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Personal Stories About ‘Gratitude’

  • GRATITUDE

    Broken Heart From A Broken Home

    When I was 17 years old I was taken away from my father’s abusive home by the state. If I had moved back in with my mother I wouldn’t have been able to finish high school that year (my parents were divorced and lived far apart). One of my good friends asked his parents if they would temporarily adopt me so I...

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    Unwilling Student

    I love it at night. It's peaceful. And when it cools down I sometimes do some ironing. I don't really care for it. I work full time and too busy for most housework. I remember the old woman who taught me to iron. I was about 15 and somehow got a live-in job taking care of a woman who had been an able-bodied,...

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    Gratitude

    I am grateful that people seem to be turning towards concepts like this - a public request for values - in a world that also seems full of hatred & irresponsible greed. I am grateful for people, hopefully in greatly increasing numbers, who stand up & say "No More!" to vitriol & incendiary hate speech & the powers...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Gratitude’

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    Bardi Toto

    Bardi Toto is the most caring woman on and off the internet, full of gratitude. I had to say something after I saw her other hero story. Yes she is a best selling author, known world wide for branding and social media. She is the only person online who gives out their phone number and answers. She cares about her...

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    Billie S

    As a child I saw my mother as anything but a hero, but when I became a parent I found out what a Hero truly is. I never realized that super powers could be wisdom, understanding, and patience when it comes to raising our children. It wasn't until my 21 year old daughter decided that my life style wasn't...

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    Len G

    Len was diagnosed with Alpha 1 Antitrypsen deficiency, a generic form of emphysema. While his lungs deteriorated slowly over the years, he did what he could to stay healthy, continued his college education, worked out even while using supplemental oxygen to help him breath. Finally, Len was given the gift of...

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As a foreigner, I am grateful for my College Medger Evers for giving me the opportunity to accomplish something beyond expectation "my degree" and to be the first in my family to make my beloved mother proud.
Samba Guisse, Brooklyn NY

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Anonymous

The college video gets to me every time. My dad unfortunately started struggling with an addiction to drugs in 2008. He started being abusive towards me, more emotionally than physically, in 2010, and when my parents divorced in 2011, he despised me. I believe he blames me for the divorce because I finally broke down and told my mom everything. He says we are both crazy, but the reality is, he is blinded by mind altering drugs. He will no longer answer my phone calls. The last time I went up to his door, to invite him to a church play I would be starring in and a revival I would be singing at, he was shaking, broke out, and was so skinny that when I hugged him I could feel every bone in his spine. I haven't spoken to him since, although I did find out on Facebook that he gave my entire inheritance , a large farm with a house, barn, garage, trailer and multiple fields, to a woman he has only been dating for a couple of years, with no intent of ever marrying. My gratitude falls in the arms of my loving mother who has stand beside me throughout everything that I have been through. Even though no one will ever fill the blank space that my dad left, she tries her hardest to play the role of mother and father. She truly is nuturer and provider in our house. I am also so grateful to have a God that will never forsake me. He has been holding my hand ever since the first day that my dad tried to hit me, and he still hasn't let go. Even with all I have been through, how could I not be grateful?
Anonymous

I absolutely love this one, it makes me cry every time. It shows not only gratitude but also the love between a father and daughter.
Donna, North Tonawanda, NY

I love this commercial !!!!!!
Sandra Rangel, Lake worth Florida

We must never forget the people who helped us and help because no one is an island.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil

I am grateful for a peaceful mind today. A rest from anxious thoughts, negative; unproductive thinking, worrying about all the "what if's". I am so grateful for this site of positive living in this insane world.
Meshell, Milwaukee

Amazing site!!! Thank you for being here in this world!
Power Principles for Living, Canada

Two of the most beautiful words in any language are not 'love you' but 'Thank you.'
Craig Goward Hermes, San Francisco

I am grateful for all my blessings, especially how warm, blue sunny skies make me feel!
Patti, Wild rose wi

I'm grateful for a site like this to be able to share everyday values that we should all raise our children with so we can have a better place to live!
denise, michigan

I am grateful for this site. I wish more people knew about this website!!
Mary, Santa Monica, CA

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Mary Ann, Kingman, AZ

I will always be grateful for my family and friends...
Carolejane B, West Hartford, ct

grateful for forgiveness from others
penny, south dakota