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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons

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    Thank you to a few if my EP friends

    that help remind me that my problems and emotional concerns are pointless and mute compared to their battles and struggles. There are so many of you out here that have it far worse than me and all I'm worried about is the difference between reality and fantasy and my carnal...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F Mar 4

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    At some point of time,

    you might think it's like end of the world. You might think your problem is the biggest on earth as if you want to wake up forever. Been through to an endless problem, I could say.. be patience. I believe after any storm, your day is much brighter. I was harassed since I were 5...
    hippo99 hippo99 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    They are always challenging,

    they present emotional disruption every time... Rather they used to get me upset but since I found my health and writing as a way to express myself I have become impervious to disappointment. I live, I learn, I love to learn :) For example, today I ordered a seventy thousand...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Here is a link to a Free Personal Development

    Audio Book - I hope you can gain something from it :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWDiXN8nAx4&feature=youtu.be
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M Jan 21

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    How Can I Say ..

    Its all happened anyway .. without any expectations .. I've learnt a lot from my mistakes in life .. Yet, they're such grateful lessons for me .. Since I am who I am today .. Bc of the lessons I have gone through ...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    Just Grateful

    Am grateful for all the things that has happening to me.. I've come to realized that all things good and bad are meant to be there in great balance to make us what we may become. Every moment is intended to be there for a reason, reasons that we may not know for now but would...
    TemptressKassandra TemptressKassandra 31-35 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Insanity Change

    The hellfire land from hence I came, to stand a new man with love to claim, wasted years full of rage hate and fear, such a lack of self aware, for none was there any care, this path i struggled to stand plow and push my way across the land, fight the days and frett the nights...
    StoneColdSixx StoneColdSixx 36-40, M Oct 11, 2013

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    ***WITH EVERY GOODBYE,

    YOU LEARN*** This is a poem that I printed and framed. It was shared to me by one of the significant people who passed my life and taught me what love was. The poem always reminds me to be realistic, but at the same time positive about tomorrow. Allow me to share it with you...
    AiLiaSoleil AiLiaSoleil 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 11

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    I Learned The Meaning Of Memorial Day

    When I was younger and in the Air National Guard, I witnessed a peace time/home land tragedy that illustrates “loss of life for love of life” during military duty that we may not think about so much as tragedies encountered during time of war and abroad. I was pulling weekend...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M May 25, 2013

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    Letting Go

    Surely we've all heard that old cliche' about wisdom coming with age.  I'd never claim to be wise but life's certainly provided me with numerous opportunities to learn.Some lessons were easily learned, others I've struggled with.  Forgiveness is one of those I've had to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 15 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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    The Power Of The Pray and The Secret of The Pray

    "The Power of The Pray" to The Lord can makes Good Everything and when I Learn to Pray to The Lord, so makes me know what "The Secret of The Pray". There are many Secret in The Pray..., I was saw and I still see until now... This is My Life Lessons and I am Grateful for My Life...
    cuex cuex 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    There's Always a Silver Lining

    Believe me, I'm no optimist..as my title might suggest, but I speak the truth. There is always a silver lining to every dark cloud. I not only have my own personal experiences, but unthinkable tragedies of other people I know personally. I'm a believer that everything happens...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    Our brains were instilled with only (2) goals.

    Keeping our bodies alive through making smart decisions and reproduction fulfilling our part to keep the human race. People who lack either are considered different, and eventually lose those goals. Only because they compare themselves. Special people.
    ruberbandball ruberbandball 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Still Learning........

    I’ve learned… that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for a lifetime. I’ve learned… that you should always leave loved ones with an “I love you” and a hug. It may be the last time you see them. I’ve learned… that we...
    FoxyMoxy FoxyMoxy 36-40, F 2 Responses May 25, 2011

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    I Am Not O.k.

    My husband passed away 2 months ago .Apparently he suffered a heart attach during the night. I found him at 5am when I entered the bedroom to get ready for work. David had recently had back surgery twice. so I slept in a different room. I am saddened EACH and EVERY day. I do...
    sanallen sanallen 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    The Difference Between School And Life.

    In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. ~Tom Bodett
    HeretoHelp99 HeretoHelp99 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    They're horrible to experience at first,

    but as time passes, you come to realise that they teach you.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Life/Love Lessons...According To The World Of Lady Bronte

    I am grateful for most of these lessons I've learned along the way - but definitely not all of them, nor the hard way in which I learned them. • You can't rush love or put a time limit on love - it simply takes the time it takes – and no one’s story is the same...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 17 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now

    "Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now" so saids one of the great authors of our times Miss Maya Angelou, and now has become my own personal sentiment. When I look over my life thus far, and I see all the pain both physical and emotional, I see God. When I look and see all...
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 46-50, F 3 Responses May 5, 2012

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    2 Girls And A Lot Of Lessons

    Here's what happened. Met a girl that I really liked, things were going well, but I was leaving in a month. 2 weeks before I go, she tells me that we should stop, cuz I will get attached and be very hurt. And she? Well she won't be as hurt since she's still not over her ex. 5...
    notnownotever notnownotever 18-21, F May 24, 2013

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    The Most Painful Lesson Taught Me The Most

    I wont rehash my sob story, Ive learned from being here on EP that several women share my horrible experience. The pain I suffered when I should have been celebrated was unimaginable. How can someone hate their own flesh and blood? What can I learn from being forced to abort my...
    MyAngelTy MyAngelTy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    "People that does not belong in your life,

    no matter how hard you love them, tried to care for them and hold them back, they will eventually walk away..." I've learned it the hard way... It's tiring, it's emotionally hurting, it's disappointing and it's sucks. It literally drives you crazy. Don't be like me, better if...
    anonymousme517 anonymousme517 18-21, F Feb 9

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    Coming Out Of The Storm

    It's amazing how you can go through the storm with inner joy and peace knowing that God is always there for you, He will never leave you nor farsake you. I know that for a fact because I've been there for the past 12 years and I've just come out unscathed, spirit-filled and full...
    Tracy400 Tracy400 41-45, F Feb 27, 2013

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    Life's Journey....

    I believe that life is a journey, and we must continually seek to grow and learn.  I have learned a lot through the adversities I have faced in my life and I am now thankful for those experiences, and the person I have become because of them. 
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    Life Is Too Cool.

    I'm thankful for how my mom raised me.  I know so much more and understand so much more than I could have hoped. Despite all the hardships and whatnot, life is fun and continuous to be an exciting experience. Life lessons? I'm looking forward to more. I refuse to die...
    kmuch kmuch 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2010

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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 3 Responses May 26, 2013

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    One Of The Many Things My Grandfather Taught Me

    Before my grandfather died when I was ten years old, he built the foundation to my socialization knowledge. I thought I forgot it when he passed away, but it's hard to see something that is so close to heart it's a part of you. What he taught me was when you meet someone you give...
    PhilosophicalMoose PhilosophicalMoose 18-21, M Aug 21, 2013

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    My Life, Uncovered

    Okay so I need advice on how to improve on things at my house, I'm rarely home and avoid almost all contact with my parents but before you say duh well spend more time with them you should know a little about me. Picture this, an eighteen yr old senior, mrs. WHS, Mrs. Pride day...
    brittlo94 brittlo94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    Life's Lessons....

    This is something we should all read at least once a week, a beautiful friend of mine SugarSpiceSoNice sent it to me this morning and it couln't have come at a better time .. I hope everyone enjoys! Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 30, 2010

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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response May 3, 2013

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    I've Learned So Much!

    I've experienced a great deal of loss in my life, and have learned to treasure the people in my life. You can't choose your family, more's the pity :), but they are the ones who will rally around when things fall apart. They will stand by you, care for you and do all they can to...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    Moving On Despite The Odds:-)

    Hello EP FRIENDS!:-).... Been really long since I was around to comment or share on anything...a bit busy...but happy to be back:-). A lot has happened since I wrote my previous stories....got a job, recorded my music, took my twin nephews to school, made new friends...been a...
    traya15 traya15 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    Someone asked me .. How's life?

    And I told them life is a game I'm trying to win because there are different levels and to win you have to reach your goals and to reach your goals you have to make mistakes just like a game you might not get it on the first try but if you play it right you will win just like...
    tiadoe tiadoe 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Recent Words Of Wisdom

    A friend here on ep recently told me about a childhood fable which I had never heard.  It was a wonderful message about not being able to please everyone.  Interestingly enough I just happened to come across this same story from another source today. So I've lived 40...
    Anna2 Anna2 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    C'est La Vie

    Life slaps me around with gusto. I swear I can hear it ask me "Who's your daddy?" You can call it 'Daddy Stress'. Stress is a way of telling me that joy is overrated. You can never put to much hype on fate. I once had a date with destiny and she told me 'she wasn't in the...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M Nov 30, 2013

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    Thank You Life...

    I am incredibly grateful for the lessons life teaches me However, usually not at the time I'm actually receiving the lesson During the lesson,  I may be guilty of mocking the lesson cussing the lesson downright hating the lesson refusing the lesson laughing at the lessing...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    I always used to question God's plan

    for me. I used to have prejudice against people who seemed they were always getting blessings and I was just there...struggling. Post 2 years after high school, I finally realized the importance of trials and tribulations. It's a sculpting experience. If certain points didn't...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Lessons Are Blessings

    Lessons teach us not to do something a certain way or to never do something again. Lessons are unique, lessons are teachers, they make you learn. Lessons can benefit anyone if they choose to take it the right way. If it weren't for my lessons I wouldn't be who I am today. I am...
    LostEbonyGirl LostEbonyGirl 18-21, F Feb 13, 2013

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    When I was a young adult on the top of my

    bucket list was to travel around the USA riding all different kinds of roller coasters. I chased the high, the adrenaline and the excitement. On a roller coaster was a place where I could be brave, I could scream and I could release all of my fears into the gravity that took...
    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    How I Know That I'M A Fighter And That We All Are.

    I'm the kind of person thats always laughing having fun with everyone, im also very popular within my peers, i've always been like that ever since i was a kid, but a had a lot to make me feel and act the exact opposite way, however im very thankful that i kept on getting back on...
    hassoona45 hassoona45 18-21, M Jun 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I don't have much, but I'm grateful for it. I think I'd be a very boring millionaire cause I'd live the same way I'm living now. Yeah right, lol. God knows what I'd do LOL
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    After losing my husband way to young. I must look for the silver linings. I have grown closer to some friends during loss and lost a few along the way. That is okay. I am grateful...
    MsRack MsRack 36-40 1 Response a week ago

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    I have a struggled quite a bit living life. Battling alcoholism, depression, an anxiety disorder and social phobias I have crossed an emotional landscape often painted bleak and...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    There was once a stonecutter who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life. One day, he passed a wealthy merchant's house and through the open gateway saw many...
    ksnit ksnit 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
    phobia1998 phobia1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    It's changed my point of view on not only life, but people as well. I now realize that there are troubled people who just need a little kind words to help them through their worst...
    Cuteiful08 Cuteiful08 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I have a list for my life. It's my life plan. First- finish high school with great grades and a job. Second- get into a good collage and get good grades and a degree in...
    VioletCarroll VioletCarroll 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life is too short. Live it with gusto. Nothing better than making those you love enjoy wonderful moments.
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M Apr 8

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    So there was a girl many Years back that I fell in love with ower love grew due to the distance one day I made a great move I moved all the way from my home land drop every thing I...
    haru45g haru45g 22-25, M Mar 24

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    hi there, is there someone in this community who's preparing for CFA or has proper detailed knowledge about it..? if yes, please reply. thanks,
    simplychat simplychat 26-30, F Mar 19