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I Believe Every Day Is a Gift No Matter How Trying

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    My grand mother used to say "Every day above dirt is a good one." I have to agree with her. I have spent enough time being unhappy about stupid stuff. I find it much easier to have a sunny outlook (most of the time). But don't try me before that first cup of coffee. I...
    1SensualHeart 1SensualHeart 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2008

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    This may sound weird but I was inspired to share this by someone on here who said something similar I have a nice mobile phone with many features , but I tend not to bother with...
    Missreedy Missreedy 31-35 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I, like most of you out there, have been running around like crazy lately under a lot of stress! I have been taking more time for myself lately and trying not to stress over the...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 Oct 5

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    This story in particular goes out to one individual on EP, who has probably been my best friend on EP (and I hope he knows who he is). A couple days ago, I was chatting with him...
    therealjeric therealjeric 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    1.I managed to get up at 5 in the morning.2.I still fight for what I believe in.3.I am still trying to think positive.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Hello. I have no on to really talk to, so I'm posting this here. I've been engaged since July 29th of this year. My birthday. Ever since the engagement ring came in from being...
    Londonpunkete Londonpunkete 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 11

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    I si believe everything happens for a reason. I just wish I knew what that reason was... I just recently last week found my father I have not seen in 18 years the last time I saw...
    NellieNike NellieNike 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 2

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    i trust my gut and 90 percent it's true. don't ever lie in front of my face, tell me the truth no matter how painful it maybe because later i will still find out the truth and it's...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    That's what you have to do!! No matter how many times your thrown down in the mud you need to pull that rope and get back up.. Cu if you don't your gunna stay there for the rest of...
    getoutofhere24 getoutofhere24 22-25, M Oct 13

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    Yes, I would. The truth is much easier to handle, even if it hurts, it's easier to deal when you know exactly where you stand and what you're confronting. Specially when something...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 15 Responses 4 days ago

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    Its not a personal take on Karma or destiny. But I believe that everything happens for a reason. Be it on a bigger picture we have something to learn by it. I believe everything...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not Christian, so I can't say I believe this because God made us with a purpose... But I believe every living thing has its' place in life, minor or major.. They all have a...
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly 13-15, T Sep 23

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    I miss you dearly everyday, but its once a month that makes its way, Into my mind, soul, heart..my entire being. For this day, you do not allow me to concentrate on anything other...
    lavioletta lavioletta 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    ive known this guy for 5 years, now we text every day, i think im falling for him?
    lifeofy lifeofy 16-17, F Oct 7

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    I believe everything happens for a reason. Whether it's good or bad, there is a reason behind it. It could change you for the better or for the worse but all you need to know is...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I believe everything happens for a reason. All the bad things, all the torture, the unfairness, the sadness, the insanity. Without them, we would be strangers to ourselves.
    SeaSalt38 SeaSalt38 13-15, F Oct 10

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    ... and I wonder what the world might look like if less people believed everything they, too, are told. I also wonder if others personalized things less in order to automatically...
    wbmw wbmw 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just don't see the point in life. Why should I struggle every day, fight sadness, depression, horrible anxiety, and everything else put on our shoulders just so I can get too old...
    Heston94 Heston94 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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    Everything happens for a Reason but the thing is, people rather not Reason why things happen. There is always a cause and effect to any situation and what I've learned 22 yrs on...
    msrockray msrockray 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in superstitious legends. I don't believe in any other superstition. I don't believe in all things that are part of peoples small-time gossip. More to the point, I...
    SamHarris SamHarris 22-25, M Oct 7

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    Truth...is the thing that just what it is, nothing and nobody could destroy it....But What we call truth is different from what it actually tells us..And their differences is in...
    Amirmohammad Amirmohammad 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Okay let me see if I can get this right. I know it seems hard to believe but everything truly does happen for reason. I myself can attest to this, things really do happen for...
    howboutit1 howboutit1 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Trying to think of a catchy theme name for our upcoming family reunion - something we could print on shirts and all wear together! How does "TEAM CIRHOSSIS" sound?? It's both funny...
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    If only I can turn back the time I will not let myself fell in love with someone who doesn't care about you. All he wanted is to have sex with you and have fun i guess. I tried...
    Saharamelek Saharamelek 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Yes it absolutely does. It is both a set of planned experiences that you decide to go through before you come into life and it is a reflection of what your are putting out there...
    Aiyana77 Aiyana77 36-40, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm a big fan of honest and open communication and I enjoy working with other people towards understanding and improving the situation and the relationship. I simply prefer others...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    This includes money, friends, family, food. Too much of something can be bad for you. I'm trying not to invest too much time in things and very much enjoy my alone time :))
    serenitypls serenitypls 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Last night I had yet another dream of the world ending. Call me crazy but I think these dreams might actually be trying to tell me something.
    mili97 mili97 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Truth and lie One lie+ one Lie is not = truth Truth can be perceived only by those who speak truth themselves; who can die for truth. Majority of population cannot perceive truth...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I am a true believer of no coincidences. How big or small it may be. When, what, where and why? It happened for a reason, because there are no coincidences in life.
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 31-35, M Sep 24

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    I lost my best friend and love of my life. I didn't cheat on her or take her for granted. I just had a ****** up house and life and I guess she didn't want to be apart of it...
    bdawkins302 bdawkins302 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 26

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    Yup, I'm now that person who always carries a two liter water bottle with them everywhere ^,^
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Im totally at lost... I miss you and i don't know how long will i suffer with this... I know i am nothing to you but you are everything to me... I will hide you inside my heart and...
    Saharamelek Saharamelek 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 8

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    I have always hated liars as I see no point in it. If you are honest with people the least you can do is expect it in return. I would rather know the truth no matter what! There...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I am against abortion clearly I believe if you lay down (have sex) without protection. In my views you should have the baby. I believe too many people are having "fun" without...
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Hi EP! I'm new here I just want to share an experience of mine. Two years ago, exactly the Day before Christmas, I boarded a flight to New York for the holidays. Before the door...
    Joyfulone1 Joyfulone1 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 24

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    1 ) I always stick up for myself, my friends, my family and for what I believe despite the consequences. 2 ) Thoughtful, I rarely ever say anything 'bad' about others as I don't...
    Michelleeli01 Michelleeli01 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I'm thinking men get better with age. Better looking, better lovers, better friends, better understanding, better everything!!! Just something I'm learning from my stay here on ep...
    MeLBear133 MeLBear133 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    I hate how she makes me feel. She continues her relationship with him, knowing what it's doing to me. She lies to me and tells me that she is not reciprocating with him. They have...
    scootter01 scootter01 31-35, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    How do i explain to my parent im gay, honestly, like i need good advice because this is very difficult for me
    peterhill12345 peterhill12345 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Sometimes I forget what is the point of living. As a nine year old, I started cutting & as I grew older as teen my self-harm techniques have developed. I have attempted suicide...
    greensanctuary greensanctuary 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    If it's a living thing, then how has it not been given a chance to live?
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    A day never goes by that I don't tell my children I love them. I have so much fun with them. It is amazing how we share things from day to day. We talk about our day and what is...
    Sunshinegirl07 Sunshinegirl07 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I got a job offer at a dental office! It's funny though because I've been signed up with this staffing agency for months and nothing. And I finally get a job at a fast food place...
    weeniegirl weeniegirl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I do not believe that in any form. To many horrible things have happened in my life that have no REASON whatsoever. Too many things in this world like 911 and the Okc bombing and...
    jokemiester jokemiester 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 27

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    How daring will you be? I'm an open book
    islands115 islands115 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    Today is one of the worst day in my life!
    Fionalolita Fionalolita 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 9