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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons

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    I like it when God disciplines me

    and teaches me things because he only does that for the ones he loves. When he does that I feel his love and like he will never give up on me. I feel like he wants me to be the best I can be and he wants me to become wiser. Never get upset when God disciplines you children! It...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 29

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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 7 Responses Jan 11

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    Goodbye everyone ... I'm feeling great to know

    new good people in your life share with them your experiences,help you,give you advices...I'm so glad ...thanks for everyone who I knew and talked to ... From the inside of my heart I thank you ... Goodbye everyone .
    simplyking simplyking 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    Make it your day to shine.

    Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present
    whome67 whome67 18-21, M Aug 29

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

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    We all go through difficult situations

    that shape us and change how we view the world and ourselves. It is up to us to not become bitter when we hit a brick wall and are forced to change the direction of our lives, but learn from the experience and use it to grow into a better person who can benefit those they...
    bestillandknow1 bestillandknow1 41-45, F Jul 16

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    This is me back in September 2013 ,

    the pic came out dark but also I worked very hard , not much of junk or fast food eater , I switched to a high protein diet for almost 11 years now , I haven't done any weight lifting in about 9 years now either , built a home weights out of concrete and did my stuff for about...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    Life have taught me so much,

    I grew stronger and tougher mostly now I can see people for who they really are
    leostrong leostrong 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Grateful, yes. I'm not sure

    where I would be if I didnt understand that life lessons helped me grow into the person I am today. I'm not perfect but I am ok with where I am. Feels liberating.
    marienathompson40 marienathompson40 41-45, F Nov 23

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

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

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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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    Talking With A Friend

    So my friend and I were talking during lunch today. We were remarking on how aimless the younger generation seems to be. People in their 20s and 30s, unable to support themselves, unable to strike any path in life on their own. I told my friend, although my life was difficult...
    Amantcul Amantcul 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Although I feel like I wished I hadn't gone

    through most of the stuff I have, through it all, there were lessons that were learned along the way. I'm grateful for that.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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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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    The world owes me nothing.

    Society owes me nothing. Women owe me nothing. My daughter owes me nothing. I have obligations. I like my obligations. I accept them. However, the world is not obligated to like me. The world is not obligated to appreciate me or help me. Certain persons love and appreciate me...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    If I didn't go through the struggle

    and pain of learning my lessons repeatedly , I wouldn't be this strong right now .
    VictoriaKeepItReal VictoriaKeepItReal 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    For the last couple of months I have been going

    thru an emotional roller coaster of emotions. I thank God that I'm a healthy, normal, strong independent woman that refuses to give up when hit with life trials & challenges. I have been faced with many hard oppositions & had many people walk out of my life when I was at my...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Make it your day to shine.

    Today is a give, that's why they call it the present
    whome67 whome67 18-21, M Aug 29

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    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F Sep 20

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    I am learning to be present,

    appreciate who I am, where I am and what I am deliberately creating right here, right now :)
    BriePawlak BriePawlak 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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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    even if I could go back

    and change anything I wouldn't . .....
    lukeshort46 lukeshort46 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Otherwise, I wouldn't be here .

    .... I still thrive to be a better person, wife, mom, Aunt and friend.... Everyday is one more day to move forward...
    SunnyD721 SunnyD721 46-50, F Nov 25

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    enchantedISLANDgirl enchantedISLANDgirl 36-40, F Dec 9

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    Lashes from the " whip of fate" yesterday,

    The destiny that shouldn't be mine forever. Yes, I learned the hard truth but am glad for it!
    AWhiteRose AWhiteRose 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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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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    Well ya. It would be embarrassing to be this age

    and still be as stupid as I was at 20.
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Saddiie Saddiie 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    Life can build a new you within you.

    Life can trip you up. Life can bite your bum! The lessons of each day we live must be thought deeply about in our process of enjoying them, certainly gaining from their experience.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Nov 16

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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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    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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    Things I learn from life

    and from reading 1) never let one moment define the rest of your day 2) you won't find yourself until you face the truth 3) truth is like sun you can shut it out but it ain't going to go away 4) if you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything 5) there is always a...
    ZeroShift ZeroShift 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I have been through a lot in my life,

    more then most. Started life with a single mother, then was raised with a crazy step family, ran away from home and have been on my own since the age of seventeen, had a baby at the age of twenty-one, my partner and the father of my baby was unfortunately an alcoholic who did...
    colliesjournal colliesjournal 41-45, F Oct 11

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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Mitakuye Oyasin (All Are Related) I am grateful

    every day for the people in my life, and the lessons I continue to learn. In life I am always the student.
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 3

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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...
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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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    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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    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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    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Dec 9

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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 16 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4, 2013

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    So everything I've been through is

    for my Lesson.. I will be more careful ..
    ThoPo ThoPo 18-21, M Jul 2

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    FeelingYourPain2 FeelingYourPain2 66-70 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's Thanksgiving here in the US,

    so we're all busy being thankful. I try to be every day. I have so many wonderful people in my life, and I try not to take that for granted. I had someone, years ago, who loved me more than most people ever will. I was too stupid to appreciate it at the time. He truly accepted...
    Alisha32 Alisha32 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 27

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    Sometimes life throws you mAny curveballs

    where it feels like you are spinning out of control! That very thing that you thought you could control you realize that you are powerless & have to surrender it all to a higher being! That man name is Jesus!! He may not always come when we want him too but he will always be...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    Many things are taught in many ways by many

    people. The secret is; be open to learning.
    justanotherbloke justanotherbloke 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Life lessons are your growth. I have learned that one must accept their flaws in order to be accepted by others. To also take risks because the outcome could be worth it and no...
    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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