I Am Happy to Be Alive

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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
    Sep 21, 2015

    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

    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

    Oh Yeah

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


    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

    Try to win the war over depression n suicide.

    Everyone in life has a purpose. A reason for being alive on this earth. And their unique story needs to be heard ,to help someone else not make the same mistakes. Please don't let the devil win. Tell your story, help others be strong. Because you ,yes you have been there. You...
    spiritinblack spiritinblack
    41-45, M
    Apr 16, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    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

    If I can help anybody with suicidal thoughts to

    change their thoughts or depression or anxiety who do not want to kill theirself..right to me I'm here. When I see your question or comment I will respond with positive reassurance.
    spiritinblack spiritinblack
    41-45, M
    Apr 17, 2016

    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

    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
    imextraordinary imextraordinary
    18-21, F
    Sep 4, 2014

    I am decrepit. Leg arteries replaced.

    Quite a few teeth gone. Surgical scars (several). Ab muscles shot due to several surgeries. Waist growing as a result as well. Ditto weight. Hair thinning. Slight erectile dysfunction. BUT I'm upright, breathing, heart ok, cholesterol low, BP ok, eyesight fair, still got (most...
    Robert09 Robert09
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 15, 2016

    I have tried in my lifetime to die 16 times.

    This last one, put me in the hospital four months. It is in that time that I grew closer with the Lord. That is after I came out of my depression. I started to read my Bible, and pray. Spending time each day with the lord. I always look for verses, to help with anxiety, and...
    spiritinblack spiritinblack
    41-45, M
    Apr 16, 2016
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2016

    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
    Jul 9, 2009

    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...
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    I am a United States Marine.

    Not currently active duty. Although As the saying goes once a Marine always a Marine. It is tattooed in my brain and my heart. Just a little back story of my life. I grew up fishing and boating etc… anything on the water and I loved it. some woodworking which is now my passion...
    arhg arhg
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2016

    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

    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
    vikasgaiwad vikasgaiwad
    22-25, M
    Dec 6, 2014

    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

    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

    Happy to Be Alive

    flourlady111 flourlady111
    46-50, F
    Jan 9, 2009

    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

    I know I am meant to be

    because God and the Universe won't let me leave.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Apr 17, 2016

    Hit like if you feel alive

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

    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


    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2008


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

    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
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    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

    I Am Free ...

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

    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
    22-25, F
    Oct 15, 2013
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