I Learned to Accept and Appreciate My Life

We all have ups and downs in life what helped you learn to accept and appreciate what life has in store for you. 330 People

    Open My Eyes

    I have finally learned to appreciate what I have in life and work with the tools I have to make my mind more quiet, my heart more loving and just enjoy the simple things that bring a smile to my face and a lighter step in my walk. I was always feeling depressed, sad...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    12 Responses Apr 14, 2009

    Got No Other One

    My life has been pretty much set up for me sicne I was born. Its my culture, Travellers, and theyre all very Catholic and very traditional. I have had a very typical Traveller life, for the most part. I grew up with lots of siblings, the fourth out of ten. My parents married...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2013

    I wish I could sit here

    and express how truly proud I am of my family. How the thought of bringing friends over is a wonderful experience, because I know there will be a delightful exchange of communication as they speak proper and politely. How I know that by inviting anyone over I wouldn't feel...
    trussmm trussmm
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2013

    "Words Shared From My Cousin" "I Like"

    You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, and the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, breath of the fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest...
    Mare1952 Mare1952
    56-60, F
    Feb 21, 2013

    Accept and Appreciate

    Things may not always go as you want them to but one day you will realize how selfish you have been to be dissappointed with the way your life has been or the way it is going. When I was younger I took so many things for granted I was spoiled I threw a fit when I didn't get my...
    mak314 mak314
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2007

    My Life's Greatest Learnings...

    ... Then I end up wondering... So this is what it was all about... LEARNING from the old scars. ^_^ Truly, life has its own way of dealing with things and has its own language. If we are going to learn things as of the moment, then it will have lesser meaning unless if we...
    PsychjiLL PsychjiLL
    1 Response Feb 19, 2012

    Five undeniable Facts of Life : 1.

    Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price 2. Best awarded words in London ... "Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food" 3. The One who loves...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 5, 2014

    Well it's been awhile

    since I've put out a story . But I've been very busy but not busy enough to get me away from what I love. Still in the ARMY . I love it so far everything seems to be going alright.
    TreDaeOne87 TreDaeOne87
    18-21, M
    Jan 12, 2014

    I learn to accept and appreciate my life

    when I was 17 graduate in high school and both my parents told me they can't support me in college. I'm so dis appointed but need to move on! They told me were ever I go they give me their blessings and pray for me to be happy and support we're ever I'm going to work! At the...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    I used to dislike many things in my life

    and I was always sad and depressed cause many of those things can not be changed , then I decided to learn how to accept everything and love what I have and honestly I could feel the beauty of life after doing so ,
    omda1 omda1
    Dec 17, 2013

    I'm so HAPPY today, I just feel

    so relieved, I've come so far esp. with the news about us having my new baby boy "Izaiah" I knew I now HAVE to do everything the RIGHT way, from that day I found out I changed everything I was doing and made SURE it was ALL positive. I know a lot of prego woman now, and I've...
    teeheartmarie teeheartmarie
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2013

    TOTAL Accentance

    I have always done exactly what I wanted.  Sometimes it helped me, and sometimes it came back to bite me in the butt.  I have made many mistakes.  I have always had to struggle with my mental state.  One thing I have accepted is that, I am a child of God, and...
    Marie50 Marie50
    56-60, F
    Jul 30, 2008

    What' Next? Who knows in life what is next?

    None of us do. We make choices on what we do that effects ourselves and others around us. For me when I write and choose to post something part of myself goes into it. It is sharing something that I would or could not say otherwise. When I see in a posting, activity, note, etc...
    jenniferalexander jenniferalexander
    4 Responses Dec 11, 2013

    Just That Quickly You Have Made Me Feel Like I Accept and Appreciate My Life...

    I learned to accept and appreciate my life. Not really but for some reason this site has made it seem so simple and easy. My name is Dee. I am a single mom, 40, I am married but my husband has been incarcerated for 6 years. My first time being alone w/ 2 sons. I have a...
    idesire1 idesire1
    3 Responses May 27, 2008

    sometimes we Need to leave the path with

    thousands of fpptprints to start a new path, that others can follow you do not have to be a leader to Show others the right path, you just Need to believe you are doing the right thing
    deleted deleted
    Jan 24, 2014

    Life is only one, and I think we should all get

    out of it, a few years ago look towards life was bad, always a little bothered and I was too annoyed, saying such and those things, I can say that I had a quiet life . But as I've grown things have changed, I became another kid, looking at things a second glance, I found the way...
    Nenad95 Nenad95
    18-21, M
    Jan 1, 2014

    im trying to be understanding.

    dad is in the hospital recovering from surgery. im trying to be helpful to my family. everyone is just stressed out and short tempered right now. im used to being the one in the hospital, not the other way around. this is my first time on this side of things. mom snapped at me...
    musicalsoul10 musicalsoul10
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2014

    I Can't Believe This Is My Life!

        my life is so different from the average person. I'm 17 years old and already I've probably done a good deal more than most people my age. I mean, I can't believe some of things that have happened in my life. But then I think, life is always unpredictable, and I...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    You Only Have One Chance

    I have Learned to Love my Life, Accept it's inperfections, Because at the end of the day You have to sit back watch the Cool Breeze blowing the trees and Take in everything you have. Forget what you think you need, Or What you want, Embrace What you do have you only have one...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    Jul 22, 2008

    Okay this is serious I am a jerk to people.

    For many reasons because they are better than me , or that they do stuff that I cant do etc.I seriously need to stop this.
    TruePeace33 TruePeace33
    16-17, M
    Dec 15, 2013

    Ive learned to accept

    and appreciate my life... Hector PayzWell (a completely normal guy): Oh stating the obvious, why youre off to a good start -_- Me: ... Ive learned how to ACCEPT my life o_O Brain: -_-' Me: Hector! Brain: WHAT Im awake ARENT I O_O Me: >_< I MEAN o' course I have some problems...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493
    1 Response Jan 1, 2014

    I Appreciate My Life.

    I have learned that not only is my life important to me, but to others as well.  My fiance depends on me and we are about to have a baby and he will depend on me as well.I appreciate being alive and I'm not going to take that for granted.
    ItsLikeThatMan ItsLikeThatMan
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2012

    We Can Be Our Own Best Friend Or Worst Enemy - Relevant points finally made.

     HELLO! Welcome to the story of my life. It's a bit of a long read, but since I'm heading toward 40 years of age it's actually about as brief and succint as I make it if I am to make the true purpose of relating it known. Once, my life was Hell. Now, it's much better...
    Mikelakros Mikelakros
    36-40, M
    2 Responses May 22, 2009

    I Have Peace

      I have heard it said that hardship is the pathway to peace. Then I should have a very peaceful life and for the most part I do. I see my hardships as a learning experiences that I can share with others who are struggling with the same things that I have. I love the...
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 23, 2008

    Your Past Doesn't Have To Be Your Present Or Future

    I love the name of this 'experience'... I've had a lot of people throughout my adult life ask me how I am not 'hateful' and 'angry' about my childhood, my disability, etc.Over the years I've gone through a lot of 'attitude changes' and learned to see myself and my past in...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2012

    happiness does not come from others,

    it Comes first from within of us we Need to accept who we are, then we Need to love who we are only then can we experience the Feeling of happiness and love to doubt ones self is the first step to watch life pass by
    deleted deleted
    Jan 24, 2014

    So many times as people we always like to

    believe the grass is greener on the other side. When we have people or someone in our lives we wish we were alone again at times. When we are alone we want the opposite.The true matter is sometimes we don't always have control of fate. I never thought I would be married at this...
    aradia11 aradia11
    56-60, F
    Dec 8, 2013

    dad is back home. he's still sleeping a lot

    but at least he's back home. :)
    musicalsoul10 musicalsoul10
    26-30, F
    Jan 4, 2014

    I believe I went through a whole new transition

    this week I got fired from my job, I deleted most of my social network accounts except Instagram and EP, I started my HIV treatment, even though I don't like the side effects in the morning I feel a lot better by noon. I came out to my parents about my sexuality, and I have an...
    bao94 bao94
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    A lot people keep asking their selves

    why I am not like this, like that.. but if you take a really good look to yourself, you'll realize that you're truly unique, one of a kind. A lot people doesn't recognize this because they are busy trying to be someone they're not. Appreciating yourself is the best way to have...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 27, 2013

    The Sower Of Stars

    There are moments in our lives, however we want to, we can not see the obvious. I remember when I was a child that I saw a statue, it was a man sowing stars. During the day, it did go unnoticed . I didn’t know the meaning of it, but when the night came, the statue did...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2011

    I've been walked on,I've been used

    and I've been forgotten by others but I do not regret a single moment because during those times in my life I have learned who i can trust and who i can't trust..I've learned what true friendship means and how to be a true friend.I have learned to know the difference between...
    Angreina Angreina
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2014

    One small step for me.

    One small step for humanity.   Today, I have started my greater understanding of humanity, and for myself. I have been put in a rough place for quite awhile; uncertain of what may come next.   At first, I caught myself feeling a whirlwind of pain and fret coming over me, and...
    lottyqt lottyqt
    31-35, F
    Dec 31, 2013

    Ten Word Story of Revelation

    Nichiren Daishonin actualised the sum and essence of the Law.
    Mikelakros Mikelakros
    36-40, M
    May 24, 2009

    Past Life

    In my past that I keep behind me is something I learned from. Coming from a loving family and going into an abusive relationship cause me a lot of heart ache. This man cause me to go through a lot in life. from all the mental, physical and emotional abuse. He made do bad things...
    babygirl77 babygirl77
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 6, 2008

    Excerpts By Author;Natalie Lue' Writings

    Stop Ruminating. Stop Obsessing. Stop Over-Thinking. Very little is going to happen without "ACTION". The trouble with ruminating about something, is that you can go into such a level of deep thinking, you end up with your feet metaphorically stuck in cement while your life...
    Mare1952 Mare1952
    56-60, F
    Feb 28, 2013

    Budha said "All that we are is the result of

    what we have thought.If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought , pain follows him.If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought , happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him."
    freenfair freenfair
    70+, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2013

    Tonight, I tried for the last time to be with a

    girl I've been chasing for months. She's gorgeous, and exciting. However, she let some guy hump her from behind in a club, right in my face. We argued, she said it was a friend, but my eyes are open. I need to live within my limits, understand what I'm comfortable with and...
    misterverde misterverde
    22-25, M
    Mar 15, 2014

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