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I Am Happy to Be Alive

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    imextraordinary imextraordinary 18-21, F Sep 4, 2014

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    Wake up before it’s too late The sun is

    rising You are dying, There is no time to waste Life can be a little bit hard It can rub you the wrong way You got to take it one step at a time Or get stuck in the back lane Make a new friend Hangout with an old one Don’t forget to say “I love you” Life can be a...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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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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    vikasgaiwad vikasgaiwad 22-25, M Dec 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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~  
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Nov 5, 2012

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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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    Free soloed my first (and probably only) ice

    climb earlier today. I've done and will continue to do a lot of risky activities but climbing up 80ft of ice unroped is certainly the most dangerous thing I have done to date.
    justfun86 justfun86 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2015

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    Happy to Be Alive

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    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F Jan 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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    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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    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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    I was in the cadet force

    for three years. OK, that's actually a watered down version of the real army in terms of how hard they pushed us or what we were exposed to. We were fifteen and barely allowed live firing. But God did those three years make me so much more thankful for every breath I draw...
    rememberthekey rememberthekey 18-21 Sep 21, 2015

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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 actually been feeling good lately!

    No depression, I've been with friends, I've been going places and doing things. Though I'm nervous for the winter, I think it's gonna be a good summer :)
    sassycastiel sassycastiel 18-21, F Jun 12, 2015

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    I'm happy to be alive

    and to be able to make a difference from my wrong decisions and able to share great moments with my Husband and my family .
    kaydiab kaydiab 18-21, F Oct 5, 2015

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    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2015

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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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    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 22-25, F May 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I just met a young man today

    who has a neuromuscular disease that confines him to a wheelchair. He has limited use of one hand and unable to walk, bathe, dress or feed himself. A few months ago he was crossing a railroad track in his wheelchair and was struck by a train, which amputated three of his limbs...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 10 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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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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    Hit like if you feel alive

    and happy. Cox they dont last forever :)
    aliakhtar17 aliakhtar17 22-25, M Aug 14, 2014

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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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    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 Free ...

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

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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
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Dec 7, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, M Dec 7, 2014

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    For a long while my life was a screwed up mess. I had some problems that i let fall on some people I talk to here on EP and I particularly let them hurt a very special lady I met...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm kinda obsessed with it. Idk knowing someone else is happy means the world to me! I want everyone to be happy because everyone deserves happiness. Anger and sadness only lead to...
    Bleach1443 Bleach1443 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Let every fear and sorrow of the old year go away. This new year will be the year of my life. My dream will be fulfilled. This year Happy new (lunar) year :)
    NXTKitKat NXTKitKat 16-17 6 hrs ago

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    Happy Black History Month everyone!!
    MzMecka1969 MzMecka1969 46-50, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    .. Heard about the earthquake in Taiwan, today, and how many casualties have been identified.. it was 6.4 in magnitude, they said. I know earthquakes are common.. but this one...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    That feeling that's bursting through your veins like sparks of fire whenever you're doing something that excites you? I think that's when you're most alive. It ignites something in...
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Haven't posted in a while due to normally using this from my phone, and since I don't have one it's been quite the struggle. Things are going well for once -got an offer from the...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Face down with the LA curbside endings With the ones and zeros. Downtown was the perfect place to hide. The first star that I saw last night was a headlight Of a man-made sky...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm so conflicted about what I should do. I was with my husband for a long time, but we separated over a year ago. Now he wants to try and work things out. He's a sweet person, and...
    Glitterrocks Glitterrocks 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to see rainbows and butterflies Every time I close my eyes And reserve the right to be mesmerised, By the pure delight that awaits me every night; Waking up in the morning...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 5 days ago