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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons

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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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    ***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 8 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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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    A Little Info About Me..

    30 years old. Married, have three boys ages 10, 3 and 5 months. Capish? Thanks!
    primpapillon primpapillon 31-35, F Sep 20, 2013

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    So everything I've been through is

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

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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 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 4

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Do you ever just feel like Life sometimes

    laughs at you? My solution: throw an empty wine bottle at it, see how it likes that... Not literally, shattered broken glass is a mess, especially the thick kind.
    ChocolateWildflower ChocolateWildflower 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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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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    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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    1EPMinnie 1EPMinnie 70+, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    Celebrating a dear friends birthday tonight

    with a group of close friends...can't wait! Friends are hard to come by these days and when you key someone into your life and heart, so personally and with full trust...it shouldn't be taken for granted. Cherish those that have your back and can look you in the eye even when...
    beth70 beth70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 29

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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 4 Responses Aug 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 15

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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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    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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    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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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response May 4, 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 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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    Related Experiences

    Today at this moment, I am grateful for: 1) Xuan!! 2) Fireball because it tastes so fun and reminds me of my buddies 3) Quiet time; peace (some duration during each day; and soon I...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    ...so I was asked if I could list what I am grateful for, and I think it's really important because a lot of the time I tend to always think about the things I don't have... I...
    ConfusedAgainAlways ConfusedAgainAlways 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    These are the 10 things I am grateful for: 1. God 2. Jesus 3. Whitney Houston 4. Nia (doll I've had since I was 7) 5. A second chance at life from God and my angel 6. The knowledge...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 19

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    I'm so grateful for my friends, family, home, education, comfortable life, and the love that surrounds me everyday:)
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Sep 2

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    18 years ago, I left everything; work, family, friends, home, and moved accross the world to be with the man I thought was the one. From the very begining things were not right...
    AlmaV AlmaV 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I was not born with a whole brain. I was born physically disabled and physically able. I have been given natural talents and special inside gifts. I do not look disabled to many...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Don't Stress About the Uncontrollable When you really realize it.. life will continue to flow and go on.. with or without an A on that Chemistry Final. I don't mean to let go of...
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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