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spikejones
16-02-09, 21:52
I'm interested to find out what things that people here are grateful for. Yes, I know it is not Thanksgiving yet for a several months. But all the same, I think we should reflect upon those things which we have to be grateful for, regardless of the time of year.

Here is my list:

1. I am alive
2. I am not in jail anymore
3. I have family that cares about me
4. even though I am not working, I have a roof over my head
5. I have plenty of food to stay nourished
6. I have a means of transportation, regardless of how cold it may get while riding my bike to and fro
7. There is a great community at TRF where I can go to rant and rave about this and that, and not have to worry about if someone hates me, since I can choose to ignore them.
8. I am in fairly good health
9. I am able to hand situations now which used to baffle me.
10. I don't find it necessary to take a drink or a drug anymore.

What about you, can you name 10 things that you are grateful for?

Lee croft
16-02-09, 21:56
where did thanks giving come from?

spikejones
16-02-09, 22:02
^http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

but what are you grateful for?

Lee croft
16-02-09, 22:05
we dont celebrate it here in england :(

violentblossom
16-02-09, 22:08
*My daughter.
*My Health.
*My fiancee.
*A different and hopefully better president.
*My mother.
*My freedoms in this country.

Joely-Moley
16-02-09, 22:09
This is a really good idea.
I could only thing of 7 though...

1)Being alive, I came so close to death it scares me, it made me appreciate life.

2)My girlfriend, she helped me out of such a dark place and I truly owe her my life. I love her more than anything.

3) My health, I might not be the healthiest of people but I am in generally in good health.

4)Having a home, I know so many donít , and I was homeless for a while so I will never take having a roof over my head for granted.

5)Getting a good education and maybe having the chance to go to university this year. I donít think Iíd of been able to back home.

6)Having enough food to eat and fresh water when I know so many do not
.
7)Having amazing supportive friends who are there when I need them

ELEN
16-02-09, 22:10
I'm grateful for having a healthy baby :hug: The most important thing for me.

Other things:
2. I am healthy and strong, so I can take of my child.
3. My husband is healthy, so we both can provide a decent life for our child.
4. I'm working (although I'm getting back on May :p )
5. I have a friend that will always listen to me.
6. My family (parents and brother) will support me for ever.
7. I have the strength to be on the internet on 1 am after an exhaustive day :p

Quasimodo
16-02-09, 22:11
Here is my list (modified from yours :p):

1. I am alive
2. the skill in my right hand
3. I have family that cares about me
4. I have a roof over my head
5. I have plenty of food to stay nourished
6. I have a means of transportation
7. There is a great community at TRF where I can go to rant and rave about this and that, and not have to worry about if someone hates me, since I can choose to ignore them.
8. I am in fairly good health
9. I am able to get an education, and a later on, a career
10. Compassion, forgiveness, second chances

raiderfun
16-02-09, 22:15
1- Being in good health.
2- Having no real responsabilities.
3- Being muslim.
4- Living at ease, eating, drinking, having a home, having so many caprices in contast to millions of people on earth.
5- Not drinking, not smoking and not taking drugs.
6- Having fairly satysfying marks at school
7- Having the possibility to buy something, or travel if I want to.
8- And overall, having a better life than so many people in life.

That's it :)

Archetype
16-02-09, 22:19
1. That I have God in my life
2. That I have a good mum
3. That I'm not like everyone else


fŪn.

Aurelien52
16-02-09, 22:24
1. Being able to be happy. :)

That's all :p

rickybazire
16-02-09, 22:24
1) Being tall.
2) Being in relative decent health. (Few things recently)
3) Being a bit lucky with money.
4) Having some people who care about me.
5) Having some people to talk to about things.
6) Having friends who are interested in similar things to me.
7) Having an education.
8) The good transportation to get to college.
9) No severe wars in and around me.
10) The ability to follow Christianity with being punished by others for it.

spikejones
16-02-09, 22:27
I see a lot of good things on here. It's good to see that people aren't putting things like the X-Box or PS3 in place above family. That is very encouraging to see.

we dont celebrate it here in england :(
bummer... I guess that makes sense though considering how it originated. But that does not mean you can't feel free to participate in a general discussion of being grateful for those things you have. I only mentioned the bit about thanksgiving in attempt to dispel any possible remarks about it not being that time of year. In reality, we don't need a holiday in order to reflect upon those things that are important to us.

@quasi... what is the skill in your right hand? is that artwork you speak of?

Quasimodo
16-02-09, 22:30
I see a lot of good things on here. It's good to see that people aren't putting things like the X-Box or PS3 in place above family. That is very encouraging to see.


bummer... I guess that makes sense though considering how it originated. But that does not mean you can't feel free to participate in a general discussion of being grateful for those things you have. I only mentioned the bit about thanksgiving in attempt to dispel any possible remarks about it not being that time of year. In reality, we don't need a holiday in order to reflect upon those things that are important to us.

@quasi... what is the skill in your right hand? is that artwork you speak of?

yup :)

Bumio
16-02-09, 22:30
im grateful for

* being alive
* having my family
* having my art

Lee croft
16-02-09, 22:38
ok seeing as this is turning into more of generally greatful kind of topic i'll comment :D

im greatful for....

1)haveing the family i do and one the understands me

2)haveing the friends i do on and off TRF without them i dont know where i would be ..... but i could guess!!!...not a nice place put it that way!!

3)being alive in this centry ... god knows how id cope with out an i-pod

4)being single ive now learned (recently) that i dont have to be in a relationship with anyone to feel good about myself... if people dont like me my world shoulndt stop spining because of it!!

5)hair dye if i didnt have it then i couldnt do anything outrageous :)

6) Britney Spears

you make think some of these are silly but either way they get my through the day... in one piece

Encore
16-02-09, 22:45
Most of all I'm grateful for having a home, a family, food and health. Whenever I'm feeling depressed, I think of those "simple" things and I tell myself: "you are so spoiled, you have everything a good life needs and you're still crying and whining". :pi:

da tomb raider!
16-02-09, 22:46
1: Being alive
2: Being in good health
3: Having a good family and friends...
4: ... who are also in good health
5: Having enough money for everything I need for day-to-day life
6: DREAMCAST!!!

LaraLuvrrr
16-02-09, 22:48
First thing that popped into my head right now was chocolate :D

Endow
16-02-09, 23:13
Being grateful blinds me to what's really important in life, which is to go get what I'm currently not grateful for*, but hopefully will be one day, once I get it!

[/psychobull]






*not to confuse with ungrateful

Larapink
17-02-09, 00:16
1. That I am alive.
2. My family and my culture.
3. Friends, not just my friends who I see everyday but also my friends from TRF! I love you all!
4. That I am in University, it's been a long hard journey but I am here! When others used to say i'll never get there. I proved them wrong! :D
5. Learned from my troubles in the past, and it has helped me to become a strong person.
6. Everything.

dizzydoil
17-02-09, 00:18
Everything.

Thorir
17-02-09, 00:19
Absolutely nothing.

Me being born is proof no gods excist.

dizzydoil
17-02-09, 00:22
Absolutely nothing.

Me being born is proof no gods excist.
What a ray of sunshine, you are :hug:.

On a serious note - there is nothing you are grateful for?

Angelus
17-02-09, 00:24
Britney Spears!

Ikas90
17-02-09, 01:53
1. Being alive
2. Having decent parents
3. Having friends who are there for me (and having met friends easily at college)
4. Being and becoming more independant
5. Having my uncle buy a home for me (since that's what he owes us anyway)
6. TRF
7. My games
8. My health
9. Being much better at handling things I could never handle before
10. Never deciding to drink or smoke
11. Having my pizza delivery job, which I actually like
12. Living in this country
13. Actually having had a serious relationship (which I thought would never happen)
14. Finishing Year 12 and starting College
15. My agility and potential to become a Parkour contestant
16. My internet endurance, I guess (:p)
17. My very strong ambition to travel, and that I have travelled on my own to the other side of the world
18. Being Christian and believing in God

Tihocan9
17-02-09, 01:56
I am thankful for...

my life
my family
my awesome parents
my good grades
my good health
having an amazing God in my life
being blessed more than I could ever want

spikejones
17-02-09, 02:03
Absolutely nothing.

Me being born is proof no gods excist.
theism and gratefulness are not bound at the waist.

digitizedboy
17-02-09, 02:05
I'm grateful that I don't have to be in a hospital bed, and my mom is paying for me to have treatment. Even though it's a waste of ****ing time because I'm going to die in about a year or so anyway. lol :s She doesn't understand bless her, but I love her to bits.

spikejones
17-02-09, 02:08
I'm grateful that I don't have to be in a hospital bed, and my mom is paying for me to have treatment. Even though it's a waste of ****ing time because I'm going to die in about a year or so anyway. lol :s She doesn't understand bless her, but I love her to bits.
I think I recall a thread some months ago from you. about having liver problems was it?

at any rate, it is good that you have a mother who cares so much for you, and that you are able to live outside of the hospital. Don't give up hope though, you may come out of this yet.

digitizedboy
17-02-09, 02:19
I think I recall a thread some months ago from you. about having liver problems was it?

at any rate, it is good that you have a mother who cares so much for you, and that you are able to live outside of the hospital. Don't give up hope though, you may come out of this yet.

Gee I remember that thread. How am I still alive? :| It's like I'm going with the flow and expecting it, but... :| I mean the pains are excruciating sometimes on the right side of the chest and it's hard to breathe too, it's not even easy to ignore anymore like it was, and I'm losing weight too. Ah **** anyway, I wished I never started drinking.. don't drink folks, wished I could be some advertisement for youngsters. lol :S

DON'T DRINK!!!

spikejones
17-02-09, 03:11
good to hear you are doing relatively alright given the circumstances. you kinda disappeared there for a while and I was wondering about you. nice to see you still posting.

digitizedboy
17-02-09, 03:15
good to hear you are doing relatively alright given the circumstances. you kinda disappeared there for a while and I was wondering about you. nice to see you still posting.

thank you. I did dissapear for a while can't remember why though.

Sir Croft
17-02-09, 04:19
I don't think I can list what I'm grateful for. I'm grateful for a lot of things in my life and listing all of them impossible while listing only some of them seem unfair to me. I'm greateful for most of the things that happened in my life because they build the person I am today and all of them will help me in future situations.

erosan
17-02-09, 05:49
I am grateful for many things even tho i'm horrible at showing them

1. my family
2. my best friend
3. being in university
4. being in good health
3. after seeing someone die with my own eyes, im grateful mostly, that i'm alive.

patriots88888
17-02-09, 06:46
That my hangover is gone! :p

JamesFKirk
17-02-09, 07:55
1) My familly.
2) My friends.
3) Being relatively healthy.
4) Being self-dependent.
5) My hamsters :D
6) That there still are some good people in this world.
7) That I can creatively write, even though not somehow extremely good. :)
8) That I don't drink, take drugs, smoke...

Another Lara
17-02-09, 08:10
I'm grateful for:
A loving family
A fantastic boyfriend
My job (for now)
My health

nickless
17-02-09, 08:19
i am grateful for :
1.all the love,support and care my family give to me
2.my friends-the peole i can tell everything and that are going to confort me
3.my lovely little pet :hug:
4.the opportunity to get a proper education
5.health
you nice poeple over here :)
actually there are many more but right now i cant think of them :)
actually suddenly the world looked brighter :)

sandygrimm
17-02-09, 08:27
my best friend, being in university, coffee, too much free time. family in different countrys across Europe so I have where to go on holiday :D

Drone
17-02-09, 08:41
I am grateful for

Cheryl bursting into my life.


Everything else can go to hell

rowanlim
17-02-09, 09:09
1. I'm alive.
2. I'm healthy.
3. I've family who loves & supports me.
4. I've friends who are always there for me.
5. I'm doing a course that I love.

That's pretty much it :)

MiCkiZ88
17-02-09, 09:46
I'm grateful for a lot of things, but especially for these:

Mitchel (my boyfriend/fiance)
Being able to live with him and that I were able to immigrate in the Netherlands
The help and support I've gotten from a lot of people (including some on these forums)
Being able to apply for an international course in digital graphics design
The friends I have

Ward Dragon
17-02-09, 11:08
It's hard to list things since I always feel like I left out something important. Anyway, here goes:

1) Family and friends
2) Health
3) Having the necessities of life (food, water, shelter, clothes, etc.)
4) Living in a country with relative freedom
5) Entertainment (books, games, movies, TV shows, etc.)
6) This forum
7) Having a goal to focus on (even though I think the education classes are silly)
8) My library
9) My Driver License
10) Everything else that made me what I am

Lee croft
17-02-09, 11:09
Britney Spears!

how did i forget that.....

corey01
17-02-09, 11:15
- my family, friends
- i'm alive, and i have an amazing life
- I dont live in poverty
- I get preasents, and new things bought for me
- my health
- everything ive got..

:)

Cristina
17-02-09, 11:27
1.Health
2.a house
3.my best friend
4.friends
5.entertaiment
6.having all i dream for
:)

Night Crawler
17-02-09, 11:30
My possessions. *Thanks self*

TR93
17-02-09, 13:08
I'm thankful for...

TRF...Of course,
Fan Fiction:p
My family,
My friends,
My talents,
Music,
My voice, my sight, my hearing...my senses!...
My guitars,
God,
My life and the fact I'm breathing,


Could be more but I cant think of them:p

Nannonxyay
17-02-09, 13:13
I'm thankful for food, my friends, my family, The Sims, Art, Words, Music and my ability to perform drama, despite my problems.

TRLaraCroft
17-02-09, 14:43
ım grateful for ;

ım still alive,playing and modding TR series,able to drawing and painting as well,live in an apartment,my family,cooking,eating,...e t c.. ;)

spikejones
17-02-09, 17:18
actually suddenly the world looked brighter :)
amazing how that works isn't it? :tmb:
That my hangover is gone! :p
that's a good thing to be grateful for :p

ShadyCroft
17-02-09, 18:21
There are just too many things am grateful for, but I can sum it in that am grateful all is going well and if anything gets bad, God gets me the energy to pick up myself and move on.

Reggie
17-02-09, 18:30
A supportive family
A roof over my head
The things we take for granted heating, water, food etc
My health mentally
My Health physically
Distractions such as TV, Books, Internet - anything fun
The freedoms I have here
My ability to learn from my experiences in life
Tomb Raider and games in general - wouldn't be here now otherwise
This thread for making me realise how much I should be grateful for! :tmb:

interstellardave
17-02-09, 18:38
My wife, Kathi and our cat Tigger... :)

TombRaiderLover
17-02-09, 18:45
The existence of digital media.

tomblover
17-02-09, 18:46
Family, roof over my head, food on the table, etc. :D

nickless
17-02-09, 19:20
amazing how that works isn't it?

indeed.although,the bad things are way more,but hey suddenly i again feel good after reading this thread :p

Biddy
17-02-09, 19:22
life, in general.

Kamrusepas
17-02-09, 19:23
Being born into this particular country.

jackles
17-02-09, 19:27
my family
the ability to laugh at stuff
having a roof over my head
having clothes on my back....thank you primark!! ;)
having people who listen to me
still learning stuff

Munin Raven
17-02-09, 20:04
- My health and the health of those that have made my life what it is.
- The sporadic company of my insane cat, Snoogens.
- Apples.
- My imagination/creativity and the use of my hands.
- The tides, the sun, the moon... gravity.
- The rather warped ability to find humour in horrible circumstances
- The female species.
- Nature in all it's wonderful facets
- Rational people.
- Farts.
- Memories.
- The human condition... art, music and art again.
- Free thought.
- The fact that such a thing as a soft, cool pillow exists in this world.
- The realisation that not everyone in this world is a media whore.
- Graphite pencils.
- Red wine.
- Literature.
- Memories.
- Teh internets.
- My two ever inquisitive nieces.
- The rewind feature.
- A second chance.
- Affection.
- That Bill Hicks was alive in my time.
- Domestic cactus plants with cute names.
- Paraphrasing.
- Perpetual motion.
- The ability to scratch an itch.
- The theory of evolution.
- Products that help remove wine stains.
- Contraceptives.
- Personal space.
- Lost mobile phones.
- Belly button fluff.
- Different cultures.
- The smell of a lover.
- People who have faith in me - whatever I do.
- The "off" button.

Err... This could take a while! :o

Lara Croft!
18-02-09, 00:12
That me and my loved ones are alive and in good health.
I have met the man of my dreams and he loves me.
I have a good job and I'm getting better and better at it.
I have people who care about me.
My mommy... she's great!

Lew
18-02-09, 21:19
My family
My friends
My life
The fact i live in a good country
my health
im alive
everything i get
everything ive got :)

MattTR
18-02-09, 22:19
I'm greatful for many. :)

1) God, Jesus, and my spiritual life.
2) My friends and family. :hug:
3) Tomb Raider Forums :tmb: ;)
4) My life, and every breath I take
5) Everything that means something special to me. :)

Hermina94
18-02-09, 22:37
We dont celebrate it neither.But what the heck
1.Im alive
2.have a caring,healthy family
3.have a nice life
4.great friends
5.good grades in school
6.im healthy

jjbennett
18-02-09, 22:39
I am grateful for beer, blues and good looking women.

Chocola teapot
19-02-09, 12:50
My family
My friends
My abilities
My education
This forum full of people who love what I love.
Music
All of the beautiful things in the world.

Twilight
20-02-09, 18:08
everything and it's existence. sometimes i wonder if life was only that place between awake and dreaming; what a nightmare.

Drone
20-02-09, 18:10
good looking women.

sure! what can be better