Being Gr ateful Opens Up My Mind to How Much I do Have

B ubbles a nd Butterfly
@Hatley (158039)
Garden Grove, California
January 8, 2016 3:35pm CST
Lately I have had some problems b ut they seem small Because I can walk and talk and think thats not all Some here hav e only one leg but one man has none So i think perhaps Im am luc ky I d on't have a ton, I can see and i can think and walk and talk So I find myself being glad I'm no worse off Some thing will be solved and I will be fine Life is too short to always whine
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@Susan2015 (18341)
• United States
8 Jan 16
You know the saying, there is always someone better off than us, but there is always someone worse off too.
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
tats so true and it makes me realize he Im not so bad off after all.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
9 Jan 16
Susan2015 That is so true there are others who have more but also there are others who have less.
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
@Marcyaz yes just whenI migh feel jealous of tha person who is so w ell ff I see someone really in bad situation and I realze Im pary darned lucky
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@jaboUK (50235)
• United Kingdom
8 Jan 16
It's true that we should be grateful for what we have, and you've expressed that very nicely in your poem.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@jaboUK We really should be grateful for what we have and remember there are others who have much less than we do.
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@louievill (16277)
• Philippines
9 Jan 16
@Marcyaz , sometimes even those who already have still complain, kids complain why it's Adidas and not Nike, adults don't like Omega cause they prefer Rolex etc.. It's like a big problem to them cause they don't seem to see people who lack around them
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
hanks @jabo I looked around and saw so many so m uch worse off and I felt glad that I had what I had indeed
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• United States
8 Jan 16
Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be able to walk and talk ( and feed ourselves). Some of the simplest things that we take for granted are really our biggest blessings
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jan 16
yes imagine having to be fed that wo uld be so awful Im gad Im me no matter wat
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 Yes we are lucky we can walk and talk and feed ourselves, those are simple things that we take for granted forgetting some others can't do that much.
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@Susan2015 (18341)
• United States
10 Jan 16
@Marilynda1225 I think we do forget sometimes.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
9 Jan 16
I once read this sentence: "I used to cry because I didn't have any shoes, but then I saw a man who didn't have any feet" The sentence reminds me of the things that I am grateful for. I have some illnesses, but it could be much worse, and some people face challenges that are much bigger than mine.
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
for me t was meeting this man in the hall who has had both legs amputated now Im grate ful for being me
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
8 Jan 16
We think we are bad off until we see people who are worse off then us. I can walk some and talk and type and text and phone so I am not so bad as some who can't do those things.
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@DianneN (57344)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Well said, Patsie. I'll second that!
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
yes we are al ways so much better off than so me we will meet
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
8 Jan 16
I am very grateful and also grateful to have met you.
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
tanks thats a wondedrfl thing to say hugs
@louievill (16277)
• Philippines
8 Jan 16
I love your attitude, sometimes when i do not like the food, i just remember to be glad and thank God that there is food on the table and it turns to the most wonderful meal
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jan 16
yes as we cou ld be a lot w orse off like out on the street so we count our blessings
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• China
9 Jan 16
I envy you ,at the age of 89 you are still in possession of all your faculties.
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@jstory07 (57362)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Jan 16
There is always someone else worse off than you.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 16
Absolutely Patsie. You should treat each day as your last and enjoy what you have. Have a blast. I tell you I am probably going to get banned or kicked out of any nursing home I end up in. I want to have fun fun fun. You should organise things with your friends there and go out for coffee or something and do some people watching!
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
thats a good idea and l love to people watc h too
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@celticeagle (114478)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Jan 16
I sometimes get to feeling sorry for myself, especially this time of year. But, no matter how low or awful things may get there always seems to be someone else who is worse off than I am.
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
yes thats it as d to having a pity party and see someone really bad off and Im glad for what I do have.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Jan 16
you added a cat to your art!
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
yes that is b ubbles the black cat I wrote abo ut him in Bublbews a lot lol
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@marlina (60998)
• Canada
9 Jan 16
It is too bad that we don't realize how lucky we are until we get older and wiser.
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@Hatley (158039)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jan 16
likethat old saing too soon old and too late smart ll
@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 16
It's good that you think positively and be grateful. You are always the amazing woman I remember.