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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.

    11 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.

    11 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.

    11 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…☘️🍀☘️

    11 months ago
    1. Mike

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

      11 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.

      11 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.

    11 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.

    11 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.

    11 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??

    11 months ago
  9. Cathie

    My life!

    11 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”.

    11 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.

    11 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

    11 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.

    11 months ago
  14. alara87350

    Everything.

    11 months ago
  15. Y
    Yram

    EVERYTHING! I commit to savoring every moment!

    11 months ago
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