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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    I am exhausted at all the people

    who settle into a life and are not happy saying they give up and will never be happy. Only YOU are in control of your life! It is the decisions YOU make that will change the course of your life and if you want to be loved then work towards that. I have been studying on the idea...
    wesleyjones wesleyjones 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Bed Sheets Wrap in tune to your smooth,

    The tickles and breath soothes, I feed on coming close, I wrap you inside, a kiss holds, These comfort springs, The sheets our hideaway, These powerful eyes, Are love in disguise, layers and layers, the outside blurs, Heavier and heavier, hold you near, Look at me for I was...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 19 Responses May 22, 2014

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    We can change our future,

    but two things have to occur first. We need to recognize what needs changed, and then put the change plan into action. I have many faults and this certainly does not make the top of my list, in fact I have a difficulty understanding why others see it as a fault. I have a very...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 11 Responses Jun 22

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    My past was abuse after abuse most people in my

    town have been abused physically, emotionally, or sexually. I got all 3 from 2 seperate figures maybe this is too much of a downer but I'd just like to talk. I want to bring people in and trust them now, but haven't really been given a reason too, the abuse left me unable to...
    Kody2117 Kody2117 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 13

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    My Futures So Bright I Have to Wear Shades

    I can’t change what happened yesterday.  Heck I can’t even change what happened a moment ago but if I learned from it and I became a better person that is all that matters.  I have this personal philosophy that every person we meet is in our lives for a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 38 Responses May 8, 2008

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    I Hope

    My immediate past has been hell and most of it I screwed up all by myself. Some days I'm obsessed with thoughts of my past mistakes and I can't focus on today. I'm having a hard time forgiving myself and some days I think that I may never forgive me. It all sounds so easy but it...
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 28 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Behind you Is a rose Red velvets of love

    Splaying out No thorns No stem Petals built To build you wings Feel it on your skin It is warmth Leaking fluids of protection When words fail And you see nothing but darkness It burns to breathe It hurts belief Through thick smog you choke Shadows of hands and...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M Jun 2

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    How is it possible to hurt someone you love

    so bad and not even realize it?? I keep asking myself how can I be better, how can I stop making wrong to the person I love. It has become hard to rectify myself, sometimes even to apologize, because I don't know what I'm doing wrong... Am I so mean that I find wrong things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 1

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    gyahgarcia gyahgarcia 22-25, F Jun 15

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    I do not want to be defined by my past

    so I am very careful what information I share with others. Everyday I try to make a positive impact on others and remain optimistic, that is how I want to be viewed.
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    It's True.

    This is a concept that most people forget on a daily basis. You can't change the past--a minute ago, included, is the past. So what if you can't change it? That just means you have to push forward and make the future better. I need to remember this, myself. I may not be able to...
    Shebby88 Shebby88 18-21, F 20 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    You can't truly say you are moving forward

    until you no longer look back. When you are in your present looking at your future, that's when you know the past doesn't hold you back.
    dacamt dacamt 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I can't change the past,

    but I can forgive myself and move on!!
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 6 Responses Jun 5

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    I can't sleep tonight Wide awake

    and so confused Everything's in line But I am bruised I need a voice to echo I need a light to take me home I kinda need a hero Is it you? I never see the forest for the trees I could really use your melody Baby I'm a little blind I think it's time for you to find me Can you...
    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    21 Days Sober - Don't miss Alcohol a bit!

    ! FREEDOM!! Change your mind, Change your life!
    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 7 Responses May 28, 2014

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    My son has raped my daughter.

    Not once. For 10 years. I need help.
    Minxie76 Minxie76 36-40, F 19 Responses Jun 25

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    10kids2015 10kids2015 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    I might have made a date with my ex tomorrow.

    I'm nervous, yet not nervous at all. It's been a while and I'm not sure how this will go.
    alicefloe alicefloe 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Remember that sometimes not getting what you

    want is a wonderful stroke of luck -Dalai lama
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Don't morn the past nor worry about the future

    live in the present moment earnestly and wisely - Buddha
    omindigo omindigo 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    Strange But True!

    The past is all the water that's floated under the bridge. The bridge is the here and now present. As you stand upon, and, gaze from the bridge you look into your future. The only way to change your future for the best is to begin creating a brighter much better one. Learn from...
    01Joe9 01Joe9 41-45, M 8 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Sips Of air enter me Breathing scarce

    Ineffectively Bones heaving like lungs Skin brittle to touch Heading home I'm heading home But in the night Where no light shines Piercing lids Waking lines In the horizon of my pain A breeze and a bright wave Circling sounds oscillating loud Sputtering sparks of...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M May 28

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    It's obvious but we need reminding of it

    sometimes. The past is just that, history, over, never coming back however much we want it to. There is no point living in the past, even if there were really great times because if you do you waste the present which is a complete waste. It's a lesson I'm learning, for the...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I'm trying to get rid of my depression.

    It turned for the worst. I've hurt and offended some of my closest friends. I'm totally aware of the pain I've caused. Now I'm trying to get my life back and become the person I used to be before this depression. The only thing I can hope for is those people are willing to...
    mattie0807 mattie0807 36-40, M 7 Responses Jun 1

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    Once I've wanted to breathe For

    as long as I can remember Eclipsed pain resonates rain Every drip on my fortunate face Facing God I forgo fate Only oxygen still satiates For as long as she is alone Bearing burden downpours Breathing through suffocation I've never been so harmed Worst still, silent elation...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    Living By My Own Rules Now...

    My entire life I have done whatever I can to make everyone around me happy. I have been taken advantage of, abused, raped, and left for broken. I have given up my dreams to support those around me and help them achieve theirs. I don't think there was a time in my past, where I...
    brokenangel913 brokenangel913 41-45, F 96 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses May 16, 2014

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    Going Forward With Lessons From Your Past

     I found EP after an extremely great personal devastation.  And I am so grateful for this platform and the friends I have found on it.  I have been fairly sheltered all my life.  Being on board EP has been a very eye opening experience.  I have learnt...
    Hannah777 Hannah777 36-40, F 28 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    I am a widow at the age of 25.

    I lost my husband almost 2 months ago every day is a step closer to find serenity and knowing I cannot change the past and only move forward into the future. I truly miss my husband everyday. He will never be forgotten
    frankiejo frankiejo 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    No Regrets. The key to happiness is to always

    be looking forward while moving forward. It is important to pause and look back once in a while to learn from our mistakes or errors in judgement. We should also look back on the good to appreciate all that happened to make us who we are. By reflecting on the past, we can...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 20

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    I have no such regrets of my past.

    They made me who I am today, but I do regret some of the decisions I made in my past. Missed opportunities. Could have had the love of my life today if only I had not behaved like a ****. Could have focused on a lot of things, but it's okay. I believe it was meant to happen...
    Dictatorse Dictatorse 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Words Of Wisdom

    I was watching "The Voice", one of the contestant had been stalled in his career by a depressive illness,he had a wonderful voice and all four coaches turned around,one of the coaches shared his own story about having suffered with depression and another came out with these...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    A Message To Mulkie....

    I used to carry a lot of baggage, I still do. I used to consider I had a "dark heart", and sometimes, I still do. I consider myself a "realist" who sees things for what they are. But my baggage is now overflowing, and now I realize that I have to lay it down. I have to learn...
    mulkie mulkie 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    I like most people have gone through some

    pretty bad moments in my past .. I have found say the last Ten Years to have taken their toll .. I went through a very rough patch with my health and consequently things turned out that I could not get through my front door from some pretty deep rooted fears that I had. My...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 16 Responses May 28

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    EP Friends ... Some of you know I've been

    struggling for years to find lasting improvement in my marriage. Sadly, our more recent issues are not improving. At our last counseling session my wife agreed when the counselor suggested we need to be in weekly sessions. To help make this happen and survive it in midst...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 51-55, M 14 Responses Mar 29

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    RasmusRH RasmusRH 18-21, M Jun 4

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    The Tale Of The Monk And The Scorpion

    “Once in a monastery two monks walked about doing their morning duties. As they passed a small bowl, filled with rain, they saw a scorpion was drowning in the water. One monk reached in to save the creature. As soon as his fingers touched the panicking Scorpion, it stung him...
    NeoNeo NeoNeo 41-45, M 25 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    My parents are drug addicts.

    I spent my life watching meth destroy peoples lives. And mine. But I strive to be like my sister. She's currently in college with two jobs and still finds time to help my brother and I. I can't wait until I'm out if here and choosing my own path.
    Bearcookie Bearcookie 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    You have to die a few times

    before you can really live. -Charles Bukowski
    Solovey Solovey 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    Im suffering with depression,

    I have been married for 5 years, I don't establish a career before getting married, and whatever career I choose I destroy it due to my personal life disturbances,my husband doesn't like me much because I don't help him out financially much, v had a baby recently and I don't...
    Tenpriya Tenpriya 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Betrayed

    I believe that each one of us has their own troubles and I too had my fair share of it as well. I had been betrayed by the person whom I had loved and treasured the most in my life. He spun a lie and distributed my photos without my permission and without even knowing it , I...
    Debbiechan Debbiechan 22-25, F 40 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Some people can change,

    .. I'm living proof
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 9

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    I Have The Power

    We all have power in everyday decisions, whether we believe it or not. Its whether we let every decision that we make effect our future for better or for worse. I can't change any of the decisions that I made earlier to day or yesterday, all I have is now and the future. Its time...
    kjiggy03 kjiggy03 18-21 180 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    The past is a place of REFERENCE,

    not a place of RESIDENCE.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 8 Responses May 8

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jun 3

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