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I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons

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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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    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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    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'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 and I am now thankful for those experiences, and the person I have become because of them. 
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response May 3, 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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    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 like that ever since i was a kid, but a had a lot to make me feel and act the exact opposite way, however im very thankful that i kept on getting back on...
    hassoona45 hassoona45 18-21, M Jun 25, 2013

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

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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 ..
    PwLwE PwLwE 16-17, M Jul 2

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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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    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 I am today .. Bc of the lessons I have gone through ...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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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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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response May 4, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 life” during military duty that we may not think about so much as tragedies encountered during time of war and abroad. I was pulling weekend...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M May 25, 2013

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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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    ***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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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 they are the ones who will rally around when things fall apart. They will stand by you, care for you and do all they can to...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 2 Responses May 26, 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 at a better time .. I hope everyone enjoys! Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 30, 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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    1EPMinnie 1EPMinnie 70+, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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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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    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 we should stop, cuz I will get attached and be very hurt. And she? Well she won't be as hurt since she's still not over her ex. 5...
    notnownotever notnownotever 18-21, F May 24, 2013

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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 a week ago

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    8th August 2014. The reason I put date here is this is what my current thought could come up at this point, it may change so it gives me opportunity to revisit what I'm grateful...
    cancerian24 cancerian24 22-25, M Aug 6

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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 a week ago

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    As the title above says I so love this site and I'm grateful for it. I have met so many people it's amazing and it's not just for that. For the longest time I felt something in me...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F Aug 6

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    Emotions: The Emotional Body Lesson By Sharmai Amber "The emotional body is one of the lessons that each Soul must master while they are en-route back to God. It is one of several...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I reckon the first one would be the ability to spell grateful ;)
    chizzleswizzle chizzleswizzle 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am so happy this site exists! There are things in my life that I feel awkward or really personal about, and it is really good to have a place were I can talk about them - even...
    areanyusernamesnottaken areanyusernamesnottaken 16-17 Aug 16

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