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Daily Gratitudes...

Today something happened that just made me want to start a daily thread to say "Thank you, God." This is my way of expressing gratitude for the little things that make my day extraordinary. Please feel free to add your own. Religion or spiritual beliefs aside, we all have something we can be grateful for everyday...

Today I am grateful for the kindness of strangers. A man helped me out in a moment of need today when he could have just closed the door on my face and said no. I will always be thankful for him and for being so kind to me...



Fri. Apr 4, 1:41pm

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Happy Happy Agnostic

I am grateful that Karma saw fit to allow me to find the most wonderful man in the world - my husband.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 1:52 PM

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I am grateful for all my friends here on pt and for all the encouragement and support they have giving me.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 2:31 PM

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I am greatful that I have been given the knowledge as well as the opportunity to live and eat healthy.

Hang in there Kat, we all love you.

Friday, April 04, 2008, 3:03 PM

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LOL, you may never know, but I do. hehehe. That's what happens with names on annonomous threads.

Saturday, April 05, 2008, 6:48 AM

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love this thread

Nice and positive..I am grateful for thehealth of me and my family for my loving husband and the gift of our son. I am grateful to have this website and for our good weather and a home to call my own! So much to be thankful for. I truly log this daily in my home journal under gratitudes of the day..it helps me sleep better b/c no matter how bad a day, there is always something good! Take care and God bless you OP!

Saturday, April 05, 2008, 8:30 AM

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I am grateful for a healthy body even when it creaks along at times :)

Saturday, April 05, 2008, 1:02 PM

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Naps

I am thankful for the regenerating power of naps! I have never been a big napper because I always had a headache when I woke up. Well it seems they no longer do. After waking up early to study, meet with my tutee, a great workout (that kicked my butt!), and another study session. I was ready for a nap. It sooooo helped!

I am also thankful for my mom. She is a great help to me right now even if I don't always show her my appreciation.

Saturday, April 05, 2008, 3:02 PM

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I am thankful for PT for this free website.

I am thankful for my health.

I am thankful for my husband.

Thank you, Higher Power!

Saturday, April 05, 2008, 6:00 PM

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Kites shaped like dragons, and breezy weather for little girls to fly them in.

Strawberries.

Purple crocuses.

How it feels to sing.

Those little creases on my husband's cheek...I love those...

Saturday, April 05, 2008, 9:51 PM

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OP here...I am so happy to see that other people have added to this thread! It makes me smile!

Today I am grateful for the opportunities I have to travel and work, the great support and motivation that PT and everyone here provides, and I am grateful to know that God is there for me and understands my deepest wishes and accepts me faults, fat, and all!

Sunday, April 06, 2008, 3:52 AM

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For some reason my thoughts turned to developing countries as I let my water run while rinsing out some dishes this morning. Made me think of the abundance we have here in the U.S. - where half the population is obese, where I'm struggling to lose weight b/c I've eaten too much, where we can let our water run and run and run and not think twice about it. And there are people in other countries struggling to get by to survive, where an abundance of food and water would change lives, communities, etc. My struggle is with food restriction - theirs is survival. Geez, am I grateful or just plain depressed now?

I'm definitely grateful that I have access to such abundance.



Sunday, April 06, 2008, 8:05 PM

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PP...I hear what you are saying. I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns and it made me feel so grateful to be a woman living in the Western world. I did not have a choice, but living in the Western world means I can choose my partner, can have my partner arrested if he beats me, and I have rights. I can vote, I can own property, I can get an education, I can wear what I want to wear.

So today I am grateful for being a woman in the Western world and for having the opportunities that I do. Thank you God. And I ask that I be shown a way to help those women who are less fortunate than me.

Monday, April 07, 2008, 12:53 AM

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I'm thankful for choices

We may not always be able to choose what happens to us but we can choose the attitude in which we respond.

I’m thankful for the gift of Love, Mercy and Grace and being brought up with choices.


Monday, April 07, 2008, 4:59 AM

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PP: I agree and echo your sentiments. God gave us free will and to that belongs choosing our attitudes and reactions. Have a great day!

Monday, April 07, 2008, 6:29 AM

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I am grateful for:

a healthy, loving family
choice
living in such a wonderful country
cherry blossoms
tulips
cold, rainy nights
my own health
fields of flowers
zen centers
music
a community of loving, supportive friends
every breathe i take

Monday, April 07, 2008, 6:35 PM

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I am grateful that my previously very sick kitty is healthy enough to sit in my lap right now and purr.


Monday, April 07, 2008, 11:24 PM

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I am grateful for my health, the opportunities given to me, and for the love and support of my family.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 3:12 AM

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the cross

Tuesday, April 08, 2008, 10:45 AM

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Today I am thankful for beautiful weather, healthy food and choices, and I am thankful for God's love and mercy that keeps me going and gives me strength.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 12:55 AM

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I didn't have time to journal this morning...so here is what I am grateful for today:

- Innocent flirting - who thought that just making eye contact with a cute stranger could make you smile for hours?
- Having clothes that fit before now fitting looser
- The upcoming weekend
- God's love

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 3:54 AM

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I am thankful for another day to be a mom to my children.

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 7:49 PM

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I am grateful for Fridays, another day another chance to do good, meeting new people, and feeling God's love in my life.

Everyone, have a great day!

Friday, April 11, 2008, 2:52 AM

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I am grateful that I kept that old belt that I only wore once. This is because my belts for work are all too big now and I found an old one that used to not fit and now, it fits perfectly!!!

I am also greatful for a loving family and friend/coworker base that motivates me to keep going. It feels great to be proud of my accomplishments.

Friday, April 11, 2008, 4:52 AM

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I am thankful for Atheists. Though usually a silent minority, the current administration has forced them to get more vocal about the criminal behavior of the right wing fanatics that are hell bent on tearing down the basic freedoms that this country was founded on. Separation of church and state :) aaahhhh.

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 9:41 PM

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I am thankful most of all for a wonderful God who knows me, my heart, and my desires. I am thankful for God giving me strength and courage to get through the hard times and the ability to enjoy the good times. But most of all I am grateful for His love. I look forward to the day when Jesus returns and the pain and suffering of this world will be over and we can all live in love...

Enjoy your Sunday and have a fantastic week!

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 3:01 AM

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LOL!!!! I am so greatful for this thread!! Where else can you get a comment about being greatful for athiests be followed a comment about being greatful for God's love.
I love it. I'm also greatful for having an open mind and being able to look at both sides equally and find the joy that it can bring.

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 11:11 AM

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For the little moments...

I am grateful for being able to get to know new people...chats on the train in the morning with new friends (what a nice way to start a Monday!)...a healthy, strong body and mind...new lessons learned and the paths they help forge...long, deep discussions and laughter over wine...the ability to change and God's help in doing so.

I wish everyone a great start to their week!

Monday, April 14, 2008, 8:20 AM

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Sunshine after days of gray weather and rain...workout anticipation - I love knowing that I will get a good workout in and will sweat like crazy (so good for the skin!!)...flashes of self-understanding (if only I could hold onto them longer sometimes, maybe I would not make the same mistakes over and over again)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 6:07 AM

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Hugs

I'm going through a very emotional and difficult time in my life and I have to keep it bottled up except in the privacy of my bedroom at night when no one but God can hear me. What I really need is a hug and shoulder to cry on.

However, this morning, I got to give the gift that I so desperately need, a hug and allowed someone I only know as an aquaintence cry, spill the beans and I gave her a hug.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 9:05 AM

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A hug for 9:05...

I am with you in spirit! I too am going through a very emotional phase in my life. My life is in transition at the moment and even though it's a good transition it's stirring up all sorts of emotions and memories. To help myself I journal almost everyday and keep up a steady conversation with God...

So for you to be able to appreciate giving someone else what you need, that is so selfless and kind. I wish I could give you a hug and the shoulder you need to cry on!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 9:09 AM

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I am grateful for so much-

-my amazing husband
-my awesome cats
-my great apartment
-my wonderful job
-all of my vacation time
-comedy
-family
-friends
-my personality
-my body (that's getting healthier by the second)
-nature
-art
-animals
-chocolate

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 11:32 AM

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I am thankful for my boyfriends, who has held my hand during huge life tragedies

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 2:46 PM

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my parent,
my brother
my husband
health
nice house and a garden
wonderful recipes to cook great food
all advancements that made our lives so easier
jk rowling for the "Harry Potter" series


Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 4:32 PM

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Just to be alive...

I am grateful for the gift of life. Think about it, you exist and can experience life and all its ups and downs and that is a beautiful thing! Not sure what the world would be like if we did not exist, but I am grateful for the experiences (good and bad) it provides.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 3:33 AM

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Fish

A fisherman came to my gate today with a giant fish and asked if I wanted to buy it- I did! He made my day and I made his day! Fun!

PS Thanks for starting this! It is good to see something happy and encouraging on here!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10:35 AM

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Today I am grateful for my health.

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 4:02 PM

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I am grateful for Fridays, fabulous spring weather, God's love, strength, and wisdom (I try my best to listen at all times, though I sometimes fall down, He picks me right back up), and for my health!

Friday, April 18, 2008, 12:59 AM

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The lil chirpy birds outside

Yes I love them.
When I wake up in the morning and start my day they sound so darn cute.
It's a great way to start the day, thank you spring, thank you good weather, thank you california, thank you for the motivation.

Friday, April 18, 2008, 11:17 AM

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Motivation

Sometimes working out is truly a mind over matter thing. I am grateful for willpower, motivation, and fabulous weather to take away any excuse to go for a run!

Sunday, April 20, 2008, 6:01 AM

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Isn't it amazing...

how a conversation with a good friend can help you feel grounded when you feel like you are drowning? I love good friends!

Sunday, April 20, 2008, 3:53 PM

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I am greatful that I fit into my grey manager pants finally!!!! 4 months and 26 pounds later. Mini goal 1 has been reached. Next mini goal= 50 pounds total!!! Slow and steady wins the race, and I feel like a winner!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008, 3:07 AM

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Patience

It's been said that patience is a virtue, but it's one I have always lacked on. So for a week that is going to be full of ups and downs, I am grateful for having a chance to work on my patience and placing my trust in God.

Monday, April 21, 2008, 4:18 AM

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Grateful for PT

This site has changed my life! I hate to sound like one of those "after" commercials, but this site is wonderful! There is no way I would have lost the weight I have and felt so good about it without the support of the people here. So thank you PT!

I am just as grateful for life's little surprises and difficulties - they are what help us grow and teach us to lean on God for support. Here's to the person I am becoming!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:18 AM

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Beautiful weather

I am grateful for another day of beautiful weather to allow me to go for a fabulous run! I am also grateful for restful sleep, tasty food, and feeling healthy :)

Have a fabulous day everyone!

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 6:40 AM

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TGIF!!!

I am grateful for the weekend! Also for fabulous weather and meeting new people - it's always fun!

Friday, April 25, 2008, 5:28 AM

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I am grateful for the birds singing outside my window at day break, and the silence and peace inside my home and heart.

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:56 AM

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I am grateful for my beautiful body, my beautiful hair, my beautiful face, my radiant health, my glowing skin. I am grateful for my beautiful mind, my amazing laugh, my good heart, and my parents who gave all of these things to me. I am grateful for all of the simple day-to-day pleasures; tea, petting my cats, playing, healthy food, soft clothes, walking in the grass, my amazing job.

Thank you world.

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9:01 AM

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I am grateful to be going with the current instead of trying to swim against it.

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9:03 AM

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I am grateful for the beautiful weather today that led me to take a LONG walk to appreciate the blossoms on the fruit trees. I am also grateful for God giving me an opportunity to build my life according to His plan for me and my life. I am grateful for my family and their support. I am grateful for mass communication tools like the Internet so that I can share, laugh, and support with others!

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:55 AM

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I am thankful for being with someone who loves me with every ounce of his being and tells me everyday!

And I'm thankful that in 3 weeks we'll be married!

Monday, April 28, 2008, 5:24 PM

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Congrats PP!!!!! So exciting!!
Today is my hubby and mine's 1 year wedding anniversary. Definately enjoy yourself. The first year can be so much fun.

Oh, and yes, I am greatful for my husband and my fat cat that will be waiting for me when I get home from work this morning.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 1:51 AM

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Good news

I am grateful for this beautiful Spring weather. I am also grateful for finding out that my conference this summer is all expenses paid....

God heard my prayers and I know he is listening...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 5:13 AM

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I am grateful for an extraordinary mother who I love dearly.
and
Wine, I am very very very grateful for red wine :)

Thursday, May 01, 2008, 6:37 PM

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I'm greatful that I'm 54 years old and still able to run a half marathon this Saturday!

Thursday, May 01, 2008, 6:47 PM

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Finding my silver lining

Despite the turmoil in my life right now, I am grateful for tackling the hard issues. This is God's way of molding me and helping me grow stronger. It is only through the heat of the fire that most metals can be molded. Afterwards they are stronger for it.

I am also grateful for absolutely beautiful weather!!! And for days on end!! I am grateful for finally breaking my plateau and for having a chance to improve my health and self-image. I am grateful for the many opportunities I have been given in the last few months. And I am grateful for anticipation - perhaps one of the greatest emotions of all. The thrill of expecting something new and knowing it is worth the wait!

Sunday, May 04, 2008, 2:27 AM

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Mr. Clean

I am thankful
that my Husband loves to clean house(everyday;-)
that we still WANT each other after 20 years
for healthy parents
for finding this place
for still being able to see what is wrong and change it
for grateful people
for my sweet dogs


Sunday, May 04, 2008, 8:16 PM

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I am thankful for my health.

I'll miss you Barry. May you find peace and comfort in heaven.

Monday, May 05, 2008, 8:11 PM

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I am grateful that I have learned how not to be unhappy
For my dog's wagging tail and sweet face
For my family and my best friend and their ability to listen
For the suffering I now feel in order to become stronger
For the life that I am learning to truly live
For being less that 140 lbs for the first time in 3 years
For having been born with blue eyes and curly brown hair
For being short
For laughter and for books, for being able to learn - everyday

Thursday, May 08, 2008, 12:14 AM

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I am grateful for all of you, grateful people. As I was reading all through I was reminded how blessed I am. I want to count all my blessings now rather than being negative about things about me and around me. Thank you all of you and have a fabulous day !! Give an undeserved kindness to someone close to you!

Thursday, May 08, 2008, 1:38 AM

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Today I am grateful for fantastic weather, starting my day with a smile and a prayer, for new opportunities, and my family. Here's to continued learning and staying healthy!

Thursday, May 08, 2008, 5:50 AM

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