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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 26-30, 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 26-30, F Jun 3, 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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    Related Experiences

    I feel everyone has a feminine and masculine side to them. I feel it's not half n half or anything like that. I just think we all have both of them in us. I feel much more female...
    dev1978 dev1978 36-40, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Something.. like... I want to be out there, somewhere. Fresh, new, ... Like when on vacation and you step into a new house, or shop you havent been in. Maybe it is the same as...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 14

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    I am fortunate that my business has become very successful and i have multiple stores around the world. But the best thing about being wealthy is being able to give back to those...
    MrDeanW MrDeanW 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    All I have ever wanted was for someone to hold me close and be sincere about caring for me. To this day all I have been met with is rejection, unrequited feelings, abandonment...
    janedoe50 janedoe50 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Scratch the crust – blood, Pick your nose – blood, Brush your teeth – blood, Sew the sock – blood, Every 28 days – blood, Are we alive? Since rubbing rusty iron makes the...
    NchK NchK 31-35, F Jul 12

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    I am incredibly lucky to be alive I was born premature 2 months before I was supposes to be born I was born 19 days after my parents got married on November 1st 1997 So I was born...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am a 29 years old single woman who is struggling to identify my desire in life. There are so many things going on in my mind that I am just so glad I have discovered this...
    zeilek zeilek 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I've been walking through a fog for too long. I can't remember the last time I felt this alive. Quiet 7am Sunday morning, cold fresh air, bright sun poking its head over the...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ Jul 5

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    I work with the elderly and everyday after listening to their stories I am more grateful to be alive and well. I strive to utilize my time wisely to maximize my existence.
    lovinlife27 lovinlife27 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Looking in the mirror I always had a huge scar on my right side of my face. I never knew a day when I didn't see it and I can't imagine my face without it. I got it in a car...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I am very lucky to be alive. Have you ever been happy you had a flat tier? Well I was on May 25th, 1979 on my way to the airport, and I missed my flight. It was American Airlines...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    For a lot of reasons I have been up and down like a yo yo. I've let life's events get the best of me. I'm normally the stronger on. The pillar, but the pillar has been falling...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Well, this is my first tine posting in ep and i'll like to express how fortunate am i to have a loving girlfriend. ^^ It had been about 5 months since we're together, and our...
    gufha gufha 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I really thought I was facing the real possibility of death with this one, but thank you God I'm alive! 😁 Going to be healing for a long time and it hurts like crazy to laugh...
    Mirandaluvslife Mirandaluvslife 36-40, F Jul 13

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    I gave a hopeless man 3 bucks the other day. I mean it is not that great but I feel like he could get a soda or something.
    LovelyGamer LovelyGamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I am alive and that's enough for me! Air giving me oxygen for living! When I am lonely, my heart speak with me! I started my own story, so I want to complete it! I want to die...
    Jms04 Jms04 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I have been fortunate to get a pretty cool job that some would call a dream job. But it's not my dream. It was great at first because it was employment, but over time, I've lost...
    RebeccaNeil RebeccaNeil 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    To danced in the rain with you my loveThe rain falls as it swirls and dances around usCalling beckoning us to join the rain ...Feeling it as it slides down our skinIt lights up our...
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Do you believe in soulmates? If so ever wondered where your one was? On a remote island maybe? At your work or school? maybe they your best friend Or maybe they weren't even born...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11

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    I feel sad and angry.It's like all my emotions are trapped inside and can't get out.I just wanna feel happy and alive again,but there's nothing that makes me happy anymore.It's...
    shygirlaquamarine shygirlaquamarine 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    OK so its my turn, gotta say, this one is even more accurate than the last test I saw, it describes me perfectly..... except for the dancing part, I cant dance to save my life...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F Jul 17

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    Hi hello wow, this is weird. For starters I doubt anyone will read this. My name is Valerie I am 15. I'm a relapsing self harmer, I don't look or act like what people think is a...
    valerieisabelle valerieisabelle 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I mean people without depression don't know how it is to live with it I hate how my mother comes up to me and says "I know how you feel" and then I say to her "do you have...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M Jul 23

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    I get depressed a lot, and I've learned to just accept the fact that I'm going to be depressed. It still takes it's toll on me, though, and it can get quite painful. It started as...
    Tsalokath Tsalokath 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I know this sounds stupid, and I am not ever going to commit suicide so dont think that, but I got to thinking the other day, why are we alive? Why are we here? Whats the purpose...
    emmy63637 emmy63637 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm tired and so sick of being alive I want to end up this sadness ****.
    jumanachan jumanachan 16-17, F Jul 12

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    Honestly, I don't even know if I should go on. Everyone is here for a reason but I feel that I don't comply to that at all. I just don't think I belong here. It sounds harsh but it...
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    If I say “it’s a great day to be alive,” it’s because those are literally my only plans.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F Jul 19

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    there are no words to describe this lack of feeling. its just there. & im struggling to find ways to know that im alive. i've been cut-free for almost a whole year now, and i dont...
    KATarinatillinghast KATarinatillinghast 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Even though my life is in shambles I am grateful to be alive. I am grateful for those moments that cause you to stop and think "wow, this is amazing!" I am grateful for the...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Sometimes I don't feel like I'm alive. Like it's a dream. I'll be driving my car and it's like I catch up with my body and go "Oh, yeah. I'm going to the store" in my head. I'll...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You ever felt so low that you feel like your life is a movie and you're being forced to watch? Like everything is darker, and slower than normal. Like there is no energy left in...
    Jas4001 Jas4001 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes, I get tired. I am always looking for a surrogate family. Both my parents are alive and live within relatively close proximity to me and we could not be more distant. My...
    nightkrawla nightkrawla 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Take the time to break down. If it burns then burn it to the ground and remember that the roots are good. I've rebuilt myself from the ashes. I feel good, strong, and powerful...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    She was the purest beauty But not the common kind She had a way about her That made you feel alive
    Lexi2014 Lexi2014 41-45, F Jul 11

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    Lately our generation has been taking for granted all the small details in life.. We look down at our phones instead of looking around. I want to take a moment of your day to say...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Here in this darkness alone I stand Alien light burns my eyes and I shield with my hand In the warm light I see children playing Mothers laughing, couples laying Atop blankets on...
    WhatBecomesOfBrokenDolls WhatBecomesOfBrokenDolls 22-25, F Jul 19

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    i would like to stop feeling alone in life i would like to stop heaving to depend on people but i cant im 26 and fell like thats it time to find my forever dumpster
    shaggy9511 shaggy9511 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    it's been awhile and as usual no one to really pour it out to. so I'm here.. seems like i keep giving my body away to undeserving people. they tell me they don't want a gf and i...
    taylercm taylercm 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I feel an entire world on my shoulders, and it hard to hold it up when I am hollow inside, both my stomach and my heart. I am behind a glass wall, on the other side is the world. I...
    HoldingOnToAir HoldingOnToAir 16-17, F Jul 5

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    I wished somebody will talk to me. Im a poor woman who was emotionally abused and now im wrack. My joy depends on my daughter. She is my life and caring for her keeps me alive. I...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Inspiration is what gets people to invent new things, come up with new ideas, etc.a I am inspired my many people, because of he great things that they do. Now i believe in the idea...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M Jul 10

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    Awh I've died and came back to life! I wasn't allowed to sing or listen to music for a week. Now I'm listening to music Lol alive again! Hearts without chains ~Ellie Goulding...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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