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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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    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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    When my mother became pregnant with me she always took drugs, like weed. So when I was born I was very small and had drugs in my system from her. I could have easily died but god...
    ForeverAWerewolfLover ForeverAWerewolfLover 13-15, F 20 mins ago

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    I really do feel invisible to everyone in my life. I feel like no one really listens to me or even cares to. People only want me around when it's convenient for them. But other...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I really hate being alone because it makes me feel bad like different kind of people in different kind of states probably not going to bother talking to me
    carlos634 carlos634 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'll admit, nice hot showers feel fabulous but getting out of the shower.... that's a different story. Bad hips means a lot of pain getting in and out of the tub. :( But I do get...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I became friends with this guy when I was much younger and I had no friendship or social skills. I was in 5th grade and I basically had no social skills even all through high...
    OqSydSchizo16Troll OqSydSchizo16Troll 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    My Feelings Are Hurt && Im Disappointed, But Ill Be Fine 😕
    YoungForever101 YoungForever101 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I feel very much alone. I had people I use to talk to daily and I actually loved having conversations with them and then they just up and disappear. Leaving me wondering if I had...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    so here i am thanking you for being here, alive, well, made in the image of God, wonderfully made. present. thank you.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I've choked on food twice. I'm not talking about coughing, I mean choking. That feeling when you can't breathe and there's almost nothing you can do is the scariest thing ever. My...
    ssaammii ssaammii 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    who doesn't? i love that feeling of being alive and creative, full of sparkle and hope. They say I have a mood disorder, so maybe that's why I'm craving feelings i cannot have to...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been suffering with bipolar disorder my life in exact is becoming more and more overwhelmed and I am on the verge of collapsing and ready to die every moment of every hour my...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I semi recently (in june) moved in with my older sister because of the chaos going on where I used to live. My parents never took care of themselves (always assuming their...
    pumpkinpoptart pumpkinpoptart 16-17, T 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today it was the first day of high-school for me, since I stopped studying around 4 years ago, and it's a kind of institution where classes are 4 hours in total, the rest you have...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    It doesn't matter what people said As long as you know you have done it right It doesn't matter how people think of you As long as you know who you are in Christ It doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26

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    Sometimes tears say all there is to say Sometimes your first scars won't ever fade away Tried to break my heart Well it's broke Tried to hang me high Well I'm choked Wanted rain...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F Aug 25

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    I feel depressed to be alive.
    bluebunny01 bluebunny01 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I guess I got a case of Sunday depression. It's not so much the day itself, but more the feelings I get. Usually I'm not the type to really need anyone to talk to all the time...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 22-25 Aug 23

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    I'm glad that I care about about making a positive difference, about being an uplifter and being of value in my own way, about noticing things in flow and and feeling good, about...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    sometimes I just wonder like if my parents are telling me saying they don't have enough money and **** like I have the feeling they are putting the blame on me...I don't know how...
    itsmereesa itsmereesa 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Half open wooden curtain and half dark room, 3 days of non stop raining reminds me how long I am keeping my tears inside. Smooth sound of music, Anathema is playing and a strange...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor 18-21, M Aug 19

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    bad things keep happening to me and I don't know why. As hard as I work and as nice as I am to people, nothing is ever good enough. No one ever talks to me and I am bad at making...
    tm193 tm193 18-21, F Aug 18

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    As I grow older and continue to battle the trials and tribulations of a man trying to survive one day at a time.One thing I have learned is that life is like spinning around like a...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Without a doubt I have self-sabotaged myself into a corner. All stemming from one long term relationship and fleeting relationships that I bounced to in succession thereafter...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Shame on you! How can you put a price on someone's life!? We're all equal and we all have the right to live, "one who agrees with abuse with his silence, might as well be the...
    itaih1 itaih1 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Im very fortunate. Ive have near death experiances in combat and then Ive tried to sqawnder away in civilian life. Ive tried to OD multiple times off the meds the VA gave me...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Cannot seem to find my way up. Causing me to wonder if I'm actually dead. This is not logical, but life is not logical. I keep seeing the word UNINSPIRED everywhere I look. I...
    pearlesque pearlesque 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    This started happening to me about five years ago, and I take it as a sign of inner progress. I think it's what *real* happiness is -- just the pure joy of being alive and...
    MyNameIsSeven MyNameIsSeven 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Ok. Here goes. I. Don't. Like. Being. Me. I hate everything about me. I hate my physical me and I hate my mental me. The only reason I'm still alive is because I would rather...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Every time I shower I feel so good and relieved about so much, right when the water hits my skin I just can't help but feel free. It's great, I love water so much. I am grateful...
    FemaleTrouble88 FemaleTrouble88 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    When the blood is pumping through your veins and you are filled with excitement, when she kisses you and everything else disappears except her and you, when you are just so furious...
    MadAsAHatterXII MadAsAHatterXII 18-21, M Aug 14

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    I've been feeling terrible lately.. I feel as if nothing I do is right anymore. I give so much of my energy to other people, that I don't have anything left for myself at the end...
    Powernappy Powernappy 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Boulevard Of Broken Dreams I walk a lonely road, The only one that I have ever known; Don't know where it goes; But it's home to me and I walk alone. I walk this empty street, On...
    sonadora87 sonadora87 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I don't know if I'm lucky to be alive since I don't really like this life I have to live. But, I have almost been killed so many times. I could have been squished by a Mack truck...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I definitely feel more aware and spiritual I kind of feel like it's calming and I appreciate the beauty
    LVibes LVibes 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    When i was younger i drank enough alcohol that should have killed me twice..but i am alive and realized drinking isnt that important and that i can be happy without it.
    BeingMe843 BeingMe843 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've been having these experiences most of my life but I ignored them until just recently when they started becoming more obvious to me. I'm still not sure of what it is but I feel...
    KnownUnknown12 KnownUnknown12 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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