I Feel Lucky to Be Alive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 385 People

    4 weeks ago there was a fire in a electrical

    cupboard in a above floor flat in the building I live in and luckily I was out on a night out with a friend, no one died but everyone was extremely lucky to make it out of there! I read in a paper yesterday that a young family died in a similar fire at their flat! I feel deeply...
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    Jun 25, 2015

    So my day started with some unhealthy anger

    and negative thoughts. But then out of the woodworks some people shared some kind words. I shared some laughs with a coworker, I texted with a distant friend, and I actually got a lot of work done today! I feel at peace, and as my eyes are getting heavy I'm looking forward to...
    lostsoul8844 lostsoul8844
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    River Rafting

    I was up in the mountains with my dad and some friends and it was really hot out so we all decided to go river rafting. Our friends always went river rafting down the river so we didn't think of it as dangerous. We were river rafting for a few hours and there was plenty of...
    onlyu4ever onlyu4ever
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

    Just watching the stars,

    I think it's amazing! How small we are and the things we fight and worry about are so small .. I mean we're all human. Why can't we all help each other right??
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    1 Response Jul 17, 2014


    to years ago i flip my shevey blazer 14 times   
    sammy41087 sammy41087
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2009

    "Life is what you make it.

    Always has been, always will be"
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    Sep 9, 2014

    About three years ago.

    I am to this day a competitive snowboarder. One night around 10 I was going down the hardest slope on the mountain training for an upcoming race. Sadly I hit a slick of ice, fell down, blacked out, then proceeded so slide off the trail into a small ravine. I hit trees and...
    ThisIsMe456 ThisIsMe456
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2014

    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 crash when I was 6 months old. Everyone thought I died cause I was cover in blood and it was coming from my head. My aunt told me she thought my eyes...
    rukesh3 rukesh3
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    When I was eight i was swimming with my aunt

    and her friend. We had been swimming ALL day it was about 4:00. I didn't think anything of it because I was young. But when you swim for that long you get really tired. I was playing with one i those floating beds. I soon found my muscles were tired and cramped. I was in twelve...
    Hintin Hintin
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 17, 2014

    Stop Complaining

    If you have food, clothes and a home, you’re richer than 75% of this world. If you have sum of money in the bank, you're among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. If you woke up healthy this morning, you are more blessed that one million who will not survive this week. if...
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2010

    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 flight 191, it crashed, at the time the worst crash in America http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_Flight_191
    DawnR59 DawnR59
    56-60, T
    Jul 29, 2014

    I have come very close to death on several

    occasions in my life, so I am either really lucky or my guardian angel is a superhero. The first time I was just a wee fetus still in the womb. My mother had tried to OD on sleeping pill,and was at the hospital getting her stomach pumped when she received the happy news.. she...
    Mountaingirl07 Mountaingirl07
    51-55, F
    Jan 13, 2014

    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, 2014

    My parents love me. And my sister.

    And my fiancée, actually. So, my parents and I had a chat tonight. A big one. Only lasted one hour, but it was big. Dad basically asked me if I was alright in myself. From an innocent enough start point, and I was about to go to bed feeling that little bit glummer at the...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    I don't just feel lucky to be alive,

    I know I am. With everything that has happened to me I always held strong and brave. I'll continue to no matter what.
    UnconditionallyGone UnconditionallyGone
    18-21, M
    Sep 10, 2014

    An awesome man in our school system

    and community passed away from a heart attack recently and I just received that news. As I'm taking it all in, this experience comes up as the experience of the day so I felt it was only right to click it and share the rollercoaster of thoughts that are flying around my head...
    landhoee landhoee
    18-21, M
    Jul 3, 2014

    As I drift off into the comfort of my pillow I

    can say with all sincerity that today was a good day! I laughed with a friend and shared some laughs with a coworker and chatted with another :) May tomorrow be as rewarding as today was! And to whomever may be reading this, may tomorrow bring you a smile :)
    lostsoul8844 lostsoul8844
    41-45, M
    Nov 5, 2015

    Think About Itnite

     Of all the places in the galaxy, of all the matter, I formed. Of all the species in the world, my matter formed me as a human. Of all the *****, mine was the one to reach the egg. From that, I was lucky enough to develop fully, and be born healthy- I have healthy, sturdy...
    blip3200 blip3200
    Aug 17, 2009

    It's Good To Be Alive

    I know in my heart of hearts and  my soul of souls that God made me for a reason I may not know the reason but after playing Russian roulette with my life so many times and my truck accident at the age of 15 I know there's somebody up there that loves me and it is not time for...
    topdog1109 topdog1109
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 4, 2011

    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 stop. Stop worrying about work or drama, just focus on each individual detail in your everyday life. Try to set down your phone every once...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    I'm thankful and bless to wake up every morning

    and see the Beauty of my life with those people who loves me. Thanks GOD. Good morning everyone! Have a great day! :)
    jemaopinion jemaopinion
    22-25, F
    Jul 29, 2014

    I Am Out of Hospital.....

     I feel very blessed to be alive..... About two weeks ago, my son and I decided to jump into the car and go into town to pick up  family DVDs and some takeaway food to surprise the girls....they had been spending so much time in the kitchen making loads of marmalade...
    balboaguy balboaguy
    41-45, M
    29 Responses Aug 15, 2009

    Last year I was diagnosed with Primary

    Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma, a type of cancer. Three months of aggressive chemotherapy wiped it out taking my luscious locks and menstrual cycle with it. Maybe I'll never have kids, but hey, here I am.
    jacqolantern jacqolantern
    26-30, F
    Jul 12, 2014

    Everyday, I hate when people complain about

    issues that aren't actually of any significance. Oh, your boyfriend of one hour broke up with you? Your parents are now making you take out the trash once a week? To the people who complain about the little things that don't matter... GET OVER YOURSELVES! Everyday you wake up...
    youtubeninja youtubeninja
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2014

    Lucky To Be Alive

    December 1. 2013 Santa Rosa CA About two weeks ago I had an experience where for several long seconds I was sure I was toast. My life was saved by a lot of luck and few inches. Let me explain. I am an avid bicyclist. This time of year I try to bike as much as possible as the...
    RedwoodJimmy RedwoodJimmy
    51-55, M
    24 Responses Dec 2, 2013

    I'm lucky each and every day.

    I can only thank the man up above
    AmberNykkol AmberNykkol
    18-21, F
    Sep 20, 2014

    Am Happy

    Alot of people haven't lived to see today so I'm happy and I feel really lucky to be alive.
    sleepingangel sleepingangel
    22-25, F
    Aug 21, 2009

    The doctors said they don't know how I survived

    my car accident I thought when I woke up in a burning car and couldn't feel my face that I would survive but I am lucky to be alive today!
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014
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