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I Think It's Ok If You Fall

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 152 People

    That Is, As Long As You Don't Get Stuck

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS by Portia Nelson I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost ... I am helpless. It isn't my fault. It takes me forever to find a way out. II I walk down the same street. There is a...
    NewShoes NewShoes 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    Of Course

    Even Jesus fell three times. Just pick yourself up and dust yourself off and go right on.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    Better View of the Stars

    My father's best friend used to repeat a saying over and over that if you could show him the man that did not make a mistake, he could show you the man that has not made anything of his life Oscar Wilde:  "We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    Of Course It Is!

    Everyone is human and I personally celebrate when people or myself fail, you tried something new, you did something different, you were adventerous and tried. lol- I laugh because as I think about it, the movie "Meet the Robinsons" highlights this "ok-ness"...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    Crash And Burn

    .... trip, stumble and fall. I know Im going down, something tripped me up. I feel myself losing balance, stumbling around, i am about to hit the ground. lol... I roll around in self pity when i'm down. But after i get tired of all the nasty dirty crap down there ..... I stand up...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F Feb 28, 2011

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    Falling

    I fallen a few times but the best thing about it is that each time I get up again I realise just how strong I am. When I'm up again I can appreciate my life more having seen what it's like from the bottom. As Dolly Parton once said - you can't have the rainbow without...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    Growth Spurts

    Yoga came back into my life this week. The past four months without it felt like I lost something that was meant to stay in my life. Forever. Completely unrooted, considering what is going on in my life right now, I have always believed yoga keeps me grounded. But why though? For...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 18 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    You Have to Know

    That for some reason, it has to get worse before it gets better....and once you fall, you have to get right back on your feet and start all over.
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2008

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    Just Get Up Again

    It's fine to fall from time to time...so long as you get up again.  Even if you lay there for a little bit, it's okay to fall....so long as you get up again.  Even if you swear a purple streak, it's okay...so long as you get up again.We all fall from time to time.  It's okay...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    YOU Can Get Right Back Up

    NONE OF US ARE PERFECT. WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. WHEN YOU FALL DOWN YOU CAN GET RIGHT BACK UP.
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2009

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    Yes

    Can't learn to walk if you don't fall.
    sherry5851 sherry5851 46-50, F Aug 6, 2009

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    I was going for a walk, and walked into a road sign, what did it say you ask? Share the road.
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    When I'm with a woman and another man may say or do something that is unacceptable and makes her feel uncomfortable. I completely lose it and I don't care about the size of the man...
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    It's already dark, and the floor was gray. No one could have noticed the stairs. No one could have possibly had. Because if they did, they would have warned me about it. But it was...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    How is it that i always seem to fall going up the stairs, I dont understand gravity.
    Kringle95 Kringle95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Is it a big deal for a best friend of yours to be your gf? ;'( That's what I had in my dark past. ...always think of that, why it happened just..
    Wilson956 Wilson956 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    My aunt Maureen is Irish and thinks You're disgusting. ...my aunt Lola was Irish and would spit In your fave Miss you aunt lola
    cheepwords123 cheepwords123 51-55, F Jan 17

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    I do. I think my false sense of direction is hilariously funny. I'm always right. I'm always so sure of things. Turns out, I have become exactly what I told myself I would never be...
    Mojopins Mojopins 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I like to think I am a pretty smart guy, right? Well, intelligence does not spawn grace, I suppose. On many occasions I've knocked things over that a more physically-aware person...
    WikaloFwoosh WikaloFwoosh 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    I have numerous old and good friends. I will be posting little by little about each one of them as a tribute to our friendship.Today I want to share with all of you how special she...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    About 5months pregnant and I'm still doing some heavy duty work, you guys don't need to worry about me I'm doing perfectly fine, I just need to get things sorted out quickly before...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    It was raining and my folder got carried by the wind, so I ran after it. I forgot that when it rains, the floor is wet, so seconds after, I was flying away. I banged my head a bit...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15, F Jan 16

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    walked into the classroom and sat down before I even realised that it was the wrong classroom...
    lucy10000 lucy10000 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Well... My parents called me a bull in a china shop when I was little. Yeah... still am I guess ;)
    Caleb54 Caleb54 13-15, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Yeah its ok as long as they don't have yellow fever or like them because of asian stereotypes
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    This girl asked me out, but I rejected her because her personality wasn't the greatest and her looks were even worse. Now her friends say I'm mean because I don't want to lower my...
    lautrecofwinterfell lautrecofwinterfell 13-15, M Jan 10

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    Just walked into the door. Sore shoulder. Dammit
    sweetnspicy2 sweetnspicy2 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    Round my friends house, i misses the doorway completely banged in to the wall and some how managed to switch the light on! dear me ??
    BeccadyBoo BeccadyBoo 18-21, F Jan 15

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    In fact, the more each person can remove his or her ego from the discussion and focus on the subject matter, the more fruitful the conversation will be for all involved...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    When I graduated middle school I fell when going to get my awards
    cutedimplesxx cutedimplesxx 13-15, F Jan 18

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    I've been on crutches eight times. I'm real good at this stuff.. XP
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F Jan 18

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    just watch out when im going to school and im half asleep and i walk like a drug addict.
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Feeling so alone and isolated. In the midst of a relationship breakdown where he moved out after a vicious fight with my family. And months of us fighting. We couldn't cease...
    Sia88 Sia88 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    You laugh.....I laugh You cry.....I cry You care.....I care You fall in public......I tweet it with #fail
    SunSetAllDay SunSetAllDay 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    It's hard for me to express this thought the way I intend without sending the wrong message, so bear with me if I don't make sense... Look, I'm not saying that it should be...
    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    As a reasonably smart chick, I find it hard to meet men who like smart women. I am not the sort who could ever dumb myself down just to meet a man. On the contrary, he's going to...
    FindingMySpirit788 FindingMySpirit788 41-45, F Jan 16

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    So the final ties are cut between my ex husband and I. 20 yrs together and it's all down the drain. My heart still hurts. I still love and miss him. He broke my heart and I'm...
    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    It's not as easy as people think it is to let go and move on. Especially if you truly love someone from the bottom of your heart.
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    I walked outside today thinking I might go for a morning bike ride. No Jacket, Just a long sleeve shirt and pants. Nope. Nuh-uh. BIG mistake! IT'S FREEZING! My hands went numb...
    ThinIsWin ThinIsWin 13-15, F Jan 10

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    Hi there! I've always been very introvert, have overcome little depressions along the way. As long as I could find an objective to my life, it was OK. I don't want to put in too...
    SayNow SayNow 22-25, M Jan 11

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    I probably have everything a kid my age needs and wants. I have a caring family, enough wealth, clothes, video games, I'm getting a good education... I'm supposed to be satisfied...
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M Jan 15

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    I keep hinting at everyone that I want cake.... It is NOT a birthday without a birthday cake. It's is so traditional of me to have cake on my birthday. I guess the older you get...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 15

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    I think it is okay to be single. I am single. It is fine with me. As long as I am single no one can seriously ask me why I am single. I have told people. It is hard. I am single...
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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