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I Believe People Can Surprise You Sometimes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 306 People

    So today in the locker room

    after swimming I found out three very interesting things about the girl next to me. 1) she is a lesbian 2) her sister is dead, so she's taking care of her kids 3) her mother smokes pot with her from time to time. ...I live in an interesting town.
    Erotavlas Erotavlas 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    Pure Enchantment

    Enchantment is poetry that makes my soul sing. Some don’t last long, but I really like is the one that last forever. Being enchanted is to open the same window everyday and feel a beautiful sunrise  embroidery on the screen of my heart. A dawn that smiles at me and many...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Gremlins

    After a great deal of consternation, I figured out how I was going to brace my pier for the winter. This was to be my first remodeling-type project since the divorce. I went to the store, bought the materials (that I really couldn't afford), and was set to spend the afternoon...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    Their Hidden Ability.

    People can suprise you in ways you wouldn't imagine. It will come at you so fast, that you won't have time to react.One of my friends suffer from autism. He wouldn't speak to anyone, and seem isolated from society. He was often teased and taunted, but he didn't care. He attended...
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    When A Loved One Dies, Amazing People Step In

    the strongest feeling i still have from the period of time after Pete (the love of my mother's life) died was the shock and absolute gratitude I felt for the people who came out of the woodwork, the daily grind, and even the moderate-to-distant past in order to support my family...
    AllSeeingMeli AllSeeingMeli 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    It's so rare to find people

    that are actually willing to really show you who they are. I've always been afraid to be open with people because of the bare-ness and vulnerability that goes along with it. I've always wondered about how much I have to give, and whether it would be enough for the people around...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F Mar 4

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    Tears4fears15 Tears4fears15 22-25 3 Responses Mar 3

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    True thing, some people come & teach you few things & some people come into your life to learn something from you :)
    TherRock90 TherRock90 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Not sure what the reason is sometimes but I am sure there is a reason.
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    A friend shared a song with me from their teenage years, a song that inspired them, that lead them in a direction in life.Then they asked me to share a song from my younger days...
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    People are merely a bunch of atoms and cells that replicate a pattern over and over again to form this body called you. But you are not the same you tomorrow as you are now. In 7...
    R0GUE R0GUE 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    h i kath i always look forward to our talks i hope these talks are making you feel at ease with rachel she and you nave a great journey of exploration/hope and fulfillment of the...
    lenagnes lenagnes 66-70 Mar 14

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    Dear Positive people Please convert me back into being a strong happy positive grateful ambitious person. I've been slacking a bit & lost my ground, and a bit of my confidence...
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02 18-21, F 20 Responses Mar 16

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    Till now, mostly negative but i met her and that changed. I could never believe you could combine so many great facets into one being. Not only a heart of gold and a healing...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    some stay, and some leave as quickly as they came into it. I have been here just a very short time. most all here seem pretty real. we all know if we have been here it's also a...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    if only people that entered or exited your life had a "hi, my name is so and so and my purpose in your life was/is...." less guessing...
    JanuaryDaisy JanuaryDaisy 36-40, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Although I do not know the people on this website, I feel like some people that answer to some of my questions have commented with a purpose, to impact my life with positivity, for...
    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I dont know What is life, i just know that i am here and i have consciousness. I thank for this creator universe that gave me the gift of existence and reality. I will live my...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    People are like seasons come and stay awhile then they're gone , as for what the reason is im unsure so far I only feel them adding fuel to the fire
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    They came for a reason, they left for one too.. moments are built for the reasons to emerge, and the reasons are destined to show us the real picture of life.. the infinite wisdom...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 6 Responses Mar 3

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    Its just randomness how you could go all day, hoping to run into someone you really wanna see and talk too. With knowing the chances are super slim that you will see that person...
    xHI5x xHI5x 22-25 5 Responses Mar 8

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    My head told me you were gone forever when you got married But my heart told me you'd still need ms when you needed to talk Is it very selfish of me to be so glad your heart won...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    My beautiful souls...You my sweet loves... I am out from under the rock I have been living. Finding a peace in the gratitude I feel for all those who saw me and cared...
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    You will realise who is there for you when you are at your worst
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Or topple you quicker than farts come.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    the fact is that he is gone now... I am ok or trying to be . Sometime those old memories rushes to my brain and it completely hypnotise me... I will be riding an emotional roller...
    daphee daphee 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Just Me to be- Again That was a nice conversation I don't know where the dishonesty was felt.I am Sorry any way.
    blinkingstarblinking blinkingstarblinking 31-35, M Mar 15

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    No matter who you are, you can be great in life. The hardest part about being awesome is defining your value. Trying to figure out what makes you passionate about life can be a...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am so Glad people can't read my thoughts!! For my day job, I work as an elevator operator in an apartment building in New York City... My job consists of me taking the buildings...
    JayBigNyc JayBigNyc 36-40, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    In this day and age still very shocked by how shallow minded people can be! Just spoke to a good friend who went out last night with other friends, unfortunately I was unable to...
    ThatGuyB ThatGuyB 31-35, M Mar 7

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    "I believe I can touch the sky I think about it every night and day (Night and day) Spread my wings and fly away I believe I can soar I see me running through that open door" "The...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts especially if I'm thinking about someone and I don't want that specific someone to know what I think or imagine in my head about them. Though...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Seriously, trust me I'm glad people can't read my mind. Or can you??
    WhyOwhynot WhyOwhynot 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    Sometimes it's not always for the better. A man who used to be my childhood best friend changed my life drastically. I've got a mile long list of things that make me panicky now...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Okay so like 2 years ago I asked ways to get a chihuahua to stop barking on Yahoo Answers.. My mom had picked up two strays that were ABANDONED on the SIDE OF THE ROAD. Someone...
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    My life is a constant movement and search for new things. Sometimes passive and sometimes physically active. I have reached a point where I am meditating frequently and enjoying...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is the one that hides behind the mirror until you face it. We all have the power within ourselves to become more, better, happier, etc. It takes effort, sometimes knowledge...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes they come to inspire.Sometimes they come to motivate.Sometimes they come just to offer good tidings.I wish one would come to hold me in her arms and make me feel like a...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I was accused of molesting their children during my ongoing divorce. I was assaulted 2x by people who thought it was true, and had an overnight hospital stay. I lost my business...
    alizae alizae 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Maybe it's because you're my first and the only one I've ever had.. as sad as that sounds. Lol.. But yeah, you cross my mind daily even if it's just once without any feelings...
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F Mar 15

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    Sometimes you feel like a caged animal just waiting to be let out...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I had this teacher in middle school who really changed my way of viewing the world. When I first met him, I was an extremely shy person who couldn't even have a casual conversation...
    UneReveuse UneReveuse 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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