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    The Starfish Story

    A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean. “Why...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    The greatest weapon against stress is our

    ability to choose one thought over another.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Don't assume your partner knows about

    everything you expect in a relationship. Let him/her know. A relationship should be based on communication, not on assumptions.
    lovinglife699 lovinglife699 51-55, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Music is what I breathe The songs are what

    make up the cells in my body And the lyrics...that's what runs through my veins ~Quote by me
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The strongest actions

    for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed in her.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Broken Angel

    She's the girl that believes that what comes around goes around. The one that hopes for a better day. The one that won't give up on you. She's the girl thats unlike the rest. The one that spent her days smiling, and her nights crying. She's the girl that would love to be loved...
    lovelywings lovelywings 31-35, F 31 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Quote About Love 8

    Let go of the things that can no longer be fixed. If you force yourself to try and put them back, things will only get worse. Holding on is being brave, but sometimes moving on makes you even tougher.
    GirlThinking GirlThinking 26-30, F 16 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    Pain makes you stronger,

    tears make you braver, heartbreak makes you wiser. Thank the past for a better future.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    if you' re searching

    for that one person that will change your life , take a look in a mirror .
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35 6 Responses May 16

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    There is only one way to happiness

    and that is to stop worrying about things that are beyond our control.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    "... You tried everythingYes,

    a thousand timesExperienced enoughBeen through enoughBut it was you who let everythingInto my heartand it was you who once againAwoke my spirit..."from Ára Bátur by Sigur Ros
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 15 hrs ago

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    Imperfection

    While you're busy looking for the perfect person, you'll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 35 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    A Christmas Quote Worth Remembering “And

    when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans--and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    “The hardest thing is not talking to someone

    you used to talk to everyday.”
    sleepingitoff sleepingitoff 22-25 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    "You came to this world to grow

    and to explore and to touch the miracles and marvels of life. Your suffering needs to be respected. Don’t try to ignore the hurt, because the hurt is real. Instead, let the hurt prove there is hope through your healing. Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the...
    sleepingitoff sleepingitoff 22-25 14 hrs ago

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    Sometimes you need to distance yourself

    and if they care they'll show it. If they don't you'll notice.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Faith is taking the first step

    even when you don't see the entire staircase.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Blessings do not count themselves .

    .. that is our role ... what i learned one Christmas
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    A real man doesn't love the most beautiful girl

    in the world. He loves the girl who can make his world the most beautiful.
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 7 Responses Mar 19

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    "If you hide your ignorance,

    no one will hit you and you'll never learn." -Fahrenheit 451 Love this book
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    "Airports see more sincere kisses

    than wedding halls. The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches."
    juniper12 juniper12 22-25, F 19 Responses Jan 2

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    Wow...Just Wow

    “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” ― Harun Yahya This quote just hits home, and I...I cannot even answer it.
    Kmade Kmade 18-21, M 15 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Let Them Go...

    When people leave you, let them go, your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't make them bad people, It means their part in your story is over.--Unknown
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 19 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    It Is!

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge."                                                    Albert Einstein
    DEGBEME DEGBEME 61-65, M 13 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Standing alone doesn't mean I am alone.

    It means I'm strong enough to handle things all by myself.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 15 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone suffer the way they do"
    JLeDoux69 JLeDoux69 18-21, M 12 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Speak from the heart

    and you'll take things to a much higher level.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 16 hrs ago

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    I had an extremely intelligent woman on EP send

    this in a private message to me. I believe she has posted it elsewhere in one of her own stories, but I simply had to share it here, too. If you see this, please know I found it extremely profound and have read and reread it so many times I've nearly committed it to memory...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 22

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    "Letting go means to come to the realization

    that some people are a part of your history but not a part of your destiny." Steve Maraboli
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 15 hrs ago

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    When people suck the life out of you,

    wouldn't it be nice if they took some fat too?
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    People say " There are other fish in the sea.

    " I say, "**** you; she was my sea." - J.Faulkner
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 31

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    30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

     "Remember today, for it is the beginning. Today marks the start of a brave new future." I found this article and wanted to share. I printed this out and have it by my computer so I can see it everyday. New thoughts for the new year. Start spending time with the right people...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 45 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Work It, Ladies.

    "You know what's really powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition... Smart-*** comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent looking lady... A woman who...
    birdie39 birdie39 41-45, F 10 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    I Like This

    Treat me like a queen and I will treat you like a king. Treat me like a game and I'll show you how it's played.
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 16 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Friends Are Like Underwear...

    Some crawl up your as... Some snap under pressure Some don't have the strength to hold you up Some get a little twisted Some support you Some are your favorite Some are cheap and get bent out of shape And some actually cover your as.. when you need them
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 44 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    Loveonhersleeves Loveonhersleeves 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 4

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    solojo solojo 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    "Faith is believing in what you know to be

    false." - Arthur C. Clarke
    DarthL33T DarthL33T 31-35, M 1 Response 9 mins ago

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    People tend to change their attitude toward you

    when you beginning treating them the way they treat you.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Be careful who you open up to.

    Only a few people actually care, the rest are just curious.
    ruthlala ruthlala 22-25, F 12 Responses Apr 9

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    I Am Proud Of My Heart

    I'm proud of my heart.  It's been played, stabbed, cheated, burned and broken,  but somehow it still works. There is nothing more beautiful than a person whose heart has been torn apart, but still believes in the beauty of love.
    jssp jssp 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    5 Things That Will Transform You From The Inside-out

    (Found this article this morning and wanted to share it. )Self improvement Where we are in life is based on our identity. Our beliefs about ourselves are based on that identity. Our future worth and opportunity is based on that identity. Many people think that if they change...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 20 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Love This :)

    "Seduce my mind and you can have my body. Find my soul and I'm yours forever."
    missdillusioned missdillusioned 41-45, F 30 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Be careful trusting someone

    who says "I won't tell anyone."
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 16 hrs ago

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    Mothers hold their children's hands

    for a short while, but their hearts forever....Author unknown
    allsfinebime allsfinebime 51-55, M 7 Responses May 11

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    Be HAPPY in front of people

    who don't like you, it KILLS them =)
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    "I’m not the girl your mother warns you about.

    I won’t kiss your best friend or break your heart. I won’t make you choose between what you love to do & me. I’m not cold. I’m not reckless. I’m the girl your father mentions when your mom’s not around. I’m the girl that gets away. I will love you more than...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 20 Responses Apr 14

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    A scar simply means you were stronger

    than whatever tried to hurt you.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Maybe sometimes we hold on too long

    or too tightly because we aren't sure how to let go.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 15 hrs ago

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    Sometimes you have to let go of the one you

    love to find out if there is really something there.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Be confident. You'll never get anywhere

    if you don't believe in yourself.
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Your past is what made you

    who you are today, your future is what you make it. So if people can't accept you for your past and love you as you are then they have no business being part of your future
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago