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I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason

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    I just have to share what happened on the 24th

    of December this year. I was in my car with mom and my brother, we were on our way home. On the side of the road, there's this guy waving. Mom stopped and he asked if he could go with us. It was a bad weather, rainy and windy. Mom said she just needed to drive to a better place...
    rabbitheart rabbitheart 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I am a firm believer

    that everyone who comes into your life is there for a reason! It may be a simple encounter in the street. It could be a more intimate connection you never expected. Heck, even the people you communicate with here on EP...everyone you meet is there in your life for some reason...
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 14 Responses May 14

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    We may not understand why,

    it may take a long time for the story to unfold. But I do believe that some people are meant to be part of our life, that there is a reason our paths crossed. Sometimes the person is only in our life for a brief moment, but long enough to change us, to make a difference...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 24

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    People Do Come Into Our Lives For A Reason

    Sometimes, we don't know why they come into and OUT OF our lives, and sometimes we don't find out until many years later when we can look back and finally see the whole painting, instead of just a few pixels. These moments are precious and enlightening and fill you with great...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 14 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    You may think this site is simply a gathering

    place for freaks and misfits, but that's far from true. I have met some intriguing people who have opened my eyes to a whole new world. One friend is probably fast asleep right now on the other side of the globe. But when he awakens, my inbox will get that little ding, and a...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 15 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 20 Responses Jan 20

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    I believe this. I believe

    that our destinies are already mapped out. People come into our lives and leave if for no reasons other than to make you arrive at your destination, to meet the people you are supposed to meet and make a part of your life. Some will leave because they aren't meant to stay...
    moonlightdancer1967 moonlightdancer1967 46-50, F 36 Responses Apr 29

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    My niece, Sarah is one of those people.

    I was so shocked when I got a call from my sister, Gemma's husband that she had arrived. On my birthday, none the less. And I was even more surprised that Gemma and David named her Sarina, after me. It was the best birthday gift I have ever gotten.She was always so sweet, but...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    The Special Men In My EP Life...And Beyond

    People come into our lives for a reason...to teach us a lesson, to inspire us, to love us, to hurt us, to allow us to be ourselves, to guide us with our journey. The moments shared with these people are priceless. Ā  As I mentioned in my Featured Story, I don't really remember...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 31 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    I met someone who showed me

    that forgiveness is possible. This person came from out of nowhere, opened my eyes to things I always over looked. It's amazing how strangers can get through to you faster then someone you've known your whole life.
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Me Being Me

    It may be an online meeting or a soul you bump into at a store. But I honestly believe that I carry a little part of everone I've ever met with me daily. Its gotten me through tough times or maybe just given me a smile or a laugh. But I can never say that anyone I've met is not...
    MobiusStorm MobiusStorm 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Haters, Crazies, Trolls And Fakes... Can Totally Benefit Us!!

    Nothing bugs me more then to waste a perfectly good day on being all upset about some mean thing someone said. I'm pretty good at avoiding it too but being a flawed Human and all... sometimes I crash and burn right in the middle of some other persons rottenness and yesterday was...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 23 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Perfect1mperfection Perfect1mperfection 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't believe in accidents

    or coincidence. I know I'll probably get crap for saying that, but it's what life has taught me. Even the problem people who have come into my life have taught me something valuable. I firmly believe that anyone who crosses my path, even briefly, has a purpose, or maybe I have a...
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 30

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    This post might be long

    but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I write this solely as someone just writing her thoughts. This post is about the laws of nature and the sharp turns in life...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Breakdown Or Breakthrough: It's Your Choice I

    was processing these thoughts at the same time last year. I made my own choices and have moved on by embracing it for what it was, and seeing that relationship not as something I lost, but as a gift that was given to me for a brief period of time. I could only be thankful for...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Take The Good And Forgive The Bad.

    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to...
    climber1 climber1 66-70, M 22 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    It is through the greatest sadness,

    possibly the largest sacrifice I could have done, that I finally felt my inner strength that I held within. It was through the tears that I finally let go on the deep seeded hurt I have been feeling all these years. It is through the moments when you're completely alone, do you...
    KismetWrites KismetWrites 31-35 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I also believe ppl leave

    for a reason! I just ended my affair recently, or he ended it for me but if it weren't for that I would have never found the wonderful man I am talking to now! One chapter ends and another begins! The universe knows what it's doing you just have to have patience and trust in the...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    The amazing people I've met here.

    ..some became sad after the connection could not move forward, some left a depression far behind and became stronger, some love the release we find, some adore the friendship...I have learned so much about myself since finding EP. I guess that's the gift I have been given by them...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 13

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    They say "True love never dies".

    I agree. When I met Michael 41 years ago, he had just been hired as my coworker. He was a pain in the ***. Brash and opinionated, full of himself, handsome and sensual ... well, just my kind of guy. There must have been something about me, too, that caught his attention. We...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    either a blessing, lesson,

    or to show that you are worthy of love.
    elle2122 elle2122 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Reason, Season, Lifetime...

    Hi everyone! :-) I'm Antonia - 31 year old teacher in Stockholm, Sweden - originally from swedish speaking region (Ahvenanmaa/Alandia) in Finland. I joined this group just now as I agree with it's title and I expected a link and/or elaborations on the words of wisdom I like very...
    ToniaMV ToniaMV 31-35, F 31 Responses May 10, 2011

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    And they exit for a reason.

    So don't chase after them. God has a better plan.
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 9 Responses Jul 9

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    I found out my husband was cheating on me two

    years ago. Shortly after, I began dating someone but broke it off 6 weeks later because it was too soon and I was scared of getting hurt again, although feelings had developed. I've been alone ever since. Ten months ago, here on EP, I responded to some guy's post about being...
    Missgwenxo Missgwenxo 41-45, F 10 Responses Jun 30

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    They Come & They Go

    The title speaks for itself. I believe people come into one's life in order to push them to the next level, even if it's only a small favor, when you're down they pick you up, if you need help with the smallest task, you get assistance. Others are there to influence you either...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 20 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    neverlvnd neverlvnd 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    last year my wife of 25 years asked

    for a divorce. I was not surprised but still heart broken. I felt as if i would never fall in love again. Then I met someone here on EP, who I fell madly in love with. It didn't work out, but that's ok, I learned that I can love again, that I can survive the heart ache and I can...
    Slartibart Slartibart 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I don't know why we met

    when we did, but I know it was for a very good reason. Thank you for taking the time to know, accept, understand, and trust me. And thank you for allowing me to offer the same in return.
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Consider

    Some people have had tragedy in their lives. Truly hard events that shake their world. But for many the things that hurt us, the things that cause us distress are the smaller things. The things that in the grand scheme of things are small...and perhaps petty. But it's funny how...
    djtiger djtiger 46-50, M 10 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    for all those who read this today.

    you are awesome, you have value do not let anyone or anything steal your dreams!
    tacomasr5 tacomasr5 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Maybe not in a cosmic way,

    but simply because we recognize or see something in them that we are longing for. It can be kindness, wisdom, humour, love or whatever else we are yearning to find and can see glimpses of in them.Sometimes they fulfill that need and move on, sometimes we discover we were wrong...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 15 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    One night I was woke up in the midnight

    because of nightmare, then I couldn't go back to sleep so I came here. Suddenly someone message me and said "Please smile, you will be fine", and I was a bit shocked because seems like he knew I had a nightmare, then I just asked him with, "Huh? :o" Later he replied that he said...
    CloversMoon CloversMoon 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My hope is that the people

    who have come into my life realize that there is a reason why. That there is a bond that can trancend the petty details, the barnacles and pain we bring into the relationship and find we use against each other. There is a bigger picture.
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    People come and go ,everyone

    that has been in your life has been there for a reason, to teach you to love you or to experience life with you
    summerspirit summerspirit 46-50, F 5 Responses May 26

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    The Story of 'US' from the Individual Statuses We Posted

    First, the disavowalā€¦ NONE of this is true. Itā€™s total fiction and in the extremely unlikely chance that anything in this story even remotely resembles truth, I wouldnā€™t know it. So, please take this in the spirit itā€™s intendedā€”total fictionā€”just a fun way of thinking...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 13 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    This might be the internet

    and not "real life", but there are some people on here that I swear I know better than anyone in my real life. There are some people that just touch my heart. I can feel through their messages to me their true soul. I would be so lost without the love, the laughter and my...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 19 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Yes they are some people

    that come in your life at the right time that helps to change your life forever.
    Fred3000 Fred3000 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 14

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    I think so too I met this girl two days ago

    beautiful but she has been hurt and she came into my life and i felt a connection but I guess she is just to scared to but she came into my life and I learned how people past can effect them
    DBsw1990 DBsw1990 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Life Has Seasons

    I was passed 30 years too old..too ugly and fat. Stopped looking at myself too. my husband never wanted to take me to any public placea...I was not in perfect shape :) Then it was the year 2008...my brother send me an invitation to join facebook. Having no one to talk to, I...
    Perksplayhot Perksplayhot 31-35, F 15 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Everyone Has Something to Teach Us ..

    The following was sent to me at work and I think its just wonderful. It is written by BRIAN  A CHALKER. 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. When someone is...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 152 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    About 12 years ago, I was at a really low point

    in my life. I decided I needed to do something different and after some inner soul searching, I realized that the one constant in my life had been to reject any sort of spirituality. After doing some exploring, I was able to get in touch with a native person at a local Indian...
    Ressalg Ressalg 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe in... that two people can look at the

    exact same thing and see something totally different. I believeā€¦ that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who donā€™t even know you. I believeā€¦ that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Each One Leaves Something Different

    There are those who touch your being so gently, that on the sand of your life, the only footprints to be seen are your own. Others trample and stomp so hard, they leave crushed deep footprints, and sand strewn everywhere, and all you can do is wait helplessly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 26 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Here's the thing x We walk through life hoping

    , hoping we will be rich , hoping we will meet the right one , hoping we could live forever , hoping for more ... But these are just hopes, fears and dreams x I just know that I met my fab BF for a reason , wether it was as we are , or things to come . Whatever the reason was...
    LT167 LT167 31-35, F Jul 9

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    Friendship is born at

    that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought that no one but myself... ~ C.S. Lewis
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Nothing is by chance,

    we are here to learn.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Everyone that comes into your life serves a

    purpose. You will learn something from them.
    RosieRose63 RosieRose63 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Token For A Virtual Friend.

    Looking at Her/Him, with a pleasant surprise,Though a Dark Shadow, in the Blue Skies.Loves Buttermilk and perhaps French Fries,Sure of Dimple on cheek, tinkles in the eyes. Ā Seems quite different, not alike usual guys,A multitasker one can gather, likes to incise,Does all with...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    So many years without a second glance from you

    and suddenly my world was turned upside down. With never more than a few words between us this rare spark confused me. Was it physical?emotional? spiritual? therapeutic? Another lifetime? I did not know. Under the moon, I called out your name. I was dizzy and careless so I...
    xoHrabina xoHrabina 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Ever wonder why... When you're not having the

    best day, or things just aren't right, some one happens along at just the right moment, and changes your day, even if just for a second? That person was put there, at that exact time for a reason.
    PanTex PanTex 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 28

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    There will be some people you haven't met

    yet that WILL come into your life and have a positive impact on your life. Kind of weird to ponder about
    kings7777 kings7777 18-21, M Jun 27

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    I get lost in my thoughts

    so much, and one thought leads to a next thought and so on and so on, I have a fear of failure which prevents me from doing things I know I should do...I know I need to get into shape but I fear I won't stick to it and in turn I do the bare minimum, I dont want to be hurt again...
    karmahurt karmahurt 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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