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Daily Gratitude

Discussion in 'LGBT Later in Life' started by looking for me, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. looking for me

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    i was trying to feel grateful all weekend, i just couldnt. i was having a deep crisis of identity. so today i am grateful for my friends, especially one, who reached out and chatted with me for hours till i felt better. Friends = Gratitude! <3
     
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    I have a lot to be grateful for. Even with the internal confusion of who I am.
    Work, creature comforts, health, people I know, a partner. Not necessarily in that order (I do have priorities).
    Life has not always been easy. But I am grateful for the trial-by-fire times. And those moments that bring a smile or a laugh.
    And I am grateful for the chance to learn from those who share on these forums. Thank you.
     
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    so it's cold out, below freezing with the wind chill, and it's going to be stormy tonight, im sitting here with the fire going, comfy and cozy and grateful
     
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    looking for me- Know the feeling. It's below freezing here, and the wind is making it feel even colder. But we got the fireplace (propane) place going. Not as pictureesque as a wood fireplace but still warm and comfortable. And the cat is comfortable also. It's grateful too.
     
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    nothing wrong with gas, lot cleaner and easier than wood.
     
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    Use to have a wood fireplace in another house. Yes, it's not as clean. Just something about the crackling that creates the ambiance.
     
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    sitting here on a cold night, sipping wine, bob marley on the stereo, yes the fire is crackling, feeling grateful
     
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    I'm grateful that my best friend respects me enough to be honest with me even when it hurts. It doesn't always feel good, but it means that we have something real and worth preserving and I'm thankful for that.

    Somewhat related, but I'm grateful that at least right now I'm hanging in there to some extent and have managed to avoid completely giving up on myself up to this point. I've come pretty close a couple of times, but so far staying on the right side of that line.
     
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    hang in there man, this too shall pass. and then you can be grateful for that.
     
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    I'm grateful to have a pretty voice to sing :slight_smile: and like cats and teddies; i'm grateful for my personality, i feel that is really beautiful, noble and kind ♡
     
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    those are absolutely delightful things to be grateful for. :slight_smile:
     
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    i seem to be doing a great deal of posting on this thread, but whatever, im grateful that i can do it. so i've been having a bit of a rough patch lately, and on two occasions while at trans related functions ive broken down crying. what i am grateful for is my friends in that community, they came to me, and showed so much love and support; it made a very terrible time, although short, bearable. so today im, again, grateful for friends.
     
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    I am thankful that my ex- and I have been able to find common ground that allows us to celebrate holidays as a non-heteronormtive family
     
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    Just got home from Thanksgiving #2 at my brother's house, with my entire immediate family--brother, 2 sisters, their spouses and most of our combined 13 children. And including both my partner and my ex-wife. It was cheerful, loud and very friendly and welcoming. I brought along a tote of family pictures that we all laughed over. The previous day we were at my aunt's house with around 40 family members. I am incredibly grateful that in this new world, we have managed to be accepted by family members and haven't suffered the degree of rejection that I expected....or that I know many of us do. I am incredibly lucky and I know it. And I am SO grateful.
     
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    so plans are set to walk in the Santa Clause Parade with my Pflag group in the city tomorrow. even have a pink camo santa hat to wear, and one of my friends has fairy wings for me to wear, im going to be a sugar plum fairy. im grateful for friends, and for the fact that i can do this because there's no way in hell i would have or could have just a few years ago.
     
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    I am grateful for my 2 girls and I'm grateful that my eldest daughter child she is carrying is healthy .
    And I'm grateful for you guys on ec helping me get in a happy place right now
     
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    I grateful that my daughter is happy and full of energy. At the moment she's watching music videos and trying to copy Taylor Swift's dance routines.
     
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    I am extremely grateful that after several tries of trying to get pregnant through artificial insemination that I am finally over 3 weeks pregnant and carrying a life inside of my body. The joy that this has brought to both myself and my wife is beyond words and will bring us to a new chapter in our loving relationship together.
     
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    AWWW congratulations!! by far the best job ive ever had was being a parent to my son. first as Dad, now as mom (or both lol).
     
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    I really need to chat with you because this is all new to me. Well carrying the baby first and then delivering and then when the baby comes. Both my wife and I are so excited for the journey to come.
     
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