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I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 11

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    It's messed up that in order to keep him,

    I must let him go. What is it about some people that makes you bend every promise you made to yourself, bulldoze every barrier you built around you, and live just for the present because the future with them is so uncertain?
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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    I totaly believe that,

    some may even be angels!
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 17

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    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 17 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    I am 23 years old. A mother of one.

    All I ever wanted was a nuclear family as a little girl growing up. Life was not well to me so I try to make it better as an adult. I have been abuse and I am over it. I am no angel. I love my family. My son, his dad and I this is all I wanted. I don't want a single parent or...
    Dominique64 Dominique64 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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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 14 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 20 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    to teach us a lesson never to trust guys

    who flirts with girls in a relationship..
    shiloo shiloo 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6

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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 23 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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...
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    why we live ? why we breathe ?

    why we fall in love ? why our heart got broken ? why we think of suicide ? why we get angry ? all those question all have a reason ...
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    This life is just a crossroad

    for our spirits to touch each other souls and walk away, tag Your it.
    letmeloveurmind letmeloveurmind 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days 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 4 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    To my

    circle ------------------- quote ---------- Honoring the experiences we have in our lives is an invaluable way to communicate with life, our greatest teacher. We do this when we take time at night to reflect on what we are thankful for about our day and also when we write in...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 7

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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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    2015 has been such a roller coaster ride

    for me. End of 2014 dragging into March of 2015 my ex of 4 years broke up with me for petty reasons and sorta strung me along (up until this day I am not sure why he broke up with me) but I've learnt to accept that sometimes you will not get an answer, that I might not get a...
    misskc22 misskc22 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 11

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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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    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 16 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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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 12 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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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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    My early twenties were a very lonely time.

    Sure, I had a few friends that I'd hang out with from time to time but for the most part I just stayed at home minding my own business. Things didn't get much better after I moved out. I actually felt more lonely then than I did living with my parents. I did manage to have one...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 3

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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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    I had so many people come in

    and out my its not even funny. Sometimes I wish some would stay longer but I believe that they stayed the exact amount of time they were suppose to
    martinez93 martinez93 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 13

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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 23 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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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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    I don't know why we are drawn to this

    unexplainable energy that binds us. If you leave, I will never find out the answers, and neither will you.
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I definitely believe that

    but there are a few who can be a bad influence on you as well. When I was 7 my 15 year old cousin started looking after me after school when my mother started working again. Right from the first day she gave me allot more attention than she should have. When I was first told...
    mkblain mkblain 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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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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    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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    There are those who gave us our firsts--memories

    that will last a lifetime First kiss First love First broken heart There were those who brought pain and disappointment...but with these, they brought lessons to be learned There were those who listened to our heartaches, shared our joys and our pain...even when we've parted...
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 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 150 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    In september 2014 a new boy came into my

    ex-class, his eyes were completely black, for real, and I felt like he was very familiar, couldn't remember if I had ever met him before or only dreamt, I don't know. I eventually found out (by studying him accurately) that his eyes change colours and have a specific timetable...
    actuelly actuelly 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 7

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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 20 Responses Feb 9

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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 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    Yes...to bully me. One

    after another. I dont know what kindness is. Noone was ever kind to me, besides view people.
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    They come and go, and every one of them makes

    me happy, some when they enter my life and some when they exit my life
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    I had responded to a post yesterday.

    The young man wrote me back.I took a glimpse of his profile.Which I rarely do and probably should.But,we chatted for quite sometime.I had seen that his depression was seemingly disappearing.I hope I gave him the confidence to pursue a medical treatment and to learn to love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 16

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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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    I've gained and lost people through out my life.

    Those who built me up and then tore me apart.... But who hasn't been through that. Yet, I'm not talking about lovers or whatever they're called, they were always a friend. It was always the same before I entered eighth grade. Once I hit the last year of middle school, that was...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F Jun 3

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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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    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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    Don't feel sad over someone

    who gave up on you, feel sorry for them bc they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 30

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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 18 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    I totally believe that.

    Good and bad we learn from these people and maybe help them along the way.
    Jackkk049Dairy Jackkk049Dairy 46-50, M Jun 5

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    The challenge is knowing

    when to let go of these individuals who crossed your path for a reason, if only for a moment. It's not easy but letting go must sometimes be done. Accept the reason, add the story to the repertoire of your life, and move on down your chronological timeline.
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 8 Responses May 23

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