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  1. #21
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    You guys are making me a bit jealous JK

    But I do hope to achieve that point of "having it pretty good", and I'm glad someone here reminded me that so much of this is attitude!

    I'm grateful I was able to hang on through some pretty tough times & heavy blows, and though there's still a long row to hoe before I'll feel secure, I feel more confident each day that I have the means & strength to see it through!

    So persevering through challenges & gaining that kind of confidence in oneself is another way of "having it pretty good" no?

    Also I do have my health, the most wonderful dogs & kitties in the world & 2 loffly Thoroughbreds!


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  2. #22
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    I am very blessed...house, horses, chihuahuas, and a husband of 13 years. Most of all I am thankful for the work that I do (oh and that I can still communicate with my Mom who passed in 2008) Life is good!! I love this thread
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  3. #23
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    Yes. The good greatly outweighs the not so good. And while I have fibromyalgia and endometriosis which suck, I do have good health insurance and good health care Providers.



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    Even when I'm sick or tired or sad, I stop and look around and think, "God, life is good -- thank you!"

    I have a warm house in a safe place, and I don't worry about armed people bursting in to take me away because I look different or have a different religion or said something I believed. I have healthy food, enough for weeks or months -- not just the next meal. I have clean water available anytime. I have electric power. I have access to health care. My family isn't all alive, nor are they all sane, but I have a family and I know where they are. I have friends who love and appreciate me and whom I love and appreciate in turn.

    Beyond all that basic abundance, I have dogs, cats, and a horse, and they're all fed, healthy, and happy. I have a job I don't mind. I have education. I have a reliable vehicle and the means to put fuel in it. I can read and speak and write as I wish without censorship.

    Good God, I am lucky. Thank you for all these blessings. I share as often as I can, and I am beyond blessed to have friends who share with me as well.
    Nanakorobi yaoki: Seven times fall, eight times rise.
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  5. #25
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    If you don't think you have it pretty good, please visit your county nursing homes and you will change your mind. I am always touched by people residing there who have a smile on their face and a good outlook.


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  6. #26
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    The person that has the most is the one that needs the least to be happy.


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  7. #27
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    I'm happy. I have a wonderful family, a nice (if modest) home, good dogs, and employment. I don't worry about my or my family's health. There's food in the fridge and a little money in the bank to buy some more when we need it. Can't think of another single thing I would need. I am blessed.
    Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom


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  8. #28
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    I have a roof over my head, gas in the car, food in the pantry, and the lights are still on.

    I have a dog that things the world of me and a cat that let's me sleep on my bed.

    I may not have extras, lots of zeros in the bank, a fancy car; but I have great friends and a positive outlook.

    Life is good.


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  9. #29
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    Thanks for the reminder...The dog got skunked and my life literally stunk.. But.. Yes I have a wonderful life. A family that loves me. including two grown step-daughters. Nice horses (well behaved, no great breeding or value) comfortable home. Health... freedom .. Yes a very good life.


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  10. #30
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    Yup... I have a wonderful life. It has been a sorta tough year (2 surgeries, selling a horse I loved after realizing we were not a good fit for each other, trying to sell our first house to move across the country)... but through it all I have had my awesome husband by my side (happily married 7 years so far), great family and friends, super animals (including my amazing new horse - she is a dream come true) and so many other comforts and securities that many people do not have. I am grateful every day for the life I lead.


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    Without a doubt I have it good. I have a great job where I'm valued and I make good money, including for luxuries. I have a wonderful horse that I thought would be retired by now but is going strong at 22. I have a great relationship with my parents, and I have very dear friends. I'm very healthy.

    There is stress in my life, definitely, but it's the expected stress of having the job position I have.



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    Pretty good would be a monumental understatement. I am overwhelmed by and eternally grateful for my numerous blessings.


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    No one's life is without challenges, we've definitely had our share... but I feel so damn lucky every single day. Hubby is a great partner. We are both employed, we live a comfortable life, we have two amazing kids, lots of supportive friends and family.... life is good.
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


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    I'm thrilled with my life. Sure, materially I'm broke, have two small kids and very little support, but what I do have is two children who LOVE me, a dog who stays with me almost 24/7, the worlds most awesome pony, and a man who loves me more than life. With those things, who needs anything else? the ends just barely meet, but they DO meet, I have some amazing opportunities coming up, and I'm surrounded by love. I think I have it all.



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    Yep, had a miracle baby who is so happy all the time, great dh and daddy, my dream horse who is exactly what I wanted (hot! Be careful what you wish for)...and a great job I can work pt with ft bennies. And a home we can afford. I can say I'm genuinely happy on all fronts for the first time ever.


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  16. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleblackMorgan View Post
    Yep, had a miracle baby who is so happy all the time, great dh and daddy, my dream horse who is exactly what I wanted (hot! Be careful what you wish for)...and a great job I can work pt with ft bennies. And a home we can afford. I can say I'm genuinely happy on all fronts for the first time ever.
    I might be mistaking you for someone else, but weren't you unsure/apprehensive about being pregnant at first? If so, this makes me so happy to read!

    As for me—I truly can't complain. Sure, I worry more than is healthy (about ridiculous things!), but I live in a great place, have a great SO, the world's best dog, a great lease horse and riding situation, and a dream job. I might not have the fattest bank account, but to make it in NYC at my age (and be riding, nonetheless) feels pretty good.



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    Oh gosh, yes! I think about it literally every day.
    I have an AWESOME fiance who is my absolute best friend in the world. I cannot WAIT to marry him in June, never mind spending the rest of my life with him! We live in a 6 bedroom farmhouse at the base of a mountain FOR FREE, and I have a decent job with a seriously awesome boss. We have not one, but two Great Danes, my "dream dogs" since before I could remember. And of course, two beautiful horses to putz around on.
    I could not ask for a better family, extended family, and future family-in-law.
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  18. #38
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    I have an awesome family, best lease pony I could hope for, great barn to ride at, & I just purchased my dream stubben saddle with my christmas money. Life is pretty good :-D, yes.
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey



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    I know I have it good. My children are alive and healthy. I get to stay home with them every day. My husband comes home every night, unlike some of our CoTHers with deployed spouses/SOs. I have a warm house, plenty of food, presents under the tree. I have a new horse and DD has the bestest pony in the world.
    From AliCat518 "Seriously, why would you NOT put fried chicken in your purse?!"



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    I'm so thankful for my life. I can't ask for anything more. I have a wonderful family who supports me and lifts me up when I'm down. I have 3 amazing horses, who might not be the fanciest or the best mannered... but then I think there are people who would kill to have just one. I am so very grateful for everything my parents have done for me and given me. They have given me great opportunities and a great life.
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