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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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    Day 3. Movie Survived bipolar. Found a pal trying to reciprocate.
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    Why do people lie? I'd rather have the truth than some made up lie. Lying makes everything worse. :|
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    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My dad died 7monthes ago and life is getting worse by the day but i know he's in a better Place
    shelbycheers11 shelbycheers11 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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