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I Believe People Can Surprise You Sometimes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 340 People

    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    If someone crosses your path

    and they know exactly what you need, when you need it, without you saying a word...don't ever let them go.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 1, 2015

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    "You have to fight for what you want Ashley.

    In life there are many battles. If you are in love, you have to fight for it because in the end it will be worth so much more. The things you want in life won't just come to you, you have to fight for them. When I was a boy I worked and I studied hard, now we have the factory...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F Sep 28, 2015

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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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    I have a best friend

    who is going to turn 20 in December. I badly want to surprise him.. but I don't know what to gift him.. can you guys help me out... please.. I still have to decide what to give him and then I hate to plan a surprise... hope you will help me...
    ketchup98 ketchup98 16-17, F Nov 30, 2015

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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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    So enjoy everything while it's still there. Someday you'll realize how stupid you are letting that moment go...
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    I cant fix you. I cant fix me. I cant turn back time and change what broke us. I also cant let my guard down to give my emotion to you. Im fragile too. I never meant to be...
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    Live and let live, if you except everyone for who they are with no judgment and hatred then it is so much easier to unconditionally love them as a friend or mate.
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    "Hurt" Christina Auguilera Seems like it was yesterday when I saw your face You told me how proud you were but I walked away If only I knew what I know today I would hold you in...
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    My brother & father have a mental illness. Its still not sure what the diagnosis is, likely schizophrenia. I feel that I have inherited something too (depression). The truth is...
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    I believe we can feel each others' current mood if you are close enough with them, or if the emotion is strong enough. But the sacredness of an individual person's thought is...
    WithClouds WithClouds 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I know I'm always complaining about what my stranger for a Mother and her boyfriend and his family do to me, but I only post my experiences because I'm afraid. I know that I cannot...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 29

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    I believe that we actually have more than one reality. That the Universe was designed this way. The main reality is the one, which we all see and can touch, smell, taste, hear. But...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I hate people who make you feel special and then leave without saying a word. It hurts so much. I don't want to experience that ever again.
    Gayprince1234 Gayprince1234 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I believe people come in to my life for several reasons to give you guidance and then be gone just like that to prove a point
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    Don't be someone's downtime, spare time, part time or sometime. If they can't be there for you all the time, then they are not even worth your time
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F Jan 22

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    I never use this app anymore I never really write things out either and don't expect anyone to really read this so I guess it's just my way of clearing my head haha. If I think...
    MShein MShein 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    YOUR. NOT YOU'RE. Drives me crazy!!!
    Onewithone Onewithone 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I met a lot of people. good and bad . and I learned lessons from them all
    hisham98 hisham98 16-17, M Jan 21

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    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. The most important person to be...
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    ogkev ogkev 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    We don't meet people by accident, they are meant to cross our path for a reason. Some people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which it...
    PalestineGurl PalestineGurl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    Yeah I have a lot of people that keep telling me to ask them questions. I mean, have they asked anything about me? or tried to get to know me?? No. So why should I PRETEND to be...
    EvolvedMonkeyAlien EvolvedMonkeyAlien 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I don't understand how people can be so mean and awful to other people I mean some of the things that people say are just horrible it's like they don't have a heart
    creativelyinsane1999 creativelyinsane1999 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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