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I Am Thankful For My Past

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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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    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

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    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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    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

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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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    Before we regret the little we had once was good and the better was best. Be thankful and happy
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    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Well, I'm exactly 32 months out from leaving my ex wife, which landed me on this site. Thankful for the opportunity to write out my thoughts and feelings. I went back yesterday...
    Lionsfan94 Lionsfan94 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I am thankful for love. From my boyfriend, my family, and even my cat. It fuels me, and for that I am thankful.
    hollydberry hollydberry 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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. ~ kushandwizdom
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    There's so much war mongering in the world. Makes me thankful for the peace I live in.
    Toyies Toyies 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I am absolutely thankful for my ability to see things, literally. Beautiful views fill me up completely. I couldn't imagine a life without vision. Major sympathy for people without...
    Curtneus25 Curtneus25 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Yesterday was pretty cool. My boyfriend and I kept running into people we knew while out all day. While at the mall, I ran into a friend that I have not seen since high school (so...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I am very grateful and thankful for my life, and to be alive in the developed world in this day and age. My life hasn't always been perfect and I have experienced a lot of horrible...
    ladysatine ladysatine 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    During the modern past, having said that, There's been controversy over the spending budget-aware Division compelling law enforcement officers to work previous the 18 months devoid...
    my38ro my38ro 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Success is getting and achieving what you want; Happiness is wanting and being content with what you have. It's easy to fall in to the trap of 'if only', but it's not happy people...
    rchkb rchkb 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I was on my visa run two days ago and the brakes on my bus went out & we drove off a cliff. I am okay... A few days ago I wrote that I lost my faith. The only thing I said while...
    Curtneus25 Curtneus25 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Wednesday night, my boyfriend was having a party at his house. They woke up the next morning to find one of our friends passed out in the floor, and he wold not wake up!!! They...
    Siqo423 Siqo423 16-17, F Oct 10

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    Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta, Pasta Nothing is better and if I don't eat pasta for a week i have a abstinence crisis lol Pasta with tomato, i love tomato too...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Can anyone really do that.. How do you let go of the past? Your first love will always remain a bittersweet memory and as difficult as it may be to deny, defines most of our...
    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Over the course of many years I experienced a phenomenon that fits the description of 'past life memories' better than any other explanation or description. I realize that I may...
    MiriamPia MiriamPia 46-50, F Oct 2

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    I really do love pasta but there is just one type of pasta that really gets my approval and that's my girlfriends dad's pasta I don't know what he does to it but it's deliciously...
    Jazke Jazke 16-17, M Oct 3

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    Thanks to that lovely old man who gave me an extra $5 for making his coffee, it meant a lot today....
    gybe gybe 18-21, M Oct 4

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    "Life After Being An Experiment For Straight Guy." I really want to thank everyone for taking the time to read a part of my life that I wanted to share in my previous story. I...
    iwannarock iwannarock 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    sandycc11 sandycc11 26-30, F Sep 23

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    My younger brother and I had a conversation this evening while walking our dog and he doesn't know it but he saved me from doing something really stupid. First off I do not...
    steelers7fan steelers7fan 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I don't know how the past could be the present or future... That would be like a baby being unborn in its mom and the mom being a baby and be unborn in her mom.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 26

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    His island Pocket Guides can be found for people far more considering his a few years of island analysis.There are plenty of points to accomplish on St Vincent Island relevant to...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    It's an interesting phenomena, which may, indeed probably does have many layers of cause and effect. Some people - and some situations and behaviours may accentuate this - are...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 30

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    Cary GrantMy friend took this silly quiz on facebook and shared it with me. I'm not at all disappointed with my result, although I think I would have preferred Pierce Brosnan in...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 2

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    I don't like my past but it made me the person I am today and never forget that u might hate your past but your past is what makes you you
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Oct 4

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    I'm scared, terrified, traumatized, and sick. I wish I had more words to add how completely humiliated and terrified I am right now. Why? WHY?! I thought I was happy now, I thought...
    GirlWithThePWSBM GirlWithThePWSBM 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Why do I keep beating myself up over the past.... Very dirty past though. I wish I could change my decision. I wish I would have done better in school, everyone around does the...
    Toocrazy4u Toocrazy4u 18-21 Oct 11

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    My past always hunts me people use my past against me . It hurts
    xoxobi xoxobi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    For my children most of all! And for my family who have been so kind and helpful to me and so patient with my crazyness
    VanValentina VanValentina 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I'm able to see the toughest aspect is going to be the Preliminary outreach, Thankfully I am able to use the limited and sweet tactic you posted with a little modification to match...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I can never focus on what's happening around me. I don't try to focus on my past, but I can't help it. The memories are just so clear, so vivid. They flash through my mind's eye at...
    Tsalokath Tsalokath 18-21, F Sep 23

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    I have these moment where I have these flash back of the past and all the old emotions come flowing back to the surface. Old hurts now renew Then I start questioning if I really...
    iamnine iamnine 22-25, F Oct 11

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    I am letting go off the past, it's hurt me but I am also stronger because of it. So from now on I am going to concentrate on helping people, instead of self-pity. People have had...
    Rachael95 Rachael95 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Have you ever found yourself reflecting on the good memories of the past, and sometimes they hurt to recall. However One day you notice that the pain and hurt gets smaller. Till...
    HealingMyHeart HealingMyHeart 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I believe in past lives. More commonly seen as mpd. More often thought as something crazy people believe. Or if you believe people will get you in use you for what you are. A bunch...
    Godfather379 Godfather379 26-30, M Sep 26

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    Well. I have been into past lives for awhile. I've been kind of out of it for a bit due to some circumstances I've been dealing with. Not connected to the topic at hand. I am aware...
    Godfather379 Godfather379 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I keep going back to the past...It keeps coming back to me...I can't get rid of it...i can't get it out of my mind...I'm losing people because i am so sad all the time...They think...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I don't... I consider all of my past as necessary operations to glorify my future.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 24

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