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I Am Happiest Doing For Others

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    I wonder whyI'm not at the serviceof others more often,knowing that nothingfeels better.Yes, I honestly,really wonder why.Perhaps it is theparadox of fulfillment.Ultimate satisfactionI will have whenthere is nothingleft to care for.And there's another simple truth.I do not...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I'm that guy who always holds the door for others. Even if I have to put myself in an awkward position that actually makes it more difficult for them to enter the door.
    BJoon BJoon 26-30, M Jul 7

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    So I'm only telling you apart of what I'm doing. For 2 weeks I'm going to NJ to visit my family which I am sooo excited for! That's where I'm from and i love it there, I'm going to...
    klm15 klm15 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I love helping people out and holding the door open for them. If I don't hold the door open for someone I feel bad for the longest time. Once when I was little I held the door open...
    mymindsalivingnightmare mymindsalivingnightmare 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I do open the door for him/her when anyone is near me, but I ain't going to wait in 3/4 mile away the door for someone. :)
    wt00r wt00r 26-30, M Jul 7

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    1 can (10-3/4 oz.) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup1-1/4 cups water, divided1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Lower Sodium Stuffing Mix for Chicken6 small...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I want to start cooking for my family but don't know what to cook any suggestions
    alexann4ever alexann4ever 13-15, F Jul 15

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    Hello! Prayer is a powerful thing! I am a witness to that! Our first daughter was born with cerebral palsy, and they told us that she would not eat, walk, talk, and she would...
    chappeeeee chappeeeee 46-50, F Jul 20

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    I had this cute boy come over to my moms house and we bought some kitchen knives and cookware from him called Cutco?? We got them in the mail recently. They're awesome! I cook all...
    mikayla2 mikayla2 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I try to stand up for people, but then I get beat down. I tried to stand up for this girl for what someone else said, and I ended up being the stupid one... I even apologized to...
    Somethingawful Somethingawful 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It's become a habit I even wait if they are still walking toward the door
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I do it because I want to and I do not need a thank you because I'm selfless
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    It's just courtesy. Like offering your seat on public transport if it's busy.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I did this at lunch time in hs, and sometimes I would miss lunch because I was holding the door open -.- LOL
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I really like doing favors for others but how is it the when I need a hand there is no one around to help me? I use to have lots of friends a year ago when I was in high school...
    ChicaLoca1 ChicaLoca1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    All the people talk to forgive others who hurt you. Why i never was able to forgive? I was hurt all my life by different women. It started with my mother abusing me, then girls at...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I have nothing against religious people or atheists. To me they are both the same. Just people with beliefs. They can be good or bad depending on their personality. Beliefs can...
    Ultimatedorktroid Ultimatedorktroid 16-17, F Jul 2

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    Returning to form part 2.... I certainly received a few emails and I appreciated the comments from my last Abby Vent. The theme was are comments more or less sexualized because of...
    AbbyVents AbbyVents 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I have been thro a lot, I know pretty much for my age.. And I hate seeing ppl depressed or sad, I wanna help these ppl, why? Because I was myself depressed and sad.. And sadly for...
    BunnyCoral BunnyCoral 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I always think if you can do something for others then do it! You never know when they might be able to help you!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Be happy for others not sad for yourself.
    macyymayy macyymayy 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm so sick of being there for others and when I am having a ****** day people could give two ***** about me. I'm sick of it.
    redvelvet19 redvelvet19 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I BELEIVE in Forgiveness I don't have much patients but I try an forgive I hope one day I can forgive myself!!!! I can forgive others with time sometimes I feel as if I stretch...
    JacodyProphecy JacodyProphecy 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    In this world there is so much hate for one another and I believe it has to do with not forgiving. When you think of forgiveness what do you think? just wiping away the past or...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My father was a digital artist and worked on many popular video games such as ALIEN and James bond, i wanted to be a games designer like him but then changed to be a concept artist...
    AnotherTomboyGamer AnotherTomboyGamer 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Making somebody happy makes me happy. I once helped somebody overcome depression and it literally made me the happiest person in the world. I cried for hours, haha. I'm a soppy...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I really don't know what I believe so I could never do this anyway. I was devout as a Catholic growing up and I still never tried to force anyone to believe anything. I just tried...
    SabrinaB27 SabrinaB27 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I ache to make someone happy. I ache to make a Girl feel special and worth it. I ache to make a woman feel like she is precious and loved. I want to do that.. I want to make a...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I think most people mistake happiness for a life without problems...
    Lifeisyours Lifeisyours 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    When I was 24 I had an online relationship that was horrible. He snorted coke and sold it and lived 20 hours away. I went through it for a year and a half. Never meeting him. We...
    WhereIsTheLogic WhereIsTheLogic 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm suffering from lack of focusing & doing things for a VERY long time. Till I left my family for my high school education, I was simply living in my bed. I was intelligent, I...
    tewkel59 tewkel59 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    This is probably the most traumatic thing that has happened in my life.. This is the first time I decided to write my story and share with others. Ever since it happened, I wanted...
    Foreverpeacengreen Foreverpeacengreen 18-21, F Jul 12

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    There is always that one friend or significant other that let's you down after you put all your trust and faith into them .. You can't stop people from doing what they wanna do...
    nicolee778 nicolee778 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    [Note: Most of this was posted as a comment on someone else's story.] I think jealousy comes from fear. You've met a person who rocks your world, but because he/she is attractive...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm not really, but it's kinda dangerous doing such a thing problem is, if you're too sensitive you're likely to get attached to quickly. But yer it's fun.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    One of the biggest issues we have in life is that people tend to care a lot more than they should about others opinion. Like just because someone thinks different than you doesn't...
    PeaceAtSoul PeaceAtSoul 16-17, T 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    And as you walk down the street, depending in which community you are in. You mold yourself into a replica, to be accepted or to be respectful. Theres certainly different code of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 17

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    So I turned Christian about three months ago. Since then, I have been surprised at the opportunities that have come my way to help others. Here is the latest. My wife and I are...
    Dlgadlga Dlgadlga 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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    It's empty psychobabble. Take responsibility for your own words and actions, just as you expect me to take responsibility for mine. And quit blaming people for being 'affected...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I am one of the happiest people right now, after years of not dating or flirting or anything but non emotional flings, I have found a guy who is actually interested in me, he even...
    eviecain eviecain 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I've always known I wasnt perfect. Never once claimed I was. I know ill always have room to improve my life and how I live this life. Learning to ignore negative people and their...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    For example I read a book and I see someone being incarcerated, then the focus it's on the others. What is that other character doing while being incarcerated? I'm too much of a...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Jul 19

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    I’ve been a girl for nearly a year and I feel I’m the happiest girl who has ever lived. I know it’s not true, but it does describe how I feel. If I’d had to go on as a boy...
    Iamsasha Iamsasha 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am happier now. The happiest ive ever been. I used to bother about a lot of stuff. Work, relationship and the future. But now i am letting go and setting myself free from my...
    Shehshen Shehshen 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Once again I'm back and sadly about the same topic as before, my brother. Sadly he continues to not accept any responsibility for his actions. He and his spouse have ruined a few...
    DannyBoy1972 DannyBoy1972 36-40 Jul 9

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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