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I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason

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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 5 Responses Feb 18, 2014

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    People come into your life

    for reason..someone will teach you , other will use you but there will one person who will bring best of you. Try to see and choose according to it. And learn to detach yourself from such people .so that when time comes to wave good bye ..let them go with dignity and grace....
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 9 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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 22 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    An interesting person you have met.

    So a week back, I went to watch the movie Interstellar with one of my friend. As we went to purchase our tickets I felt a tap on my shoulder. I immediately froze and slowly looked behind; there was this guy with a goofy smile on his face and he awkwardly told me hi. I looked to...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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 9 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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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 13 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    It wasn't happenstance

    that we should meet ...Nor mere coincidence...It never is.Perhaps the planets align or the gods smile…But you see it is bigger than you and I… celestially colossal!And life as we know it deviates … changes …For a moment … or a lifetime.For good...
    rosieapparition rosieapparition 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I want to kill my old self,

    the vulnerable, scared, paranoid side of me. I just want to live a happy, free life.
    louris louris 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    we don't meet people by accident.

    They are meant to cross our path for a reason.
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    She is my only shining star,

    I have never known anyone who could be so understanding, so accepting, so witty, so patient. She sees through me as though i'm made of glass, I couldn't hide anything from her if I wanted to. With her every word I feel my heart warmed, with every moment spent together I am...
    Remand Remand 31-35, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    As I reflect over this past year,

    I've had people come into my life. Some came but stayed less than a week. Others have been there all year but now will be gone. Others just came a few moths ago but have made such an impact! I know each have come for a reason. Some were in my life to teach me some hard lessons...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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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 4 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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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 21 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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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 17 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Sometimes you help someone without really

    knowing that you have helped them and without them knowing that they have been helped.
    ladybug96 ladybug96 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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 34 Responses May 10, 2011

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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 51-55, F 19 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Call it fate, call it luck,

    call it destiny, call it hope or whatever you do, I believe what it says whether it be someone special or someone you were destined to be with all along but didn't know it, there is a reason, there is always a reason :)
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 6 Responses Jan 18

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    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a friend who until recently I thought it

    was going to be a long term friendship then she misunderstood someting I said & blocked me.I have now realised why she came into my life,it was for me to reslise a dream of moving interstate,but where Im possibly moving to has a transport route number same as her age & Ill...
    TrannyinSydney TrannyinSydney 26-30, T 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Life is......... Life is an opportunity,

    benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    I love this. Beautiful

    and exactly how I feel...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 14

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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 13 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    Do you believe there is

    that one person who is destined for you? Someone who will accept the whole you, no matter what you look like or who you may be? Someone who won't leave, and will be happy to be with you for the rest of your lives? Have you met him/her already, or are you still searching? How...
    louris louris 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Monday morning....Dreading the thought of

    having to go back in to work. I already had 2 meetings that I knew of for the day plus a lunch date with some old friends both to catch up and explore possible business opportunities. Was getting ready to make my way off to lunch when I received a whatsapp message from a young...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 28 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Been taking care of one autistic child with

    relapsed leukemia for past one month. He was suppossingly be in school enjoying the sunshine, field, fun and laughter but was instead trapped on a small white bed in the small white room. Condition worsening as days passed by but he was such a strong boy. Due to autism he didn't...
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 2 Responses Jan 5

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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, 2014

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    I like those kinds of people

    that can make you smile and forget the reason you're upset - even if it's just for a little while
    chris1225 chris1225 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I like to think everything happens

    for a reason too. Hopefully always for positive reasons and not negative ones. That's just my feeling. I am religious however so maybe that plays a part in my thinking.
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    A stranger with the essence of a kin A marvel

    like the golden egg laying hen A connection like yin and yang A dream I want to have again A song in my head with an Indian twang A new friend that I believe in
    loveandall loveandall 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Many people enter our lives

    and we are forever changed in some ways.Sometimes they are small changes. At other times they are life altering. 2 people from different parts of the world , traveling separate paths that we would never believe could cross. Yet they did !
    Destined4Mischeif Destined4Mischeif 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    MY VISION OF THE UNIVERSE,

    LIFE AND GOD. The universe and life are the most logical and rational manner of existence of reality, and it is precisely what happened. While life is almost impossible to happen because, taking into consideration all possible variables, the laws of nature, the formation of...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Cherish these nights,

    cherish these people.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This past year I have Gone through

    so many rough and terrible things, but these last four/five months has been incredible! I met the man I'm going to spend the rest of my life wife, and I've learned so much about myself. The timing has been added up and if you really look at the things that have happened to you...
    LeahMarieLeeee LeahMarieLeeee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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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 30 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 18 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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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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    Those who truly care about you will always be

    there when you need them. They won't desert you and they will do what they can to make you happy. Anyone who doesn't act this way isn't worth your time. I learned this the hard way!!
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Isn't That The Beauty Of Life?

    When you least expect it people come into your life. Some stay, some go, but you can't deny that if you watch and listen closely, many will have a profound impact on your life. The best are the ones who stay for the long haul and begin to understand the darkest crevices of your...
    privatelyanonymous privatelyanonymous 36-40, M 9 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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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 24 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    So many people come and go throughout our lives.

    Many strangers, and sometimes often. Most hardly get a greeting, or a kind word. Some get more. I have been going out of my way to be nice, to say hello. I have been making extra efforts to start good conversations with strangers in all different places. It is AMAZING what...
    newphoenixrising newphoenixrising 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    -sigh- ...Life is hard.

    Well not life in it self, existence. :x
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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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    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 13 Responses May 14, 2014

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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 18 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    I have a friend in my life whose job is to make

    me crazy. As sweet as she is, she will never learn from her mistakes... It makes me crazy!!! But, I have accepted the way she is and have long since abandoned giving her advice. Why I was given someone in my life whose soul job is to make me crazy is perplexing question I...
    SomeGuy9999 SomeGuy9999 36-40, M 6 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    " In life, you will realize there is a role

    for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it. "
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 17 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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