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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons

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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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    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 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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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 Oct 27, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    But I am too eager to figure out why

    or what in the world a current struggle (which undoubtedly leads to a lesson when all is said and done) lesson is or will be....time is an enemy at this point...lol
    kattrx1 kattrx1 31-35, F Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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

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    So in July I'm walking down the street in 90

    degree weather which felt more like 190. My head was pounding because I had a banana and a protein shake in the morning but didn't eat all day. I didn't actually heat a meal in the apartment where the power shut off that morning so I was a tad under nourished. Incidentally...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 8

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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, 2014

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    "The path to our destination is not alwayes a

    straight one. We go down the wrong road, we lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark."
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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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, 2014

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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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    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F Sep 20, 2014

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    Had a fire at home just

    before Xmas. Everything was damaged beyond repair, I suffered smoke inhalation injuries but no-one was hurt too badly. Live your lives, make sure you're safe at night, let those you love know you love them and treasure your time around friends and family, you never know when...
    AidanMac AidanMac 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 23

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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, 2014

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    Since I finished school life everything changed

    - from socially,emotionally,psychologically to more responsibilities!So i've learnt so much in 6 years about myself, my health, reality, other people and the outside big whole world!I’m not going to go in every little detail in full otherwise that’ll take forever and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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, 2014

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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 5 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    enchantedISLANDgirl enchantedISLANDgirl 36-40, F Dec 9, 2014

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    FeelingYourPain2 FeelingYourPain2 66-70 6 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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

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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, 2014

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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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    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Dec 9, 2014

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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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    The truth is u never know what is like to hurt

    someone with self low esteem until when u experience it , to have a journey to recover from low self esteem to confidence is not easy . It takes lots courage .
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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

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    wow...I am amazed at the love I can feel in my

    being just reading all of your words. how silly I have been to have gone so long being afraid of social media. my first time today, 35yrs old/youngish. . I am changing my mind very quickly. Thanks for sharing your worlds.. "AWESOME TO BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW ME FEELS" I have no more...
    kvb333 kvb333 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I still am a very emotional person

    but through all I've been dealing with in my life I learn to just accept things the way they are because something's just can't be changed. I also am starting to pull myself from situations where I know I could say hurtful things even though someone might say things to hurt me...
    zy7a zy7a 18-21, F Feb 19

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    a lot of people will tell you

    that it's impossible to have zero regrets, but that is a. false statement. yeah, in the moment I might regret doing something, but looking back I can honestly say that I do not regret it. I am happy and successful now and if I changed things in my past I wouldn't be here now. I...
    netherlandjk netherlandjk 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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, 2014

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    even if I could go back

    and change anything I wouldn't . .....
    lukeshort46 lukeshort46 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    Things I learned from life

    and from reading 1) Life is more simple then you think it is 2) always try to see the good in people this will make your life easier 3) Never let go of hope. One day You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of...
    ZeroShift ZeroShift 18-21, M Feb 8

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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, 2014