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  1. g
    gen

    I am fortunate because I have a roof over my head, I go to a expensive school, and board there to. I’m also fortunate because I can go on holidays often.

    1 year ago
  2. Robin Ann

    My faith, roof over my head, food to eat, secure job, good health, live with love ones,. close best friends for Life and caring family.

    1 year ago
  3. c
    carol

    For now I am fortunate that the previous generations established a social safety net and unfortunate in that now it is currently being eroded.

    1 year ago
  4. L
    Lauryn

    I have a roof over my head, food to eat every day, good health, and a job that allows me to pay my bills each month.

    1 year ago
  5. Don Jones

    Fortunate as in lucky? I don’t think I am. There are many things that show up; some seemingly happenstance, some unexpectedly, some barely noticed. But I put to down to Grace. That gentle guiding hand of love.

    1 year ago
  6. Carol

    “The foundation of the quality of your life resides in how you engage with the present moment each day.” Shannon Ables

    I am fortunate in many ways and am fortunate to realize how important it is to maintain a grateful and life-giving perspective on every day. The quote below from Rahul Kaushik says it well:

    “I am at peace now. I’m not always happy. God no, I still get my mood swings. I still get sad. I almost shed tears in my weakest moments. But still, I am at peace in my life. I have learned to embrace the pain. I no more wait for everything to be fine. I smile for the little things. I expect less from others. And even when they hurt me, I take less time now to smile and move on. It’s okay. I have wasted too much time of my life to make others treat me rightly. I am done demanding more. I am done complaining. I am done running this stupid race to have more than others. It’s all so shallow. I know what I need to be happy. And I have that. I almost have all of it. I miss someone at times but it’s okay. I am with self. I will take care of myself. I am my own soulmate. I am not always sunshine but the darkness does not scare me anymore. I am both the day and the night. I am life. My soul is at peace. My smile is back. My heart is light. What else can I need?”

    1 year ago
    1. Robin Ann

      I love this Carol, thank you for sharing.

      1 year ago
  7. Rabbit

    A song has always expressed it well for me. It has a copyright so I can’t copy it, but here is a link:
    https://prayers4reparation.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/thank-you-for-giving-me-the-morning/
    Apology for the less than inclusive but it is based on an old hymn from Germany.

    1 year ago
  8. Pilgrim

    I have a wonderful family. I have a lot of freedom, including living in a free country. I am generally able to get where I need to go, pay for my groceries, rental, health care, and other items that come up. I live near enough to my favorite lake to go there whenever I want (weather permitting). For age 71, I am doing pretty well health-wise. Very grateful.

    1 year ago
  9. Jenn

    I’m fortunate in so many marvelous ways: loving partner, access to nature everyday, a few educational degrees, close friends, loving pets, creative talents, nourishing circles of support including an affirming church and mediation groups. And so many more ways too!

    1 year ago
  10. Charlie T

    When I look around where I live,
    I see people that are much more
    fortunate than me. And I also see
    people much less fortunate than me.
    And when I take a global and historical
    Perspective, I can only come to the
    conclusion that I am so fortunate
    for the circumstances of my birth.
    My old habit of comparing myself
    only to those more fortunate
    was a real trap. Living with gratitude
    for what I have been given, has allowed
    me to have a more balanced and
    positive outlook.

    1 year ago
  11. D
    Don

    The ways I have received good fortune are beyond count. To be here this moment is an absolute miracle. My wife and children are all doing well. I have a roof over my head with a garden. I am able to live very comfortably. At this moment I sit and sip warm coffee. I am so fortunate.

    1 year ago
  12. Butterfly

    I live in a peaceful, safe place.
    I am loved.
    All my needs are met every day.
    I have found inner peace.

    1 year ago
  13. Michele

    I’m alive
    I have a home
    I have utilities
    I have a close loving relationship with my children and family
    I have a job
    I have food
    I have a car
    I have rights as a woman, sad there are other countries in this day and age where that is not true

    1 year ago
  14. Laura

    There is not enough space here to list all the ways but a few are:
    A warm place to live, transportation, enough food to eat, three siblings and two grown daughters who love me, a job, good medical care, and a new day stretched out before me.

    1 year ago
  15. sunnypatti

    I woke up again! I have a roof over my head, a sleeping soulmate in the bedroom, and a giant furry goofball barking outside at the neighbor’s cat. I am surrounded by love.

    1 year ago
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