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23 Dec 2018 04:40 #331457 by thomaswfaulkner
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I'm grateful for quiet time on the couch with my wife after having a day full of activities with the babies.

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23 Dec 2018 05:38 - 23 Dec 2018 05:52 #331459 by Viperion
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I am grateful to have gone through the experience of losing people close to me suddenly. Why? These experiences, while sad, taught me to truly appreciate the limited time I have with friends and love ones. These experiences also caused me to ask myself the important question of how I wanted to spend my limited time here, how do I want to contribute to the world, what kind of legacy do I wish to have. I am also much more careful with what I say to others now, they may be here now but they might not be here come sundown, I now ask “do I really want to leave off on that note?”

I am grateful that I have a clean bill of health. So many take this for-granted, your fine one day and then suddenly your not. If I wake up with all my limbs and not sick, my day has already begun on a positive note. I appreciate my state of health, and I spend so much time at the gym to maintain or improve my state, and because I can, and because I can I will take full advantage of being able to, while I still can.

I am grateful for the various communities I am apart of. Without them, where would I be today? I truly appreciate the sense of kinship, and closeness that comes from interacting with others. I love being exposed to new and diverse points of view on a daily basis. I am also grateful that I am able to do these same things, and more for others, through my participation.

I am grateful that I can forgive others easily. Trying to fight every battle, pay back every slight no matter how minor, allowing myself to be consumed by a need for revenge, constantly thinking negatively and causing negativity to manifest in the world through my actions, allowing others to have so much power over me, what way is that to live? I forgive, but do not forget. But just because someone does something once, doesn’t mean they will do it again, one should be vigilant, but not allow the past to bias them.

I am grateful for all the pain and struggle I have gone through so far in life, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Without it, would I be the person I am today? Would I have reflected on my actions so much? Would I have done so much internal work? Would I have learned as much as I have?

No, I wouldn’t have, or it would have taken much, much longer to get where I am today. Through pain and struggle comes strength and wisdom, the ability to remain keep going in the face of odds that appear to be insurmountable, and so much more.

I am grateful for these things mainly, and so much more. If I wrote a list of all the things I am grateful for, I would be writing it for weeks.

Have a happy holidays.

~ David ~
12/23/18

~ The ungrateful creature keeps stinging you. Why don’t you just let it drown? The yogi answered, “It is the nature of a scorpion to sting. It is the nature of a yogi to show compassion.” And he scooped the scorpion out of the water again, a third time. ~
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24 Dec 2018 08:44 #331530 by Erinis
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I am greatful for the moment when I am not disturbed from work or some other activities.
when I am totally submerged in activity. < flow efect.

I am grateful for time when I can get out of the capital city to nature, especially to forest.
and spend there lot of time.

I am grateful for all good and kind people in my life and on the world. Whom I appreciate the most.
thanks bad experience with evil people in the past.

And naturally for this comunity, which I am part of. where I grow with people, who also same as I believe in the force,
and share their experience and thoughts. (good point Ros > why we are here)

Enjoy your holiday, mainly in Peace!

Erinis;))°
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24 Dec 2018 10:31 #331534 by Arisaig
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Today I am grateful for second and third opinions. Easy to get blinded, we are, to how things are, how we perceive them to be, and how they truly are.

Non nocere, sed ut nullum cacas.
Panentheist Jedi Realist
Holocrons: ~ IP I AP I Personal ~
TM: Zenchi
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24 Dec 2018 15:57 #331539 by Kasumi
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This morning, I am grateful for pancakes.

Having time completely off, where I can pause and enjoy the small things in life, is very good.

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I do not fight for gain or loss, am not concerned with strength or weakness, and neither advance a step nor retreat a step. ~Takuan
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24 Dec 2018 19:49 - 24 Dec 2018 19:50 #331553 by TobiasGeisel
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I am grateful that I am healthy and allowed to grow old together with my cat, who is also healthy.

You must unlearn what you have learned.

Apprentice, Teaching Master: Rosalyn J
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09 Jan 2019 00:27 #332138 by thomaswfaulkner
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I'm grateful that even the hardest days/times pass with time and some change.

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09 Jan 2019 00:37 #332139 by Twigga
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I am grateful for my friend, who looks out for me even in the hardest days/times.
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