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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...
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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 27 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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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 10 Responses Jan 22

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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 21 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    For the first time in longer

    than I can remember, I feel peaceful. Not happy. Not sad. Not anxious. Not horny. Just all the higher parts of my brain closing up shop. The cerebral cortex. The cerebellum. That's where my problem is. I'm now simplifying myself. Somewhere balanced in the perfect middle between...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    A Quote I Like...

    After 9/11 when the country was gearing up for war I was in a shop and found a bumper sticker with a quote by Ghandi: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" I bought the bumper sticker & it is on my rear bumper to this day.  
    RebeccaRSR RebeccaRSR 46-50, F 23 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    “Each day offers us the gift of being a

    special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
    lonelytone lonelytone 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    As long as you are alive anything is possible.

    You have the choice to keep trying until you finally succeed. If someone can do it then you can do it just believe in yourself and don't sell yourself short. In life there are going to be many people who will try to bring you down so don't let anyone destroy your life. Good Luck...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 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 37 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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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 13 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.

    Charles de Montesquieu To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them. Charles de Montesquieu
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    Explore. Dream. Discover.

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain I am ready to Explore. Dream...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 21 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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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 14 Responses Jan 2

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    People say " There are other fish in the sea.

    " I say, "**** you; she was my sea." - J.Faulkner
    RedeemingRose RedeemingRose 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 31

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    “We all need to know what it means to be

    honest. Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” James E. Faust
    lonelytone lonelytone 31-35, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    "Not only are love and hate

    such closely related emotions, but it's a lot easier to hate someone you've cared about than someone you never have" - Marilyn Manson
    PunkPicksPink PunkPicksPink 16-17, M 16 hrs ago

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    AiKii AiKii 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    queenparanoid queenparanoid 70+, F 1 Response 7 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"
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 8 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    "Sometimes you think you want to disappear,

    but all you really want is to be found ..." :) xx
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    “If you do not tell the truth about yourself

    you cannot tell it about other people.” Virginia Woolf
    lonelytone lonelytone 31-35, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank

    sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. - Gene Fowler
    DaylightAly DaylightAly 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    juniper12 juniper12 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    The tragedy of life is not death,

    but of what we let die inside of us while we live....
    kamiept kamiept 36-40, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    If he will disrespect his mother,

    he will disrespect you!
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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 18 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    "Your grandfather died yesterday?

    Oh I understand your pain...I lost my virginity last week." ( Reflect on this quote, you'll understand how society is ****** up)
    IronicMind IronicMind 70+ 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    You got life ****** up

    if you think I'm gonna waste one more tear on your bullshit.
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    “Art and love are the same thing: It’s the

    process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” - Chuck Klosterman
    KaterinaB KaterinaB 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    "We kill the caterpillars

    and complain there are no butterflies."
    ayoino ayoino 18-21, M 2 Responses 22 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 else suffer the way they do.
    BarzyBurhan BarzyBurhan 13-15, M 10 Responses Jan 27

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    Japanese Proverb

    If you understand everything, you must be misinformed
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    The eyes are useless

    when the mind is blind … Unknown
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    Be HAPPY in front of people

    who don't like you, it KILLS them =)
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Bohemiansoul Bohemiansoul 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Late at night when all the world is sleeping,

    I stay up and think of you. And I wish on a star that somewhere you are thinking of me too.
    sweetlikesuga sweetlikesuga 26-30, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    if the first button in a shirt is put wrong,

    Then every button will be wrong so take care in the first step of every task in your life....
    isabelarao isabelarao 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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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 26 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    "Remember when in doubt,

    things could always be worse and people would kill to be in your position. Make the most with what you can and enjoy every moment, every second you get with what you have. People come and go but memories last a life time. I believe we were put on this earth for a reason and it's...
    ayoino ayoino 18-21, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    A recent study has found

    that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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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    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 44 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Our eyes are in front

    because it is better to look ahead than to look back. Don't dwell on things on the past. Learn from them and keep moving forward. - Unknown
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    "Man it takes a silly girl to lie about the

    dreams she had, lord it takes a lonely one to wish she had never dreamt at all." - Dashboard Confessional
    adelaider adelaider 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    "How lucky i am to have something

    that makes saying goodbye so hard." Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)
    theMETAmonologue theMETAmonologue 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 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 8 Responses Mar 19

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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 4 Responses Apr 11

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    There's only 1 Thing 2 Do

    3 Words 4 You I love you ❤️
    Tyler8432 Tyler8432 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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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 18 Responses Apr 14

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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 12 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    I Love This....it's So True!

    "FIVE DEADLY TERMS USED BY A WOMAN" 1.) FINE: This word is used to end an argument when she knows she's right and you need to shut up. 2.) NOTHING: This word definitely means something, and you should be worried. 3.) GO AHEAD: This is a dare, not permission. Do not do...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 15 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    "One thing I've learnt from a dog.

    No matter what life brings you, just kick some grass over that **** and move on." ~ Unknown
    henal216 henal216 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    If only you could feel the pain

    that you give to others.
    Lovetotouch Lovetotouch 41-45, M 15 hrs ago

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    You may be dirt to someone,

    but to some one else you are a fine polished gem ~Unknown~
    AuroraDwen AuroraDwen 41-45, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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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 46 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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