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  1. O.Christina

    Like many already mentioned, really everything. Your post, dear Malag, is what I will do my best also, be or become aware when I am taking something for granted and gently move to being grateful again. Thank you for your inspiration.

    9 months ago
  2. Malag

    I can notice when I am taking something for granted and gently nudge in the direction of gratitude. The mind will wander around those two states; its just what the mind does. Committing “from this moment forward” is like putting a straight jacket on a waterfall.

    9 months ago
  3. mam_gigi

    I take my time for granted, often misspending it doing mindless things or things I don’t love completely. I sometimes take my co-workers or family for granted, using them to vent instead of for positive things.

    9 months ago
  4. pkr

    Life, my life. Having just lost my mom, a month ago & dear close brother, 10 months ago, I am feeling very empty, hollow, untethered, sad. I vow to not dismiss me, my life & move forward as best I can and embrace all the changes. I am thankful for each new day and all that it brings, the joy, beauty & ups & downs. I have a new appreciation for all that is.
    Happy St. Paddy’s to All…☘️🍀☘️

    9 months ago
    1. Mike

      So sorry for these great losses over the past year. May their memories be a blessing.

      9 months ago
    2. Anna

      Dear pkr, I am sorry for your loss. You are an example for the way you accept it, and for your inclination to gratefulness.

      9 months ago
  5. M
    Mahua Seth

    the true care and love I get from my family … my son, my sister, my nieces , my parents, my aunts and my friends.

    9 months ago
  6. Don Jones

    The weave and waft of this happening. Look to see what really is. Open up, embrace. Be the expression, uninhibited.

    9 months ago
  7. devy

    Nothing should be taken for granted.that is the reason we should focus on gratitude rather than what we do not have or the negativity around us.

    9 months ago
  8. Linda

    Our freedom as Americans. We must recommit to protecting ourselves from the evil forces in the world. There are many; currently just look at Ukraine.
    I am helping a young woman from Afghanistan settle here; she escaped but her family is still there, under constant threat from the Taliban. She worries constantly about them. Why can’t we all just get along??

    9 months ago
  9. Cathie

    My life!

    9 months ago
  10. Chester

    Not sure if there is anything that I can truly commit to not taking for granted, despite all that I may will. This is the reason I find this site and what it represents so important – pausing for intentional gratitude, at least for a moment. So, for the moment I am not taking this site for granted, but that will not last. So, I will have to return to continue to “practice”.

    9 months ago
  11. Charlie T

    I take very little for granted and practicing gratitude is only deepening my awareness.
    I acknowledge all of the suffering in this world, but I’m attempting to live a more balanced life, with both darkness and light.
    Seeing the darkness is my normal tendency. There is kindness, light, love, sacrifice, and beauty in this world. Seeing this, takes intention.

    9 months ago
  12. Marnie Jackson

    Oh so much….that I am safe, that I have food and shelter, that I can express myself freely, that I can love and am loved

    9 months ago
  13. Barb C

    I don’t usually bring my sorrow here but it’s running pretty deep this week and Patricia’s comment is where I am.

    I can’t take the America I grew up in for granted because it’s gone. Parts of it were never real anyway–I know so much more about our history and its effects than I ever learned in school, where I got the sugar-coated white colonizer version, not what really happened and continues to happen. But much more is being taken away every day by fear and fascism. Hard-won progress is eroding on every front.

    I already wasn’t taking the survival of our species for granted and had added functional representative democracy and voting rights in the US to the list. The list I would write is more the list of things I am mourning than things I don’t take for granted.

    9 months ago
  14. alara87350

    Everything.

    9 months ago
  15. Y
    Yram

    EVERYTHING! I commit to savoring every moment!

    9 months ago
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