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I Am Trying To Find Reason To Smile

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    My sister believes in a lot of spiritualism that is off the wall- okay. I know people who think Sylvia Brown was a psychic and not a con woman No sense showing them the facts- it...
    reba59 reba59 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    What makes me smile the most, is when I come walking in the door after a long days work, and my baby boy is in the window waiting, smiling ear to ear. He watches me approach the...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    People think that I'm the happiest person because I smile and laugh a lot. But actually I'm not. Sometime I just want to end everything when everyone that i trust cut all the...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I try to smile at people...though it's hard for me to look anyone in the eyes..but I know that I feel better when someone smiles at me...so I try to do that a few times a day. A...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    For awhile I wanted to be the one to support everyone else, I wanted to be strong. That's changed quite dramatically. I just want to be held and feel protected now. Though I think...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I smile at strangers. The way I see it, it's somewhat of an occupational hazard. You see, I am a waitress. And the most important part of a waiter's kit, is the smile - fake or...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I am in my early 40's and don't know if I am experiencing what people jokingly call mid life crisis. I am very shy in small or large social group situations, including my work...
    dakzer dakzer 36-40, M Oct 30

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    An interesting person you have met.So a week back, I went to watch the movie Interstellar with one of my friend. As we went to purchase our tickets I felt a tap on my shoulder. I...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm simply angry I'm angry on the world Angry on people I'm angry because I do not know the answers I do not know the meaning of life I do not know if there is something else out...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I do but can you give me the reason behind my life right now? I'm 21 and radio two kids that arent my own because there parents are off running around doinf who the hell knows what...
    crunchatizamecaptin crunchatizamecaptin 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    i love to compliment people on their appearance, or their car, or just say random things to people in the check-out line at the market, trying to make them smile, or cheer up the...
    john65999 john65999 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    hi, upon reading some of the experiences for days here in EP i decided to share a bit of my life.. I met this man on-line, i decided to find someone on-line because there are lots...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    November 9. Accepting Love. Many of us have worked too hard to make relationships work; sometimes those relationships didn't have a chance because the other person was unavailable...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 9

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    November 9. Accepting Love. Many of us have worked too hard to make relationships work; sometimes those relationships didn't have a chance because the other person was unavailable...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 9

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    November 9. Accepting Love. Many of us have worked too hard to make relationships work; sometimes those relationships didn't have a chance because the other person was unavailable...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 9

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    Another airport, another flight... in keeping with my first experience to start this group, and thanks to flight delays and thus late night hours boarding the plane, that low-level...
    Wblown Wblown 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    The present is constantly passing, and with it’s departure are fleeing accomplishments and struggles. Although sanity suggests that it is healthier to hold the good times closer...
    GoodSignMan GoodSignMan 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Today for some strange reason i was constantly reminded of something. im not comfortable sharing this yet, but it was something that made me shiver in pain and feel nauseous. I...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F Nov 10

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    It's been said that smiles are contagious, I contain my smile in a polite manner. Reason being underneath my smile I don't feel to smile.
    XnOXnO XnOXnO 22-25, M Oct 27

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    I did it again. I pushed her away again, when she was close to letting me back into her world. Why do I feel like I am too much for her? Why do I feel like I am too much of a mess...
    aainfamous aainfamous 22-25, F Oct 31

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    I don't want to be expected to be happy with settling for less because I have baggage and issues. Yet, I know that the people who say that you can have the life you want no matter...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Oct 25

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    Once upon a time, a time of once. It was once wished upon the time.. that it was... So.. things!... happen!.. *dramatic music*.. and *lightening*.. He went bravely into Ikea...
    Wintersorrow Wintersorrow 26-30, M Nov 2

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    Lol today I was trying to look for my bus and I was with my friend...she walk away (I didn't see/know she walked away)and I started talking to my self and then one of the bus...
    CantHelpThinking CantHelpThinking 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Barrier 4 The lingering scent, Breathes a sweet desire, You've made this meal, Knowing memories were hired, Whisking away, whistling the day, I think and ponder, is it worth...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M Oct 25

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    I try to practice mindfulness. I go for walks, but I'm in tears after fifteen minutes from the pain in my joints. I focus on my breathing, but my chest feels tight; I can't get...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, T 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I love to compliment people and make them feel good. So when I make someone smile if they were feeling down before than I feel good too.
    JordynRenee1023 JordynRenee1023 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 29

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    He came in my life to bring out feelings that are completely alien. Yes he came in my life and made me a person who's presence was unknown to me as well. I listen to him, try not...
    casualdater casualdater 22-25, F Nov 1

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    if i can make someone smile then my mission is complete!
    mamaberry27 mamaberry27 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    theres nothing better than making someone genuinely smile with their whole face and have a good laugh. they forget anything negative for a split second, for that time, however...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F Nov 9

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    Did you know that most people just live, with no reason for living? Like many others in the world, and like many of EP I suffer from Depression and anxiety. I don’t know why and...
    thatonegirlnamedrenae thatonegirlnamedrenae 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Smiling is inner happiness shown on the surface, even the saddest people have inner happiness, that's why they smile the brightest.
    PieBombs PieBombs 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    i fake a smile to hide the pain,yet i still wish someone looks closely enough and see how i am broken inside.sometimes even my friends can't realise it.they think i'm too emotional...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I really find a sense of achievement when i make people smile! Such as last saturday, I was sat in Boswell's Cafe in Newport with my friend and i was laughing my head off, pulling...
    daintyduck daintyduck 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I don't believe everything happens for a reason. There is so much in each of our perceived little realities that simply cannot be predicted. Horrible things happen where fault...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    I wake up everyday with my usual frown, but when I go out, I fake my smile and say I'm okay. I hate crying, and if I tell my story to everybody, I'd be crying a lot. I don't like...
    plzkillmenow plzkillmenow 16-17, F Nov 9

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    I often smile and cry on the inside. I have learned as a child that people or strangers aren't concerned about how you feel. At least most of the time. If I want help I either help...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    My marriage is shattered.. Scattered in pieces all around me. I know I can't change it. I've done all I can do.. I'm trying so hard to accept it. I just want this empty void to...
    snarkybookworm snarkybookworm 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 8

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    Actually I DON'T.... This topic is as close to what I want to say as I could find. Tired of people claiming "it happened for a reason". Especially "God is in control. There's a...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I'm not as nice as I used to be, because I don't want to get used or walked over. I really don't trust everyone nowadays, because behind every fake smile there's a backstabber. I'm...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    What is love? You made my heart beat so fast made my palms get so sweaty. You made me stutter and I never stutter! You honestly reminded me of my first love, but only better. I...
    KiayaMae KiayaMae 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    I'm still working on the marriage issue. It's not going so well. Today my husband told me that he basically has been using his mom and everything else has an excuse for his...
    Naturestorms Naturestorms 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 26

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    I do (: I find it makes them smile as well. Unless you get the grumpy ones.. -.-
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Nov 9

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    Everyday I smile just to tell people that I'm okay. But deep down I'm not. I wish all the pain and sadness and anger in my life to go away forever. Sometimes I wish I could...
    zoeyflower zoeyflower 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    I was delighted to see the man online. He was a friend I have no mixed feelings about...not one of those "frenemies" that beats you up emotionally while they smile and laugh. Not...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Finding myself. Again! Damn it... I've found myself *so many times* only to lose track again! On the other hand, the feeling reminds me of the little boy standing in a...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 14

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