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10/31/12 10:40 P

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This TED talk talks about the power finding 3 gratitudes a day.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXy__kB
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Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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10/30/12 6:17 P

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There are so many blessings that happen daily when we just stop to think about it!

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. Corrie Ten Boom


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3/23/12 11:38 P

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The number of pleasant experiences in my life has gone up. I am enjoying it all.

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12/29/11 10:07 P

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I look forward to my spark time. That is MY time and I enjoy talking and posting. I also learn something new out of everytime I log on.

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Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right?
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11/14/11 12:44 P

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I sometimes have a hard time finding the good so this team helps me dig deep to find them

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10/10/11 9:44 P

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Stabilized my moods.
Helped me always see the good things in life...what is right instead of what could be wrong. Increased awareness of daily miracles.
Enabled me to meet wonderful people on this team...

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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10/14/10 9:55 A

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changing my thought process



Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.




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10/12/10 10:29 A

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made all the difference in the world



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9/25/10 1:40 P

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I am much happier now



Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.




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9/21/10 9:05 A

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Being grateful helps me appreciate things and people in my life.

"One step at a time"


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2/25/10 8:02 A

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I am grateful for being able to track my food and exercise; to be responsible for my actions. I am thankful for the chance to be somehow supportive of others by doing what I need to do for me. Also, I am grateful for my faith and my family which led me here.
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I asked God to not let me go hungry or freeze to death and every day I have a meal, and find ways to keep warm.

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12/2/09 12:36 A

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I see that I am coming back daily and that is a start huh? I need to see more results and then I could possibly tell, but I feel so much better inside just coming back.

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yes, yes, yes! It is an incredible discipline to track food & exercise, write a daily blog and write gratitudes. If this is new, I hope you will keep doing it indefinitely. The love on this team is beyond words!

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10/22/09 9:45 P

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Focusing on my blessings helps to keep me in a positive frame of mind. I have always thought that is we are not thankful for something--why should we be allowed to keep it.

All people are God's "creations", but only those who accept His son Jesus as their personal savior are the "children" of God.
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8/12/09 6:51 A

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Gratitude, as far as I'm concerned, is a winning attitude. I'm very fortunate, and I complain less when I remember to be thankful. Gratitude makes the world seem a nicer place. Gratitude has helped me get through some very challenging times.





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7/23/09 10:58 A

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Every evening I always give thanks to my someone special and I am very grateful for her and all she does.I also give thanks to GOD for blessing me with the days I live ...... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am here because someone special in my life cares about me and I must be at my best for her ..


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3/12/09 4:32 P

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I had begun writing gratitudes many years ago. I read in a book that it was a good tool for people to use when they are dealing with depression.
I won the depression battle with the help of gratitude and information. And I vowed to never let myself go there again.
Posting online helps keep me on the right path. emoticon It's good to see there are good people in this world just doing the best that they can. Thank you all for sharing. emoticon

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3/6/09 7:53 A

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When I first came across the gratitude threads here on Spark, I felt like a fish to water.

In another sphere of my life, the re-evaluation counseling community www.rc.org/ , I had already learned the habit of regularly sharing "news and goods" everytime we meet.

I have learned that one always has a choice where to put one's attention. Once I begin looking for things to appreciate about myself, about others or about life, there is an un-ending supply. Not only does this feel good, but it frees up energy and attention to do positive things and resist addictions and other negative patterns.

I have learned to do this by myself, in my own mind, but it is even more powerful when I share the positive thoughts with someone else. That's why these threads (and now this team) are so great.

When my wife and I go for walks, or during car trips, we will take turns sharing "news and goods". Doing this, we can go back and forth for a long time. It really perks us up and makes us feel even closer. Amazingly, we learn new things about each other in the process, even though we've already known each other for 30 years!

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan


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2/9/09 10:48 A

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It stops me from going down a negative road when my days have begun in a less than perfect way. It makes me stop and take stock of all the good that is surrounding me and others - I get inspired by reading the gratitudes of our teammates! It's a good reminder to celebrate life at all stages.

Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. -Marilyn Ferguson

When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next. -Dolly Parton

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For the better! I don't know where I'd be without my daily postings AND reading everyone else's positives creates a tremendous energy that gets me up and going.

Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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1/9/09 2:26 A

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Yes, thank you for this team. Being aware of the wonderful things that are granted us everyday has given me great pleasure and insight. Instead of being frustrated by some small inconvenience, I step back, take a breath and tell myself it will come, it will happen when it's supposed to be. And behold! Nearly always the thing sorts itself out. I think much of that is that I am granted a different approach or view.
I like the idea of writing gratitudes in a journal. I have several empty journals b/c I could never seem to get started.
AT, you keep continuing to touch my life in so many positive ways.

"Comfort the disturbed...disturb the comfortable."


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1/7/09 3:45 P

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When I first saw the concept described by Sarah
"Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I though of her promise that it would transform ones life and started writing my gratitudes in journals.
It has been true for me. My life is transformed and continues to thrive with magical graces.
It started with writing my gratitudes and moved me to a place where I noted the blessings as they happened thinking "that is a good one for my gratitude list"...more kept coming...

This new team is a HUGE pleasure for me. Thank you for creating this team AT!! Thanks to all who contribute. What could be better than to watch beauty grow?

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
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1/3/09 9:03 P

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Each day that I come here(SP), I look for my last post and read all the posts to the top of the page. I am never lacking for things to be grateful for. There is often many things that I have taken for granted or just simply didn't think of as being grateful for!

Having came from a background where I was homeless and had nothing more than what hung from my shoulders and hips, I can sit here and say, "Yes . .I remember when I so wanted a hot shower or a warm cup of soup!" I have a TV AND a remote. Why shall I curse the battery for losing power when I never had one?

Posting gratitudes has impacted my life by showing me so many things to be thankful for and also shown me that I have a lot of 'Not-yets' or rather . .things could be worse!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."

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1/3/09 8:33 P

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I have discovered that even within unpleasant situations or sadness, that there is often still also something good that happened or came of that situation.

I have learned, somewhat by accident, that recognizing and being thankful for things, both big and small, just seems to bring even more to be thankful for...whether it is something new in your life, or something that was always there that you just now see through these new grateful eyes!

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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By posting my gratitude it has made me more aware of all the things I have to be grateful for. When I started posting on the gratitude message board I decided I would post 5 things every day. Now I am very purposely looking for things to post because I don't want to post less than 5 items.

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1/3/09 5:52 P

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What have you learned by assuming an attitude of gratitude?

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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