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I Am Thankful For My Past

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    I am thankful for all those difficult people in

    my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.
    CreateUrOwnSunshine CreateUrOwnSunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    Here's just a little bit about me.

    Hope you're not too bored haha! I used to travel in a bus with my 7 brothers and sisters, mom and dad, and grandfather, singing and playing with them! But that came to an end last fall...We toured all over the USA. I started off playing violin at a very early age and became...
    guitarist93 guitarist93 13-15, F Jan 20, 2014

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    I Get Back Up

    For every mistake I have made, there has been a lesson learned. For every lesson I have learned, I have built character. For every bit of character that I have built, I have stumbled, and fallen, time, and time again. With my stumbling and falling, I have learned to get back...
    VoraciousVixen VoraciousVixen 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    Sort Of...

    If my past didn't go as it did, I'd never have reached where i was today. granted, there are things today I'd love to be rid of and wish never happened, but, past is past. I may as well look to the future rather than hate everything I've done beforehand.
    HellScyth HellScyth 18-21, M May 17, 2008

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    My Past

    I'm great full for the thing that I have delt with in my life. I have lost one parent, a grandmother, and an aunt. I have been threw three mager surgrys in my 24 years.  They have helped me to become a better person.
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Jul 25, 2010

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    My past and My Present!!

    I wont say much because I believe there is no point in talking to others who have no clue about what you have gone through and are going through and expecting them to provide you with a miraculous solution. And as far as sharing grief is concerned-- I don't feel bad abouth the...
    cognition cognition 18-21, F Oct 11, 2007

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    I got a lot to be thankful for. Sometimes I just forget what I have.. Even just the simplest things. If people are more grateful and content, I think they'd be a lot happier. Sorry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    I am thankful for a lot. Especially my brother.
    thegilgameshlore thegilgameshlore 26-30, M Apr 30

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    I am thankful for those people who find me worthy.
    Imspudgy123 Imspudgy123 22-25, M Apr 30

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    I am thankful for my family and friends :)
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    i am thankful for an open door that lets me leave the room I'm in and go into the kitchen
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Apr 30

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    I'm thankful for waking up every morning, God keeping me strong to live another new chance :)
    blackheartedxx blackheartedxx 16-17, F Apr 30

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    I am so thankful for this site, where people in all walks of life, in any part of the world help one another to feel better. This site has been helpful for me too, in expressing...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F May 4

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    My dad and my mom . 😍 thry gave me everything . Even tho i had problems in the past !
    paulam76 paulam76 18-21, F Apr 30

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    Saluting all members of the US military on this day, Armed Forces Day. Honoring these brave men and women in uniform, past and present. We are forever grateful to them for all the...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses May 16

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    I don't get spankings much anymore but I'm thankful that I got them! I'm a much better person than I was when I was a kid! I used to get spanked all the time! now I only get...
    emma0114 emma0114 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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    I may not know you personally but thank you friends for your kindness. Appreciated it. *hugs*
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 14

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    This is simple; my history from a young age was not good. Lots of circles going back to that. My husband found me....literally. Against more odds then can be imagined. He loved me...
    happycampersfanNfran happycampersfanNfran 41-45, F May 21

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    By the way: I took medicine and I feel MUCH better than before. And: I would love to thank TickleMozter for all those times of you calling me beautiful. That really affected how a...
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I was 11 my mom came up with this new rule saying every first Sunday we will get a spanking because my brother and I we're out of control . thought that when u get a...
    roxeyhayes roxeyhayes 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    yesterday I got spanked for 2 hours for getting a referral at school for hitting some one and I know I deserved it and my butt still really hurts
    roxeyhayes roxeyhayes 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Music, Food, Clothing, A Great Parent & Much more
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30

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    the most amazing woman in the world
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M Apr 30

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    my scholarship, all of the books i have, my friends, this wifi connection, tea, people who buy me tea and deal with my ****, nature, makorin, free! in general, all of my things...
    callmenathan callmenathan 18-21, F May 1

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    1. Having the best mom ever, 2. not having to work. 3. my attractive face, 4. my 2 cats. 5. my good friends who don't judge me...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I am so fvcking happy.. Finally, Ep is doing a great job..the block button now is fully functional.. we couldn't see their posts,comments, even their questions!! oh dear Lord...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response May 6

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    Happy Mother's Day to all Moms 
    tripdelta3 tripdelta3 56-60, M 5 Responses May 9

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    I feel like I've met more beautiful people in my short life than most people meet in their entire lives.
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 May 19

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    I got spanked, kicked, belt yup and I think it is degrading. There is nothing positive one can learn from it. I have had my own child he is an adult now. I spanked him once and...
    miracles101 miracles101 51-55, F May 19

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    I enjoy EP a lot more that Facebook,Twitter,and Instagram, it's so much fun, and it's real easy to meet others who share your ideas, so making new friends is not a problem. Thank...
    BotchFawn BotchFawn 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    thank you to all my EP friends who ever took the time to talk to me. you've been unbelievably patient, kind, smart, compassionate, caring....to a complete stranger! you've made...
    mrbultitude mrbultitude 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    It really hit me hard today how wonderful life truly is. I'm always one on the go, and forget to take time to appreciate little things, even big. I woke up today..., that's...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response May 2

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    On the first day of one of my classes this semester, I was waiting outside the hallway before class and saw a guy go into the class. I randomly thought "I am going to make friends...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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    There’s a possibility though, that we won’t ever meet, and I’m writing this letter but will never send it. In spite of all the craziness I’m entitled to, I want to believe...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 May 13

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    Be thankful for what you have rather than focusing on what you don't have :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is a good idea...so today I'll post: I'm so thankful for all the Love that flows to me. So many people break up in a bitter nasty way which destroys children. I was determined...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I hope and pray that everyone will remember that Memorial Day is more than the the start of summer. It is time to be thankful for those who paid for freedom with their service.
    discipled discipled 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This morning I was asked to fix my families favorite breakfast, my buttermilk pancakes. As I was preparing all of the ingredients something occurred to me. I had all of the...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 14 Responses 4 days ago

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    In high school I had no friends and had trouble getting along with people. I would have trouble talking to people, not because I'm socially awkward but because I would get...
    MichaelSean MichaelSean 18-21, M May 4

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    I always try to follow what my heart says, but sometimes my head steps in and confuses me. My heart sometimes says one thing, while my head says something else. Sometimes I feel...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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    On January 27th 2015 I planned on committing suicide. I had this planned since the summer before that. I have anxiety and depression which is much more under control since I...
    greyrainbows greyrainbows 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18

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    I was early for a meeting yesterday. Thankfully it wasn't in a stuffy office but at a restaurant in a shopping mall. I had a full hour to myself. I had planned to visit my best...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 3 Responses May 21

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