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I Believe That Everything Happens For a Reason

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    What I Reason I Found For My Loss.

    If I had never met him, I would still be too shy. I would have finished college and become one of those lonely school teachers that goes home to a cat at night. Instead I met him and married him. He made me happy. He was my opposite. He drew me up, made me confident, took away my...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 15 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    When my co worker Chrétien said he liked me,

    and paid me a cascade of compliments, my head was turned and he got my attention. When Chrétien told me had was a bit of an amateur photographer, and that he'd love to shoot me in the crypt at the cathedral I showed him a little interest in the idea. When Chrétien asked me...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    I Have Learned This One Important Thing.

    If I have learned one thing in the last year past, it's that friends come in many shapes, sizes, colors and kinds. Each has their place in my life. Each serves a purpose, none greater than the rest. When I need peace of mind, the good friends that I trust to know me best of all...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    My beard itches It's growing.

    My beard itches And I was the only one My beard itches But now we all are knowing. That my beard itches.
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    I sometimes have a hard time accepting certain

    actions in my hard times. However, deep inside I truly feel one day soon it will make sense on why things had to be this way. It is so obvious sometimes certain things just feel like they are suppose to happen.
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jul 27

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    around 5 years ago I was introduced to a friend

    of my brothers, he was such a nice guy, but cocky, knew he was beautiful, and generally just a teenage boy. I truely wasnted him to be mine with every fibre in my body, but this was not meant to be, so we remained friends-ish. recently we have started talking again properly and...
    kataslam kataslam 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I Don'T Know

    I always try and comfort myself and others with that line, "Everything is for a reason". Why I think this I have no idea? Maybe I was raised this way some how? Maybe it was just an easy way to deal with things? Maybe it's true? Maybe it's about faith? I don't have the answer. I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    My Belief

    I believe everything happens for a reason. Since the moment you're born, your whole life has been mapped out for you and the decisions you make in life can lead you down one path or another. I wouldn't say I'm very religious ... Maybe a mixture of religious and spiritual. I just...
    lilmariah lilmariah 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2008

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    We are here to be tested.

    Your thinking is a test. Your pleasure...a test. Your money.. Testing. Your time... All a test Will you look for God's will or establish your own sandcastles?
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    alonewbyx alonewbyx 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I believe this so much that

    although I regret things I did, I wouldn't go back in time to change them if I could. I especially regret not saying nice things to people when I could have. But now I know that I ought to.
    Mousetronaut Mousetronaut 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2014

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    Hash browns used to be good.

    Now it's like yeah they are really fried up and oily. And don't even eat the hash browns from Sheetz... Good god they are 90% oil. But along came Dunkin' Donuts... They have perfected the hash brown.
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M Dec 26, 2014

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    Fate Or Destiny?

    Do people meet before they meet? Do you pass your soul mate every day on the subway and not know it, Have you stood behind them in the line at your favourite coffee store? How would you know and would there be recognition? This is a story of how fate comes into my life, having...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    But What If It Was Never Supposed to Be?

    I really am wondering: what if something in your life has happened, you meet someone, fall for someone, etc. and it was an accident.  Is there really any accidents or is there a lesson to be learned? 
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    I believe that everything happens

    for a reason that thing is I just wish I knew what the reason was
    tessa97 tessa97 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    Darn you North Korea!

    Have a sense of humor?! I'm trying to watch you tube in my PS3 and Sony is "undergoing maintenance"
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    Every experience has a purpose especially

    encounters with people, good or bad. When you look at things that way, life sucks just a little bit less.
    milanoie milanoie 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2014

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    And I See It Now -- Just Want to Put It Out There

    I am a true believer in everything happens for a reason. People will come into your life, people will go; things will happen - everything that happens to you has a purpose.  The hardest part for me is to figure out why people or things happen. Within the last few...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    im a strong believer in this everything we do

    in life all serves a purpose in life even if its bad or good we all have our own path we walk on and i truly believe in destiny no matter what we do we all have our written purpose so everything that happens in life is for a reason it doesnt just happen just because.
    Lightdreamer11 Lightdreamer11 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 4

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    I totally believe this saying .

    .. And I think my decay tooth comes for a reason because I am usually lazy to brush my teeth when it's bed time :( now I'm trying to eat good food to let my tooth healing itself from the small cavity.
    exsunshinelover exsunshinelover 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2014

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    Sometimes good things fall apart

    so better things can fall together
    tessa97 tessa97 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    Wow, it seems everyone

    who says they think things happen for a reason believe in God. I don't believe in god, but I guess everything happens for a reason. Everything works out in the end and no matter what it is good or bad it always gets you to the right place and makes you who you are. I guess maybe...
    rose114 rose114 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    My roommate at college.

    .. I believe I met her for a reason. She's one of the strongest people I know and all around an amazing person :) she's really made a positive impact in my life and we only became roommates by chance!
    Kaitlyn262 Kaitlyn262 18-21, F Jul 28, 2014

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    Learned Humility

    Roughly two years ago I felt like I had the world by the B***s.  I had a very good job that paid well, a great partner. The career path I had worked 7 years for was mine. My body was fit, I had many friends, a closet full of sexy clothes, two wonderful pets, a nice...
    spiritchazer1 spiritchazer1 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2010

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    Following The Unclear Road

    Before I step on any religious or non-religious toes, I would like to say that I am only voicing my beliefs and how I rationalize that 'everything happens for a reason' so I am sorry if anyone is offended with my views also I am by no means trying to convince or convert anyone.I...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Things Don't Always Go Your Way.

    They almost never do. You make a plan and have your whole life figured out. This is what's going to happen. This is how my life will be. I will grow old and die with this person and all my children and grandchildren will be happy healthy and nothing will ever go wrong..... Sure...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Answers Appearing

    A few weeks ago the owners of the country store i work at asked me to work full time, day shift for them instead of my 4 nights, 6hr shifts. I would work from 6am to 2, cool shift. 6 days a week! hmmm I work 6 days a week now between the store and my cleaning jobs. I told them i...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    Opportunity

    I  am again in "God's Waiting Room" preparing for another adventure. MRI today showed it has grown slightly since last year. They will get my records for the Gamma Knife Procedure done in Birmingham Alabama a few years ago and discuss my best option: surgery, another Gamma Knife...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 5 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    No Coincidence Neither Accident

    Things happen because they are meant to happen to teach us or let us learn... sometimes  the hard way   An event can make us sad to make us be more appreciative when true happiness comes. We might stumble or  fall so we would know the feeling of being defeated, so we can...
    0fairytalePrincess 0fairytalePrincess 36-40, F 15 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    The Universe sends us exactly what we are ready

    for at the exact time we need it in our lives.
    sikipon sikipon 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    God calls sinners to repentance not godly

    people to agree with sin. I think you are stupid to fight God. You will only damn your soul the more you disagree with the godly and agree with preferred sinners. You could believe that God is and follow his plan, but if you won't then you can thank yourself and all the others...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I do too! I have noticed more

    and more each day. God is in control. I may not know where he is taking me sometimes but I learned to enjoy the ride. He never makes mistakes. It's all for my good!
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    PuckDrop PuckDrop 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    Is It Coincidence Or Devine Appointment?

    Help me spread this on Facebook or Google or Twitter or any other avenue I am a newbie to this.  Where do I begin? the begining of course. One day in March or April of 2004 I was putting something away or I was looking for something in my father's garage when I was led to...
    Matthew633 Matthew633 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    I wouldn't say everything at every moment.

    But I'm so weird about this. I think my iPad shuts off just so I know I should get to bed, or my writing is delated because it's awful or my cat knocks my retainer case off my dresser to remind me to put my retainer in. I'm like so strange, but the big things-while I think...
    fighteratheart fighteratheart 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    trying to establish some semblance of "normal".

    It seems as though everything good that comes to me also comes with a catch.
    hollygee hollygee 41-45, F Apr 27

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    Ive been trough some bad moments lately,

    but i try to always remember that everything has a reason to happen, and i can finally say that things are getting better!:)
    kalforniaklass kalforniaklass 16-17, F Jul 28, 2014

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    The news does not report the beauty of the

    leaves in bloom. It does not report the awe of the multicolored fall trees. The news does not report of the beauty of the ocean tides and the miracle of the deep sea. The magnificence of the daily picture in the morning and evening sky is left out of public consideration. It is...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    The Vision Will Be Clear

    Sitting here and analyzing the thoughts of my mind. I have realized that many times people and circumstances have an incredible purpose in my life, each one in each moment. I knew I could understand and I accepted their lives and see their point of view. Each one in his own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    DOG BITE (the story),

    This is a story about events that took place during 6 days in a row last year (2013), on the last week of November. It was one of the most bizarre experiences I have had so far. Monday The sequence of strange events started with me feeling drawn to shuffle my Oracle cards...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 15, 2014

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    I do believe this. There are lessons to be

    learned from every experience we encounter, and every interaction we have with someone. Some are little lessons while some are life lessons. Even in a negative situation I try to find the silver lining. That each of these occurrences is shaping me as a person.
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I Want It All To Mean Something

    I have suffered, confusion, fear, loss, death, tragedy and many other things in my life , like many others have. For me to cope and continue on with my life, I have learned a few things. I have to find a lesson in the experience. Or find a way to turn it to good. I feel that if I...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 7 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    My Guard Dropped And I Got Hit

    This morning I was 'given' much to consider.  The day started off slowly, I was still very relaxed from the day before and not in a hurry to get to work after the previous weeks push to get things done for our garden show.  On my way to work my ex called and wanted to know what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    Reasons....or No Reasons...?

    I'm not always sure if I believe that everything happens for a specific reason. It seems as if events in our lives often happen very randomly, and cruelly. The very spasmodic (or spasmolytic, LOL) nature of life sometimes tends to argue against itself... Take relationships. I...
    marcus101 marcus101 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    Randomness

    Change is a scary thing, especially when you don't know from where you came and what may lie ahead. When you've come from a dark and scary place and into a light that blinds you, how do you not feel a little bit scared and uncertain? I do now, feel slightly uncertain about how...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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