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I Am Trying To Find Reason To Smile

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    July 31. Letting Go of What We Want. "For those of us who have survived by controlling and surrendering, letting go may not come easily." —Beyond Codependency In recovery, we...
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    July 31. Letting Go of What We Want. "For those of us who have survived by controlling and surrendering, letting go may not come easily." —Beyond Codependency In recovery, we...
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    I hate when people (strangers) randomly ask me to smile. It is not my fault. I do not smile and this trait that I have will always show that I am angry even if I am not angry...
    unapersonadeestemundo unapersonadeestemundo 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    My niece, Sarah is one of those people.I was so shocked when I got a call from my sister, Gemma's husband that she had arrived. On my birthday, none the less. And I was even more...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I was a lost girl. I was trying to find myself. That was until I met someone online last summer. We became really good friends, talked about life and played around. We promised...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    July 30. Accepting Powerlessness. Since I've been a child, I've been in an antagonistic relationship with an important emotional part of myself: my feelings. I have consistently...
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    July 30. Accepting Powerlessness. Since I've been a child, I've been in an antagonistic relationship with an important emotional part of myself: my feelings. I have consistently...
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    10 Types of Hugs There are so many different ways that you can hug a person. Obviously, each type of hug is going to have a little different meaning to it, and that is particularly...
    etd0718 etd0718 26-30, F Jul 8

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    I always smile at people who look at me or I make eye contact with because that smile could give them hope and a reason to live when I was battling with thoughts if suicide a while...
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    But I can't! Just recently a woman messaged me on Facebook claiming that my boyfriend or ex-boyfriend I guess have been texting each other/sleeping with each other for about 1-2...
    madusand madusand 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It is gratifying. Perhaps one of the best reasons why I love my friends is that I make them smile and/or laugh, and vice versa. Simply the thought of knowing you've made a...
    Dewms Dewms 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Whether you believe in fate or destiny, I believe that they happen for a reason and we all are born to live up to something so that we can teach one another. Our lives we cannot...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I am filled with such sadness at times that it is hard for me to breath. There is this lump in my throat. I feel like I could cry for hours about so many things, but then I think...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Yes I think making some one laugh or smile is one of the most beautiful things a person can experience in life
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F Jul 1

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    I still remmenber that time when I learned that a smile could help lift a person's life. There is enoug bitterness around the community that smiling is just necessary.
    ClaudiaSUN ClaudiaSUN 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    One night I was woke up in the midnight because of nightmare, then I couldn't go back to sleep so I came here. Suddenly someone message me and said "Please smile, you will be fine...
    CloversMoon CloversMoon 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't anyone to get involve with my problems and make them feel sorry for not knowing what to do. But for some reason, only my brother could see through all my fake smiles... I...
    KatieP767 KatieP767 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Our luxury homes consist of the very best that Now we have to offer. Each individual home is a reflection of our determination to excellence.Look through by way of our previous...
    Margaritoogz Margaritoogz 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    All the time ^^ You are the joy of my life, and have been a constant reason for my smiles, ever since I met you. Thank you, for existing <3
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yes, I can fake a smile...am good at it. I can be pretentious. I'd been doing it in my real life for years. But I cannot fake myself. (laughs) I am not here to create a bogus...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Oh god this happiness to me all the time! Il be gettin yelled at any i can feel a smile trying to get on my fave haha
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F Jul 1

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    As you said keep me smiling. I am smiling. Smiling for you for me and other. I am keeping my promise on. Tears are covering my eyes, throat getting choked. Controling my breath...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    It seems as if everywhere I go I get stares for people saying "you don't belong" or stares of disgust. My ballet teacher says hi and smiles to other girls but if I don't say...
    drpastasauce drpastasauce 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    July 19. Proving It to Ourselves. "I spent a year trying to prove to my husband how much his drinking was hurting me. When I began to recover, I realized I was the one who needed...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 19

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    July 19. Proving It to Ourselves. "I spent a year trying to prove to my husband how much his drinking was hurting me. When I began to recover, I realized I was the one who needed...
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    First of all, sorry for my English, it´s not my mother language. They don´t even know how I look and hate me already I´ve been dating my boyfriend for almost two years. We meet...
    chocolola chocolola 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Amy :) You have been a bit of an enigma to me. Hope you are not offended..haha! I think its because our backgrounds are so different... but I saw a young lady who felt sad and...
    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Well I'm trying to sorta "figure out" the whole bisexual thing.. Because I like boys... But I like girls A LOT MORE... Soooo... Yeaa... And I don't even think I like boys anymore...
    mmello00 mmello00 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I am lost in this journey called life. I'm still trying to find myself. Day by day I discover new things about myself. I constantly think about why I'm here? What's my purpose...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    You asked, "When did you find yourself?" And I simply said, "When somebody loved me." Until now, I didn't realize how true that was. Thinking back, I wasn't afraid of loving him...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    'My' true love. That's the catch word. Not necessary that the person will love me back. I'm not romantic and unconditional love, though the best type(and supported by me) isn't...
    waterflame waterflame 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Here's the thing x We walk through life hoping , hoping we will be rich , hoping we will meet the right one , hoping we could live forever , hoping for more ... But these are...
    LT167 LT167 31-35, F Jul 9

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    My log, July 9th, 2014 Sometimes i wonder, why am i here, trying to reach out to people...when they rarely ever reach back. I have had luck with one person, not even in EP, but in...
    Alexob13 Alexob13 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I totally believe this saying ... And I think my decay tooth comes for a reason because I am usually lazy to brush my teeth when it's bed time :( now I'm trying to eat good food to...
    exsunshinelover exsunshinelover 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Even when someone is angry at me, they think I find it funny but I don't, I just smile all the time.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jul 17

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    It's actually maybe one or two maybe three people on here that actually make me smile and laugh. Forgetting about all my problems in life. I love the connection I have with them...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    There are billions of people in this world and yet it's still hard to find a loving partner. It's so easy for some and hard for others. Each of us have our own reasons for not...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jul 19

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    A guy who is great with kids. Someone who is patient and loving. and loves to give to others and not expect things in return. Always showing off his great smile (makes me weak...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    So an older friend of both of ours called me after speaking to her. The soon to be ex wife.. She wanted to confirm the details with me of what I did not just hear say... Anyways...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    July 23. Making It Happen. Stop trying so hard to make it happen. Stop doing so much, if doing so much is wearing you out or not achieving the desired results. Stop thinking so...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 23

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    July 23. Making It Happen. Stop trying so hard to make it happen. Stop doing so much, if doing so much is wearing you out or not achieving the desired results. Stop thinking so...
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    I haven't given myself to someone 100 percent because I haven't ever felt that comfort, that 'I really really like you" feeling, where I'm happy to be open and not forcing anything...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F a week ago

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    July 27. Letting Go. Stop trying so hard to control things. It is not our job to control people, outcomes, circumstances, and life. Maybe in the past we couldn't trust and let...
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    July 27. Letting Go. Stop trying so hard to control things. It is not our job to control people, outcomes, circumstances, and life. Maybe in the past we couldn't trust and let...
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    I’ve rewatched every episode of Naruto & Naruto Shippuden at least twice. Some I’ve watched three to ten times and my favorites have been watched over fifty times. And...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I will close out with yet another psalm to my goddess. I dont know what I can add to what ive already written. you have a warmth and gentleness that is amazingly calming. Almost...
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