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I’m Grateful


Sometimes it’s difficult to be grateful when everything seems to be falling down around you. When everything is against you, it can be difficult to find things that are going in your favour. But sometimes, if you change how you look at things, you find that you have more going for you than you think.

The other day, I was doing dishes and feeling sorry for myself. I was thinking about how all the dishes that I have (and I don’t have many) were in the sink waiting to be washed. I was lamenting that I couldn’t just have a meal, put the dishes in the sink and forget about washing them until the next day. I didn’t like the fact that I use all of my dishes at every meal.

Then I realized that I should be thankful for the fact that I was able to do dishes. I should be thankful for the fact that I have the health to walk around, the food to cook, and, most important, I have life.

It’s easy to take everything for granted. In the society that we live in, we are taught to always want more. We are taught that what we have is never enough and we start taking what we have for granted.

But it is time to start looking at our lives through the eyes of someone else. I like to think of my life as compared to a cave man. I don’t have to go hunting for food. I don’t have to worry about animals killing me. I have a good shelter that doesn’t leak and isn’t cold. I have a lot more than I notice on a day-to-day basis.

So, today, I am grateful. Today I promise that I will try to take less of my life for granted. Today I promise to see my life through the eyes of someone else.


The AP Roberts is an extremely rare creature and there is only one known AP Roberts in the world. Usually off in its own little world, the AP returns to reality when it gets lonely. This elusive creature is rather difficult to catch on film, however will pose for drawings. The AP, though wild by nature, can be tamed and makes a wonderful pet. It should also be known that while the AP gets along with most creatures it has an intense fear of insects and large canines. The AP lives on a diet of mainly vegetables and candy but is not known to refuse food that is made and offered through kindness. The drink of choice for the AP is tea though it is known to drink water and juice. There is still much to be learned of the AP however, most agree that the writings of the AP are truly something to behold. Hopefully, one day the AP will find a good Agent creature who will introduce the AP's writings to a good publisher creature and the world will be able to read the AP's works.


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