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I Hold On to Memories to Keep Me Smiling

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    Can't Let Go

    I hold on to many memories that I reflect on and smile My brother and I playing Hide-N-Seek in the dark Vacation Bible School Picnic Summers at my Grandmother's House Baking Cookies with my Kids The First Time I took my Kids to the Beach The Day my Daughter Graduated from High...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    Ahhhh Yesss

      My first snowball fight that was fun That smell of cookies on Christmas Eve My mentees first report card My first fight Watching Cartoons Sat morning eating dry cereal   Just a few for now
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    My Mother and More

        i hold on to meemories of my mother . when we would bake brownies together . and when me and SS went to tampa .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15, 2009

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    Smile is more than a God's gift. It's just a small gesture but makes a hefty influence. I believe a smile can change anybody's mood! so keep smiling and spread happiness! *eeeee*
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    I can never focus on what's happening around me. I don't try to focus on my past, but I can't help it. The memories are just so clear, so vivid. They flash through my mind's eye at...
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    This is how I feel right know. "Only God Knows Why" I've been sittin here Tryin to find myself I get behind myself I need to rewind myself Lookin for the payback Listen for the...
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    I'm here all alone sitting here in my jeans, no boxer underneath. Amd i really realy have to pee so badly. Can't hold much longer.....
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    I was born as leo. And leo, naturally, are very honest and very blunt. But since I have hurt lot of people I hold back everything I thought about them. But my face couldnt lie, I...
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    My childhood was great fun up until about the age of 10, I loved it and was proud of the good old days, and still to this day I enjoy reminiscing about them, probobly because they...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I wanted him to stay in my life. Even though I’ve cried, felt like I was going to die, and drank alcohol a few times before over someone I was in love with not loving me, I’ve...
    Roshunn Roshunn 26-30, F Oct 13

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    It's only been a few days, but you are the complete package! You're intelligent, caring, honest, and stop traffic gorgeous! All I want to do is to keep learning more about you. You...
    TheTalisman TheTalisman 36-40, M 7 Responses Sep 27

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    So the other day I woke up bursting for a wee. I decided to hold it for as long as I could. I was determined not to go for as long as I possibly could no matter what. And I had to...
    Diva1289 Diva1289 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    Hi, I am a 30 year old gay man living in Sweden and i would like to share this with you an the hopes that i might find clarity in my current situation which is that I cant tell the...
    terrasomni terrasomni 26-30 Sep 29

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    Smile! You never know who's looking at you and when they do it be nice to see someone smiling so they too catch themselves smiling!A smile can uplift somebody's spirit and light up...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I have many memories of two of my great grandmothers. One was my father's mother's mother and the other was my mother's father's mother. One was from England and the other was...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F Oct 3

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    ... so true ღMemoriesMy mind is flooded with memories some good but sadly some bad,i love the ones that make me happy but i hate the ones that make me so sad.The thoughts of you...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Over the course of many years I experienced a phenomenon that fits the description of 'past life memories' better than any other explanation or description. I realize that I may...
    MiriamPia MiriamPia 46-50, F Oct 2

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    Diva1289 Diva1289 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    She's agreed to take part in a series of challenges investigating how much her bladder can hold. They'll start off easy, lasting around 24 hours, before gradually expanding until...
    OliviaEP OliviaEP 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Sometimes I smile to a random stranger. I'm happy when they smile back at me. And it's quite funny when they look at their back (maybe they think i'm smiling at someone behind them...
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I like smiling at people. I like smiling in general, but more so when it's at strangers. I live in a place where most people ignore others. I try not to be like that. I don't want...
    aprilcatastrophe aprilcatastrophe 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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    I just sit there and talk about them with friends or my sisters, and really im only 26, I feel like maybe it could seem a little odd, but the memories are so vibrant in my mind...
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I was raised to be the gentleman, to care about how girl's feelings, to be the guy that she can let down her guard around knowing full well that I wouldn't betray that trust that...
    V12Snow V12Snow 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Things have always been rough for me... Here's why my life sucks... 1) my parents split when I was 2 2) I'm an only child 3) I was made fun of in elementary school, and barely...
    ashcash97 ashcash97 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Has anyone ever had a bad, and good, thing happen to them? I am married, but I "fell in love" with one of my students. She was a simple girl. Really quiet, mysterious. I'd see...
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    So my freshman year of college. I went in, confident, knowing I was better than everyone there, and with an attitude. I quickly made a lot of friends, and well, like every other...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Oct 11

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    Definitely, if I were to see a girl smile at me, it instantly cheers me up and I'll keep thinking about it for the rest of the day. I even remember the last day in school before...
    Resoner Resoner 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    you know who u are,but nobody else does or will+i knid of like it like that u make me so happy+i feel safe when ur around+u help me keep my head+sort my screwed up little mind...
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    steveholman807 steveholman807 26-30, M a week ago

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    I've been smiling a lot and I think it's working. I smile to hide all the pain inside like I don't care what happens to me I just along with it like it never had happen I always...
    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I've been holding since 11:30am and now it's 12:35am (technically the next day). I'm maybe at a 7 or 8. Keep holding or go pee? Thoughts?
    cec0692 cec0692 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 2

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    Everytime I walk, I wave at every car and everybody I see. To me you are smiling to Jesus. When I smile at my customers when I see them upset and they smile after they see me I...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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    My husband and I went to an ice cream shop yesterday and when the young man took our money I told my husband that I thought he had the cutest smile and asked if I could tell him...
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    My Daughter is Unstoppable and Stronger than she looks!!! I look after her and I do my best to keep her safe, happy and healthy all the time. It makes me happy to see her thriving...
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    at my grandmas house with my hole family around the bon fire with smores ♡ me and my cousins watching a movie in the front row at a theater for the first time got tree cherrys...
    TheRainbowDino TheRainbowDino 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I wished, beyond everything, to forget most of the bad things that happened to me in this life. I got my wish, except the genie with a twisted sense of humor decided it would be...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M Sep 24

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    It's true I hold a lot of stuff in, and in a few week moments I'll vent in places like EP where I know no one I really know will see it. So much **** we keep bottled up inside, I'm...
    desy1 desy1 31-35, F Sep 27

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    the other day i was with my friend and i was i was high and he was tripping me out and **** i just wanted to kill him and make him stop when he was sleeping i was thinking really...
    sinkorswim666 sinkorswim666 13-15, M Sep 30

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    Okay so it's this boy that I like soooooo much and I liked him since last year and this year we in the same class so my closest friend (she's way prettier than me ) likes him this...
    iammee13 iammee13 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Some of the saddest memories I have are in school, being so obviously alone and sad. I don't feel as though I was meant for school. I love learning so much, but somehow I am...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    Some good others bad but hey we have these memories so we can pass down
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Oct 9

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    I have a bunch of memories that I'll never forget
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Oct 11

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