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I Believe Things Happen For a Reason

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F Nov 11, 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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    Hallo to all of you amazing,

    life-surfing people! I'm just thinking: Isn't it funny how the Universe works in mysterious ways? Here's why. I've been reactivating my intention to get myself on a more empowering path. Within the last few days I've been on the lookout for a new home to move to. Close enough...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    After weeks of waiting,

    yesterday I got a call from the real estate agent who had promised to act in my favor in the matter of my renting a flat in our building. This would have given me a chance to move out and still be close to my boys in the most convenient way possible. Only the asking rent is...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Apr 3

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    JandAlove JandAlove 22-25 Mar 28, 2014

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    I do believe things happen

    for a reason. There is no such thing as coincidence in my opinion. Dealing with the painful waves of some of the things that happen can be unbearable at times. Desolation washes over me like a massive ocean swell. Suffering is necessary so they say. Change is necessary for...
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F Jul 21

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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

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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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    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

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    This is soooooo freaky!

    !! I've been constantly getting images of her hometown, like, yesterday there was a program on TV live from there which I deliberately decided *not* to watch, so I switched to a documentary about the Alps. And there came images of her hometown again! I go for a walk in a...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M Aug 16, 2014

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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 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 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    and it tears me apart.

    I'm broken inside already. I feel like I'm falling apart. I hate my life. I hate my illness. I hate not being in complete control or my emotions. I feel too much and hurt because of it. I just want to let go drifting into the numbness. I want it to end. I want to break...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 29

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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 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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    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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    Dinner for one smh,,,

    it's ok tho
    aaronds03 aaronds03 31-35, M Nov 13, 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
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Oct 27, 2014

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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 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 21

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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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    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

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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

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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

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    HopelesslyYours HopelesslyYours 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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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

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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 18-21, F Mar 2

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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

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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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    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 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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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    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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    Ya know, some days I believe this, and some days I don't. Today, I do. Recently, had a dream about someone, and the next day I'm told that he's in jail. It's quite weird...
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