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    Dealing with feeling low,

    isn't so bad, when I realize how pointless it is to be sad. Life is such a precious and fragile gift, and I didn't realize fully until the effects of my mistakes had blossomed into problems of their own. Silly, when you're young and the reject advice from those who have been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I'm often difficult to love.

    I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I'm so thankful for you. You made me believe that God sends people in our life for a purpose. He sent you in my life to heal my soul and to soothe my broken heart. Thank you for coming into my life when I...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Thankful for knowledge That addicts will

    deny plenty And that me cant stop them And to save my energy for the next
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 3

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    My life in 2015 is like a roller coaster.

    A lot of things happened. I found and lost a Friend. I got my degree. I found Love and I'm happy with him. I found a good Job, and lastly a very beautiful blessing... I'm carrying a baby. I never thought this all will happy in just a year. I am thankful for those people who been...
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    In the wee hours of morning,

    while the temperature outside hovered around -17F, I heard the eerily beautiful call of a bard owl just outside my window. I smiled from underneath my thick comforter and murmured, “Bless you, Nell,” just before falling back into a deep sleep.So, here’s my...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    Just came back home from a night out with my

    friends. I actually felt like it was so brand new, me, going out for the first time after becoming a single woman again. Its been years since I've socialize and i must say, I enjoyed every second of my night with my pals. It was a very nice change away from my steady date with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 12, 2015

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    Can leave ep if needed Behave pay came in

    And was enough to youtube or skype
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am thankful my daughter is safe.

    Today ,her car was hit by a speeding car.She escaped unhurt but the car is badly damaged.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    We are supposed to be on this day.

    But I am always thankful.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    I haven't posted an experience in some time now

    and today I though about writing about my gratitude towards to EP. Te primary reason that made me write this is because I meet a special person yesterday and I can say it slightly change my perspective and maybe even my life. First of all I want to thank to all good people...
    Sebastian10 Sebastian10 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    I don't really complain much

    because I've been in many situations where I had nothing. no home, no family to help me, no friends, no money, nothing. So I've learned to love what I have and appreciate it for what it is. You never know when you might lose everything.
    Nmetb Nmetb 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2015

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    About 2 weeks ago, I posted something about me

    feeling hesitant to share my stories/experiences here on EP because of the fear of being judged by people. Then when I read the responses to my post, I was really SURPRISED!!! They were all encouraging and supportive. What is even more surprising? The people who responded to my...
    Fr0z3nY0gurt Fr0z3nY0gurt 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 12, 2015

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    Time Was Running Out!

    Life has been a very hard and long road for the last few years. Now I've started a new job and it's been the best thing that could have happened. I went through a divorce (sadly) 3 years ago, and in the process I lost everything. I mean EVERYTHING. My home, vehicles, clothes...
    Faern Faern 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 30, 2006

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    Lord, thank you for each day i get a chance to

    live. I am looking forward to see tomorrow and the next day after that.
    TjDee TjDee 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

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    Today I was remembered how fragile life is .

    A friend"s grandchild passed and as I recall the loss of my child,tears came as I recalled the whole experience . I am so thankful for my memories
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    So Incredibly Rich I Am

    Yesterday the top shelf and rail in my closet collapsed on me....with all 100 lbs of clothes and stuff on board! It was a catastrophe of epic proportions. A global eruption of devastation! It was all I could do to recover my wits when as I was backing out of the closet I...
    luvlymi luvlymi 56-60, F 27 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    Met a great guy, had a glass of wine with him

    at his appartment. I never met someone who understands exactly what I am going through. I enjoyed his company and he made love to me exactly the way I like it without me telling him what I like. It was like we knew each other for a long time.
    sexkit sexkit 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    Cant read non fiction well.

    But studied ep links And learned why me cant see pics And how to correct that. Just by playing with my phone.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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    Men. As we enter into this holiday season,

    do not forget to be thankful for any woman in your life and all that she does for you. Never take her for granted. She is a precious gift that is to be treasured. Show her the appreciation and care that she deserves. And never compare her cooking to your mothers or any box...
    Fatherofthedaughter Fatherofthedaughter 51-55, M 5 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 17 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    I grew up with alcohol,

    drug abusing, non existent parents who didn't care if I woke up the next morning. Now I have a good paying job and this will be my first Christmas with whom I'll share it with someone very special to me. That's what I'm thankful for.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    For disability pay In a world

    that lost its humanity.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 14, 2015

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    My best friend almost lost his life today.

    But he was rescued at sea, and he is alive. His boat is gone. I am glad I will not be giving an Eulogy; but instead a warm embrace.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response May 3, 2014

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    Today was off to a great start

    until dinner time came around. My papa had fallen over and couldn't get up by himself, so we had to rush over to his house which was thankfully in the same apartments. Afterwards we were all holding back the tears from seeing how much pain he was in at the moment. But I am...
    harmonycurry1 harmonycurry1 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    ...that some of those things I wished never

    came true. I'm thankful to the cosmos for the time lag between wishing and wish fulfilment. I am aware today that those things would have not made me any more happier than I am today. I am so glad that all our thoughts don't come true. *sarcasm sprinkled over some lines
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm really thankful that there's someone who's

    willing to understand me and go through my bs. He never gave up on me even though I can be a ***** sometimes. I've pushed him bunch of times but he keeps on coming back. I just love this dude. He went through a lot of stuff for me but I can't give him what he deserve. Our...
    Genesol Genesol 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I woke up in a bed knowing I would have food

    today. I didn't wake up in a war zone. I wasn't in pain, in a prison, in a hospital. What are you thankful for?
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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    I am thankful to my husband above all else.

    He gives me a really nice life but I've been hurt in the past and the consequences of that have been real defects in my character. For example I don't have a grade 1 to 12 education like most people do. I was either being physically or sexually abused at home during that time...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    The Supreme being behaved like a passive person

    some days back. C'mon... Why do you have to be "asked" for help? Is that not thoughtless of you? Ok...I'm not asking too much, am I? But thank you for sending the blessings and love. :)
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Jan 28

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    I know its not thanksgiving

    but today im feeling thankful... #high
    forrestgump23 forrestgump23 22-25, M Dec 23, 2015

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 16, 2015

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    It's not about what you have in your

    pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

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    I'm thankful for all the people in my life.

    My friends give me emotional supports. My enemies teach me and polish me.
    barzins barzins 46-50, M Nov 27, 2014

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    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2, 2015

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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 started medication. I haven't self harmed since January 27th 2015. I had everything set up for that day. Everything was going as I had planned it to...
    greyrainbows greyrainbows 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18, 2015

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    To all of you who showed concerned.

    . commented and dropped messages to ask if I'm okay and tried to cheer me up, thank you. I appreciate it so much.
    IAMPINAY IAMPINAY 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 15, 2015

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    Wished my pals kids a happy day And ate well.

    Plus not cold Simply for caring For over five years.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 16, 2015

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    I am grateful for the sun

    that shines outside, the yard I look out on, the fuzzy blanket and couch I now enjoy, for the duck in the oven, for the cats that tried to eat it and failed, for the husband and kids who helped round up and lock up the cats while food preparation was going on, for hubby helping...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    For my beautiful life,

    my kids, my friends, the person that I love the most, my EP friends, my health, my coffee... And because there are 3 months and 2 days to Spring! =)
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 19, 2015

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    Happy Thanksgiving! "For flowers

    that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see. For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    Yeah.

         Things have been hellish.  Physically, I'm worried. Emotionally, I'm a mess.  Spiritually...OH MY GOD.  I've brought strife and poverty upon myself by being impulsive and irresponsible.  I wish I could blame my upbringing, I wish I...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 7 Responses May 10, 2007

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    Just over a year ago,

    my husband had surgery for prostate cancer. The cancer ended up being more aggressive than intitially thought and was less than 1mm from spreading beyond the gland. It was removed just in time. One year later he is still cancer free and has recovered nearly completely. I am...
    BellaLocura BellaLocura 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    Neighbors gave cereal And milk.

    Surprisingly. Was nice. The other day they came home With bulk foods. Me asked if it was for my day. They said no. Then today they saw me. And their girl asked If me wanted milk. And gave Then came back And asked if me wanted cereal And gave. Too...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Dec 15, 2015

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