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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons

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    - Free yourself from negative people.

    - Let go of those who are already gone. - Give everyone you don’t know a fair chance. - Show everyone kindness and respect. - Accept people just the way they are. - Encourage others and cheer for them. - Be your imperfectly perfect self. - Forgive people and move...
    Sabr3na Sabr3na 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2015

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    Grateful for the pain,

    the struggle, the joy, the tears, love, good and bad times... They all made me a stronger person and helped me appreciate every aspect of life and above all stay in tune with what it is to be human.... This is: to help others and love life to the fullest... ❤️😊
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 10

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    and for the ideas that have

    now come to me. oh my god im bublling away with all the ideas. i feel so awesome at the moment, waking up every day, in great disbelief how can one be so amazing as me. there is nothing i can be ungrateful for; i have the most amazing life and body and soul on this planet for me...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I always try appreciate everything.

    Even for my bad luck, mistake. Im stronger because of what ive been through, im kind because of my loneliness, im smarter because of what ive learned from my mistake. Anything could happen to you. So try always be ready for death. Make everyday count. Appreciate every day. Start...
    Natureismagic Natureismagic 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2015

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    i have lived for 35 years

    and i m grateful to every new day added to my life. i m truly grateful to God for all that he has given me and I feel fortunate and blessed. I know the value of every breath that I take. Not long ago I was suffering from severe asthma and gasping for every breath. I have had...
    beautifulbluesea beautifulbluesea 31-35, F Dec 17, 2015

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    There is always an underlying emotion fueling a

    person's behavior. It may be love, joy, surprise, anger, sadness, fear, shame, disgust, or any other emotion. When you identify, work to understand, and make an attempt to address the underlying emotion you can solve just about any situation and dealing with people becomes much...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    When I look back over the past decade I see

    things that only make sense in reverse. They say hindsight is 20/20. It’s really beautiful to look at your journey and see how the path has led you to where you are today. It’s interesting to see the svelte way doors were opened at the perfect moment and how each move is...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    Here are a few to share with you 1) never let

    negativity or shame get into you whatsoever. Don't let it get past your body. Don't let it I to your thoughts, instincts, mind, heart- treat negativity as if there is no such thing. Nothing good can ever come out if it. Ever. Put up your shield against it. 2) recognize that...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    I have been blessed with many wonderful gifts

    but have been through hell and back.I always look at situations when they don't work out and seek answers..why? It may not be what ^ God has planned for my life or something better around the corner.LEARNING NEVER CEASES..
    lrcarter lrcarter 46-50, F Jan 9

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    Sometimes it easier holding back

    than letting yourself get disappointed. My mistake is believing, a dream too good to be true usually is they say.. Ive never had the good luck that lasted. With me everything is temporary. Why?..well I wish I knew. But Im smiling,  I'm continuing to go on....thats life ...my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2015

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    Someone once told me: "As soon

    as you start living your life for love and nothing else, you would be amazed at the progress you would make." Karma man...karma. The more you give the better you get
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Put a frog into a vessel fill with water

    and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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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 14 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    While we can’t control what other people do

    or don’t do or what they say or don’t say, we can control what we choose to believe and accept.
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2015

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    We live, we learn and hopefully we grow.

    As for me personally, I know that I have experienced tremendous growth in the past 2+ years that I've been on EP alone. And change? Yes, I have changed. Some for the better and some not so much. But isn't that really what life is all about? To me it is about the choices that...
    Reflectionsinred Reflectionsinred 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    And once the storm is over,

    you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.
    NewRomantics NewRomantics 18-21, F Jan 8

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    ForYouIWillWait ForYouIWillWait 22-25, F Jun 11, 2015

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    No act of kindness is ever too small

    and a smile is never insignificant. We live in an egocentric world. Our world is our own and we mainly see what affects us without having a big picture view. It is easy to forget that the quiet person next to you on the subway may be going through a divorce or the frustrated...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    I am looking for young men interested in the

    old woman! www.cougarloving.com
    silencesss silencesss 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    I had back a paralised dream last night

    and this time I couldn't open my eyes and destroyed the ******* demon but I rolled up him and opened my mouth and say A for the second time and I felt that ******* demon trumble thrilling and shaking on my belly stomach and chest as his last spasm and let me hear his moaning and...
    Egolikeme69 Egolikeme69 46-50, M Jan 21

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    I was raised, as most of us are,

    with the notion that there are "good words" and "bad words." I was encouraged to use the good words and discouraged from using the bad ones. This contraband list included, but wasn't limited to, the usual suspects I believe the comedian George Carlin once nicknamed the " 7 Dirty...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    After completing highschool.

    . a chapter in my story, wonders happened.I took a path which I wasn't supposed to take but I am happy with it and I have known I am work in progress and I have to believe myself.. Small lessons that people who came in my life are really something I am so very grateful for..It's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 22, 2015

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    I had a moment of despairing.

    I saw that the conditions I would be living in would be... as I put it a few hours ago, "Oh god...it's bad...This is really bad..." There may or may not have been a little bit of crying. (There's no proof) I finished up, though. We all get to have our moments. They just should...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 3 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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    Rule #1 - Actions have consequences.

    Rule #2 - You are the only one responsible for your actions.
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    I am 31 years old, yet I feel like I have lived

    the life of at least 4 women so far in life. I have been through great joys as well as great sorrows. I would not be who I am today if I had not gone through every single one of the days of my life. I am grateful for all the day of my life who it has made me today.
    PinkStarburst1984 PinkStarburst1984 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2015

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    I have my ups and downs

    but at the end I am grateful. I will look back one day and say I lived. I laughed, I cried, I was in pain, I had joy, I love and I have experienced so many emotions...a testimony of a life well lived.
    Healthyhappylife Healthyhappylife 41-45 2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    "No one can make you feel inferior without your

    consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt If I could scream this from the mountain tops, I would!!! You can't control what other people do or say, but you CAN control how you react! The only person responsible for how you feel is yourself!!! Chew on that! People can't make you feel bad or...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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, 2014

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    I am a kid till I went to University,

    those five years at university changed my life and outlook on life. I learned something each day about my subject and life. I found some best friends and had beautiful moments which i recall everyday . I thank my parents ,they encouraged me to do what i love. And i thank the so...
    getgoodfeeling getgoodfeeling 22-25, M Dec 17, 2015

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    I use to ask "why me?

    " a lot and I was very bitter! I had a horrible childhood and used that as an excuse as to why I was an unhappy adult! As I've gotten older, I see how all those bad experiences molded me into the person I am today....Which is a fairly decent person with a lot of wisdom. I look...
    moniekita1988 moniekita1988 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    I think the greatest life lesson is the

    realization that while you know some things, you will never know everything. After you accept that you can live your life and make your mistakes knowing that behind every action there is a lesson to be learned, a lesson that will make you grow and shape you into the person you...
    KawiiKay KawiiKay 18-21, F Jan 27

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    Never have I seen so many old,

    young, privileged, people trying so hard to be happy. There are countless articles written about it, blogs named for it, workshops attending to it. Who ever said we're supposed to be happy all the time, anyway? We're not. And the pressure to do so might be what's making us...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's been a great life.

    It's fun being a Leo. It's even fun to be Bi-Polar when I'm up. Actually being Bi-Polar is the hardest but it like being on a drug that you can be going thru The Dark Night Of The Soul with depression or you taking a train or a plane to anywhere and being in the company of...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Do not waste your energy

    and try to justify others about your life and the decisions you make. Rather use it to create great things. For you, for someone else and even those who doubted you. Be the inspiration that everyone needs!
    ReflectivMind ReflectivMind 31-35 1 Response Jan 22

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    The root of many mistakes can be avoided

    if we would just listen to our own logic! I hate when I mess that up!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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    We all grow like a tree.

    It takes time and hard work and patience to grow tall and strong. There are some seasons that are better than others, but every year we grow and move forward a little at a time.Sometimes, in life, what we have worked so hard to build gets destroyed. It can be devistating.However...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    Forgiveness... One reason we resist forgiving

    is that we don't really understand what forgiveness is or how it works. We think we do, but we don't. Most of us assume that if we forgive our offenders, they are let off the hook — scot-free — and get to go about their merry ways while we unfairly suffer from their actions...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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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 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    kmd0424 kmd0424 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I realise I feel pain

    when I observe a need for other people's disappointment. whether they are disappointed or their disappointment is just perceived or anticipated, is very very same. air have equal pain... I also realise this Hurt was always part of my life .... I wonder why
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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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...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    I learned something very valuable today.

    Never leave my cell phone on silent. My son has hidden it somewhere, and I've been searching for about two hours. Still can't find it.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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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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    I feel like if you have to "put someone in

    their place" by telling them they'd never make it a day in your shoes, then you are weaker than you think. A truly strong person wants to build people up who are struggling. A truly strong person wouldn't judge someone after assuming that person has lived a better, or easier...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

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    I don't think I'm "good" I simply appreciate

    the steps taken to get me to this point, humility continuously supports my abilities..
    Listen1stTalk2nd Listen1stTalk2nd 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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