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Sometimes it is difficult to realize what we got until we lose it. And for the most of the part, we see what we don’t have.

But sometimes what we don’t have or are not doesn’t always mean a bad thing.

I am not or don’t have a lot of things.


100 things I am not or don’t have
1. I don’t have cancer
2. I am not blind
3. I am not deaf
4. I don’t have physical defects
5. I don’t have psychiatric or psychological problems
6. I am not poor
7. I don’t have careless parents
8. I don’t have allergies
9. I am not ugly
10. I don’t have broken bone(s)
11. I am not always starving
12. I am not spoiled or mischievous
13. I don’t have skin problems
14. I don’t have big relationship problems to deal with
15. I don’t have digestive problems
16. I don’t have depression
17. I don’t have joint problems
18. I don’t have life threatening problems
19. I don’t have divorced parents
20. I don’t have dysfunctional family
21. I don’t have alcoholic parents
22. I don’t have an abusive childhood
23. I am not lonely
24. I don’t live in a cramped house
25. I am not a school drop out
26. I don’t have violent urges
27. I don’t have the need to self mutilate
28. I am not a handicap
29. I am not mute
30. I am not cognitively impaired
31. I don’t have addictions
32. I don’t have seizures
33. I don’t have severe scoliosis
34. I don’t have to deal with paparazzi
35. I don’t have bad reputation
36. I am not home schooled
37. I don’t have severe acne
38. I don’t have neurological problems
39. I don’t have fragile bones and skin
40. I am not a burn victim
41. I am not a rape victim
42. I am not a criminal
43. I don’t have to take medications
44. I am not old
45. I don’t have only couple of months to live
46. I don’t have sexually transmitted diseases or infections
47. I don’t have brain problems
48. I don’t have phobias
49. I am not in a hospital of any kind
50. I am not in a coma
51. I don’t have financial problems
52. I don’t have heart problems
53. I don’t have blood problems
54. I am not paralyzed
55. I don’t have asthma
56. I am not an orphan
57. I am not talentless
58. I am not dead
59. I don’t have suicidal thoughts
60. I don’t have parasites in my body
61. I am not in jail/prison
62. I don’t have emotional problems
63. I don’t have emotional/nervous breakdown
64. I am not held hostage
65. I don’t have lung cancer
66. I don’t have kidney stones
67. I don’t have brain strokes
68. I don’t have missing limbs
69. I don’t have deceased parents
70. I don’t have traumatic experiences
71. I am not hairy
72. I don’t have sibling rivalry
73. I don’t have eating disorder
74. I don’t have malnutrition
75. I don’t have paranoia
76. I don’t have borderline personality disorder
77. I don’t have Alzheimer’s
78. I don’t have ADD or ADHD
79. I don’t have dyslexia
80. I don’t have strict diet
81. I don’t have low self esteem
82. I am not rejected from a college I wanted to go to
83. I don’t have birth defects
84. I am not hopeless
85. I don’t have abnormal jaws
86. I am not dreamless
87. I am not picked on my others
88. I am not pessimistic
89. I don’t have to live in shame
90. I don’t have careless siblings
91. I don’t have bottled up/hidden feelings
92. I am not obsessive compulsive
93. I don’t have sleeping disorder
94. I don’t have to eat same thing every day
95. I don’t have anxiety disorder
96. I am not a whore or prostitute
97. I don’t have a boring life
98. I am not living in North Korea
99. I am not a scandal victim
100. I don’t have fragile ego


Some of these things are big, and some of them are small. But all these made me realize what I do have, and that I shouldn’t always look at things I wish I had, but also at things that I don’t have that I wish I wouldn’t have. And I’m lucky that I have more than 100 on this list.

I’m grateful for what I already have. And also what I don’t have.
If you can’t find things you have, then look at things you don’t have. Look at things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want to have. Then you would find what you have.
Bad things in life aren’t bad. How you look at or deal with it makes things bad. And there’s always the other side of things. Live a positive life!
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Lock-Nah Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Very well spoke ;)
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Birth defects is twice on your list.
XD sorry for being a nit pick .
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Djinger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I am sorounded by people who want to hurt them selfs if they could just see this list right now Lol they might think it over befor thowing them selfs away (%
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Lewis-Ag Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
A very negative positive outlook on life. I quite like it.
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WyzyWhig Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
so so wonderfully true :)
+fav
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PiePirate Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you for reminding me of what I have and what I should be doing with my life.

Thanks for getting me back on track.
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modestmango Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
When you look at it like that, it's hard to realize how some people can be so miserable.

My life corresponds with this list, like almost exactally, yet I think of my self as an unhappy person?
I should probablly start to think like this.

Your gallery is very thought provoking, in a good way?

:]
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
thank you for sharing your thoughts :meow:
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:iconmodestmango:
modestmango Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Any time, any time :3
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Tool-of-life Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Wow, I was having a bad day and this just brought a smile to my face
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