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Colleen Steen

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What do you have to be grateful for today?

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      Jan 8 2012: Well, one should care as today can be your last day.
      So if it would be your last day, what would you be grateful for today?
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        Jan 8 2012: Good point Fredrik:>)
        I am grateful to remember that today could be the last day of my life, and it could be the first day of the rest of my life...it could be either....or.....:>)
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          Jan 8 2012: Mark,

          "Where I come from, random strangers don't ask me that, know what I mean?"

          Well, TED is different, here people care. Sit back and just read, let it play in your ears until you feel safe knowing that yes, there are those who care about total strangers and spend time brainstorming and networking in order to help them.
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          Jan 9 2012: What does it hurt you that someone you do not know ask you how you feel? We are all full of ideas, but generally they start coming up when you openup to yourself, and the first step to that is in gratitude!
          What can you be happy with yourself for? Maybe contributing by openning up in this conversation. the answer you give may give better ideas to others as to what they can do withh their day or life.

          Nothing is ever insignificant, they might mean nothing to us, but they have their importance to others.

          See, out of the 1000s of conversation subject on TED, you've chosen to give a hit to this particular question.

          Don't worry, feel at ease or would I say, feel at home and let go...

          Smile and be grateful we care about how you feel today!
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        Jan 9 2012: Fredrik, Karina, and Ousmane,
        GREAT effort in trying to embrace Mark. Unfortunately, if a person cannot percieve gratitude as an important part of the life adventure, It is his/her loss...it is a choice.

        Sorry I cannot give you a thumbs up Karina....I'm maxed out for you this week:>)
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      Jan 8 2012: Hi Mark,
      I don't choose to be offended...good question actually:>)

      I care, because I LOVE gratitude, and I LOVE sharing gratitude. The comments on this thread are like the ripple effect in a body of water, which grows....and grows....and flows....makes me smile:>)

      It's only a good idea if one percieves it to be.....thanks for asking:>)
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          Jan 8 2012: Mark,
          It is fun and interesting to care about total strangers because some of us believe that we are all connected, and the energy that is produced is beneficial to the whole. My own gratitude, combined with other people's gratitude is a very strong factor in the adventure of life.
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          Jan 9 2012: Mark,

          Tell us which part of the world you are from and we'll list at least ten total stranger to your family who have contributed positively to your life. Maybe then, you can feel what gratitude is.

          When you go at then bank for a service, whether the customer service agent smiles at you or not makes a difference or not?

          It all depends on you... the way you want to see it. Noone knows everything for finite, we keep on learning during our whole lifetime... but we never learn as polémists...

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