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In moments of discouragement, defeat, or even despair, there are always certain things to cling to. Little things usually: remembered laughter, the face of a sleeping child, a tree in the wind-in fact, any reminder of something deeply felt or dearly loved. No man is so poor as not to have many of these small candles. When they are lighted, darkness goes away-and a touch of wonder remains.
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Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
W. T. Purkiser
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Money matters, but less than we think and not in the way we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Personal Stories About ‘Gratitude’
The Small Moments That Can Light Up A DaySubmitted by Steven L Foley
I have a Rewards Card for Showcase Cinema that allows me to earn rewards points with each purchase that I make at the theatre and periodically provides me with a free popcorn, soda or movie ticket coupon. I had recently accumulated enough rewards points to obtain a coupon for a free popcorn. Standing in the...
GratitudeSubmitted by AEH
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...
The Strangers Who CaredSubmitted by Anonymous
It was to be our second Christmas in Germany and we decided to avoid the naked tree problem that we had the year before. We tried ordering an artificial tree from the States, only to learn that the packaging was too big to send through the A.P.O. mail system. We then wrote to my father, and he agreed to purchase...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Gratitude’
Billie SSubmitted by
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...
Bardi TotoSubmitted by David Ladera
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...
Loubeth ChaveroSubmitted by Lovella
She just gave birth to two bubbly young men, but she is a mother of 5 more little ladies. She is our aunt. She is the cause of what we are today and what we will become in the future that lies in front of us. She is the person we go in times of trouble, bewilderment and our success. The person why we try our...
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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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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?
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.
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!
I am grateful for this site. I wish more people knew about this website!!
Mary, Santa Monica, CA
This is a wonderful site!! Thank you!
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