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I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason

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    Some bad relationships have turned great,

    and I've learned. Some great relationships have turned bad, but I learned.
    OhhBoyOhBoy OhhBoyOhBoy 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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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 151 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    They teach you something

    or you might teach them something :) Winning A Battle, Losing A War "There’s another way to survive this competition. A way no one ever seems to tell you about. One you have to learn for yourself: Its not about the race, at all. There are no winners or losers. Victories are...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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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 20 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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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 25 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 18 Responses Jan 20, 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 12 Responses Aug 12, 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 16 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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 touch. but beauty most profound, spiritual as well as physical. She has healed the bleeding wounds with a laughing touch. Softened the...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 22

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    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F Apr 24

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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. Still your hopeful. And when you finally give up on that idea. There they appear infront of you out of nowhere....Is It A Sign?
    xHI5x xHI5x 22-25 5 Responses Mar 8

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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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    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 breeding ground for psycho's. so I shared an experience and someone had to make it their own and rant about the crap in their...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M Mar 21

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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…………..what (panic setting in)??!! I was so caught up and touched by their story…...nothing came to mind at...
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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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 coaster and there will be just the loneliness and tears. I am not able to get him out of my head despite knowing the harsh truth...
    daphee daphee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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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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    true love eliminate pain.

    passion may increase pain.
    veganmeditates veganmeditates 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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

    First, the disavowal… NONE of this is true. It’s total fiction and in the extremely unlikely chance that anything in this story even remotely resembles truth, I wouldn’t know it. So, please take this in the spirit it’s intended—total fiction—just a fun way of thinking...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 12 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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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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    If you weren't the spark of the hope

    for everyone around you . so you didn't know the true meaning of life or how to make others feel a live .
    ThePoet1 ThePoet1 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 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 the greater.
    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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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 out?
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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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...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 11 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    So I just said good bye to my best friend today

    for two years. I really hope he does well while I'm gone. I grew up in a family of 8 and he's the one that taught me more about being family. I'll miss ya buddy.
    kennyboi317 kennyboi317 18-21 2 Responses Apr 18

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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. Please share any advice you have. I would appreciate it so much. Thank you.
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 16

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    “I no longer believed in the idea of soul

    mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 21 Responses Feb 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 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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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 unconditionally. Thank you for all the love and kindness I could absorb. Each of you are gifts in this world we share. Without...
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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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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    I have someone who knows everything about me,

    good and bad and we've only know each other a year. .he is my best friend. .I am his. .we bounce ideas off one another. .he is the best. .I just hope he sees this so he knows what he means to me. .
    m4389 m4389 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 18

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    Life Has Seasons

    I was passed 27 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 16 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Not sure what the reason is sometimes

    but I am sure there is a reason.
    BeachAngelTami BeachAngelTami 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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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.. but live the moment while the moment is dancing with you, as moment came with such grace and sweetness.. when you're...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses Mar 3

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    I believe this is true.

    Even if the reason is it made clear to us right away. I guess we'll see ;)
    YourgirlLeeLee YourgirlLeeLee 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 20

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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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    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 4 Responses a week 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 5 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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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 hopes and dreams possible available to both of you it is a great journey of discover and will not be easy at times it will one or both to your...
    lenagnes lenagnes 66-70 Mar 14

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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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    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 4 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 9

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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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    And they exit for a reason.

    So don't chase after them. God has a better plan.
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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