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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...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F Mar 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...
    PhilosophicalMoose PhilosophicalMoose 18-21, M Aug 21, 2013

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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...
    ruberbandball ruberbandball 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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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...
    cuex cuex 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 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...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 15 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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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...
    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...
    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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...
    TemptressKassandra TemptressKassandra 31-35 1 Response Mar 29, 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...
    Anna2 Anna2 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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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...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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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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    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...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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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...
    brittlo94 brittlo94 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    What Appears To Be Twisted, Really Is Unfolding Beauty... -
    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...
    tiadoe tiadoe 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Your Choice... -
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Remember... -
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 2 Responses May 3, 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...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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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...
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 46-50, F 3 Responses May 5, 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...
    HeretoHelp99 HeretoHelp99 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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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...
    kmuch kmuch 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2010

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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...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M Nov 30, 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...
    traya15 traya15 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    Laughter Heals All.. -
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response May 3, 2013

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    Be Willing.. -
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    Have Faith In Yourself... -
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F May 3, 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...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 30, 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...
    StoneColdSixx StoneColdSixx 36-40, M Oct 11, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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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...
    Tracy400 Tracy400 41-45, F Feb 27, 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...
    AiLiaSoleil AiLiaSoleil 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 11

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    Let Go.... -
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 3 Responses May 26, 2013

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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...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M May 25, 2013

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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...
    hassoona45 hassoona45 18-21, M Jun 25, 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...
    anonymousme517 anonymousme517 18-21, F Feb 9

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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...
    sanallen sanallen 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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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...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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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...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 17 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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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...
    hippo99 hippo99 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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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    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...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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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...
    MyAngelTy MyAngelTy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    Make Your Stay Here A Journey Worth While... -
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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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...
    FoxyMoxy FoxyMoxy 36-40, F 2 Responses May 25, 2011

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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...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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...
    notnownotever notnownotever 18-21, F May 24, 2013

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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...
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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...
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