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

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 Jul 22, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, 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, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    I am exhausted at all the people who settle into a life and are not happy saying they give up and will never be happy. Only YOU are in control of your life! It is the decisions YOU...
    wesleyjones wesleyjones 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've long thought/believed that People Come Into Your Life For A Reason... I've just not always been clear on what the reason Is, y'know? To learn & grow, of course. To share...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I really really genuinely do! I can't stand when a kindhearted person that only cares about other people, Someone that puts everyone before themselves and hates hurting others, Has...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won't let you be anything less...
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason I believe this whole heartedly. A man came into my life this past January. I didn't know then that talking to him would change...
    Elpis11 Elpis11 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Is there anyone who doesn't. Whether it's to join an activity to become more social friendly and have more fun or whether its to go to the gym or start exercising to lose weight...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    This life is just a crossroad for our spirits to touch each other souls and walk away, tag Your it.
    letmeloveurmind letmeloveurmind 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    No, you are not what I was looking for, sometimes we find things or people we didn't know we wanted. I like you, for you, not because you fit but because you appeal to me. Like a...
    loveCT loveCT 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    And I believe there's a limitation to the period of time each and everyone of us have with everyone either you'll leave this earth first or them. Or it's separation, either ways...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I met a guy a few months ago (a year ago) on Facebook we had an amazing friendship he was always there for me and I was always there for him..we talked as friends for about 3...
    DalaKumono DalaKumono 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Due to random coincidences that occur just at the right moment.
    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    Every symbol and number you see has a cognitive meaning purpose and place in fate and time.
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Yes...to bully me. One after another. I dont know what kindness is. Noone was ever kind to me, besides view people.
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    We must learn to see ourselves as one. We must eradicate labels that divide us. We must eradicate hate, intolerance, greed, the need for power over others, and learn to love our...
    StarAngels StarAngels 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I had responded to a post yesterday.The young man wrote me back.I took a glimpse of his profile.Which I rarely do and probably should.But,we chatted for quite sometime.I had seen...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 16

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    Lately, I wonder if it is design or chance that brings people into your life. Can it be destiny - this is such a romantic notion. There are so many variables like time, connection...
    Elbellzi Elbellzi 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I am 23 years old. A mother of one. All I ever wanted was a nuclear family as a little girl growing up. Life was not well to me so I try to make it better as an adult. I have been...
    Dominique64 Dominique64 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    An odd symbol that has been appearing in my life since early childhood: stars. Little pieces of star-shaped confetti, star stickers, and the like have always randomly appeared at...
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F Jun 15

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    I'm sick of this cycle of miserable behaviors that keep carrying me into hating my own existence. How do you change? What do you change to? The person you our is all you know. Do...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F Jun 14

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    This is the letter that I got from the manager of cherry tree nursery in Bournemouth to support me during my court trial . To who it may concern I write as the manager of a...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F Jun 14

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    There are those who gave us our firsts--memories that will last a lifetime First kiss First love First broken heart There were those who brought pain and disappointment...but with...
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    One day, my Christian Grey, you will realize that I am your Anna Steele. And then, I will be the happiest...
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I definitely believe that but there are a few who can be a bad influence on you as well. When I was 7 my 15 year old cousin started looking after me after school when my mother...
    mkblain mkblain 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I don't know why we are drawn to this unexplainable energy that binds us. If you leave, I will never find out the answers, and neither will you.
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    Reading Fahrenheight 451 in 8th grade changed my entire perspective on society, education, censorship, politics. It had such a profound impact on me, and was such an interesting...
    Siobhan420 Siobhan420 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    My whole life can change if i found someone who really likes me and care about me...
    wajdi23 wajdi23 22-25, M Jun 13

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    I had so many people come in and out my its not even funny. Sometimes I wish some would stay longer but I believe that they stayed the exact amount of time they were suppose to
    martinez93 martinez93 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 13