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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I try to be anyway. And I do have lots of things to be thankful for. Never on Thanksgiving though. Never on the day that is so dedicated to giving thanks. I just can't. I don't...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was so discouraged recently after an incident with my husband and step-daughter and I wrote my feelings out here. I received such nice encouragement and well wishes. I am...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm thankful for my parents, and this guy I met on her named TJ I literally can't stop thinking about him. hes so sweet and makes me laugh
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My God, Odin StorĂ¥nd, helps me with almost everything in life and I am thankful for that. The womanly things are in the domain of his wife, Frigg Fjorgynnsdottir, her godhead, or...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Back on the horse - programming, my life, empathy. I figured I can do it online, learn it for free, find a niche and fill it. I love troubleshooting computers. I figured I could...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 26

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    When I was a kid, I got a spanking by one of my favorite teachers. I had known this teacher since I started high school and she knew that I was a good kid at heart. But, my junior...
    JustApassengerinlife JustApassengerinlife 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    Sitting in a pharmacy waiting for medication is a great place to reflect on your blessings. I am grateful for my health insurance that has covered my recent surgery and all by a...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I am so glad that I have people that are looking out for me and helping me. I don't think I could have gotten through today with out the help of two of my friends. Life has taken a...
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F Oct 30

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    I am sitting here, working on a paper while my kids are playing in their playroom. The sun is shining, a lovely fall breeze is blowing through the open windows. The American flag...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Thank you my EP friends for being there for me. A word, a gesture can highlight a day, can change the course of things. It's funny how a simple "hey I'm thinking about you and...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    How can you make me feel this way. Make me feel how important i am. For all the time and effort you are giving just to see and talk to me. Before, i thought what im getting is...
    Shai15 Shai15 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I recently had a break down, and few people here where there for me. Im glad i made few friends; a bird", and someone that dontcare" ;). I want to express the happiness and joy...
    D1doll D1doll 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I always feel happy, you know why? Because i don't expect anything from anyone, Expectations always hurt...life is short.. So live your life...Be happy.. And keep smiling... Just...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It is almost Thanksgiving. Well, in a month haha.
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F Oct 28

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    Welcome home Sgt. Tahmooressi ! I am glad you are finally back on US soil. God bless you and your family.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Nov 1

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    My parents have always spanked me and I'm glad they love me enough to be tough when I act stupid. It's kind of embarrassing though but I think most kids I know get spanked still...
    stonecreek stonecreek 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I don't have many people i consider "friends" but i am blessed to have the ones i do have. I am scared to open up to people, and be myself around people. I am scared to open up to...
    Anika1258 Anika1258 13-15, F Nov 7

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    EP has been great to me. I've been able to meet people with the same experiences as me and I've managed to make some great friends along the way
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 8

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    Happiness is the experience of living life, fully in this miment and explring all that this moment has to offer. So, treasure every moment that you have.and treasure it more...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Well, I used to be, when I thought I had them. Now there's basically one person that's really close to me, and is the reason anything means anything. So, yeah. T^T
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    Luckily I'm on pretty amicable terms with people from my past, at least 98.9% of them including all my ex's. (I say 98.9% because I don't remember all of them). How is this...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today, I just felt like taking a moment or two to think of the many things that I am grateful and thankful for. I am truly blessed and sometimes, when under stress, or when I am...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 2 Responses Oct 27

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    While everyone does Thankful Thursdays and Man Crush Monday I can't. And I am so very thankful for my man crush! Everyday he does little things that matter most to me. Little...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    Feeling a whole lot better than I did an hour ago. It was a pleasure to meet the people I have and very thankful for your comments. It has helped me this evening and I will...
    pfacox pfacox 31-35, M Nov 9

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    I love being alive and waking up every morning and Looking at the sun rise with a hot cup chai tea. I'm very blessed to have two beautiful kids and a wonderful dog. I'm thankful...
    fire143 fire143 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm thankful for all the people that I met in my life. If I haven't met them...I don't know what I would have been like. Whether they made me feel like I was the sun or either...
    CrescentRose CrescentRose 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Thankful for pals. And disability pay. Mad at needing disability pay. Mad at no cures. Mad at jerks. And the wealthy creating more jerks. But grateful to pals...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 days 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..
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I believe God put people into our lives for a reason. For some it could be to brighten up their days or to be a good listener. I am always honored by the great friends I have an...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I live for pasta. It's all have left besides mashed potatoes, Pokemon pearl and my cat. No really. Pasta's great. Best stuff.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 26

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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    We all have our own memories of our past. Some of them sad, and some happy. Last night, while sitting with a friend, we started talking about our memories of our past, some of...
    Meyouusyou Meyouusyou 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    I've been in a relationship for 10 years now. We broke up 2 years ago because I caught him talking to other girls. Much more than just friendly talk went on. We got back together...
    jenbast jenbast 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hello how are you? My name is Jee I have wonderful 10 years old son and I am single mom I am learning that accept who I am . I won't be perfect and I will never be and that's...
    olsen1004 olsen1004 31-35, F Nov 8

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    I am looking forward to a new beginning and a new life... Again. And it's not everyday I care enough about something to get excited. But I am excited about this. I just need to...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Thanksgiving is coming and it's always a good time to remind yourself of all the good in your life. I am thankful and grateful to my husband on this sick day that he is bringing...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F Nov 13

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    When I was three weeks old I went to live with my grandparents. They have loved me from day one, but sometimes I can't help but wonder how much I would be different had they not...
    OneMoreTurn OneMoreTurn 18-21, F Oct 28

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    Brush off the pain of the past and the aches. Start fresh! Get up and realize you are simply the best. So smile on and be your natural happy self again!
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    My mentors wife wants to feed me. On thanksgiving. Her body hates moving. But she wants me there. And wont let hubby cook nothing. Others cant come. She says due...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 22 hrs ago

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    So part 2 My daughter turned 18 on 10-16-96. For some reason her turning 18 has triggered major issues for her. I feel like this is the "ugly" side of adoption. This past week...
    dfwgirl dfwgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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