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#1 Karen

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:28 PM

So, a huuuuuuge pet peeve of mine is when people are ungrateful and bitter in their lives because they don't appreciate what they have. It is SO important to take a step back and look at things and be grateful and to count your blessings!

I would like for all of us to post things that we are grateful for, and/or things we are blessed for. They could be the same thing, it just depends on the term you want to use. I would like to use this format:

I am blessed (or, "I am grateful.")
I am blessed/grateful because....

and if someone above can't think of something and you might know something, help them out!

I'll start.

I am blessed.
I am blessed because I had the opportunity to buy new clothes yesterday.

**And keep in mind ladies and gents, that it doesn't have to be something really profund, it can be simple like, "I am grateful because I had the opportunity to eat my favorite food today".

Let the blessings and gratefulness commence!

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:35 PM

I love this topic!!! It always pisses me off on here about the many threads that are decayed to complaining and such! Everyone needs to be more positive!

I am blessed because I have family and friends who love me.

I am thankful that my co-director is one of my best friends and super helpful!

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:36 PM

I admire you for making this thread, Karen.
I've been really bitter lately, for having been in that accident, but perhaps I should write this:

I am blessed because someone was watching over me last Wednesday.
I am grateful that I survived, even though I'm in immense pain right now.

Thank you.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:41 PM

you both are welcome! I hope everyone takes something away from this :)
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:25 PM

I am grateful that I have the chance to get an education!
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:04 PM

I'm glad you value your education!!!! ROCK IT GIRRRRRL. :D
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I'm grateful that I've finally started making steps and taking action to move on with my life. I realized how necessary it was two days ago, for me to re-focus on my education, my fitness and health, and my wellbeing. It was put into perspective for me. And I know I will not fail. And if I do, failure is only temporary.

I'm also grateful my sister takes me in and spends time with me. ^_^ Love herrr <3. :wub:

That's it for me :mellow: . I'll check back later. :P LOL.
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"I don't need any of you to approve of my decisions, I need ya'll to respect them" -Sandra Bullock in 'The Blind Side'.
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstance. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." -George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

I am gratefullll that I'm learning how to take care of my body, slowly!
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:42 PM

I am thankful for the air I am breathing in and e beautiful life I live!

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 03:42 PM

I am thankful that I got everything I needed sorted out for my transfer orientation!

I am also thankful that I got into the University of Washington. And even though they let me know too late and I can't go, it is a major accomplishment for me because it is a GOOD school. I will apply there for grad school :)
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:37 PM

I am thankful that I got everything I needed sorted out for my transfer orientation!


Congratulations hun!!! AND SAME!!!

I am so thankful everything is set up for me to start school this fall. I am all signed up for courses and have been accepted to the art program. I am so thankful to all of those who helped me. Especially my amazing dad, who is very blessed indeed!

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:14 PM

I am grateful that I get to go and see two of my best friends from college today! :)
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:39 AM

I am blessed.
I am blessed because I am Loved by people who are close to me in my life, and by God.
I am grateful that I've had such wonderful opportunities to really grow as a person, within the past--even--four months. <3.
I am thankful that my healing has really brought to the forefront my purpose and solidified my convictions to help others (in need).
I am super grateful that I finally received a position for a second job that pays well and supports a cause I care a lot about.
I am in awe that those I care most about reciprocate that feeling with huuuge amount of patience. (-nudge nudge nudge-). :)
I am happy.

Thank. You. God.
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Quotes Which Resonate with Me:
"There is no success without determination" -K.S., #24. RIP <3, 2009.
"I don't need any of you to approve of my decisions, I need ya'll to respect them" -Sandra Bullock in 'The Blind Side'.
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstance. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." -George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

I am blessed AND grateful because WHO KNEW at the beginning of this year I'd have the opportunity to start a Bible study in my dorm!! I am so excited and I mean, wow. It's amazing to see where God has taken me. I am also grateful because I'm really learning how to trust in God because that is a crux of my faith. Slowly getting there :)
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:44 AM

I am blessed AND grateful because WHO KNEW at the beginning of this year I'd have the opportunity to start a Bible study in my dorm!! I am so excited and I mean, wow. It's amazing to see where God has taken me. I am also grateful because I'm really learning how to trust in God because that is a crux of my faith. Slowly getting there :)


That is such an old post lol, but I can't wait to attend a Bible study you lead. That would be epic!
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I am blessed that my life has turned out the way it has, and that I'm not dragging myself along anymore. I've been working to let go of my fears and anxieties about the future...which, btw, is just recent. But, I'm becoming more conscious of my purpose and what I'm called to do. I still don't have an answer yet and it's still fuzzy, but I feel like it'll become clear soon.

And I am so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life. I'm also grateful that I've reached a place now where I can have other people depend on me more, instead of myself being in constant need.

And I'm just filled with this sense of acceptance and love of myself. It would be hard to explain to someone who has not experienced a change in the level of personal faith in God. But if any of those are curious, i'd be happy to share.

I thank God for all of these things. B) :yesyes:
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Quotes Which Resonate with Me:
"There is no success without determination" -K.S., #24. RIP <3, 2009.
"I don't need any of you to approve of my decisions, I need ya'll to respect them" -Sandra Bullock in 'The Blind Side'.
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstance. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." -George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

I am grateful that I AM.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:36 AM

I am blessed that I've had such amazing opportunities this semester and it's only the beginning! I'm so grateful that I can practice my faith without persecution, and I'm SUPREMELY blessed that Jesus loves me!!
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

I guess this belongs here.

I'm one of the Youth Leaders at my Youth Group (So fun, I highly recommended doing it if you're old enough).
The mass of the youth group is quite young and mostly girls, but there is this one girl that goes, she wouldn't be older than 13 or 14 years old. She stands out above the rest of the youth group, not in terms of her beliefs or wisdom or knowledge, but her spirit and her heart.
Shes a hard case, I don't know if its only me that sees it or what, but its hard to explain.
She cant sit still, her eyes dart around the room at a million miles an hour and she is not afraid to make fun of anyone (Including me).
This post may seem very weird, but I see so much innocence in her. Its almost like that is what we Christians should be, so innocent but not afraid of anything. It does my head in and brings a smile to my face every time. To me, that is what Christians should be.
As I said, its hard to explain. I hope you understand me.

I would love to see where she ends up in her life and career, I hope the world doesn't corrupt her

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:20 PM

she must be very blessed joe! And you have been blessed with the gift to see that in her, which is very amazing :) Being able to see potential is a great thing :D

I am grateful that I'm on spring break
That I'm doing my observation hours for my child study class this week to gain experience
also I got to meet a speaker from the Red Cloud Indian School in south dakota yesterday, which is a place that I'm considering going to to volunteer after I graduate. It's amazing because out of all the universities she came to my school and I got to meet her and the other people that came with her and it was such an incredible experience! I feel like God is pushing me in the right direction saying "LISTEN! I JUST GOT ALL OF THESE SIGNS FOR YOU! THIS IS WHERE YOU'RE MEANT TO GO!" so maybe I will go after graduation lol.

Hmm what else? Oh I'm doing a community service project with my friend (also for my child study class) and we're going into the daycare at my uni to do world music with the kids. I am sooo excited :)
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

If you say it shouldn't be here then i proise I'll shut up, I just wondered why people should be more positive and why they should count their blessing?
Yes I'm one of those evil cynical people you mentioned in your opening post, but I was genuiunely intruiged to see why you believe this.

Like I said I promise to shut up and go away if you want me to. It's jsut academic curiosity...

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:34 PM

Why shouldn't people be more positive? :P

Counting blessings and fortunes in life is a wonderful thing because it gives people the opportunity to appreciate what they have, rather than what they don't. Everyone needs to take a step back sometimes and realize how good they have it because (I know it's cliche) there are people in the world that don't have nearly as much or almost anything at all.

As for being positive, it is a choice. We can choose to be negative, or we can choose to be positive. But when I think about it, honestly, why would anyone choose to be negative? It benefits them in no way whatsoever. And I'm not talking about being a realist, I'm talking about being flat out negative and mean and miserly (or whatever other definition there is, I'm sure it varies by person). It's also been proven that being happier is more beneficial to a person's health, while negativity has a bad impact on life span and can increase stress and sadness.

Being a Christian and counting my blessings, it helps me realize that I have everything I need when I really take a moment and think about it. A blessing doesn't have to be anything big, and being thankful could be being thankful for anything! For example, today I'm thankful that I have the ability to perform with my acapella group tonight at an event that my school is putting on talking about advocacy and it addresses many of the problems in this world like poverty, slavery, etc.

It's good just to take a moment every day and realize how lucky we are! I hope that helped :D
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