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In spite of all the difficulties and challenges in your life, what are you most

  1. jpcmc profile image91
    jpcmcposted 5 years ago

    In spite of all the difficulties and challenges in your life, what are you most thankful for?

  2. pstraubie48 profile image87
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    Thankful for....most thankful for...cannot be answered....
    there are too many thankfuls in my life...the one for which I am most thankful is that God is in my life and because of that I know I never walk alone. Thankful that He holds my loved ones and me in His hands and carries us over the hiccups we face. Thankful that my daughter and grandson are alive as they both were diagnosed as terminal many years ago and the doctors say that it is nothing short of a miracle to explain why they walk the planet. And so very thankful for the rest of my family and for the lovely circle of friends in my life including the new ones made here on HP.
    Couldn't answer your question without adding these additions to my answer. Sending Angels your way...smile ps

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My heart and prayers go to you and your family.  We are given challenges so we can grow deeper in faith.  Every day is a miracle for us.  Many just don't realize it.

  3. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    the challenges and difficulties are what i'm most thankful for. life would suck if it was easy and challenge free.

    1. d.william profile image66
      d.williamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You may be right, but i certainly would welcome that easy and challenge free life for a change.

    2. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We always find something to challenge our minds and our abilities.

  4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image55
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    Thankful for the 'life',  first of all---
    ---difficulties and challenges are part of life and will be there, as long as we live. We should not be scared of them. But I am most thankful to God for whatever he has given me---my family and friends and everything beautiful in the world and around.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      All things come from our Creator.  Many may disagree.  But this is my faith and just like you I am grateful for it.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I am thankful that God has allowed me to wake to another day. I am thankful for his grace, Also my saviour Jesus Christ. I am thankful for the loved ones I still have in my life to love on and to be loved in return. I am just thankful.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Just imagine how powerless we are.  One day we are here, the next we are not. That in itself is truly worth being thankful for.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely jpcmc.

  6. juneaukid profile image76
    juneaukidposted 5 years ago

    I am most thankful for my wife, children and grandchildren, for my faith and my ability to write.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Being part of HP, we express ourselves through writing.  We share our expertise and experiences.  We are thankful for all your contributions here.

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      frida71posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      assusual.

  7. lrc7815 profile image88
    lrc7815posted 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful question.  Personally, I am most grateful for my ability to feel compassion.  It allows me to care about people, the environment, justice, and the world we live in, in general.  As long as I can feel compassion, I have a chance to do something to make the world a better place.  To live is to experience challenges but to find the grace to overcome them is to find contentment and joy.

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful!!

    2. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Such a beautiful answer IRC7815.  We need more people who can offer their compassion to others.

  8. AlexDrinkH2O profile image80
    AlexDrinkH2Oposted 5 years ago

    A good cigar, preferably a Havana . . . and fine brandy to accompany it.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The small joys of life are often neglected.  Be it a good cigar or a brandy, we find what truly enjoy.

  9. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image70
    ZIa Ahmed khanposted 5 years ago

    I am very thankful to my Lord, most merciful and beneficent for giving me everything in life, I can find peace in my home when ever I enter.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Peace is a blessing not everyone enjoys.  Spread it beyond your home.

  10. d.william profile image66
    d.williamposted 5 years ago

    For my good physical health, tenuous mental health, and the invention of Bourbon.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure you're not alone at that. smile  Enjoy my friend.

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    kylesandersonposted 5 years ago

    Without any doubt in my mind or emotion... choice.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Choice is very important.  Without it we're merely robots to a puppet master.

  12. S Leretseh profile image60
    S Leretsehposted 5 years ago

    "what are you most thankful for?"

    I still have a constitutional right to possess a firearm.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's not the firearm that matters, but the idea that we are free under the constitution.  Use it wisely.

  13. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    My husband, children and grandchildren.  Life has been challenging, although I am sure no more so for me than many others.  But the constant positive in my life is my family.  They always make me smile and I am so grateful for them all.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Just like you, my family is important to me.  They keeps me strong in spite of all the challenges that I face.  Blessings to you and your family.

  14. remaniki profile image79
    remanikiposted 5 years ago

    Thank you for this beautiful question. Like most other people, I have had my share of difficulties and challenges and have been blessed to be able to overcome them. But what comes to my mind as an answer to this question is the fact that recently, I realized a few mistakes I had made unintentionally long long ago and apologized to the persons involved. I am very happy I could do it and feel relieved now. I am not sure how this realization occurred - I choose to call it a miracle - but I am most thankful for it because to me what happened as a result of it has a lot of importance.
    Thanks again. Cheers, Rema.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is beautiful Rema, Our hearts will never be at ease when we know that we can do something good yet failed to do it.  Many will envy the peace in your heart.

  15. flacoinohio profile image81
    flacoinohioposted 5 years ago

    I am most thankful for my father picking me up every time I fell down.  He is not a warm fuzzy kind of guy you can share your intimate thoughts and feelings with, but he is always there when I need help.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We all show how we care in different ways.  The mere fact that we acknowledge it is already a great step.  Not everyone has a dad who can pick them up when they're down.  You're one of the lucky ones.  Hug your dad for me. smile

  16. onegoodwoman profile image74
    onegoodwomanposted 5 years ago

    I, STILL, get to stand here, before you giving you my opinons, advice, encouragements, and differing opinions.

    While, I am indeed, battled scarred..........I am not yet defeated.

    I , STILL have a small, quiet, voice.


    It IS that small voice that takes me into the tomorrow.


    I give my thanks to GOD for that small whisper...................

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My friend , this is poetic and beautiful.  We are never defeated when we have God behind us.

  17. mathira profile image83
    mathiraposted 5 years ago

    I am thankful to god for my resilence to spring right back even when problems knock me down.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's how strong the human spirit is.  regardless of the challenges we can find a way to rise up again.  Isn't that great?

  18. CherMyOpinion profile image60
    CherMyOpinionposted 5 years ago

    I'm thankful that I can be thankful... hope that makes sense!

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cogito ergo sum.  We exist and we think.  That in itself is worth being thankful.

  19. Pamlia Wall profile image70
    Pamlia Wallposted 5 years ago

    First and foremost I am thankful for the wonderful man I married.  My family comes next and then being able to live in a country where I can worship how I want to. And last but not in the least I am thankful that I am a child of God and know that when I die I will see my loved ones in Heaven!

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is by His grace that we are saved.  Spread the word my friend.  Let's party on the other side.  See you there when the time comes. smile

  20. profile image48
    frida71posted 5 years ago

    at first i thanks to my almighty God.after my family.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Faith is really important.

  21. ftclick profile image56
    ftclickposted 5 years ago

    I am thankful for my health and family. We have some up and downs like most people but at the end of the day when you can say to yourself all that healthy eating and exercise paid off.

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Small things matter ftclick.

  22. jasonmstyles profile image38
    jasonmstylesposted 5 years ago

    I am thank you for my son, who by God grace is still with us as he came very close to death at birth. I am thankful on a daily basis for that

    1. jpcmc profile image91
      jpcmcposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're one of the lucky ones Jason.  Cherish that blessing always.  Have a gret day.

  23. tirelesstraveler profile image82
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    I am thankful that I was able to celebrate my sons 25th birthday last night,18 years  from being diagnosed with cancer and 2 1/2  years from being diagnosed with metastatic cancer. I am thankful for being in good health.  I am thankful that my young friend returned from Afghanistan last night.  I am thankful that I had a good dinner tonight.  I am thankful that I have a husband that thinks a great date is going to coffee and watching the kids play in the fountain across the street from the coffee house.  I am thankful for the little boy who smiles when he sees me and is working on saying, "Grammy".  I am thankful for the beautiful sunset I saw this evening.  I am thankful that somebody reads my meager writings.  I am thankful for the friends I have made on H.P.  I am thankful that there is a bed with warm blankets that I am heading toward, in a house with a solid roof.  I am thankful that I can pray for my children, then go to bed, knowing somebody with more power than I could ever muster, is watching over them .
    Happy Thanksgiving All!

  24. sarahshuihan profile image71
    sarahshuihanposted 5 years ago

    I am most thankful for the ability to see, hear, and walk. It means that I can still travel the world, tell my husband I love him and be physically able to work. I can provide a good life for my family, and that is all that I can ask for smile

  25. profile image51
    truthbetold2posted 5 years ago

    My own life. I'm greatful to see, to be able to think, to hear, to taste, to look at my own family eating together. As a person living in a third world country, I've seen lots of people die. I've seen poverty, I've seen target shootings, I've seen people being beat up on streets. But me..I live in a home and I have God. That's what I am greatful for.

  26. Bildad Hawi profile image69
    Bildad Hawiposted 11 months ago

    Consciousness. Experiencing life in its totality and being aware of its processes, stages, contradictions and the mysterious unknown of what happens beyond our planetary existence.

 
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