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I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason

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    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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    It's amazing how much your group of 'friends'

    changes from middle school to the time you're 21. I thought I had a lot of friends in high school, but when we graduated, I stopped hearing from all but 4 of them, not for lack of trying on my part. Some of them were only there when they wanted something from me, some of them...
    ranchlife14 ranchlife14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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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

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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 20 Responses Jul 17

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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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    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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    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 18 Responses Jan 20

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    People come into your life

    for however brief period of time for some reason either just to be a witness to your life or to help you along your journey either way your life will mean something to someone.
    secretlife19 secretlife19 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 14

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    Here's a is post (I don't know

    who the author is) that always reminds me to appreciate people who come into my life - whether they teach me, hurt me, or love me. *** Sometimes people come into your life & you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson...
    AWomanofSubstance AWomanofSubstance 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    If you love something let it go,

    if it comes back it's yours, if not it never was. Problem with this is I love you to much to let go. ❤️Don't go!
    lonelywolf4 lonelywolf4 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I cannot explain it but I honestly do believe

    different people come into all of our lives for various reasons. It has happened to me on several occasions along with other family members and my friends too. It may be short term or long term. I just so glad they have entered my life.
    mississippiblondegal mississippiblondegal 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    He came in my life to bring out feelings

    that are completely alien. Yes he came in my life and made me a person who's presence was unknown to me as well. I listen to him, try not to argue with him, smile at everything he says, cry out and promise I won't ever talk to him and the next moment I message him and it brings...
    casualdater casualdater 22-25, F Nov 1

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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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    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 12 Responses Feb 24

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    Likewise, I also believe

    that people leave your life for a reason. You can benefit from both, though.
    helloe10 helloe10 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 14

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    People come and go, but what you shouldn't do,

    is pass up what could have been an opportunity of a lifetime.
    quietfighter quietfighter 18-21, M Nov 13

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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 10 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    I'm realizing the magnitude of this idea

    as I type.... My very close friend just admitted drunken secrets... He said that I'm the reason that he's alive today. ...I can't believe that I've made such an impact on someone... And, it's really scary to know that. To think that if I would have done anything differently...
    HypeAboutEverything HypeAboutEverything 18-21, F Nov 15

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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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    You flew in from another country.

    You choice me as a friend in FB first so you would know someone when you arrive. Blessed we hit it off right away. You showed me strength that no other person I had meet before. 16mths later you flew away. Last night being 2 yrs since I answered your message. I said to my...
    Leeand29 Leeand29 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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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

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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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    So far away, yet so close!

    There has to be a reason this person came into my life It could not be a cooincidence It could not be stars passing in the universe Someone so far away could make me feel so complete
    StevecVaBiker StevecVaBiker 56-60, M 11 Responses Nov 4

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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 Jul 15

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    All we have is time on our hands.

    There is no rush there is no hurry just us. But why now? No reasons behind the question. No answers to give. How does one explain it? Maybe such a question does not warrant an answer. It just is. We just are..
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I'm so glad that he just walked into mine.

    I love how we laugh so hard together snorting, hooting, doubled over laughs. I love how you're always looking at me, waiting for my next move.
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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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 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    “I believe that everything happens

    for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together...
    FrenzyElle FrenzyElle 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    If you don't let people into your heart then

    you won't have to deal with being heartbroken. Just easier to stay closed up and shy.
    lonelywolf4 lonelywolf4 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 1

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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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    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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    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

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    I know there's a reason you've come into my

    life - are you a blessing? Or are you a lesson?
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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 8 Responses Jun 30

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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... When someone is in your life for a REASON,it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.They have come to assist you through a difficulty;to provide you with...
    AWomanofSubstance AWomanofSubstance 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    We met via an anonymous app it was nothing just

    you wanting to ask some (well hundreds) of questions about my experiences but here we are 7.5 months down the line still talking every single day like we have just met never an awkward silence between us we can talk for hours and I mean hours (14 hours a day) I love hearing your...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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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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    Once in a while, we meet

    that person who makes us...No, compels us to look at life differently....
    AWomanofSubstance AWomanofSubstance 31-35, F 19 Responses Nov 13

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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

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    There are people that come into your life

    and completely take you by surprise. I don't usually like surprises. I'm learning to accept it for what it is though and enjoy the ride.
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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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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    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 13 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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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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    Why not believe that?

    If it is positive then yeah that's easy to believe. I have had a few of the people in my life and I have truly seen the reason. However some I believe some come in your life for no reason at all!!! One time I meet my grandfather for the first time ever when I was an adult. He...
    Sweetchic5 Sweetchic5 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    In speaking with a close friend this morning

    , she said this, and I quote: "I can wait anymore for good things to happen, I have to make them happen" She and I are facing a major life crossroad very similar, and being older feel that time is getting more precious to seek our hearts desires in this stage if out lives...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 5

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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 3 Responses Nov 7

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    So very true, not much to elaborate.

    People definately come into your life for a raisin!! Yup!
    mrmisterman80 mrmisterman80 31-35, M Nov 10

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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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    o3118152 o3118152 26-30, M Nov 3

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    thanks for my friends,

    my ex gf n Adeline.. i know u come to my life to tell me something :) n all of you made who i am today :D
    Hartini Hartini 22-25, F Oct 29

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    In life you'll realize

    that there is a purpose for every person you meet. Some are there to test you, some will use you, some will teach you, and some will bring out the best in you.
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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