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I Believe Every Day Is a Gift No Matter How Trying

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    Every Day

    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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    I've been through some pretty tough times like everyone. Got into some trouble, was in a very depressed state for along time and took all I had to get out of it. I grew up Catholic...
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    I believe everything happens for a reason, I just wish sometimes I know why, why do we have to get hurt over and over again? why do we have to feel so lonely everyday? why do we...
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    HI :) I m new here EP, I believe everything happens for a reason...but sometimes i wish i knew what the REASON was.. Something unexpected for happens...and no REASON ... Especially...
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    When I was 15, I had convinced my friend to get a tattoo on her chest just like I have. she got " everything happens for a reason" ... A few weeks later she and her baby died in a...
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    fresa87 fresa87 26-30, F Mar 18

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