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I Am Happy to Be Alive

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ^_^

    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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    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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    Happy to Be Alive

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    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F Jan 9, 2009

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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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    Related Experiences

    Ever feel as if you keep dying? And for every "death", each time you have awoken from what felt like a death, you're never the same- who said you ever changed? You pull yourself...
    WaterSpiritt WaterSpiritt 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    4 months ago I found myself missing someone, someone who once meant so much to me had become a stranger. I felt like I couldn't let that happen, I didn't care if I came off as...
    MyThoughtsInWords MyThoughtsInWords 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    For one of the first times in my life I feel really happy... For once I am not just a toy to a man (an object of desire) for once I feel completely loved. He treats me with such...
    Rosesanddiamonds Rosesanddiamonds 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Because we depend on other people for our happiness. I used to believe my ex made me so feel so alive. So what? He's gone now and I'm dead again? Nah. I make myself happy now. So...
    CindyLovely CindyLovely 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Whether you have a faith or not... Happy Easter ... and I always think it significant that Easter is in the Spring, as its a time to think of new beginnings
    sweetlady002 sweetlady002 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    How blessed am I - 3 princesses to love and nurture and a Queen by my side to help me do it. Nothing short of the gates of Hell will stop us doing what we have to do to keep them...
    mrsecurity mrsecurity 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Happy Easter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Happy Easter to all. John 3:16
    TeKKeeVee TeKKeeVee 61-65, F 1 hr ago

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    happy easter everyone, hope you all have a lovely day :)
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Everyday I feel alone, empty.. Hollow Inside, no emotions what so ever, but when I see her I get this smile on my face and I'm just happy to see her. Because she made me feel like...
    CannibalizeTheMerciful CannibalizeTheMerciful 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I wake up and do the same thing over and over again. Patterns patterns, obligations. Details of life pass me by as I indulge in societal humors. Nature, friends, adventure, living...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I do appreciate my life and all, but if I cold change my amount of liveable years with a dying person, I would. I'm not selfish enough to commit suicide and I just couldn't. I have...
    apatheticcoldheart apatheticcoldheart 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Good morning everyone!!!! Happy Monday!!!
    Lyra1001 Lyra1001 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    The thing I crave most is attention and effort, not just from everyone but from people who matter. That would make my existence feel like it actually matters. Why am I so misguided...
    Glo1417 Glo1417 16-17, F Apr 8

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    WHY AM I ALIVE?! It's the question that hunts every single day. What's my use? It's sooo bloody frustratin' Anybody got some answers??? Anyone???
    AwkwardChameleon7 AwkwardChameleon7 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    just to let you all know, im alive!
    Jessica483 Jessica483 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I need to love and be loved! I need to like and be liked! I need to smile and be smiled at! I need to speak and be spoken to! I need to be held and to hold! I need to kiss and be...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    You was In my dreams again last night, We Touched lips, You Held me tight, I Woke up feeling you in my heart, In that one moment I felt so alive. X
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 4

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    There were days that i feel so locked up.. too lazy to take a bath, brush my teeth, shut off my phone line... just googling all day stuffs about boredom, sadness, life... am i...
    hollyhelly hollyhelly 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Last Saint Patrick's Day I went out with some girl friends from cosmetology school. I hadn't really binge drank since I left college so I was excited for a real "night out" college...
    victoriaxbx victoriaxbx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Whats the point of me being alive if all i so is get screamed at for nothing be called a worthless piece of **** get stuck serving my mean *** mother the rest of my life and cant...
    timeladynat timeladynat 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Some days I don't feel alive. At all. Depression is a brutal thing. :/
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The choices I have made in life were suppose to lead me to a more fulfilling life. It's like I was tricked into thinking these choices were the right ones. I have come to find that...
    sparked22 sparked22 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Its easy to say, that I am hard on myself, I always have been. Some say that I may be a bit too hard on myself, and that may be true too, but something that I am learning as some...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is a mantra, which most depression victims use on an hourly basis. Today it is mine. It's hard to feel happy when you're alone with nothing but your thoughts. When alone, my...
    StrayMouse StrayMouse 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I grew up in my parents home learning about God. never did a day go by that they taught me. they brought me up in a Godly home and brought me to the house of worship every week. I...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F Apr 3

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    Yes I do. I want to be happy with a woman I love. I want to be happy with a woman that will bear children for me I want to be happy with a woman that loves me for what I am I...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M Apr 9

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    I try to be happy and everyone wants me to be the old me all happy but how could someone be happy when they are constantly getting put down by the same people? It's like kicking...
    fearlessbae fearlessbae 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Yeeaaahhhh. Scary, me being happy it's a miracle. It's super weird. But for once I'm legit happy. (Except the fact that I'm fighting suicideal thoughts) Anyways things are sort of...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    i will be happy with you and i dont need anything else i just want you to love me.I dont need money or luxury i just want you to smile and that will make my day i want you to stay...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Apr 2

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I really want to be happy. Or happier. For me happiness seems like a chore, smiling seems like a chore. Something that people expect you to be and so you conform to their ideal...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    There was a time when I was so deeply missing love and affection that I immediately broke down and cried when I saw a couple kissing in public. Now I am just envious. I want a...
    xcryptic xcryptic 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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    I know I should Be happy that you have somebody else,,, butt I just can't be.. Butt I love you.. And I know you deserve happyness but are you happy with this person? Or are you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    Everyone that i can help makes me happy! I'm rather unhappy and the people around me happy than the people around me unhappy and i happy!
    cm98 cm98 16-17, M Mar 23

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    Can you imagine that one good deed can impact someone so greatly it can last forever? Even the simplest transaction between two people can spread through the universe with a...