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I Am Happy to Be Alive

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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    ^_^

    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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    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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    No matter what I'm going through.

    . the good, bad and ugly, the pain... I'm happy to be alive and see my loved ones..
    SlimKellington SlimKellington 22-25, F May 16

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    I Am Free ...

    am I ? 
    thewayIam thewayIam 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    imextraordinary imextraordinary 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Happy to Be Alive

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    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F Jan 9, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Hit like if you feel alive

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

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    Related Experiences

    But it has its moments that i am grateful for being alive
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    there is no specific reason but i never be happy since i was child even hat fake smiles not happy wanna be happy even for one sec i wanna know how happy look like wanna feel that...
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 43 mins ago

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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 1 hr ago

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    i never be happy in my life that make me scared that i never be i just wanna try that feel even for sec in my life idk how true happy look like i can move on i still live in past...
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 39 mins ago

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    Yes I want to be happy again. Feel alive again Don't have many ppl around me to show their support, sometimes just have to make peace with the fact they care about you but don't...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I love my life. .I feel that I am happy because I am alive. .I have food ...clothes. .roof on head...thank god I all these have. ..then why I feel bored sometimes. .I don't know...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I used to wake up in this reality, hoping things get better. But now I just wait in line, hoping for a change. I'll just do better the next time around. I used to sing these...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M Aug 23

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    I sit and wonder where you are, how you are, if you are even alive still. I feel like my guts are knotting up I just want to stop the pain. I want to spill my guts out over the...
    BookOfShadows BookOfShadows 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I love to feel alive and some experiences do that...when am on the road driving and there is no traffic I just feel so alive... Also when I listen to worship music it takes me away...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    In this book the author, Arnold Fox prescribes to you that you change all of your negative thoughts into positive ones. Here are some of my biggest, hardest negative thoughts in...
    Woofy1 Woofy1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I've never felt better. Healthy paleo diet no alcohol or drugs. People who use don't understand how much joy and happiness you get from being alive in a heathy way.
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I Will Wade Out - E. E. Cummings i will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 70+ Sep 14

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    It's so sad and sickening that we only get 1 life and almost everything of what the quality of that life will be comes from how we are born. I don't understand why i wasn't born as...
    unknow1235 unknow1235 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I don't just feel lucky to be alive, I know I am. With everything that has happened to me I always held strong and brave. I'll continue to no matter what.
    KWsuperstar KWsuperstar 16-17, M Sep 10

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    im tired of crying . im tired of cutting myself . im tired of being alive . if i ever actually had a conversation with God in person, I'm pretty sure he'd hate me. If I were God...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    It's been just over 24hrs since the anaesthetic wore off, and my stitches are pulling under the heavy bandaging. Theatre surgeons freak me out, I don't know if it's their blue...
    cavedweller2 cavedweller2 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Night is my favorite time of the day. When everyone is sleeping, everything still and it's just me, darkness and the stars. I feel so alive. I would usually go write something or...
    anon152 anon152 13-15 4 days ago

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    You know that question every person with at least half a brain ponders at some time during their life, the ultimate question, the big "why?" Why am I here? Why is anything here...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    There is no want? You either are or your not happy?You and you alone decide this state of mind or existence.The aging process has brought me to this very simple realization.It's...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Be as good mother as your never pleased children would ever want you to be. Make them happy, at all times. Be as good cook to your family as possible. Have them be happy after...
    51squirrel33 51squirrel33 51-55, F Sep 13

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    I didn't make the line up for my high school tennis team this year and i went through a small phase of depression. I talked with my mom,"Mom, i've sacrificed all of my time and...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Sep 6

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    It isn't difficult for me. I enjoy life and approach each day as an adventure. When people are obviously not happy I don't try to force my good mood on them but I do use humor to...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    sometimes i feel like i am not happy like today i wasnt happy today. people might think i am a happy cheery person but it is all an act. i dont know what is wrong with me it was...
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    What is "happy" anyway? I think of "happy" being when you're a kid and you have no worries, no fears, you feel that your parents will always be there to protect you, that...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm suuuuper happy :DD one little reason is because I got to leave school for a trip early..but the big big reason is because when I was saying goodbye to my boyfriend we kissed...
    waterwolflover waterwolflover 13-15, F Aug 28

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    Look all around and see things happening to people. not to me.. I am too awkward to even own a personality My social ineptitude brings forth all that i dont deserve. I am not happy...
    anisse113 anisse113 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Happiness and Love just go together. If I could find love again, I would find happiness. After 14 years of marriage I realized I wasn't happy and never would be where I was. I...
    inlandsea inlandsea 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 2