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I Made a Complete Stranger Happy the Other Day

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    Smiles In Her Voice

     I was listening to a local radio station this past weekend. It's a program that people can call in and talk about anything or ask questions. Well, a woman called in asking about an older song, which the announcer knew right away and told her. A few minutes later, another...
    jrabbit1321 jrabbit1321 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Just A Little Kindness Here And There.

    The other day, while I was at college, a woman asked me if I had change for a twenty so that she could use the vending machines to get something to drink. I only had two dollars on me, but I offered to buy her a bottle of water or soda instead. I normally offer people things to...
    Shirogane Shirogane 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    My Daughter Helped a Neighbor

      My daughter is 14 and in many ways the typical teenage girl: looks at boys, giggles, wants to get new clothes all the time, talks/texts on the phone, all that "girlie" stuff. On the other hand she is not like most other teenage girls now a days: she is still...
    jrabbit1321 jrabbit1321 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    The Flying Hat

    A few weeks ago I had to run to K-mart during the middle of a breakfast rush to purchase another microwave for our store.  As I was leaving the parking lot, I see an elderly gentleman get out of his car, only for his hat to be whipped away behind him, in...
    piscesgal piscesgal 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    He brought his new girlfriend turned sudden fiancé with him, to my new job on the business night I had ever worked there (New Year's Eve) so, it was already a bit of a stressful...
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011 22-25, F Jan 5

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    As long as they're not just rants about something silly I've posted.
    hbr1 hbr1 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    Every time I seem to find myself getting to better place...my mind just won't let it happen. I've been in such a good state of mind all week, but last night my nightmares came back...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F Jan 18

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    It was a low time in my life while living in another country. Home is the US for me. I was at a bar with a terrible "friend" when she stepped out to smoke, leaving me alone. In a...
    Yybi Yybi 22-25, F a week ago

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    Down random guy touched my boob the other day. I slapped him. He tried to get me to go with him. I said no. He said shut up. He finally left me alone when I called over my friends...
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I feel broken and so hurt. I haven't seen MM in 3 weeks and he promised he'd see me this week. He texted me yesterday and I asked if I was gonna be able to see him tomorrow...
    musicandnotes musicandnotes 22-25, F 14 Responses Jan 6

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    Daydreaming lovely!People think daydreaming is a bad thing and a waste of time! Well that is completely and utterly wrong! Daydreaming improve and increases creativity, problem...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know where to start. Hmmm.... I am constantly daydreaming about divorce. But I feel asking for a divorce would be selfish being we have three kids and all. So I stay. I...
    DrivenLady DrivenLady 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 5

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    Some days I can look in the mirror and say I'm pretty and I like me. Other days I can't stand myself. I ask myself "why are you such an @sshole?" I'm not an @sshole all the time...
    oddnelly oddnelly 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I feel like he's trying to manipulate me, or he just wasn't as ready to let go as he made it seem. He found out I made plans with some other coworkers for tomorrow night and got...
    DarlingEll DarlingEll 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Wood could be an outstanding fuel as it is often a renewable source if sustainably harvested. Having said that, usually do not use wood fired heaters in urban places because of the...
    Aiden3693znb4 Aiden3693znb4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    The more I sit here, the more I wish I'd stayed with my ex om. I'm really trying to make things work with my H, but it seems like every time I try he comes up with another reason...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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    Strength. Rules. Why? Day 6 since we decided on a break...but he txt me first. He rang me too (ok he was returning a missed call!) but when it comes to it, if you miss them you...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I made a deal. 3x a day. Morning, afternoon, and night. Try it if you only do it one or two times. That third makes all the difference
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I just am…. it is so strange. The other day I was even watching football!
    Diginator Diginator 70+, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    While going to Publix the other day a $20 flew by my foot. I turned it in to the register because all I could think about though I could definitely use it is how much trouble it...
    karolynnpaige karolynnpaige 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Yesterday I was at the junkyard , getting a driver window out of a old car to replace the window on my car. The other day I had to break the window to get in the car. Anyway I need...
    Fred3000 Fred3000 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    The other day, I had a discovery dream in which MM & I were discovered in the middle of sex by his W. He tells me today that he had a discovery dream last night, playfully blaming...
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled 36-40, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    My Gf came home the other day to tell me 3 hunky builders were coming on to her near a building site. I have asked her to dress provocatively and go back tomorrow. I would love...
    lesterbowie lesterbowie 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Does anyone have any experience with how long a man can stay in an unhappy marriage for the sake of the child or children? I know many of us here are in that situation and hoping...
    Widow68 Widow68 46-50, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    He makes me so happy. I don't even know where to start. We haven't even able to really connect at work as we've been working in separate buildings this week. Although he was able...
    Maybe0neday Maybe0neday 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have no idea what words is the best for this feeling. I can't stop crying right now while hug my pillow tightly,stearing many foods in front of me,try to feel again warm when she...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I asked " Happy Man, " for a name for our relationship .He jokingly responded with "Fred" This "No Name," means: giving our relationship a title is the last thing on his mind.I...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 23 Responses Jan 5

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    My best friend, from age about 16 to 21, although I have known him for my entire life; died this past Friday. I have been trying to think of if I should write about it or not...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I was happy lying in a bed donating my blood for the very first time before I fainted by standing right away lol, anyone has felt the knowing when you going to faint? lol
    Sal89 Sal89 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    "Before this love ends up killing me in pain, im gonna kill it first"....thats what a spanish songs says, thats what i need to do before is too late. Last night i got to see him...
    Chicadelcaribe Chicadelcaribe 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So Here I am again, I'm writing here again for the same guy I'm thinking when I first wrote here. I know simple things about him like his name, his birthday etc. So if you read my...
    saiberia saiberia 22-25, F Jan 16

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    He showed up at my door yesterday afternoon after a wk of complete silence. Showed up with a pack of my favorite cookies asking for peace..he knew i was really upset. Showed up to...
    Chicadelcaribe Chicadelcaribe 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 10 months and he is literally the love of my life. I am extremely happy but when we fight its bad. We've both given each other...
    laxlife laxlife 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    So a lot has happened since I last posted here. A LOT. And it's all been amazing. Came back from our second overnight yesterday and it was incredible as expected. But let me back...
    Maybe0neday Maybe0neday 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    If only girls were happy too but of course most aren't what a shame
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I've been in a really good place lately. When we saw each other Jan 8, it had been a solid month since we had last seen each other. We talked & messaged constantly over that time...
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled 36-40, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was happy when I found out I was pregnant! All I ever wanted was to be a mom and give my kid an amazing life! I was so happy to have a boyfriend that loved me and we were having...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm not going to say all the "New Year, New Me" B.S. Because I know by the time February comes around, I'm going to forget all of that, as are many of you. I'm going to start...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    Not too long ago, I read my first article on maladaptive daydreaming and immediately realized that it was the "quirk" in my brain that I'd never exactly found a fitting term for...
    shemeantyonoharm991 shemeantyonoharm991 22-25, F Jan 1

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    so basically I was always really imaginative as a child I don't remember doing it as a kid cause I was very active and into sports and I also used to write a lot of stories. then...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F Jan 6

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    What if....everyone's Facebook profile was honest??? Those pictures on the wall showed the truth? What if we could tell those that we love and that love us all our faults without...
    Readytomoveon2015 Readytomoveon2015 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    So many woman has been the other woman. I sympathize with them, because I used to be the other woman. I will never judge no one negatively, but I would just like to share my story...
    Samysam Samysam 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I... I don't even now where to begin.... I am in so much pain. I suffer in silence there is no one who knows... Know one who I can talk to. Reading all of your heart wrenching...
    CastledOphillia CastledOphillia 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I want this pain to be over. I honestly cannot take it. I can't deal with it. The pain of realizing I failed. I made yet another mistake. I loved so hard and he didn't care. I...
    musicandnotes musicandnotes 22-25, F 24 Responses Jan 15