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("...summer ends..." mentioned the goblin who, much as he appreciated those clear blue skies though, couldn't stand geneva's insufferable heat, relating "...autumn isn't here yet but for me summer is bowing out now...")
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Gratitude. What am I grateful for today?

I'm grateful that my training partner sent me an email file that shows an arm manipulation drill we were working last Sunday. Now I can see how frail I physically appear and how truly clumsy my movements are.

Oh yeah, and I'm grateful for being able to asses me with a seasoned eye.
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Gratitude. What am I grateful for today?

I'm grateful that my training partner sent me an email file that shows an arm manipulation drill we were working last Sunday. Now I can see how frail I physically appear and how truly clumsy my movements are.

Oh yeah, and I'm grateful for being able to asses me with a seasoned eye.

Excuse me - ah, Nick?

Yes, Mr. Pierce. How may I help?

Nick, are you sure you want to use the spelling asses rather than assess?

Hell yeah, Ol' P.
What's life without a little fun with words.

Oh. Yes, Nick. I understand your point.
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Grateful for my insomnia...

I could be lying in bed with my eyes shut right now and missing out on valuable hours of reading here...
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Grateful to live in a place where I can have salmon on the grill within hours of it being hooked in the ocean (sooner if it's caught in the rivers); Dungeness crab, too; and grateful to know people in the oyster company who supply me with free live oysters; grateful that I finally learned to like them, after fifty-some years of thinking of them as snot.

Grateful that our summer usually carries through August and September.

Grateful that I have plenty of work, at a job I can go in late to if I want, or take a day (or a week) off if I need to (lots of odd, late hours to compensate, on weekends and holidays, but it's worth it).
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:17 AM
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greatful for the time given ability to occasionally know a bit of another's mind. When that happens I feeel the depth and widith of the universe and know that even though I am a speck in the eye of God, I am connected.
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Tomorrow I will be 20 years into this marriage. Grateful I haven't fucked it up.
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Originally Posted by fleamailman View Post
("...summer ends..." mentioned the goblin who, much as he appreciated those clear blue skies though, couldn't stand geneva's insufferable heat, relating "...autumn isn't here yet but for me summer is bowing out now...")


You should move to Arizona, always blue skies, no snow, no rain. Although, summer never ends here.
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Grateful that I live in a world where no hope allows a person to see through the illusion (not to be read negatively)
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Grateful that I live in a world where no hope allows a person to see through the illusion (not to be read negatively)

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Grateful that my life circumstances at this time allow me to slip on a fresh pair of knickers upon arising.


Ooops - looked up knickers. Seems I got too much junk to be usin' that term.
Allow me to restate the sentiment:

Grateful that my life circumstances allow me to put on fresh skivvies when I get out of bed.

There. That ought to keep the gender lines untangled.
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Glad to see a world where PickleBottom's back.
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Mr. Ed said I should use his signature, since he's not anymore. In honor of his good friend Nok, here it is: "As far as smoking a cigar," she said, "I'd not know where to start or how to start." "It's simple," said I, "You light one end and chew on the other and hope to meet in the middle."
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Glad to see a world where PickleBottom's back.
Seconded - another much-loved wanderer returned to the fold.
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Is it wrong to be grateful the fam is out of town for the weekend?

How about if I say I'm just a little grateful and I can't wait for them to get back!
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I am grateful that the voices were silent today.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:30 AM
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Today I feel grateful that, after thinking about it, I actually went through with starting this thread.
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Originally Posted by Nick Pierce View Post
Today I feel grateful that, after thinking about it, I actually went through with starting this thread.
For the sake of catering to the extremes of human ying and yang, you could offset this thread with the 'Rant and Feel Better' thread.

Ideally, cathartic expulsions in the latter would lead to calm and deep realizations in the former.

acknowledge the emotion...then release it.
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Today I feel grateful that, after thinking about it, I actually went through with starting this thread.
It's a good idea. My spousal unit keeps a literal gratitude list and she writes something down every night before we go to sleep. She suggested I do it, but I kind of brushed it off, thinking it was kind of corny and that I'm generally grateful and just didn't need to do it. So she said, you don't have to keep a list, just say something, so and I went along with it.

The thing is, even just coming up with one, several things run through your mind and it has a positive effect. I honestly believe I'm sleeping better because of it, because I tend to just lie there and stew and worry or I get up in the middle of the night and do it.

Thinking about gratitude and what you have going for you kind of makes you feel like in the grand scheme, you don't have that much to worry about...
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Originally Posted by Grace Gabriel View Post
For the sake of catering to the extremes of human ying and yang, you could offset this thread with the 'Rant and Feel Better' thread.

Ideally, cathartic expulsions in the latter would lead to calm and deep realizations in the former.

acknowledge the emotion...then release it.
Grace, there's a whole board for that.
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Mr. Ed said I should use his signature, since he's not anymore. In honor of his good friend Nok, here it is: "As far as smoking a cigar," she said, "I'd not know where to start or how to start." "It's simple," said I, "You light one end and chew on the other and hope to meet in the middle."
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Grace, there's a whole board for that.
Not when you're watching there ain't...
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I do think there should be an anything goes board. Ive said it before. In another forum, unrelated to writing, we have a section called purgatory. Its a private room where people can say anything they want to anybody else, or talk about anything.

If a public thread gets deeply out of hand the whole thing, or the individual members involved can find themselves transported there. A member can also be locked in there (the only thread they can see) while they cool off.
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I realize that it would pretty much be me, chinspinner, E. Zamora, Citiboy, and once in a while spshane locked in there. But yall could come visit for fun.
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Originally Posted by E. Zamora View Post
Is it wrong to be grateful the fam is out of town for the weekend?

How about if I say I'm just a little grateful and I can't wait for them to get back!

Allowed.

And I'm guilty of marking off days on the calendar until the school term starts again. I love this little man of mine, but you can have too much of a good thing. I was sitting here, cross-legged and peaceful on the sofa - tapping away on the laptop and humming away to Phil Collins' Hold On My Heart -'til his arrival shatters the peace and he gleefully dubs Phil's lyrics with Hold on to my fart - wafting his pj bottoms and throwing dodgy Jagger shapes.

Yeah, maybe be grateful for having girls Ezam
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Originally Posted by Grace Gabriel View Post
Not when you're watching there ain't...
Yeah, this whole green robe thing... sometimes I feel like it was given to me just to keep me reigned in a bit.

JustcallmeEd is either rolling in his grave or laughing like hell about it...
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Mostly grateful I had the moxie to get out of bed this morning.
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Allowed.

And I'm guilty of marking off days on the calendar until the school term starts again. I love this little man of mine, but you can have too much of a good thing. I was sitting here, cross-legged and peaceful on the sofa - tapping away on the laptop and humming away to Phil Collins' Hold On My Heart -'til his arrival shatters the peace and he gleefully dubs Phil's lyrics with Hold on to my fart - wafting his pj bottoms and throwing dodgy Jagger shapes.

Yeah, maybe be grateful for having girls Ezam
Yeah, I wouldn't mind a little fart humor from time to time. Wouldn't mind an audience for it either. All I get now are eye rolls and a chorus of, "Oh, daddy..."

Otherwise, I'm a bit of a baby. I've never lived on my own; family with six kids then room mates, girl friends etc. After a day or so, I'm totally ready to have them back...
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Yeah, I wouldn't mind a little fart humor from time to time. Wouldn't mind an audience for it either. All I get now are eye rolls and a chorus of, "Oh, daddy..."



Otherwise, I'm a bit of a baby. I've never lived on my own; family with six kids then room mates, girl friends etc. After a day or so, I'm totally ready to have them back...


My son is ten years younger than my daughters and has always been in awe of them. When he was younger he would roll his eyes with them and chorus oh, dad...

But now that hes 15 and been working part time for me hes switched sides. After days filled with constant ball busting banter between construction workers, jokes like: careful carrying those heavy bags, you might blow your vagina out (har, har, har) and dont worry kid, your dad was a pussy too when he started working with us, his sense of humor has improved. Hes learned you dont have to go to the bathroom to fart, nor do you have to say excuse me if one slips out. In fact, his favorite right now is the classic: did anybody hear that frog?
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Hah. I sometimes wonder what life would be like if we had a boy. At least we put a bathroom in the basement that I can use in emergencies.
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Grateful the intermittent fluttering in my right ear that started a few days ago is not painful.
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