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    Learning from Grandma

    and Others First of all, this is a bit of a confession. Growing up is tough on some as they try to learn about things, particularly when they have nobody really talking to them about it. I would encourage all parents to take time and talk to their kids so they can perhaps avoid...
    jezwriting jezwriting
    61-65, M
    Jan 6, 2016

    Hello, I'm 20 years old now.

    I live in Ukraine. I first found this site at the beginning of summer 2014. Since that time many things happened in my life. There were good times and the bad. I'm probably going to write a little bit about them, about myself, about my thoughts. I ask you not to criticize me for...
    lonelyrider95 lonelyrider95
    22-25, M
    Apr 17, 2016

    It’s time for a quick story about

    life… Once upon a time there was a woman who had been lost in the desert for three whole days without water. Just as she was about to collapse, she saw what appeared to be a lake just a few hundred yards in front of her. “Could it be? Or is it just a mirage?” she...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Feb 4, 2016

    If they ever legalized suicide,

    there would be people lining up for miles to take advantage of it. Life is **** for so many, many people, myself included.
    Misrule Misrule
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016

    I live my life cherishing the time we shared

    now your gone i feel lonelier than ever
    bblover117 bblover117
    22-25, M
    Jan 28, 2016

    Everyone always says' "discover

    who you are in life, blah blah" But really, Life ISN'T about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself. And you shouldn't stop until your proud.
    Roofie3 Roofie3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    How To Be Strong In Life?

    What is real strength?How can a person be strong in the face of life problems and how can someone be strong in the face of adversity?We all know that it’s great to be physically strong and in fact physical strength can make you feel a little more emotionally strong but do you...
    haiyen0014 haiyen0014
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 3, 2011

    Lessons Of Life

    Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
    ZaiX ZaiX
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2013

    Life is a series of natural

    and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
    Brendon840 Brendon840
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015
    Juffed Juffed
    22-25, M
    Feb 13, 2016

    The Wake Up Call

    I try not to take anything for granted, but I am after all, only human,I am truly one of the luckiest and richest women alive.I have the most wonderful, down to earth husband, with whomI share a most joyous and unconditional love and respect.We have a small simple home in the...
    lilmisty2 lilmisty2
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Nov 15, 2012

    So I always knew i was"different"

    but didnt know why. Never really "fit" in but alwAys had friends. I got older and got tired of pretending to care about people tired of pretending to be interested in what people were talking about. Always been attracted to people like me i am a magnet to these people. Criminal...
    Angelofdarkness76 Angelofdarkness76
    Jul 3, 2015

    Losing Abigail Part 1

    This is the story of how I became what I am today. The first seven years of my life really are blurry, I don't remember much from the short childhood I had. I know I was a very happy kid though, as most are having optimism be their default unless they don't get what they want. I...
    FindingAbigail FindingAbigail
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2013

    So I was 13 years old

    and every weekend I got pranked 1st prank was makeup second one was dress and makeup and third one was shoes but high heels that were stuck to me I got them off I realized I just had to take my sox off but to the story it sucked but I got my revenge first was fire crackers...
    Beef1294 Beef1294
    Nov 30, 2015


    I have been lucky so far in my life. I have been every where I have ever wanted to go, and done about ever thing I wanted to do. When I was single, I used to get off work then drive three or four hundred miles every night, I was not going any place in perticler, just went I...
    honjr1 honjr1
    70+, M
    Jun 26, 2013

    It is funny how one single scary moment in life

    can shake you to your soul! And just scare the hell out of and let you know just how fragile we are.... I was in a pretty good car wreck yesterday (March 7th @3pm ) heading off to work a typical day, my light turns green, I proceed to go...(driving a 2014 GMC Terrain) everything...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    Life is a book... and there are a thousand

    pages I haven´t still read....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015

    When I was young I would Yolo everything I

    nearly got arrested once any way I think that life is a precious thing because you only get one. Life is a precious gift keep it safe and don't waste it because u only get one chance, do the best with ur life.
    Chappersyoloswag Chappersyoloswag
    Jan 29, 2016

    9 years ago today Katrina was finishing up with

    the gulf coast,For the next 48 days myself and all the other first responders were fighting a battle to save and evacuate as many of people we could. Thankful for the help that was sent by many other states and organizations to help rebuild New Orleans and the Ms gulf coast.
    firechief601 firechief601
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

    Life I am slowly dying in this pathetic world.

    I can’t understand how people who have done nothing but be happy be so lonely. I can’t understand why people discriminate others in what they see and hear. People judge me for what they see and hear, For my appearance, My mood, My attitude, How I react, Why can’t this...
    JVillz JVillz
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2015

    You just never know when your time on this

    earth will end.With that said I would recommend that you hug your family and tell you friends how much they mean too you. When that person or love one can no long hear your words it too late to tell them how you feel.
    firechief601 firechief601
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 7, 2014

    people live life so differently from one

    another its kind of frightening
    nessri nessri
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    Losing Abigail Part 2

    This story will pick up where I have left off in Losing Abigail part 1. If you didn't read part one, some things may not make sense. As my mother confronted me about the rape she treated me as if it was my fault, this already didn't make sense at the time and when I found out a...
    FindingAbigail FindingAbigail
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2013

    MY TRAVELS For many years I've travelled the

    world from top to toe. There's not many places that I haven't seen and no place that I wouldn't go I've seen much more than I ever thought when I started on my travels and now I sit and write it down my thred of life, unravelled. For what it's worth, and if you care I offer my...
    wacker1916 wacker1916
    Oct 3, 2015

    I wish I understood the whole meaning of life

    why people act like they do. Why feelings affect you so much. Why being rich gives you such a feeing. why being poor make people feel like ****. Why love can hurt so much. Why government is the way it is. why people believe in the good and bad. How did people. learn why do...
    nessri nessri
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    I had a very bad road accident coming home from

    work (March 2001). My brain was very badly damaged; I was told that there was no part around the outside of the brain which was not damaged. The doctors at the hospitals I was taken where not expecting me to survive but thankfully I did and was sent home after three months at...
    VB05 VB05
    56-60, M
    Feb 8, 2016

    LIFE Is A Gift Enjoy It

    Life is short.laugh, be grateful, breathe deep, appreciate, hug tight, keep promises, dream big, share happiness, love unconditionally, make wishes, help others, do your best, have hope, keep your chin up, speak kindly, learn, play, cherish, read, smile ,Life is a song sing it...
    shap36 shap36
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jul 21, 2013

    Simple heading. Did I want to end up divorced.

    Did I want my kids refusing contact. Did I want to have to sell my house and start again at 50. Did I want to be told how much I was hated. Did I want a cold,unloving relationship. I spend time now trying to find some hope for the future, at the moment it's bleak,I've read...
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    Trying to take life as it comes.

    .. One moment at a time...
    GGNC7669 GGNC7669
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015
    gainfire gainfire
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 9, 2014

    Actions Speaks Louder Than Words.

    “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”
    ZaiX ZaiX
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

    What is Life? Webster dictionary defines life

    as “the ability to grow, change, etc. that separates plants and animals from things like water or rocks.” Life is typically thought of as only including things as biological in origin and nothing else. However when you breakdown life into a subset of criteria interesting...
    Powederedtoastman Powederedtoastman
    36-40, M
    Jul 19, 2015

    ok, so i had this girlfriend,

    and she broke up with me... but it wasnt her fault. so now im single; and i have this girl that i like. and would maybe like to be in a relationship with her, but the girl i used to date also wants to get back with me and i like her as well, i want to date the new girl more. but...
    dylanborann55 dylanborann55
    61-65, M
    Dec 9, 2015

    Life isn't fair and never will be.

    its an adventurous journey and yet a living hell. The thing i hate the most is that life gives you things and although your grateful for those things, the very thing you want the most belongs to another. the want and desire for what they have burns deep inside you with wild...
    LunarDream LunarDream
    18-21, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    When you start to open up to someone

    and that someone makes you feel good,laugh and smile and makes all your troubles go away and make you feel like there's no problem in the world and almost make you feel like a princess that's best wonderful feeling in the world and priceless!! And the weird thing is you've not...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    Is There Anything Else Out There, Anything, Anybody?

    Isn't there anything else. I feel so trapped in this world. My battles are with myself, fear, medications, complacency. After seeing what most people do, I realize the best years of your life are when you're really young. Something is lost when you're an adult and it fades with...
    ygufty ygufty
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2013
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Feb 28, 2016

    I just got out of the mental hospital

    for attempting suicide and for self harming
    Searching4hope01 Searching4hope01
    16-17, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    When Today Started Without You.

    As Mother's Day draws closer, my thoughts turn to my mom and dad. and the many happy and precious moments we shared. Their passing left a void in my life, but their love that has surrounded me all my life comforts me, I think to of the many friends and family members that have...
    lilmisty2 lilmisty2
    66-70, F
    1 Response May 11, 2013

    I bet some of you guys want to live in a world

    where theres no chaos or dirty jokes or maybe can't deal with anything. I feel the same way if you feel the same thing too but we have to try to live in the present and put this behind cause theres no way you'll find a remote that says "change people." Be different and by that...
    jmondragon jmondragon
    16-17, M
    Dec 8, 2015

    I say life is already hard enough to have

    people making you get annoyed when you don´t deserve it.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    Reflections On The Beach

    A Belated Happy New Year to EveryoneA Reflection from the PastOne day a ffriend asked me:"Where the heck have you been these past many months."She said that I had been seen down at the beach alot.She asked me how could  a deserted beach so interesting. At first I felt...
    lilmisty2 lilmisty2
    66-70, F
    Jan 10, 2013

    Live Your Life

    Be yourself  all  the  time  because  its you  who  has  to  face  life  in  the  final  place  . no  one  gonna  answer  for  you  or  for  your  mistakes as  William w  purkey  said  thatyou  have  got  to  dance  like  no  body...
    shap36 shap36
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

    To-morrow, and to-morrow,

    and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Dec 17, 2015

    The Peace Of A Sunset

    I sit here breathlessly watching the setting sun.The surface of the sea is like a mirror,Relfecting the breathtakingly radiant colours of the sunset.The sea is so serene,so still,so quiet.I am held transfixed by it's beauty.Completely under it's spell.Even the seagull, sitting...
    lilmisty2 lilmisty2
    66-70, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2013

    Hmmm...hopes r d reason we get sleep.

    ..thinking about few things in d but lyng on ur bed,few tears roll down,without any reason to u maybe but they create hope or they bring d memories,but they help us sleep...memories...that's all I got and a hope to fight everyday,I am not a game loser but I want to forget all dis...
    robby8787 robby8787
    26-30, M
    Feb 2, 2014
    Esthar Esthar
    22-25, F
    Jul 26, 2015

    One With Wolves

    My dear friend Mr T commented on my pictures. I must explain the reason for the one with the wolves and why it is so special to me. I wish that it were I in the picture with the wolves. . In 1972 I was 5 1/2 months pregnant, and my daughter was 4yrs old,. We lived just...
    lilmisty2 lilmisty2
    66-70, F
    1 Response May 13, 2013

    Life and Wet Wood When I look back on the

    vacations I've taken, it's been pretty minimal. When I was young, my parents were pretty good about taking a week to go here or there and those were great times. In my first marriage, we didn't have much money to be able to travel much and traveling meant putting the whole trip...
    jezwriting jezwriting
    61-65, M
    Jan 6, 2016

    Probably My Last Post!!!

    I wish there was a song to sing Or words to write that could explain me tonight I wish I could walk away knowing that everything would be alright I feel like a shadow or dust in the wind I feel like madness has won again Lost in the dark I really need that ******* light The...
    WildIrishEyes WildIrishEyes
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2012

    Thank You Everyone

    First I must thank every one for their kind and caring thoughts during the   time of worry with my husband being at sea. It is the warm friendship of all my friends  on EP that help keep one going.I am so grateful that my husband and all his brave shipmate were rescued .There...
    lilmisty2 lilmisty2
    66-70, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2012

    Life is so beautiful

    that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous possessive love that grabs at what it can...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2016


    Life Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be – a roommate, a...
    TheJakeBlack TheJakeBlack
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2013

    I hope someday you see this is all life wants:

    for you to be your own kind of beautiful & not the kind that makes you forget who you are.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Sep 11, 2015

    My Day And Me

    My day today was very cold. I wore a dress and now I am in a skirt. People at my school looked at me crazy but I still was an energetic ball of fire created for people to know that I am crazy. I write very blunt and I tell it like it is because I beleive the world needs a little...
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2012


    What does my heart long for, why does it soar around in endless search. These mysteries that clutter realities and burn in my soul. When the wind blows in the trees I love the rustle of the leaves as they flutter about. The grass grows like hair so tall that it must be cut often...
    purpleprincess32 purpleprincess32
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2013
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