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I Believe People Can Surprise You Sometimes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 308 People

    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    When I was young I was always told that people come into your life for two things: 1. To be a lesson for life 2. To be blessing for life And, at the time, I scoffed at this - the...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    They come so they can abandon you and teach you how cruel the world is. She doesn't feel like she deserves me and my "unending" love. She's forty years old and nobody ever rubbed...
    pcflvly pcflvly 51-55, M 12 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Never assume that somebody loves you...just because of their sweet behaviour towards you...sometimes you are just an option when they are bored!!
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 10 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I randomly wondering if someone can read my thoughts. Of course when this happens I automatically start think of the worst and dirtiest thinks possible. Then, at the same...
    SamBerries SamBerries 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes i just get random existential crisises or i suddenly feel super depressed and want to cut myself.
    tragician tragician 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    It's good to have her in my world. 12 years and counting, and all I know is that I've learned so much from her, and I like to think she's learned a thing or two from me. I think...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much more for them.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Always be prepared. I won't be able to stop laughing loudly at stupid things. Even if people tell me to be quiet.
    Meow1357 Meow1357 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts because I would be charged with vehicular manslaughter..... I hate driving in a big city.
    powerlifter2439 powerlifter2439 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well actually that's not true I tend to express myself openly. I am very upset with my mother. She considers us stating the fact that we very much want to go to school us arguing...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hang out with these girls once a week, they're acquaintances, not quite friends... they're funny, but I notice they badmouth people once in a while... it's normal to share these...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I'm getting to know someone or when I first meet someone, I can't help but stare at anything but their eyes.
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F Aug 24

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    This one bothered me the most and it still does even though I don't have to deal with it. Countless people from family members to school officials have told something similar to...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 23

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    No i don't. nor do i like people who do so by the way others dress/ eat/look/ the phone u hold/ the car u drive... but yes what attracts is the personality/ character.. the way u...
    simplychat simplychat 26-30, F Aug 23

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    Sometimes the first step to forgiveness, is realising the other person was born an idiot.
    seniordingdong seniordingdong 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    And The First Time I Saw Her I Fell For Her & its been almost 5 years Im still fighting for her T B H I need To Give Up I CANT CUZ Shez Worth It ....
    hassamkhan9 hassamkhan9 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Once we re programme our thinking patterns...I believe we can be or do or have anything we want in this world.
    Rita2015 Rita2015 31-35, F Aug 21

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    Sometimes my thoughts can take me to great places... Other times to very weird places. and I don't want anyone to know I think about those certain things...
    InYourArms InYourArms 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    Tbh, sometimes I do wish that they could read it, but usually nah. I'm really an awkward in person so I don't express myself that well. However there are these thoughts that I have...
    PinkBubbleGumAndCottonCandy PinkBubbleGumAndCottonCandy 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Rip Tide I got caught up in a rip tide As I wandered out to sea. It pulled me in with all its might And would not set me free. I told myself to fight it, But soon I'd come to know...
    Seabreezing Seabreezing 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    WARNING: When you read this, you'll start to understand life a little differently. What you tell me and what happens after you read this are two very different situations. I am...
    dragonsteel dragonsteel 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 17

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    Yeah I definitely believe that. There's some that wonder "why do you deal with or talk to that person," but as you said they're there for some reason.
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M Aug 16

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    So much in need of it...,)
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M Aug 16

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    I can be your shoulder to cry on... but nobody will be my shoulder to cry on when I will need.
    xCristiana xCristiana 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I now believe in myself and I am confident that I will achieve great things.
    insanecrazyweird insanecrazyweird 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Yes, people continue to misunderstand mental illness in the 21st century. Many people with mental illness throughout history have been tortured and murdered because they were...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    All the time ): so me I hate it sometimes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 13

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    I really truly believe this
    BigD2448 BigD2448 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Everyone we meet has crossed our path for some reason or a another, some we loved, some we hated, some will forever be etched in our heart and some we are thankful to finally be a...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Aug 13

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    Life is weird. You can go from being strangers, to being friends, to being more than friends, to being practically strangers again.
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 14 Responses Aug 13

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    When I first found EP I was extremely honest with some of my experiences that I wrote about. I wasn't proud of what I had written and I hoped EP would be a place to vent and find...
    abbydallas abbydallas 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I recently went through a breakup and decided that it was better to remain friends in hopes that when he was ready, we would be together. He broke up with me because he told me...
    unbrokenground unbrokenground 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I hope the man that came into my life on the train the other night has a special reason for bumping into me twice within 24 hours :)
    MRGFF MRGFF 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Oh, HOLY HELL! I would be fired! Quite possibly murdered and people would be yelling get a rope...when certain thoughts escape my lips the common response is "Holy ****, I can't...
    DancingNDarkness DancingNDarkness 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I Truly believe that even though at times I wish I knew the reasons why..
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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