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I Am Happy to Be Alive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 341 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    imextraordinary imextraordinary 18-21, F Sep 4

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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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    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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    Happy to Be Alive

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    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F Jan 9, 2009

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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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    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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    ^_^

    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 18-21, F Nov 23, 2013

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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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    Hit like if you feel alive

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

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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 Am Free ...

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

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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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    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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    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 am alive, I'm still here. You're alive, you're still here. And that's what matters. As long as we're breathing, as long as we woke up today, doing what kills you makes you feel...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I love life and I am happy I am alive and experiencing it. I believe life is a gift not a right and you should live it to the full. Try something new, be adventurous and take a...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 11

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    I love you my ****. I dont want to say your name, as I want to protect you still even though you have abandoned me. Just let me know you are happy and I will be ok to know that...
    dreamingdarkness dreamingdarkness 26-30, M Sep 28

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    Many people take it for granted, How many people ACTUALLY wake up and are thankful to be alive? How many people wake up and complain because they're weak? Or because they feel...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    No one should be able to determine your happiness, u should be happy yourself because happiness comes from within. Setting or linking little things to your happiness will bring you...
    Floren94 Floren94 18-21, F a week ago

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    No one should be able to determine your happiness, u should be happy yourself because happiness comes from within. Setting or linking little things to your happiness will bring you...
    Floren94 Floren94 18-21, F a week ago

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    No one should be able to determine your happiness, u should be happy yourself because happiness comes from within. Setting or linking little things to your happiness will bring you...
    Floren94 Floren94 18-21, F a week ago

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    To my beautiful girlfriend I want you to know you make me the happiest man alive, and that i wouldnt choose to have my life any other way.
    Cbh004 Cbh004 18-21, M Sep 24

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    I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I've been hurt, but I'm alive. I'm human, I'm not perfect but I'm thankful.
    rchkb rchkb 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I'm so happy to be here, experiencing! I want to be in this moment forever. This is real. I need not fear, and I need not hide. I make no apologies. I obey no slave master. I enjoy...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    But it has its moments that i am grateful for being alive
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 13-15, F Sep 23

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      I'm not really. Just that on the maths noticeboards at my school, there is a board with people's faces on it and saying something that they got wrong in the summer...
    Kyprioi Kyprioi 16-17, F a week ago

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    A song by becca is called I'm alive, I'm in love with that song, heck it is my theme song
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M a week ago

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    Happy Dance = Winner I love a good happy dance. I'm not afraid to boogie when something goes right. My football team wins... Happy Dance Find some money... Happy Dance Favourite...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M Oct 9

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    What is there to do when unhappiness comes your way. Even though you try to balance those chakras daily, keep good thoughts in your mind, try to smile and act content with life but...
    lutqueet lutqueet 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    When i was heading to a grocery store in Saudi Arabia name othaim market in othman bin affan road riyadh city branch, i had feeling of depression and anger. I wasnt able to manage...
    Fleindonfox85 Fleindonfox85 26-30, M Sep 23

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    It came to my attention a year or so back that I often define my interactions and relationships with others by the level of happiness I'm able to bring to them. This, I realised...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 29

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    Is it normal to be happy and feel strange about it. I am definitely not PMSing and I very rarely have mood swings (even if I do I don't make it known to others) but I feel happy. I...
    CharMinji CharMinji 13-15, F Oct 5

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    Everyone always says to do what will make you happy. But I don't really know how to be happy. I guess to understand why I'm not happy I would first need to understand happiness...
    SlothQueen SlothQueen 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Happy 120th birthday in heaven to American poet E.E. Cummings. Happy 87th to actor Roger Moore. Happy 62nd to actor Harry Anderson. Happy 68th to former Pittsburgh Pirate Al...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I really want to be happy. I have been on and off suicidal for years and not felt happiness in a true manor for all of that time except for half a year. Then there was those 2...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My Daughter is Unstoppable and Stronger than she looks!!! I look after her and I do my best to keep her safe, happy and healthy all the time. It makes me happy to see her thriving...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes you can't "make" everyone happy but it is nice when those around you are all happy. I hurts my heart to see someone I care about in pain. I do my best to support those...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It seems like it's been this way for a long time. On the outside I smile and act happy, but deep down I'm not. I'm not happy with myself, my life, friends, acquaintances or my...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F Sep 23

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    Yup, that's correct unless someone hurts me :( I like my independency :) I can make myself happy, I do things that make me happy :) which also means I'm a positive person. I hate...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F Sep 29

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    Dont make fun or judge people at first look they may not be as happy as they seem... I look happy at first look i will never tell people about my pain and thats just the way i am...
    LostInLife19 LostInLife19 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I get happy when I make other people happy. It's like it's my job to make other people happy. It's almost religious, but I don't want it to be.
    DocBonk DocBonk 18-21, M Oct 6

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    So for the last 12 years or so, I've always thought that my family showed signs of favoritism for my brother. Whenever I'd want something as a kid, I'd always have to ask him to...