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    Thank you.

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Alice in Wonderland, Mar 26, 2008.

    ((This might make a good stickied topic.))

    Yesterday night I had my pen poised over a fresh page in my writing book, ready to come up with a new chapter of my latest fictional work. After staring at the wall for a while I wrote the words "Thank you for..." at the top of the page. I'm not sure why I wrote it or who 'you' was but after a few more moments I began writing down things I was grateful for. Some things were small. Some were larger. Most of them were things that are often taken for granted.

    After I'd filled three A5 pages with things, I decided I would like to make it a regular thing that I would do. It was a chance to thank life for the things it's given me. I thought I'd share the idea with all of you and if you want, you can post things you are thankful for.

    Here's how!

    1) Open a post and write the words "Thank you for..." at the top.
    2) List as many things as you want; recent, old, long, short, small scale or big scale.
    3) Submit your post!

    Here is the list of things that I thought up yesterday night:

    Thank you for...

    • Glimmers of hope.
    • Sunshine that breaks through the clouds on overcast days.
    • People who love and care for you.
    • The kindness of strangers.
    • Conversation - even the ones nobody remembers.
    • Moments of complete silence, no matter how short or infrequent.
    • Art.
    • Taste - Even the bad ones.
    • The ripples in puddles when it rains.
    • Bad days that make you cherish the good ones.
    • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
    • Ideas and the wisdom not to carry out the bad ones.
    • Individuality.
    • Specks of dust that glint in the light.
    • Variety.
    • Similarity.
    • Happiness.
    • Sadness.
    • Little surprises.
    • Big surprises.
    • Memories.
    • People that make you feel safe.
    • The need to get better at things.
    • Music.
    • Lasting impressions.
    • Random events that lead to something amazing.
    • Being shy.
    • Being confident.
    • Being trusted and trusting others.
    • When the wind blows over grass and it looks like its rippling.
    • Life.
    • Choice.
    • Rewards and consequences.
    • The beginning of the end, so we get a warning.
    • Things we will never understand.
    • Things that are easy to understand.
    • Not having to 'go it alone'.
    • Having the option to be alone.
    • Sharing.
    • Faith.
    • A common goal.
    • Mistakes.
    • Pain.
    • Change.
     
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    sorry, but my list would be way too long to post on a dozen or more sites...

    i thank 'whatever' and the things/beings themselves, for all kinds of stuff all during the day, every day... such as a jar that opens when i give it a third try, my computer for booting up a bit faster, the birds for cheep-cheeping outside my windows, the sweet scent of the plumeria trees next to the house... and even this morning, an earthquake, for not being much of one!
     
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    well this morning I was sitting at my desk saying thank you to each and every key from my keyboard for going back on that would go back on! :p
     
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    I'm grateful for everything, good or bad, that happened to me, happens to me or will happen to me. Because I believe everything happens for the better. And so, my list cannot be compiled.
     
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    If everything in our lives went great we would never learn and we would bever becomd better people.
     
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    Thank whoever for making me me. If I were anyone else but me...I just wouldn't be me. A scary thought.
     
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    I am thankful for each day that dawns, each year behind me, and for each day or year that may be ahead of me. I could moan about the likelihood that I have lived more years than I have remaining to me, but what a waste that would be. I prefer to enjoy what I have rather than keep looking for something that hasn't arrived yet.





    (P.S. - as uplifting as this thread is, I don't think stickying it is really necessary. We already have six stickied threads here in the Lounge, and too many sticky threads pushes all the non-stickied ones further down the page.)
     
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    Speech on winning the Oscar for being the best person alive *clears throat*

    I thank myself.............*someone throws a stone on me, "What?" "Stop thinking about you for once" ha ha!*

    I thankk myself for *Someone throws a tomato this time, soon it's raining, tomatoes and baingan and shimla-mirch......well every veg possibe*

    *Clearing my throat* I thank myself for....*booing* *stares at them stonily* for finally realizing that some stupid people aren't worth giving up your life for, because they just don't hapen to realise how good you *more booing* you are...........*sticks tongue out at the audience* And that means you!
     
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    Great topic, I like its positivity, I'll sticky it :)

    ETA: My list, or at least part of it. I'm thankful for-

    - Wonderful, compassionate parents
    - Being lucky enough to live comfortably
    - Being surrounded by dogs
    - Knowing I'm not an average teenager
    - Being talented enough to be able to draw, photograph and write quite well
    - People who still use common sense and common courtesy
    - People who are kind enough to take time out of their day to spend with you
    - People who still show compassion to those around them
    - In a way, my illness
    - People who dedicate their lives to something good and pure
    - Friends who love me
    - A boyfriend who cares about me
    - The opportunity to be able to achieve my goals
    - The opportunity to get an education

    That's all I can think of for now.
     
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    Hey no fair, I want to sound positive too, someone stole my bucket *pout*

    I thank:
    Everyone for enuinely letting me know I'm better off myself,
    Bhaggu for my wonderful parents and sister,
    Padda and other girlsfor lettin me know I'm deservin,
    My sister for always trustin me enouh to tell me all her problems,
    My parents for trusting me enough that I won't hurt them,
    Teachers for liking me but not makin a pet of me,
    The world for being cruel,
    My seniors for always showing support,
    My words for being there when I need them,
    My ex-boyfriend for knowing that I'd still want to be friends,
    My ex-best friends for letting me know no one thinks I'm a s**t(they had me worried there),
    The Freetos trio, for never carin to see beyond this irl who acts tough,
    And finally, myself,
    For ruining every chance and acting cheap.


    Wow!! I really like this topic!! Got my frustration out.....Well, I started well on the road to positivism.
     
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    Thank you for:

    The people on this forum. You are all so lovely and supportive and if I have nowhere else to go, you are always here to help me out. I love you guys!
     
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    I thank....

    For those lovely mornings when I get to stay in bed, when it's still nice and cool with the sun shining outside.
    For my Fiancee for giving me confidence and dragging me up and out of a pit of dispair,
    For my humour and slight insanity (it gets me through life)
    For being able to wriggle my toes
    For having a roof over my head
    For EA (cause they let me play cool games :p)
    Um... I thank my Mum and Dad for bringing me up the way they have and for showing me what strength really is.
    I am thankeful that I can have a laugh with Mum and Dad and see them not just as my parents but as people that I like.
    I am thankful for my Brother, however much you are an AO., The little insights and the rare hugs I get. And the fact that you are about to be a daddy soon as well.
    I am thankful for my friends, One for.. well.. she showed me cooler music than Hanson. The other, an important person for being cool, funny, and being a best friend and not making me feel like ****. DD- you rock! :)p and she's me maidof Honor too)
    And I am thankful that alarms have snooze buttons
    I thank....
    for giving me a job,
    for giving me a boyfriend that loves me regardless
    For.... this forum that has giving me a few friends and more than a few laughs when I needed it, along with support and for also giving great tips on writing
    and now this list has gone on too long!

    I may post more later..:D
     
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    awwww that is such a warm and fuzzy thank you for Alice :) :)

    the one thing I am most thankgul for out of everything that the world has to offer, is that every day I wake up and I am blessed with waking to the warming love and smiling faces of my two Cherubs. Without them in my life I would wake up to so much emptiness, but they fill my life with hope, love, warmth, pride and so much fulfillment. They truly are a blessing and the one thing I am most thankful for in my life that is for sure.
     
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    I agree. Yet ... it has been stickied.
     
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    ILTBY stickied it! And I tend to agree with Cogito and Bluemouth as well. Sorry!
     
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    Aww, Alice! We love you too. *hugs*
     
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    You know what. I Like it stickied. Maybe if any of us are down we can come and look here and realise what we have to be thankful for.
     
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    That was the idea, DOZ - an uplifting thread that's easy to look at when you're feeling down.

    Unsticky it if you want.
     
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    On the other hand, we can't sticky EVERY thread that people find useful or enjoyable. I think we're really at the practical limit right now in the Lounge.

    In truth, we really don't need to sticky the Chatbox or the What Are You Listening To threads. There is no danger of them slipping off the first page.
     
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    Oh heavens, if that happens you'll make my week! :D
     
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    LOL well I'm thankful that they are stickied :p lol
     
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    You are so mean! :p :D
     
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    I bet would. ;)
     
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    Umm - really? Slow week for you? ;)
     
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    I am thankful for the weekends when I don't have to work. Oh how I love my days off. Until I realise I have to do the housework :/
     

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