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I Have Been Helped By People Who Don't Even Know Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 408 People

    There has been many times in my life

    when I have either felt lonely, felt down, and depressed that I've gotten encouragement by either writing another person, read stories of inspiration by other individuals I did not know nor had met, or agreed to same things because in actuality, they are similar or exactly like...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    I used to carry a chip on my shoulder all the

    time believing that every person is bad..my outlook changed 4 years ago. The state agreed that my nieces were going to be placed with us 2 days before Christmas....we weren't expecting to have everything move so fast as we had an empty room with no real furniture and really...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Everyone has, like those people

    who built my house or made my car or phone or clothes. I don't know them but they've helped me a great deal.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    Everyone gets help by people they don't know

    all the time. There not one person here or in this world who haven't gotten help by a stranger in anything....
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    And I Appreciate It.

    When a friend helps, you are grateful and happy that you have such a friend.When a stranger steps up and lends a had just to be kind, no reward expected, that is a different story. What a blessing to have such friendly strangers.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 8, 2012

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    I was in an abusive relationship

    and had been locked in our cabin for 2 days. I said I had to go to the toilet and I ran. I had been walking along the highway for about 40 mins with no shoes jacket ( it was winter) money or phone when someone pulled over. It was about 11 at night but I was not thinking of...
    mskitty4u mskitty4u 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    A kind word or smile kept me from having mental

    breakdowns in the middle of public areas...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    When I was 19, a Hispanic man bought my lunch

    for me once because my debit card was declined. I also got stuck in pensylvania that year, and a family helped me and my friend get help by letting us stay in their house for an hour, and use their phone on our way down to South Carolina. This was at four in the morning too on...
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F Jun 5

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    I work retail and a department store

    so we have groceries, apparel, etc. I had just gotten paid, went to the bank and put money on my card. I guess it didn't even go on the card until the next day. It was my time off the month and I was in so much pain in could barely walk and still had 5 hours left. I went to pay...
    LUzunov LUzunov 18-21, F Jun 6

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    I had an accident that left me a paraplegic &

    my friends raised lots of money from several of the communities I belong to - I never knew so many people would work so hard for me, just because I volunteered for them at some point.
    bandida4u bandida4u 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    My scholarship applications had a glitch

    and didn't submit properly (so no $ for me)...my programs' biggest donor found out the day of all the presentations...I was working behind the scenes, and she came up to me and wrote me a check for more than any of the other scholarships! I almost cried.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 1

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    I helped one guy on EP

    who suffered depression and other problems, similar to mine. Im really upset because he never took any advice which i gave him, didnt cared and didnt showed me much care. Instead of this he cared about someone who treated him bad. I wonder, why people are like this? They never...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I know a person who helped me my whole life

    and I thank God for them I wouldn't be here today with out them
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000 13-15, F Jun 5

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    Now I see fire Inside the mountain I see

    fire Burning the trees And I see fire Hollowing souls I see fire Blood in the breeze And I hope that you remember me Oh, should my people fall Then surely I'll do the same Confined in mountain halls We got too close to the flame And if the night is burning I will cover my eyes...
    StillVentilate StillVentilate 22-25, F Apr 8

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23

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    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M Jun 23

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    Its really hard meetinf new people. they either think i dont like them or im stuck up because i barely say anything. sigh
    scar0824 scar0824 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    It's actually horrible, I get so shy and self concious in public and my voice gets really squeeky. It's so embarrassing. Thank you social anxiety.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    They can't know me because I don't even know me!!! ^,^
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