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I Feel Fortunate to Be Alive

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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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    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 want make this life meaningful, tasty. i just wanna feel im alive. Everythings going so wrong. Because my desperate of lost hope. Im jealous for who can be happy with themselves...
    beingprecious beingprecious 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Anyone that has a friend where, even though communications are not a daily thing you still feel that closeness that you would have with a person who you talk/see on a daily basis...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I had went to a homeless shelter and I helped my grandma cook for the people that were there I felt so happy helping people who are less fortunate than I was and helping them made...
    kaydoe16 kaydoe16 16-17, F Dec 1

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    Never too late- three days grace This world will never be what I expected And if I don't belong who would have guessed it I will not leave alone everything that I own To make you...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I have two younger sisters: a twin and a-year-younger sister. A was taller than me, while B and me were the same height. (It really sucked because I was the oldest.) But when my a...
    Weirdestone Weirdestone 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    What doesn't kill you makes you wish you were dead. Got a hole in my soul, growing deeper and deeper. And I can't take one more moment of this silence. The loneliness is haunting...
    AskingAllTimeHorizon1 AskingAllTimeHorizon1 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I think of suicide every day. It might actually be caused by a friend problem but I don't know. I feel that if it wasn't to keep a friend alive I would not be here.
    mickeymousecupcakelover mickeymousecupcakelover 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    So, recently while procrastinating on one of my college assignments, I came across a YouTube video that demonstrate how Turrets Syndrome affects people in different ways through...
    joseiGuess joseiGuess 18-21, M a week ago

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    i want to help someone today! i know how it is to need a little extra money. i started doing this work at home job i discovered today on a website and so far i love it. it's...
    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I like to help others. I do it willingly and without expecting anything in the end EXCEPT a thank you. I feel like I am blessed and I always want to return the blessing. Nothing...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 7 Responses Dec 9

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    Christmas can be a bleak time. For many people, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it's full of mixed emotions. Fortunately there's television to drown out...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 20

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    i feel dead inside and i feel that i'm going crazy because i cant understand what is going on with me. i don't feel anything and i do at the same time its so confusing like i get...
    sb159 sb159 18-21, F Dec 19

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    There was once a You and I, the sun shined in our eyes when we looked at Eachother. We use to entwine fingers, feel more, breathe more. The nights of sneaking out to see each other...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    Semi-charmed life- third eye blind I'm packed and I'm holding, I'm smiling She's living, she's golden, she lives for me Says she lives for me Ovation, her own motivation She...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F Dec 7

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    Semi-charmed life- third eye blind I'm packed and I'm holding, I'm smiling She's living, she's golden, she lives for me Says she lives for me Ovation, her own motivation She...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    The holidays have lost their luster and excitement for me. When I was a child I would always be the most excited to visit family and open gifts. Now it almost feels like i am going...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Dec 7

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    I can't trust nobody I cant trust nobody nobody (2x) I remember back in 2013 I was about 18 A lot of **** was going Momma got arrested and kicked everybody out They made me...
    theunlovedchild theunlovedchild 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    He makes me feel so warm. When im with him i feel so safe and its like all the bad stuff in the world doesnt exist and if it do exist its okay because im with him. I never really...
    1997girl 1997girl 16-17, F Dec 1

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    I feel something so right By doing the wrong thing And I feel something so wrong By doing the right thing I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie Everything that kills me makes...
    justme195 justme195 51-55, M Dec 3

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    I'm so happy I'm alive. By this it means that I'm happy I haven't killed myself yet. I'm honestly so proud of myself but also scared for the future and if I can handle it before I...
    mckennaolsen mckennaolsen 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    its like I'm always waiting for him to notice me even though I'm right there. he lied to me and hurt me and maybe doesn't even know how to love me. I feel empty but I chase the...
    themuffingirly themuffingirly 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    So... Today I was walking around to try to clear my head. I have bad depression, and I'm an introvert, and I have been surrounded by loud people non-stop for two weeks. And that...
    oaktheprof oaktheprof 16-17, M Dec 6

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    Never have I been one to regret, nor have I been the typical type of person who feels like I want to do something and I do not take the opportunity to achieve set goals. Yet, there...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I'm so happy and thankfull for being alive. I'm so happy that I can hear music and see colors and beautiful peoples and landscapes. And I'm so thankful that I have really good...
    marko1234567 marko1234567 22-25, M Dec 7

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    tessacc12 tessacc12 26-30, F Dec 12

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    tessacc12 tessacc12 26-30, F Dec 12

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    Ok I don't want to be alive anymore anyone got any ideas to kill myself?
    Thatrandompersonme1 Thatrandompersonme1 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F Dec 14

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F Dec 14

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F Dec 14

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    I currently feel nothing. It's strange, like looking out the eyes of someone else's body but not feeling anything- no hunger, happiness, horniness, desire or anything- just this...
    Shackledreturn Shackledreturn 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 15

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    leanncc11 leanncc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    kerencc12 kerencc12 26-30, F Dec 18

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    kerencc12 kerencc12 26-30, F Dec 18

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    I'm one of the revolutionary in Bahrain I faced the policemen who tried to kill anyone who Protest in the road to reach his voice to the government and fighting for their FREEDOM...
    Al3qeed Al3qeed 22-25, M Dec 19

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F a week ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    carry11 carry11 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    zoecc11 zoecc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know why I should be happy to be alive it just seems that all that I've been I can say I've made it like I made to the other side safely I turned into a better person
    bringmethehorizion bringmethehorizion 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    TWIZTID - LDLHA-IBCSYWA They tend to misunderstand the paper man With scissor hands who watches the hourglass for grains of sand To fall and fall again as he pretends That...
    idleheart idleheart 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    Each Day I am Holding a Hope to Welcome the Next Day. You know Why? Because I am Waiting for You. Even though I'm Laughing But you didn't Try to See My Feelings. My Pains...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    the sun can be very rejuvenating,it's been cloudy around here a lot lately and I look forward to being out in the sunshine soon.it may be winter but even in the winter the sun...