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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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    I am addicted to a hug from my family and friends. I do believe the power of a hug and a smile. I can see how others feel and how I feel when hugged and smiled at. I love it and...
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So... Around last year at this time, my boss at the time had started to send me emails & messages, and telling me about personal issues (marriage, kids, family, sex, etc.)... So i...
    poopfantastica poopfantastica 70+ 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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    A woman that I see nearly everyday, has a pretty face but her figure is not one I would choose to date. Everyday when I see her I talk to her and try in some way to make her smile...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M 4 days ago

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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 8 Responses a week ago

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    Like seriously. Did something I posted about make you so severely butt-hurt, that you felt the need to just block me? Like, I've never even talked to you, yet I'm blocked... I mean...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I believe things happen to us to test and teach us. Karma is often dismissed by the general population, as cause and effect theory goes over their head. I have had the extreme...
    bobbyorr bobbyorr 51-55, M 5 days ago

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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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    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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    When im sad.... I put on a happy smile When im upset.... I chuckle or simply laugh When i get caught crying.... i simply make up a stupid reason why i am crying. but still no one...
    TheWiseRedOwl TheWiseRedOwl 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I am finding it hard to find love again. Maybe its the time of year, but lately its been lonely. I want to find a girl who is my best friend. I have been keeping things casual with...
    jordanshadowens jordanshadowens 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    weekend is here, i dont know what i could do to stay away from boredom. suddenly i though came to me if i can be somewhere else suddenly, dont have to worry about driving, where...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    I cannot change my past, I can only work on forgiving myself for the mistakes I made, for people I may have hurt without knowing, and for not seeing the truth of someone else's...
    Rainey14 Rainey14 61-65, F 7 Responses 4 days 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 Nov 16

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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 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Took my 5 yr old out to the supermarket just now and we witnessed a kid throwing a tantrum because his mum wouldn't buy him a toy. My baby girl stood there dumbfounded, watching...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 7 Responses 3 days 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 Nov 16

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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 Nov 18

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    I guess I need to get a life, but I find it very comforting to clean. It helps me deal with being overwhelmed, anger, or anxiousness. I minimize often (i.e. if I haven't used it or...
    screaminginside81 screaminginside81 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    I love to find a girls who is hairy everywhere
    CuriousFox85 CuriousFox85 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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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...