This is a play on spgem's "happy moment" thread. Tell us of something you're grateful for, a moment, an experience, a realization, a gift, a person, etc.

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    May 29, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    It didn't seem appropriate to post this in spgem's forum so I started this thread to express my gratefulness for my son's well being. He was involved yesterday in an 8-car chain reaction accident on a local highway. My heart sank as I approached the accident site, knowing my son was involved, seeing the chaos and noticing the 3 ambulances on scene. There's no explaining my paternal dread at that sight and the subsequent anxiety not knowing if my son was okay.

    The fire police escorted me onto the highway, holding my arm and guiding me safety through traffic to the location of my son's car with its front end crushed under a Suburban and the rear end mangled by an Explorer. It's there that I see my "little buddy" standing next to the Outback, safe and unharmed, and with adrenalin hyping my actions I ran to my son, pulled him tightly in my arms, acutely aware of the sweet, intoxicating feeling of gratefulness enveloping me. Life is good.
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    May 29, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidThe days that my two amazing children were born. Best days of my life.


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    May 29, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Glad to know your son is safe, OP.

    I'm grateful that I never tried or experimented with drugs. I recently took care of a 30yo patient who suffered a heart attack because of an addictive cocaine use since high school. The ventilator was eventually removed because he was brain dead. He died due to his poor choices in life. Overall, I'm glad that I'm drug free and healthy.
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    May 29, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    Everybody should have a caring, loving father like you, O.P. I'm glad you got a great surprise - seeing your son was safe. I was in a chain accident just like that - with my car and several other cars smashed on both ends. Luckily, I walked away with only bruises and cuts.

    I'm grateful in life for a whole lot of people and experiences. I didn't have the best parents, but what I did have were amazing, loving and generous grandparents and great-grandparents. They raised me and were very good to me. I think of them gratefully every day. They made me who I am (the good parts of me, anyway!) Sometimes I go past their houses and think how great it would be to go inside and spend a little more time with them - - - now that they're all gone.
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    May 29, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI'm grateful that I never tried or experimented with drugs. I recently took care of a 30yo patient who suffered a heart attack because of an addictive cocaine use since high school. The ventilator was eventually removed because he was brain dead. He died due to his poor choices in life. Overall, I'm glad that I'm drug free and healthy.


    I second that.

    I'm also grateful I grew up in a family with pretty modest means. Chistmas and birthdays may have been pretty unspectacular, but I learned to work for things I wanted instead of looking to others to give them to me. I also learned that the content of one's character is more important than the content of one's wallet.
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    May 30, 2013 4:00 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidGlad to know your son is safe, OP.

    I'm grateful that I never tried or experimented with drugs. I recently took care of a 30yo patient who suffered a heart attack because of an addictive cocaine use since high school. The ventilator was eventually removed because he was brain dead. He died due to his poor choices in life. Overall, I'm glad that I'm drug free and healthy.


    +1. A lot of my family suffers from health and alcohol problems. I'm glad I'm starting to live a healthy lifestyle at a younger age.
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    May 30, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    I'm grateful I survived the 80's icon_cool.gif
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    May 30, 2013 10:09 AM GMT
    First, glad every one is ok.
    I'm greatful for waking up every day and being able to walk and make my own decisions, theres to damn many traumatizes people who cant even think for themselves, also greatful for my loving family.icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 30, 2013 10:13 AM GMT
    Hmmm....

    1) The moment I came out and nobody gave a shit. They just shrugged. I was so happy about that. Nobody made it a deal and just viewed it as another part of me. They recognised that I will always be the same person. They cared more about my personality than about the fact that I'm sexually attracted to guys.

    2) The first time I watched Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. It showed me the power of film and what a truly great work of art could do. It changed my life, the way I see the world, and the way I will make films in the future.