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I Feel Fortunate to Be Alive

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    It's Been Hell, But I'm Grateful.

    I have wasted much time, energy, and resources in my life. Some would say: "You're a waste." They might be right. Typically, I have been an ungrateful *****. Never enjoying all the small things. Never taking a moment to say "thank you" to whoever or...
    EricS EricS 31-35, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    I Am

    I feel like I've been writing a lot of silly stories recently and it's been nice to exercise my sense of humor but I think I'm getting away from what is most important in my life.  Not only here on EP but in my personal life.  I think it's really great that I'm no...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    What Ifs and Near Misses

    When I'm feeling positive and i think about it... i mean _really_ think about it, i am reminded on how lucky i am to still have a pulse. When my mom was pregnant (not with me- but with my older sibling) she was Given an Anti-miscarriage Drug called DES (yeah, I'm not gonna even...
    Shierke Shierke 22-25, F Jun 3, 2009

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    The music washes over me a hard core melody Pounding, racing, out of control I want to escape these feelings that fall on me The rhythm of the instruments falling together...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I close my eyes and feel you here... I feel your hands exploring me and my body starts to tingle... when you touch me your hands are like a brush and I am your canvas...I think...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    The girl in the mirror stares at herself again. Her eyes are dull, she just stares. Her smile is fake, because she doesn't anyone to know how she really feels. She hates herself...
    MagicEyes95 MagicEyes95 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I do believe I am lucky enough. I am alive, I have a loving husband, 2 nice, healthy kids, a good job- teaching in a school just about 20 kms from my home. I can pay my bills, buy...
    Snalla Snalla 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I broke my neck and survived It was back in 2007 I was hit by a car and broke my neck and some other parts of my body but my main injury was my neck. I broke my C5 to C7 and my C6...
    gemmydoll gemmydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    what a very simple idea... feeling alive while living. it seems like it would be very difficult to avoid. instead though, its very difficult to manage. I blame it on money. can't...
    atiekay atiekay 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    We all need help way or the other. But there are more out there who are less fortunate than myself who are in dire need of help. During my lunchtime, I would walk around and when...
    1littleangel 1littleangel 61-65, F 6 Responses Feb 12

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    Like Helping People Less Fortunate
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M Feb 26

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    I feel like I don't have any friends. Even though people say that they are my friend, I feel like I really don't have any friends. I don't have the sort of company of friends...
    Benster5 Benster5 36-40 Feb 11

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    liafifaku liafifaku 22-25, F Feb 20

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    It's been a long cold and wet winter, no sunshine in site. I just recently put in my notice at work after five years of being there. Friday I will be closing another chapter in...
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am 22 Muslim I guess I have hard time to know real Islam still there , i think that thing not always the way it look you , should search a lot to discover the truth lost my...
    gonalex gonalex 18-21, M Feb 16

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    Every song feels as if it has it's own heart beat, the rhythm comes alive almost. I can feel the spirit and soul behind the words being sung, and the notes being played. To me...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I don't feel like i belong. I don't even feel i belong in my own skin. I try to be like everyone else, wearing whats cool, changing my personality, trying to fit in because i don't...
    TheBrokenSouls TheBrokenSouls 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I just have to like write it out. This might seem just like a typical phase problem thing, which probably is. i am 18 years old, and i have felt like this since i was 15, at first...
    TheFirehawk TheFirehawk 18-21, F Feb 17

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    mine is a classic case of rejection. my dad used to beat up my mom, even when she was pregnant. she left him finally after putting up with him for a few years. i don't remember him...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How can one find words to express how one feels? I can't.. Not today. Mostly the words would flow and I'd write them to express what I was feeling, but today, nothing.. And how can...
    starlit11 starlit11 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    so this year my best friend came to live with me for the year but sadly she left a few months early because things weren't working out. She now lives with a friend until her...
    mariaolivia mariaolivia 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    there is something wrong with me, i dont know what is it. i just dont feel alive, i lost motivation. there is something else too but i dont know is it, when i try to figure it out...
    indirauliaa indirauliaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Hallo, anyone...This is my first post and i do really need your help... I have too much to say but i don't know how to say.There is a nice couple that i know one of them is my...
    mariavita mariavita 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    The power of feeling. The powerful rush of emotion that takes over your mind and extends out into your body. After so long of feeling numb to the purest of human emotion, I've been...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel hopelessly invisible . I feel alone ...my family is distant ...my husband is distant ..my co workers are ...idk ...sigh just want to feel alive again.
    imissdnce imissdnce 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am too ugly to be alive I am so on ugly I can't even walk outside without being criticized I am so ugly that I could make a priest hold up his Bible and preach and pray because...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I look forward to having this experience again. I'm always cold, and we are bracing for a big winter storm. I so want to feel the Rays of the sun reaching my skin, making me feel...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Sitting alone in a bar. Not really sure what to do. I had a girl (we went to the bar together with a group) i really like sitting on a table next to mine. But she paid no attention...
    mnadkvlb mnadkvlb 31-35, M Feb 18

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    This is something I am going through right now and, frankly, it is eating me up inside and I don't know how to handle it. I will share it here from the beginning. When I was still...
    OneAlphaWoman OneAlphaWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    First of all I'm really lucky to be I've in a place like england because it's an MEDC and we aren't under any communist rules or regulations, our schools and healthcare is free...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    It started as neck pain. I thought I slept wrong. But it got worse. My hand started going numb. Then I started getting searing pain in my shoulder into my arm. MRI showed nothing...
    bettedaviseyes88 bettedaviseyes88 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    im completely done with life, im thinking to just end it today and rest in peach, it feels like im fighting for my life and others try to get me down even my own ******* dad, i...
    marcox0183 marcox0183 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Summer can't come soon enough. I miss being at the lake, floating on the boat and being gently rocked by the waves. I miss the sound of the water lapping against the lake shore. I...
    humblebumblebeee humblebumblebeee 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 8

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    i feel i belong nowhere....and no one understands me.. not my family nor friends.. tried to talk to my mom and be close to her it turned to a disaster... i dont know.... i shouldnt...
    jayanlolly jayanlolly 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I feel like a trapped animal. I hate the city. It is like an artificial desert. They take away the water and the trees and grasses and shrubs and replace it with something that has...
    autismalanimal autismalanimal 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Everything's changed. Things have been way quiet and uneventful ever since I lost my maternal grandparents. I never saw my maternal grandmother, so I cherished and devoted time to...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    does anyone ever feel so embarrassed to be alive? Does anyone else just hate when people look/think about you? Like people just sit up and think about how dumb and worthless your...
    love3m love3m 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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    When I go out in public, everyone's a stranger even when people are my classmates, going to the same destination, attending the same events, etc. I can go days with saying less...
    MVPFLF MVPFLF 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have suffered with suicidal thoughts for a long time now. I have, however, always been capable of keeping them in check and I could convince myself of reasons to stay. It's...
    Everventure Everventure 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Loving can hurt sometimes But it's the only thing That I know And when it gets hard You know it can get hard sometimes It is the only thing that makes us feel alive We keep this...
    southerngirl25 southerngirl25 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i dont understand what i did for whatever made us to make my life like this... It doesnt make you stronger ever..it just makes you sad. i never wanted to be worthless and alone. i...
    cheyseason cheyseason 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I always feel better after a shower to it just makes me feel so much better no matter what day it is and I don't have to get dressed again until morning. Feels good
    btiny13 btiny13 70+, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago