi, Lakota Are you feeling any better?? I hope you do! I saw you will see a doctor. I´ll check for your updates.
@dragon54u (31041)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I have, literally, countless blessings. My children, my family, my health and my home are just the obvious ones but there are hundreds more. I never have to be hungry or thirsty, I have a nice bed, clothing, a warm/cool place to live with no bugs and no disease. I could go on and on! My grandpa once told me that there is always someone worse off than me. I was not even ten when he told me that but it's stuck with me and it's true. No matter how bad things are, there's always something worse and we should be grateful. I'm not rich in money but I'm a very wealthy woman in the ways that count and for that I'm grateful to God.
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Well, dragon, you had a wise grandpa and it seems that you were willing to learn at an early age. I am not rich in money either, but there is so much more to be thankful for. Just have to keep reminding myself to thank God for what I have - good friends don´t cost anything and you can´t buy them with money..
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I am grateful for a lot of things that life has to offer. Health and happiness are something to be especially grateful for. Most of all, i am grateful for my family. i don;t know where i would be without them.
@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Hi, sender Health and Family are precious gifts from our Creator.. I am glad that you have them..
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• Philippines
23 Oct 10
You are right. :D And guess what? I'm thankful also that at a very young age, I'm already earning money online. :D I recall having to walk from my school to my house because I missed the bus today.That reminded me of our car I always complain about. I'm so happy I can read that text. Don't get me wrong here, there are lots of people in this world who can see -- though they can't really read. Some can read -- but they're pretty much slow. While others cannot really read at all. :) Thank you for this wonderful post. It made my day :) Cheers! I hope for a brighter day for you too!
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Hi, jajamasorong, and welcome to myLot Yeah, I was not thinking that not everyone can´t read even if they can see. There is a lot of illiteracy in the world, so we are privileged in some countries as we can learn it at school while we are young children. Something to be thankful for - reading gives us so much joy.. Wish you a great day..
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@gahoi1785 (121)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
hello buenavida, i am grateful for being alive. i'm still able to get up and do things. thanks to the Lord Above. :-)
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Yes, gahoi and welcome to myLot! We could not enjoy anything if we didn´t have life, the most precious gift from God!!
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@Hatley (148840)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Oct 10
hi I am grateful for sight and smell and taste and touch. I am grateful for a roof over my head and a room to sleep in. I am grateful my son now has at least a part time job.I am grateful for the wonderful world that God has given us, the sun in the morning and the moon and stars at night.Life is wonderful even though we have problems because being grateful makes you feel so good.Each new d ay is a gift from God for us to open and try to make it the best ever. Yes we have a ton of things to be thankful for .I am also gragteful fo music and songs as they keep us happy. How about colors as what a drab world this would be without colors.
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Yes, Hatley, being grateful for what we have makes us feel really good. Yeah, colors - how would the world look like without them. Thanks for your thoughts!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Yes, I'm very grateful that I can see! It's hard for me to imagine what it would be like not to be able to see! I used to travel a lot and if I couldn't see, I would have missed out on so much! It's amazing all the little things we take for granted, isn't it? I'm also thankful that I can hear. I love music and enjoy singing. I probably wouldn't be able to sing if I couldn't hear music. I volunteer at a therapeutic riding center here in town and I'm also getting some riding lessons out there. One of the instructors has had me to walk and trot on horseback with my eyes closed. The idea was to make me feel the movement of the horse and concentrate on that. It felt kind of weird at first but after a while, it felt awesome.
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Yes, traveling would be a lot different if we couldn´t see. But somehow those who are blind or deaf still find the life enjoyable. That is the miracle of the human mind!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
24 Oct 10
That's right.
@Xansus (950)
• Bulgaria
23 Nov 10
Nope i don't feel better :P Cuz i'm thankful only for my parents and i remind my self that every day so i cant feel any better then that :P
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Nov 10
How great, you must have really good parents!! I hope you keep telling them that you love them very much! Thanks for your response and welcome to myLot..
@johnpillai (2083)
• Germany
24 Oct 10
I am grateful for each of my steps.
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
25 Oct 10
Yeah, johnpillai there are many things we take for granted. Most of us have a relative health and can move without help. That is a great freedom we have. It is great to think of all the small things in life and thank our Creator for them, because they make us feel so much better.
@drannhh (14999)
• United States
24 Oct 10
I am indeed grateful to have vision, and good health, and friends and common sense and many other useful attributes and things. Life is good.
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Yes, drannhh All these things you mention are very important. And common sense in very useful..
@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
24 Oct 10
I am always grateful for my children and grandchildren. I am so grateful for family and the fact that I have a job still during these very bad economic times. I am gratefu for my God for showering me with so many blessings
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Yes, cynthiann, children and grandchildren are a precious gift. And having a job helps a lot! Thanks for your thoughts!
@bunnybon7 (30438)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Oct 10
oh iam so grateful for my site and hearing and kids being alive and so on. so many things, i can not even list them all yes thinking of it all makes me feel much better.
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@buenavida (7326)
• Sweden
24 Oct 10
Yeah, bunnybon I think we all feel better when we think of our blessings. That was my thought when I started this discussion, to make others feel good..