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I Believe Things Happen For a Reason

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    I just want to thank all the people

    that actually care enough to ask me what's wrong. Much respect thank you :)
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F Oct 3, 2014

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    Okay, this has nothing to do with the

    experience itself, but there are 666 people in this one. well, maybe it does, idk. I just wanted to point that out.
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 21, 2015

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    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M Aug 16, 2014

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    Find The Reasoning.

    There have been so many negative things that happened in my life that actually turned out to be great. I believe things happen for a reason. If something bad happens to you, then you learn to appreciate everything else a little more. I always try to see the meaning and...
    afterthought12 afterthought12 22-25, F Jul 22, 2013

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    Some of you know about my past,

    besides it all being deleted... I lived a lie of a marriage for 14 years to raise my kids to adulthood. We had and did all on the outside, but I had nothing inside my heart. Until I met 5 years ago the woman some of you know as O.... I shared the 4 years of ups and downs...
    bobbyorr bobbyorr 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I never imagined the turn of events my life

    would go thru 2015. I truly believe that my new years resolution , i had set for myself that year, might have trigger a ticking time bomb... I wanted to learn patience.... Yes, patience....the only reason why i felt i needed to learn patience was bc my boyfriend was constantly...
    4rmSin 4rmSin 26-30, F Jan 24

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    Finally after 4 years im heading back home to

    Georgia.Tonite is my last night in Florida.Met some great people here.Im so ready to head on back home.
    dafalcon dafalcon 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2015

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    Sometimes we have an experience

    that we don’t understand, but if we look deeply, or wait long enough, a reason for that experience will usually reveal itself. All the events in our lives lead to other events, and all that we have manifested in this present moment is the result of past events and experiences...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    JandAlove JandAlove 26-30 Mar 28, 2014

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    I used to be in a abusive relationship.

    After that I fell in love with my bestfriend, who stood by me through it all we've now been together for a year this April. I was bullied severely on internet and at school by people who I thought were my friends. parents are together, I have a disabled sister and two dogs. I'm...
    Teacupgirl Teacupgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2015

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    Ohwow! I had a magnificent meditational

    session; and from a very deep tranquil state came a profound, ecstatic experience that affected all my senses. This seems like a time of going through a stage of major discernment. A time to transform own distortions and distress into grace; face the resistance and emotions we...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Aug 19, 2014

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    Dinner for one smh,,,

    it's ok tho
    aaronds03 aaronds03 31-35, M Nov 13, 2014

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    I have not found the reason

    yet why things happened the way they did in my life .Or why there are so many lonely people ?Or why men think we are here for the reason they are here?
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 3, 2015

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    Today I had plans that I had to back out of at

    the last minute for reasons beyond my control, and I was beyond annoyed (mad, really). But then the best thing happened, and I would never have had that if my original plans didn't fall through. Sometimes life is just like that. I guess this falls under the category of...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2015

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    This is one of the largest groups on EP.

    And I am curious why this belief is so meaningful to so many EP members and what it actually means to them. I could agree that in a very broad and diluted sense everything happens for a reason, if you expand "reason" to include such things as hard work and preparation, making...
    HistoryMystery HistoryMystery 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2015

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    HopelesslyYours HopelesslyYours 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 2, 2015

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    This is one of the largest groups on EP.

    And I am curious why this belief is so meaningful to so many EP members and what it actually means to them. I could agree that in a very broad and diluted sense everything happens for a reason, if you expand "reason" to include such things as hard work and preparation, making...
    HistoryMystery HistoryMystery 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    I believe that things happen in our life

    for a reason. so let them happen.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 25, 2015

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    Yes I Do.

    My marriage ending happened for a reason. I truly believe that. This is the first time I'm really truly admitting it to myself. My marriage ending left me questioning so much. but my marriage ending truly taught me the importance of a real genuine relationship. It taught...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20, 2010

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    I keep on trying to delete this account,

    but each time, an error message pops. I believe that this is a sign for me to stay here for a while longer. I guess I'm not completely done with EP yet.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    If i didnt have that geography teacher,

    and her family didnt bring me I would of never known what it was like to travel. I wouldn't know what a thrill it is, I wouldn't know how magnificent earth is
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 18-21, F Nov 11, 2014

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    People need to understand

    that things happen for a reason. You may not know that reason yet, it may seem like god is playing some trick, but no... It has a very good reason to happen, you just don't know it yet
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2014

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    Sometimes you get off track.

    .blindsided by an obsession, an over thought illusion or desire that you forget living in the current is where you need to be. Amazing how life works out..no better way to put one self back on the right path than to have to relive a horrible mistake...again. Focused is how I've...
    lavioletta lavioletta 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2014

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    I met you for a reason; although the reason is

    still not clear.. there's a lot of "what if's" between us, but we still continue to live in reality.. I believe we are meant to be a different "US" something that we should explore beyond what others couldn't possibly imagine..
    Nylana Nylana 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    Not The School I Was Planning On Transferring To

    Well thankfully I listen to good advice from people who care about me. My son's girlfriend (who has her Master's degree) told me to not wait to begin my process of transferring colleges. So yesterday I called 2 local colleges; Kent State and Akron University only to find out...
    kindacurious2 kindacurious2 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    You asked, "When did you find yourself?

    " And I simply said, "When somebody loved me." Until now, I didn't realize how true that was. Thinking back, I wasn't afraid of loving him or being with him. No, I was afraid of losing him when I let myself go, when he took a good look and saw the real me. That I wasn't what...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    I have been having a hard day,

    I woke up feeling overly sensitive and cried after my fiance said something harmless. (any other day it would have not evoked that emotion as I rarely cry) He apologized and we talked a bit and things are good. Well after we went to lunch I had a conpelling urge to visit the...
    cnb15 cnb15 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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    YSU Bound In January!

    Well originally I was hoping to attend a college much closer to home and continue my education. However I discovered that a Forensic degree simply was not offered at all colleges. So off to YSU to finish my schooling. I went for my campus visit yesterday and got a good tour of a...
    kindacurious2 kindacurious2 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    The episode I'm about to describe is about

    truth. I recently went to a photo booth with my youngest son, to get some photos taken, so we could fill the friendship books that are currently being sent around. I got the procedure worked out, we got set up and he posed beautifully for his photos. A few minutes later, after...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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    Everything that has happened throughout my life

    has taught me valuable lessons. I wouldn't be the person I am today without both the good and bad times in my life.
    jessie0494 jessie0494 26-30, F Oct 4, 2014

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    This person is either the luckiest person in

    the world, or the unluckiest person. While listening to my favorite radio station this morning, they started talking about a news story about a man who had survived the terror attacks in Paris by playing dead. What made it even more of a shock in relation to his story, was that...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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    I don't always know what the reason is.

    .. but I can always look forward to reminiscing and smiling when I realize and make connections...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 22-25, F Mar 2, 2015

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    The strangest thing happened today.

    .. I thought I should tackle a task on my to-do list. After doing an online search, I found a notebook that seemed like a suitable buy and checked where I could do a hands-on inspection in a city store. After noting the route and opening times, I set off on a pretty long trek...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2014

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    I froze my fingertips last night putting air in

    my deflated tire. My left index got the worst. I actually freezer burned it, and it still hurts. I couldn't get the cap on after as my fingers were rendered useless. I had to sit in my vehicle holding my coffee before I drove back to the arena for my son's game. I took my...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    On my way home, briskly putting one foot

    after the other, I was lost in thought. And exactly at that moment when I was silently contemplating that I simply must endure the toss-ups in my life, bear with my heart when it's troubled, and get on with it.... I looked up, and my gaze focused directly on a truck driving...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Sep 9, 2014

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    I was just let go from a job

    that I was at for 2 months. It was my first job in 8 years. It was devastating. Did not see it coming. I believe that things happen for a reason. If truth be told, my anxiety level was way up. Part of me enjoyed the rush of being out in the world. Talking to people and making...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 24

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    We Are All Connected

    everything is energy and we are all connected somehow
    here4mysanity here4mysanity 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    Yeah Right

    Everything happens for a reason,like in the 14th century when the plaque hit Europe,people asked " why is God punishing us?After all we believe in Jesus so all of our sins are forgiven."The only reason they could come up with was that God was punishing them for allowing the non...
    pavlovscat pavlovscat 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2010

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    As if by divine calling,

    just at the right moment, a friend invited me to go to the gym with her. After a 45-minute water workout, where I powered to activate my body and release tension, I needed to relax. I chose the steam room and joined three ladies who were in the middle of an animated...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    Haha :P This just happened.

    I call my sister Her: Hello? Me: Did you just leave without us? Her: No. Me: I don't believe you.. She hangs up. Five minutes later we get a call from my mom to come help, her car broke down. That's what you get for lying to me.
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F Aug 12, 2015

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    I have way to many small coincidences for there not to be a reason.
    purpleemandem purpleemandem 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Do you think so? That there is a reason? And who will admit to it?. Why do people suddenly quit responding or ignore a question asked? Happens for a reason? ! Really?! Let me set...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 8 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Fanciful marriage I will like to impart my story to all of you. A week ago I flew out to Malaysia to visit a friend of mine, on a Saturday night, I went out to get some outside air...
    NandiMthethwa NandiMthethwa 31-35, F 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I recenlty started university and i havent made friends yet, i feel very lonely but i believe that God wont send you to a place with no reason. I do put myself out there but its...
    discoverymyself discoverymyself 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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