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I Believe Life Is About The Journey Not The Destination

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    Hands Untied, Arms Outstretched

    Michelle sat at work, her desk as ever the same. Opening a drawer as she prepared to lock-up for the day the things that could wait till tomorrow, she spotted a small piece of paper, almost forgotten. She licked her lips and smiled as she held it in her fingertips for a better...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    We all reach the same destination in the end

    but we each take a different route to the finish line. Enjoy the journey because it is the one thing that belongs exclusively to you. "We've come here with nothing And take it with us the day we leave The first and last breath don't matter It's all the ones that are in...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2014

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    Not everyone will understand your journey.

    That's okay. You are here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.
    loyalgirl78 loyalgirl78 36-40, F 3 Responses May 24, 2015

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    Confirmed Again...

    Last Monday I was sitting at my desk at work, looking forward to a four day weekend, spending time with my daughter who had the week off school, and my family and friends.  A nice long chill weekend.  Couldn't wait.  Then I got the call. A close family member...
    Bluebie Bluebie 46-50, F 23 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    "No matter where you are on your journey,

    that's exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead!" Oprah Winfrey
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F Jul 8, 2014

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    never leave until your heart is whole,

    dont stay put unless your heart  is whole......mean well within yourself 
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    Who REALLY knows what happens

    after we die? Some have "near death" experiences and are resuscitated but that doesn't happen to everyone. No one knows how long they will live or how they will die. Various religions/philosophies/paths have explanations for why we are here. Since we are here and alive...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    I believe, that many people,

    are living, just to prepare for death. In ALL generations of man, same belief. "We Are living in the END TIMES ". For THEM; IT WAS !
    Shankman55 Shankman55 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    Aging. It's not the years That are my

    label; Lack of passion- Like the cracks In the settling Of my old house, Slowly making their way Up from the foundation Into my living room, Define who I am. I have become.... Old.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 16, 2015

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    Act as if what you do matters.

    ..because it does.
    mscindydfw mscindydfw 46-50, F 1 Response May 25, 2015

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    I can't believe how long it took me to learn

    that you can't fix a broken person, that it's only when a person wants to heal that change will occur; that time is better spent fixing yourself, lead by example.
    HiddenInPlainSight1 HiddenInPlainSight1 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    When Life Gives You Lemons.

    ..Weeks after I received some unexpected news, I can still remember feeling some intense moments of anger. The kind of anger that sneaks up and engulfs you so completely, that the palms of my hands would be lined with tiny crescent moons my fingernails had left behind. I suppose...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    Something to think about.

    ., Two things define you....
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    The paradox of our time in history is

    that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more...
    Ladyjane10 Ladyjane10 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    To many the destination is non existence,

    they are going to die and that is it! Life means nothing, in essence, except struggle, reproduction, and non existence. To me, the destination is reunion with the Light. It may take many voyages, but it is the ultimate goal.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2015

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    Today Is A New Day...Embrace It

    You know what? I had all intentions of writing an exciting story here.. but really I just want to share one little message: life is amazing and far too short. Love the people in your life, spend your time doing things you love, enjoy every minute because you never know if you...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    I liked this article I ran across today

    so I thought I'd share it. And above is a photo from one of my recent #13's. :) "1. All truth is a paradox. Life is a precious unfathomably beautiful gift; and it is impossible here, on the incarnational side of things. It has been a very bad match for those of us who were born...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 18 Responses Apr 14, 2015

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    Woke up today on the right side!

    I'm gonna knock this one out of the park! I have full control of my life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2015

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    My mother died, when I was in my early 20's.

    She was the Mom everyone wished they had, and "everyone" loved her. Not more then me though. It's been over 30 years now, I'm about her age when she died. I use to dream, she was still alive, and I'd say in my dream.., "where have you been ?". She'd never answer, she would...
    Shankman55 Shankman55 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2015

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    There's so much more to life than finding

    someone who will want you or being sad over someone who doesn't. There's a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn't need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2015

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    Driving around aimlessly has fast become a

    favorite hobby since my first memories of driving my first car. Just me, the car, and the road. Despite traffic being slowed because of road construction, potholes, slick and icy roads in winter, countless detours, or wet pavement during rain storms..........I've enjoyed it all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    The Station By Robert J Hastings

     Wanted to write my own story but this says what I wanted to say .. but so much better :)   "The Station" Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We are traveling by train, out the windows, we drink in the passing scenes of children...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 14 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    ..then, she began to breathe

    and live and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. She was in love, but not in love with someone or something, she was in love with her life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring..
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    Yes it's a journey! Until we get old!

    The journey is, it depends of how did we do it? how did we enjoy, how did we embrace all what we do and not. The destination is death that's were we go, even if your ready or not, some of us is not lucky enough to die in old age. Just my own way?
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    When I was (30), I befriended,

    an older coworker. (55). When he retired, I asked him. What's it like to get old ? He said... " The older you get, the more you want to live ! ". IT'S TRUE !!!!
    Shankman55 Shankman55 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2015

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    Walking The Path

    I don't believe in coincidences,,, I believe we are all on our own journey though life. As we walk the path we are often alone and lonely but sometimes we meet people that seem to be going in the same direction. While you share the path you may blend and have a pleasant...
    LbQueen961 LbQueen961 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    13 minutes into awareness one might find a

    plague of anything one could imagine of greatness, or of perhaps more like a something not so appealing to any man sort of thing. Greatness is what we seek in and from bearer of all giving things, Yes, enlightenment. Enlightening ones extension of His own portion of...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45 Aug 10, 2015

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jul 8, 2015

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    People are always saying life is about

    achieving your goals and dreams, but they're not entirely correct. Life is a gift and you CHOOSE how you want to live it. It's your life, not theirs, they can't tell you how to live it right? Not everybody can fulfill their dreams. But if some people like to see life as working...
    DarkZircon78 DarkZircon78 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    Just wanted to say goodnight everyone

    and hope that your world is treating you well!
    pockyshop pockyshop 16-17, F Nov 9, 2015

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    Stranger in yourself Have you ever look at a

    picture of yourself and see a stranger looking back at you?? Have you ever asked yourself if you're life has a meaning? How many people care that you are in his / hers life? Our if you are part of someones life? Our do you now if you part of someones destiny when there dreams...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 25, 2015

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    Sitting at the bedside of a man today,

    dying of cancer. Just a week ago he shared some of his life experiences with me. They were hard experiences, little money so he quit high school to work, went through a divorce, lost more than one of his children at a young age, experienced the loss of his second wife, and...
    jules7712 jules7712 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    A Difference

    The final destination in this life is death of our bodies. Everyone's destination is the same. It's the journey that makes the difference. Mine will be vastly different than yours. I am not afraid of pain and scars that come with my journey anymore. I used to be. I was shy, and...
    ladyether ladyether 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Shankman55 Shankman55 51-55, M Nov 28, 2015

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    I Would't Change My Journey

    I am not one for regret, for everything that I have experienced has been one of choice - and good or bad, I made that choice, and therefore have no regrets.I believe my journey is one filled with life lessons, those that I've had, and those  yet to come.  Although...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Like peaches =^.^= and chocolate

    and friends and peaches *mouth starts watering from sudden want of peaches* oh and I think the journey is the best part! The destination is just an added bonus... Like cake!~<3
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2015

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    I am not gonna starve myself

    or binge anymore. Regular eating and exercise here we go
    pockyshop pockyshop 16-17, F Sep 23, 2015

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    something i read once

    and i wanted to share with you but is not from me!!!! (") Here we are all of us basically alone, separate creature just circling each other, all searching for the smallest hint of a real connection. Some looking in the wrong places, some looking in the wrong people. Some just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 27, 2015

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    Oh... The things these eyes have seen

    and places these feet have traveled.
    StellatedOdin StellatedOdin 26-30, M May 28, 2015

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    We are not suppose to be managing our feelings,

    we’re suppose to be feeling it. Grief, lose, pain, it is normal. Instead of moving through the pain, we run from it. We do these things, we run off, we medicate, we do whatever it takes to cover it up and all the sensations, but its not normal. We’re suppose to feel, we are...
    Sexxii123 Sexxii123 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2015

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    i loved life and life loved me right back.

    ..yeah people are right about you life
    nail8 nail8 18-21, M Aug 29, 2015

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    Strange thing ? Last year,

    I saw, the results of to accidents. On 2 separate weeks, I saw bodies laying in the road, in almost the same spot. Both stiff, and covered by body bags. Weird ! They looked like road kill. Are we all just Road kill ? 😃
    Shankman55 Shankman55 51-55, M Dec 23, 2015

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    Not everyone will understand your journey.

    That's okay. You are here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.
    loyalgirl78 loyalgirl78 36-40, F May 24, 2015

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    All relationships are supported by the one you

    have with YOURSELF - your beliefs and self-talk, your level of self-love or self-hate, the dark/light balance within you, the masculine/feminine parts of you, the degree of self-worth and self-respect you nurture, and most importantly your connection with your inner voice, your...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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