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I Am Happy to Be Alive

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    it's been a bad bad day

    but who gives a ****. could be sad all day but I don't feel like it
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    Alive!

    I won't lie, im happy to be alive and doing good at the moment. I mean anything is better than being dead right?, right. And you should be happy too  life is moving fast and we're just going for the ride.~The End~  
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Nov 5, 2012

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    I didn't always enjoy life.

    There was a time when just being alive hurt so much, it seemed pointless to stay that way. But I could see the way my suicide would break apart my family, that nothing would be the same for them again, and I couldn't do that to them. So I put it off, until I didn't want to kill...
    consistentshift consistentshift 18-21, F May 16, 2014

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    Oh Yeah

    But that's only until proof surfaces that there is something better than this.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9, 2011

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    Being Grateful

    Isn't it funny, in a sad sort of way, how often we get so mired down in every day depressions like bills, job, responsibilities and such until we forget just how lucky we are to be alive? It can take something as simple as anaphylatic shock, a sever car wreck or as in my...
    peanutbrittle peanutbrittle 46-50, F 2 Responses May 29, 2008

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    Death

    Each one of us is a Universe.  Driving to work today in the dark, white lines visible as they come rushing toward me and disappear under the car.  Dark shadow of my hand on the dark shadow of the wheel, moving back an forth with the rhytum of the road.  Shadows and light, the...
    Leporid Leporid 56-60, M Aug 26, 2011

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    imextraordinary imextraordinary 18-21, F Sep 4, 2014

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    One of the Lucky Ones

    i know now, that i am meant to be here onthis earth for a reason.. i just finished my last rounds of testing.. and all my tests were negative... there is definately a higher power... there is not a chance in the world that i should have walked away from the lifestyle i was...
    angeldevon angeldevon 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    I've died a few times,

    but I woke up. Closing your eyes thinking it's the end really challenges your views of religion.
    Bernabe89 Bernabe89 22-25, M Dec 7, 2014

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    This is my day of relaxation

    after my road trip just to take everything all in. My friends ask what I did, but they don't understand how much I've learned. How much more about life I've realized. As far as making new realizations go, I'd like to compare my road trip to an acid trip or maybe mushrooms. My...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Dec 7, 2014

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    Hit like if you feel alive

    and happy. Cox they dont last forever :)
    aliakhtar17 aliakhtar17 18-21, M Aug 14, 2014

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    I Am Free ...

    am I ? 
    thewayIam thewayIam 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    I like to take a second

    and just breathe. God it feels good to just let the head fall back, look up at the sky, and just inhale life. I don't have to know if there's a reason why I'm here, what my purpose is, what's the meaning of life, or who made the universe. I just have to breathe in and be...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    All Cried Out

    Ok, so maybe I screwed up my testimony yesterday.  That may have costed me.  But I woke up and realized that I am just happy to be alive and watch my children play for another day
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2008

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    Yup

    Because being alive rules!! I love it so much. Life has its ups and downs, but when you focus on the ups, you just soar!!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    Pleasure and Pain Loss and Gain Praise and Blame Fame and Disgrace.

    Those 8 feelings constantly pooling us in different directions, causing suffering. They are also known as eight worldly dharmas, or 8 worldly concerns.  Getting what you want, and avoiding getting what you do not want. Wanting (instant) happiness, and not wanting unhappiness...
    thewayIam thewayIam 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2011

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    vikasgaiwad vikasgaiwad 22-25, M Dec 6, 2014

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    Happy to Be Alive

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    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F Jan 9, 2009

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    Life Is A Gift - Just Live It :)

    #1Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. ~ Anthony Robbins#2I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain. ~ Joyce Cary#3Maxim for life: You get treated in...
    thewayIam thewayIam 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    Sharing Experiences

    Hi, my name is Matt Storer, I'm an artist studying at Loughborough University and I need people to share their stories for my work.My work is about human behaviour and how we all interact through different outlets, needless to say this part of my work is from the point of the...
    mattstorer mattstorer 18-21, M Oct 15, 2011

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    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Life Update

    October 15th 2011 LIFE UPDATE I know I haven’t been consistent with EP this year, but don't worry, I haven’t forgotten about my dear friends who were with me through hard times :] Hmm, let's see. I'm in my JR. Year at CC. I will be done with all of my General Studies by...
    Elysiaaa Elysiaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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    I'm so happy and thankfull

    for being alive. I'm so happy that I can hear music and see colors and beautiful peoples and landscapes. And I'm so thankful that I have really good friends and family, who are so suportive.
    marko1234567 marko1234567 22-25, M Dec 7, 2014

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    Good Morning!

    Life's good so far. My only worried aren't so big, I'll get there eventually. As my habibi says, "Take it day by day." Eventually I'll accomplish all those things I want to do. In the mean time, I'll just focus I the now. I shouldn't be too worried about my life, I'm alive...
    habibihayati habibihayati 18-21, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Happy Days

    I met this lovely person who seems to enjoy just spending time with me. I realized I don't have to fill the empty space in conversation just for the sake moving my lips. I found someone that can kiss my soul just by being near. It is nice having a friend and a lover at the same...
    GentlemanTony GentlemanTony 36-40, M Jul 1, 2011

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    I'm Glad Those Pills Didn't Work...

    I used to be suicidal. But now I'm a mom, and I can't imagine my life any different than it is right now. Granted, it could be a little bit better, but I'm thankful for what I have, especially my son! 
    WinterEvolett WinterEvolett 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    At This Moment, I Am Happy to Be Alive..

     I am not usually this happy. About three hours ago, I was on here, feeling alone and depressed. I am 14, and my moods are never average. They are either very high, or very low. It's a bit hard sometimes. I am happy for a reason that would probably sound very simple...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9, 2009

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    Survivor

    I fought my way to this time and placeBlood and tears and painA challenge every dayTo learn to move with and within this battered bodyTo find pride in my scarsAnd bruisesAnd woundsA battle waged for freedomThat I wonNo victory ever could be sweeter
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Dec 3, 2011

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    ^_^

    Thanks for give me peace Thanks for giving me pleasure Thanks for giving me air to breath Thanks for the good health Thanks for giving me couple of trusted friends and caring family Thanks for giving me the right to choose Thanks for the good memories Thanks for giving me...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F Nov 23, 2013

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    I want to tell everyone awake about your

    indescribable beauty, shout out your name all over the place and give you all my attention tonight, tomorrow and certainly on Christmas Eve. That feeling
    Mandy0111 Mandy0111 26-30, F Dec 6, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    New year, it is so lovely to see how people are so happy around you. When you're with them, you smile, laugh and have fun only if you're drunk. I manage to that, I am not good...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F Jan 1

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    At times i wished i wouldnt hv be born wish i could die beside ol my crazy thoughts i at tyms feel so lucky to be alive. lucky to hv a loving family, sweet friends and having a...
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    My best friend, from age about 16 to 21, although I have known him for my entire life; died this past Friday. I have been trying to think of if I should write about it or not...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Love, drugs and other things Do not know if anyone will read this anyway, but I feel that writing my story I let out everything that happened. I fell in love with a boy who was...
    karensbm karensbm 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Dear Friends so sorry I was gone for so long....The New Year is almost here...I am so excited about this next year...I will be 55 in 2015...3 fives an 11 and two 3...that equals 32...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    To all my new friends. A champagne toast...... May 2015 find you healthy, happy, and deeply in love. May you find time to watch the sunrise, the sunset, the rain, the mist, and...
    extant1 extant1 51-55, M 14 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    "Are you alive or barely existing," she asked me. I looked up at her with my glazed over eyes and puffy eyelids. "What?" She repeated herself again this time with an unreadable...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F Jan 13

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    They really are my happy place. But not so much right now because not knowing whether Oliver is dead or alive is killing me. I am avoiding checking online. I keep imagining how...
    OlicityShipper OlicityShipper 70+, F Jan 14

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    These last three years have passed so fast, yet so slowly. I am alive, but I don’t feel like I’m living or that my existence means anything at all. I have no friends that...
    kalithedestructor kalithedestructor 18-21, F Jan 7

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    If you're reading this, you are in the top 8% of the world. Well, that may be statistically incorrect, but that's one of the only reasons I bother staying alive. I have a car...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I had a very rare first of it's strain of sarcoma cancer. Ever discovered in anyone and had to go to Dana-Farber Cancer center in Boston MA. to be taken care of to remove it. On...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Many children die at a young age, so I'm very lucky to still be alive. We all are. I could've even died at birth.
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    i lost my sences.numb i'll do anything for feeling alive again.
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    When I think back to the day I almost successfully took my life I can remember feeling empty. Now I am so glad that my mom decided to come check up on me because if she hadn't I...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Jan 12

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    hmmm I got hit by a train..... overdosed 3 times..... I don't know someone wants me alive
    solarenergy solarenergy 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    To be honest, I shouldn't be alive. There have been times where death was right before my face. Somehow by God's mercy it hasn't happened yet xD
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just be happy. Sounds too simplistic, doesn't it? But, in actuality, we can have much more happiness if we choose to consider things from a positive perspective.Everyone...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Being happy is a state of mind,making someone happy, is very good luck.Happiness comes by believing that you're happy.You can't make someone else happy.All you can do is present...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M a week ago

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