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I Think Some Bad Things Can Change Your Life For The Better

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    Unexpected Episodes Of Exponential Potential

    I learned a major lesson this week: Sometimes, a tragedy is an opportunity in disguise. So, the last week has been pretty much one of the worst ever. (This could be considered the sequel to my other story, "Give 'em Enough Rope...).  For those who don't know the back story, I'll...
    BrokenBear BrokenBear 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    The Reason Why....

    I believe bad things happen for a reason. One day all the puzzle pieces will come together and you will understand why.
    carolinagirls carolinagirls 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    It's All In Your Perspective

    I remember about 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus. Needless to say, this seemed like a really bad situation to me. After all, it means that although I may not die quickly, I still could eventually see an unhappy ending in my life. Next I found out that...
    cclay1358 cclay1358 51-55, M Sep 1, 2011

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    Character Growth Requires The Essential Shockwaves (good And Bad!)

    It's a proven psychological concept that we are a product of our experiences. This in itself seems to make a whole lot of good ol' plain common sense. Yes true we go through experiences that shapes our frame of reference and dictates (or at least influences) the way we react to...
    JHPK JHPK 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    From Pain To Hope

     I have always been considered a very strong person; the person everyone else looks to for strength when life throws her curve balls.  I have to admit that my most recent, major life event really threw me for a loop!  Do you remember the “Simpsons&rdquo...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    I Would Not Have Survived

    It sounds weird to say this, but I am glad my dad was so tough on me. I am positive I would not have survived my life if he had raised me to be a little wuss. Granted, he didn't have to break bones to get his point across!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2011

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    but it has changed my life not only physical but mentally. I think I become this way for many reasons. Some are clear. Others are not. But I do believe everything happens for a reason. This is the path that I'm suppose to be on. God only knows.
    stayingstrong08 stayingstrong08 31-35, F May 20

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    An Apple For Teacher

    The year 2012 has been more than a roller coaster ride for me. When I look back at it, I could almost see faerieself crawling most of the time on the steel rails trying to get back in the damn friggin roller coaster cab. health issues - though not completely well but I am in...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    Every day above ground is a good day.

    I used to not think this way. Growing up was a violent adventure for me. While I must say I learned a lot and how to be strong I still went through terrible things to get here. I remember when I was 13 spraining my ankle and going to my father after missing the bus. He felt...
    Demack834 Demack834 41-45, M 1 Response May 20

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    My Worst Nightmare.

    I remember watching the movie "Awake"and being scared of that happening to me (anesthesia Awareness). I hoped it never would happen, and it did. I woke up during surgery only 8 weeks after watching the movie. It scared me, scarred me, and gave me PTSD. Then, a few years after...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Jun 17, 2012

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    I'm Not Talking About Extreme Situations Though

    But a lot of things I thought were bad actually made me better. And when I look back I'm grateful for some of those lessons.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2010

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    My Breakup

    Last year my boyfriend of three years (and best friend of five years) cheated on me with another woman and stayed with her, leaving me as a lover and pretty much as a friend as well. It left me heartbroken then.It was for this that I stopped postponing starting my psychotherapy...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    Lost

    Recently divorced looking for a way to make it back out into life, not really sure how to do anyone have any advice?
    Lotis1 Lotis1 51-55, M Nov 10, 2013

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    Yes like my control freak ex-wife divorcing me

    for another man ending a controlling sexless marriage I was hating, but afraid to end it myself. I thank her for her cold heart, and my new freedom!!!!
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Mar 29

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    Most Bad Things

    Bad things are- let's face it- BAD. No one enjoys them, everyone dreads them, and we all sometimes just wish bad things didn't exist. But I think what we forget or don't realize at all is the positivity that often stems from bad things. When we go through something bad, it...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    All Bad Things

    I've always walked away from a bad situation with more knowledge never less. It may take me some time before I figure out what it is I learned, but I always learn something. Whatever it was that happened might have hurt like Hell, but when time passes and you learn to deal with...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F Mar 22, 2013

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    I'm Like A Butterfly...

    At times...I'm like a butterfly caught inside life's net...and it feels like there is no escape for me when these particular moments occur. I've had a lot of these moments over the past year. Life can be simple...yet so incredibly complicated. People fall in love and live life...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    3 months ago my life was going down hill I was always upset and couldn't see a reason to stick around. Then I met him, he is my friends ex's cousin but he changed my life and I...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Whether it is a new friend or the right doctor you may have to see.Your positive energy to come into contact with a person that you truly want to meet does happen.Hopefully the...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. When someone is in your life for a...
    FBR4536 FBR4536 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    In the last few months I have had a special person come into my life...........this person just wanted to show friendship and be there if I needed them. I still believe the title...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    People come into your life for reason..someone will teach you , other will use you but there will one person who will bring best of you. Try to see and choose according to it. And...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I do as you come into my life over 8 months ago when there was lots of things happening and all bad things and you were having your own problems but we picked one another up and...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I used to be a very shy person when I was in college and often I would eat alone in the cafeteria. Unable to connect with anyone. Then one day, a classmate of mine came and sat...
    palabok palabok 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I would like to believe this. I know I believe it on some level. The store clerk and the dental hygienist and the office manager are there for clear reasons. I think most people...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Some times we are afflicted with the pain that someone has caused us. How nice of them to make us stronger, or to aid our realizations and growth. Some times we are afflicted with...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 12

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    Some people only appear at a crossroad in your life, you'll laugh, love, cry & live, the most amazing friend or lover, then they're gone like they were just a whisper... Safe...
    Xalinder Xalinder 36-40, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do believe that the people that come in your life either is to leave good memories or to leave a broken heart behind. But still, no matter what they leave behind I am thankful...
    Dari97 Dari97 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I was raped when I was 8 years old. It broke me in so many ways. I was battered and in so much pain. It turned me to homosexuality and I thought that it will make thing better but...
    yannie17 yannie17 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    There are so many beautiful people in the world, try challenging yourself and search for beautiful soul.
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    It is not always clear what the reason is. With Thanksgiving just around the corner I am thankful those those people who have ventured through my life, either deliberately or by...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses Nov 26

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    You were a stranger You stopped to send me a message of kindness and support and uplifted my spirits It infused my life like spice Leaving me happier and my life better I still...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think a certain someone on here has come into my life and others lives purely to annoy the **** out of us!!! I think most ppl in the 'I had an affair' forum will know exactly who...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    isa, I believe that we all affect each others lives as we touch each other....sometimes we crash and leave scars others mold together....fuse.... and if ripped away leave voids...
    TEMPOLTON TEMPOLTON 41-45, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    So many people come and go throughout our lives. Many strangers, and sometimes often. Most hardly get a greeting, or a kind word. Some get more. I have been going out of my way to...
    newphoenixrising newphoenixrising 46-50, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Monday morning....Dreading the thought of having to go back in to work. I already had 2 meetings that I knew of for the day plus a lunch date with some old friends both to catch up...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 32 Responses Dec 1

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    I read this just recently, and thought it was a lovely piece to share by author unknown. "You are not accidental. Existence needs you. Without you, something will be missing in...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I have been dating my bf Ben for over 4 years. He is my first love and everything. Eventhough we seem like a sweet couple he actually cheated on me and hit me few times at the...
    babyvalerie babyvalerie 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 16

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    Aren’t you amazed with the universe? You know, every time I look to the stars I feel a different emotion, I can’t even look at them for too long in an open sky and without...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life is......... Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    That's so true! When a person came in my life,i found my real self with him i found who i really was.
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    Sometimes you help someone without really knowing that you have helped them and without them knowing that they have been helped.
    ladybug96 ladybug96 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 16

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    all others come and go in my life but one friend that I know of right now has transcended through lifetimes with me. we have been best friends since before Christ and we will...
    psychedeliica psychedeliica 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have 2 very special people in my life and without them i wouldn't be strong enough to face to the challenges ahead. I would be lost without them
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I like those kinds of people that can make you smile and forget the reason you're upset - even if it's just for a little while
    chris1225 chris1225 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend is my gift from God to help me through this life.
    woodsettonlds woodsettonlds 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know why I met this lady.She hurt me a lot.I tried to forgive and forget her.But what she did is so hurtful that I can't rush to the forgiving part.God forgive me, but I...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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