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    Thread: What are you grateful for?

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      What are you grateful for?

      In honor of turkey day let's list some things we're grateful for.

      I'll start.

      I'm grateful a vampire fish hasn't swam up my urinary tract only to feel threatened the next time I try to pee, puff up and shred my penis from the inside out.

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      I'm grateful that despite of my overbearing desire to dissociate from the belief system of Christianity that was engrained to no end as a child, that I still have some kind of basis to still be sane, which allows me to be open to as many beliefs as I allow.

      I'm grateful that my sporadic thoughts are only present if I allow them to based on my frequency or mood, which means anything negative that comes to mind can be eradicated at will.

      I'm grateful that I still seek to try new things out, even if at times I tend to try to do everything at once. I'm grateful that I'm not as ignorant as I was when believing that when people say you can't do this or that, that it's impossible.

      I'm grateful that even when I moderately hit several breaking points that question my standards with morale and life in general, that I still have a sense of what humanizes me to bring myself back together and sustain ground in this world.

      I'm grateful that I don't require drugs, alcohol, or any other external substance that only gives temporary relief, but a huge detriment. Any time that I'm depressed, or feel like complete and utter shit, I just acknowledge it, let it float around my mind a bit, realize how it's useless to engage in negative thinking, and move on with my life. Don't see the need to use substances to just avoid the problem temporarily when I can figure it out right there and then through willpower.

      I'm also grateful that I have all body parts intact and functioning right, especially with how people give me mixed looks that occasionally makes me worry how I look and how I should be composed in society.

      There's a lot of things I'm grateful for, but I'm not feeling the Hawthorne vibe right now.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Original Poster View Post
      In honor of turkey day let's list some things we're grateful for.

      I'll start.

      I'm grateful a vampire fish hasn't swam up my urinary tract only to feel threatened the next time I try to pee, puff up and shred my penis from the inside out.
      I am Grateful this hasn't happened to you Original Poster:

      We've all heard the urban legend about a fish that swam up a man's urine stream in the Amazon. As it turns out, it's no legend. Jeremy Wade meets a man with quite an interesting story to tell... and the footage to prove it!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDu1...e_gdata_player
      (2:16) 263,111 views now

      Love your bouncy-sexy avatar.
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      Watching that video made the PC muscles under my scrotum retract so hard in fear.

      Ugh, I'm grateful for a healthy penis too OP.
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      Quote Originally Posted by debrajane View Post
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      i am grateful
      we've all heard the urban legend about a fish that swam up a man's urine stream in the amazon. As it turns out, it's no legend. Jeremy wade meets a man with quite an interesting story to tell... And the footage to prove it!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odu1...e_gdata_player
      (2:16) 263,111 views now
      how bad could that video possibly be? hahaha...
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      1:38 THE FUCK

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      Grateful for DV back to normal.
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      The video says "Video not available" . Probably because I'm in Canada. I hate when this happens. I think my bio professor showed us something involving that.

      I'm grateful for a lot of things but these "I'm grateful for _______" things have always felt forced to me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dianeva View Post

      I'm grateful for a lot of things but these "I'm grateful for _______" things have always felt forced to me.
      While I agree that this topic comes up every single year, and the cliched format becomes grating, it has a purpose. It's to make you stop and reflect on the good things in your life, which are easy to overlook when most of us have so much. The exercise could definitely benefit from being done in another way. Anyway...

      I'm grateful that my parents are paying for college. I'm grateful for having a normal, nuclear family and food every day. For those in impoverished countries, food is a rarity and while I really don't care about those people, it's nice knowing I'll probably never have that experience.
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      I'm grateful for not being a fat ass.
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      I don't feel grateful as I am an edgy kid
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      I am grateful that things are finally looking up for me, in general.

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      i almost got hit by a car today.....i'm grateful i didn't.
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      Thanksgiving is over but who cares?

      - I'm thankful for the 18 years I got to spend as a mother.
      - I'm forever thankful that after almost two decades, I am divorced from asshat (sadly, the father of 3 of my children).
      - I'm Humbled/in AWE/Thankful for the return of my high school sweetheart and best friend, and that we found each other right when we both needed each other the most. Waking up next to your best friend is awesome.
      - I'm thankful for the really awesome doctors that found an unknown heart problem and operated on me within 24 hours of finding it last May, before I died young. I won't waste a single day, I promise.
      - I'm thankful for having a writers heart and a love for music. Writing and singing has been my therapy.
      - Lastly, I'm thankful for finding this site!!!!! OMG, I'm NOT ALONE.
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      I thankful I'm not locked in Jeffrey Dahmer's basement waiting to get a hole drilled through my skull and acid poured into my brain in an attempt to turn me into some sort of mindless sex slave.

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      I am grateful that I found this awesome forum

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      I'm grateful I've doubled the number of states and cities I've seen in a couple months and made it safely. I'm grateful for everything I've learned on my trip. I'm grateful especially to have tasted the supreme power of gratitude. I'm grateful life gave me the opportunity to know my impregnable spirit, and see clearly. Part of me is always okay. Something of me is untouchable. The love part. Allow me to always feel this part. Allow me to always feel a flood of gratitude surge from my heart and ripple through my beautiful vessel. And allow this energy to catch the world on fire.
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      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      I┤m grateful for a lot of things - what I think of right now is - I am grateful for having unlimited internet access and the possibilities this offers for learning, enjoying and communicating.
      This of course includes having found this forum.
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      Gratitude seems to be a relatively new pet phenomenon in psychology with studies done on it┤s effects on subjective happiness and well-being - and other things - like falling asleep:


      How Gratitude Helps You Sleep at Night | Psychology Today

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      In practice it becomes obvious and warrants no study. It's really sad that people take gratitude for granted and prefer to focus on everything that's going wrong. I found the change enlightening when I switched from listing complaints to listing thanks at a time when I had so much to complain about and so little to be happy for.

      We take for granted the obvious. You're under a roof right now, I assume. An amazing, beautiful roof. If you think, "It's just a roof" then you have my pity. My hair is fucking gorgeous but when I look at it I often worry of its potential to thin as I age, rather than appreciate how sexy it is right now. My face is handsome as shit but I only ever fixate on the zits or on whether or not to trim my facial hair.

      Someone I stayed with in Oklahoma phrased it "God wants you to have a thankful heart." And never did I see this truer than when I saw my experiences hitching flip upside down the moment I found the power to feel grateful even during some of the worst circumstances. It's not instant, of course. We assume manifestation works with or cognitive function but its our unconscious conditions that control manifestation, so we need experiences to change those unconscious patterns. Saying "I believe blah blah" does not mean that your brain actually carries a positive association regarding blah blah.

      So you have to cling to the little thanks and find your resolve. You will not only overcome the negative associations simply by refusing to feed them, but if you move forward grateful for every little drop of help and kindness you find on the path, they will start to snowball until before you know it, blessings rain upon you and you'll wonder what you ever did to deserve such a beautiful life.
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      I'm grateful for my family and friends, whom I would not be here without. My family deserves my utmost gratefulness, for obvious reasons, but my friend Robert is a very close second. He is always there for me, and it always willing to push me to do better, even if he makes me mad in the process. I love that about him- he has made me want to do better, and do more for myself. I'm so glad I have him. He helped me rebuild my truck, gives me a place to stay and belong, encouraged me to start my own business, feeds me, and is overall, the best friend I have ever had. (Not to mention, he's sexeh. )
      I'm grateful also that even though my family goes through a lot of BS throughout the course of a year, (no running water, no power, no heat, no food, to name a few) we are all still here and still together. We may be broke, but we've got more love than anyone else in the world, I'm pretty sure. <3

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