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I Don't Look Like What I've Been Through

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 121 People

    "Some people don't know you're limited Because

    you've made it good with that crutch , you hop good on one leg. So good that other people don't even know that you go home and nurse a wound that they don't even see." Sermon- Bishop T. D. Jakes We all face OPPOSITION. But know that it's not the end. It's Just an OPPORTUNITY...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I Wish, I Wish, With All My Heart

    Sometimes I wish I was the complete opposite of who I am.. I wish I could go back in time and do everything different. I wish that I was more motivated I wish that I never had to go through emotional pain I wish depression didn't exist I wish I could stop feeling sorry for myself...
    Hoping4peace Hoping4peace 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    I am strong. You may have made my day a bad one today, you may have told me to drink bleach today. But that's old news, you've told me to do that before. I don't listen to you...
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    I'm just sitting in my bed in a dark room eating popcorn and watching a movie in a huge screen like if I were in the cinema but honestly I don't know anybody who would want to be...
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    I try to hold on to good things and hope for the best, not the worse. But lately my walls are crumbling down on me. I'm so lost and confused. Not sure who is real, and who's...
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    I have issues with expressing myself I feel like I go through so much but nobody im close to knows because I don't know how to say it. Sometimes I just end up crying and really don...
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    The nicest people in the world are those who do not judge, fact! I mean I don't even get how others can judge, unless they've lived your life and walked your path their judgements...
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