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I Believe Life Is Short and You Should Make the Most of It

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 390 People

    Make Every Moment Count

    I pledge today to make every moment count. To do the best for myself and others and not waste time on regrets, self-doubt, or self-loathing. I believe that this is the only chance I will have to live my life, and to waste that chance through any act of "poor me" hesitation is...
    SomeWiseMan SomeWiseMan 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2011

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    Nobody else really gives a rat's a s s what I

    want or what makes me happy. So - I had better do that!
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    Ha Ha!

    That's what I used to do when I heard that statement. I laughed because I wasn't buying into that crap. Nowadays, I have a completely different take on things. It seems like just yesterday my dad was being a jerk to everyone at a family function, but not enough to ruin it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21, 2011

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    Sequel to the last beach storyI think my man

    realized that he had shot me down over the whole idea of going to the beach last Saturday (June 21), because on Tuesday or Wednesday, he asked if I wanted us to go the next Saturday (June 28.) Of course I said yes.Saturday dawned bright and sunny.The man said he wasn't feeling...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    If u think about it the average person might

    live to 85 give or take ,that's a long time saying it 85 years it's a long time u have to admit but when u actually live through it it just flys by like that 👌I'm only 16 but these last few years went by so quickly ,blink and I'll be 30 .time is so preshus live it well
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F Jun 28, 2014

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    Yes

    Go out to fun. Join the scenery or hang out with friends.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 3 Responses May 24, 2008

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    Somebody should tell us,

    right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. Michael Landon Jr.
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M Jan 23

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    Life Is Short

    I believe life is short and you should make the most of it. You only get one life, one chance to live, so don't take anything for granted and do all you can with the life that you have. Life is what you make of it, and make the most that you can of it. Life is shorter than...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 3 Responses May 27, 2008

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    I am unhappily married

    and contemplating divorce. I also have a major crush on another man. I should add - I don't fall for guys easily. They have to give me a lot of encouragement, and have a brain as well as sex appeal. As it stands now, both my H and my crush are only giving me scraps. OK - fine...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    I am 17 years old and am a junior.

    I don't really get along with my parents so if someone would allow me to stay with them for next year 2015 up to June I would appreciate it. I want to join Airforce when am done with high school
    patrick45 patrick45 18-21, M 3 Responses May 11, 2014

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    So, fellow EP users, guess what happened to me

    tonite? Well, I snuck out with my friend. And it was all going according to plan, until we got back. The doors were all locked. Her dad is constantly getting up and letting the dogs out, so he must've re locked all the doors. I knew we should've left thru a window -.- so now...
    Tayns2010 Tayns2010 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    My thoughts are all over the place

    as I write this, my mind clouded. I've been contemplating things in my life... mentally tracing through the "what if's"... because those are the things that haunt me the most. Lost in my own world, the phone rings and my daughter's voice echoes in my ear. I can tell...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    ♥ Do What You Love ♥

    ♥ I truly do love my job, it's a blessing. Yes, it's mostly boring and thankless. At times abuse filled, violent and tiring, but then there are the moments when your the only one there to help, so you don't ignore, you don't walk past, you don't even have a second thought, you...
    BrokenTomBoy BrokenTomBoy 31-35, F Dec 26, 2012

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    The Simple Things

    At a picnic on Saturday, I chose a bag of chips instead of the healthier option of an apple. I mentioned this to a new friend of mine, whom I found out lost his daughter to the tragedy on 9-11-01. He grabbed a chip from my bag and said, “Life is too short, enjoy the simple...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 12 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Wife thinks she's hot love to show her nude

    photos to show she's not what she thinks
    reitill reitill 51-55, M Jul 26, 2014

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    I believe it's short

    and you should make the most of it, but I feel like I don't have a chance to. I'm going to be going to school until high school comes and is over. Then there's college and probably a school after that. Despite summer breaks and school breaks where is the time to live. I want to...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F May 11, 2014

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    Friends who know me might scold me -

    but here goes. I was planning to drive down to the beach last Saturday, just for the day. I originally meant to go by myself. Then I made a mistake: I invited my man (long-term troubled relationship) to come with me. I felt guilty because I haven't been Working On The...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    You haven't got forever!

    So do it now while you got time! Don't do it tomorrow as you'll never do it so whats stopping you from doing it at this present?Time is ticking away so use it wisely and do things that make you happy! Once that time is gone thats it you dont get it back! Make the most of it and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    I wholeheartedly agree with this statement

    and have tried my level best to live my life in this manner. And every so often we are dealt harsh reminders of just how short life is and how abruptly it can end. Over the weekend I received news that a friend from school days past was crossing a road and was struck and killed...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Life'S Too Short So Don'T Waste A Moment

    “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat youright. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Feb 25, 2013

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    Indeed. And poor people are playing it in hard mode hahaha oh life
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    "One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others wiuld want you to be, rather than being yourself."
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    Honesty and integrity are too important to leave to others Having these of yourself and possessing them truly is too crucial to leave to others Life needs to be lived whole...
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    Doing the right thing even when it hurts so much... Bittersweet :)
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