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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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    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 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 3 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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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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    It All Happens For A Reason

    I believe things happen for a reason, what that reason is I don't know, but im sure there is some logic behind all the stuff that happens in this crazy world of ours, and our personal lives as well.We just have to go with the flow and keep cool.And that's my story
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Aug 21, 2012

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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 believe things happen

    for a reason, however I keep asking myself, why do I keep attracting the insecure men? So many people have tell me "because you haven't find the right one" yet I know my significant other loves me, I feel it, but he's still confuse, still doesn't know if he wants to stay or...
    esscape esscape 36-40, F Feb 4, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jan 21, 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 4 days ago

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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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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    Things fall apart to make the right things fall

    in place. At times I want to throw my hands up and give up, but god gives me the strength to stay strong. As bad as things are at this point, I finally got some great things happening :) I went out of my comfort zone and my future will thank me for that!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 2, 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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    Dinner for one smh,,,

    it's ok tho
    aaronds03 aaronds03 31-35, M Nov 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I always say thing happen

    for reason 😊
    Vickychajon Vickychajon 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    JandAlove JandAlove 22-25 Mar 28, 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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    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 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Interesting Me :)

    So the tittle fits me well enough I should say, i am different then most but not completely, I am seventeen years old and I have been moving out on my own for awhile, My mother is a drunka dn she use to smoke pot to make her issue's go away, My mom and me never saw eye to eye I...
    NewMom17 NewMom17 16-17, F Oct 9, 2012

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    Why Is Life So Complicated??

    why is life so complicated. i know people say that if it was easy then it would be boring, but i say rubbish!! if life were easy, people would be happy and there wouldnt be arguements or war! and my depression would hopefully be non-existant, which is the best think that would...
    laura1988 laura1988 18-21, F Aug 6, 2009

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    I was getting ready for a teaching session.

    Got to work early so that I have enough time to go through my .ppt slides and match the sequence with my handouts. I wanted to have it all sorted and in my head, so that I would coordinate my lesson smoothly. In the back of my mind, however, I sensed that I was preoccupied...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2014

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    Wow, How Things Change From One Minute To The Next.

    I wrote on here on April 23 about my wife having an affair and how it has completely turned my life upside down.  Today, a friend I have not seen since I had come home on leave while in the military contacted me.  The feeling I had when she told me who she was is just...
    crewchief1949 crewchief1949 36-40, M 2 Responses May 7, 2010

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    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M Aug 16, 2014

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    There Are No Coincidences

    Today I had an appointment with a careers consultant. The date had been set quite a while ago and my concern had become increasingly important, so I was quite anticipant about how it would go. I was greeted by a sympathetic looking woman with a big round face and soft friendly...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Feb 11, 2013

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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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    "We were brought here

    for a purpose, for a reason, all of us. Each one of us was brought here for a reason. " - John Locke, LOST
    moriartyloveskittens moriartyloveskittens 16-17, F Mar 28, 2014

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    I believe everything happens for a reason...in some cases. Like everything happens, and there's a reason everything happens. Like even if it's a small thing and a tiny reason. I...
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    Think of life as a really long movie, full of ups and downs of amazing and fun things but also, sad and upsetting things that can be learned from! Everything happens for a reason!
    helliswilson helliswilson 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Look, this is my first time writing an entry here. Sometimes you've just got to share some memories/moments or even people in our lives that have set you on your path today. This...
    introvert98 introvert98 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I guess this words are exactly what I need. I've decided to let go of those things that makes life heavy for me. I know I've been a good friend. I may never be perfect, I had my...
    Liebeeiram Liebeeiram 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    I sometimes believe this. For example, I think that bad things happen so that we can appreciate the good things more. We as humans often take for granted the good things in our...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Example I blink more than one time in a minute. because if your eyes didn't blink some kind of damage will happen to it there was so many things that happened for a reason I can't...
    dooola90 dooola90 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Today is my 8 year anniversary for my brain tumor surgery! 8 years holy **** ! I remember like it was yesturday when they said you have a tumor the size of a roll of quarters in...
    chicagostyle77 chicagostyle77 36-40, F 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was with this guy for two years who I loved so much to where we (or at least I) was determined to always be together pass high school and on. He would always talk about that. One...
    guardgirl82 guardgirl82 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm Renee Yvonne. When I was 14 I got pregnant. My parents lawyer drew up adoption papers before the baby was born because I was s "minor". I don't know if it was a boy or girl...
    ReneeYvonne72 ReneeYvonne72 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm on this app simply because I have no friends to talk to about my relationship. It's so simple for everyone to tell me to break up with my boyfriend. "If you don't like it leave...
    booboo232 booboo232 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 17

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    God has a better plans for me.Im a bit happy atleast i have known earlier.
    sweets0201 sweets0201 26-30, F a week ago

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    Everything even like which side of the bed you get up on
    ArtsyBitch ArtsyBitch 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Fate is very real. You write the peaks and troughs of your life in previous lives. Yes, we are reincarnated to work out the flaws in our existence, sometimes time and time again...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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