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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    one person can change it for the better, and one person can change it for the worse. That one person who changes it for the better, could also be the same person who changes it...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F Mar 20

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    Just like things that come across as good things to the weak mind are really bad things in disguise.
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 17

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    I have always thought one person can turn someone's life around or a simple gesture can make someone's day. Its the small things in life that are the biggest rewards.
    Kman4You Kman4You 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    There are inspiring people everywhere. In history, you read life stories that really make you think about your own. Like Anne Frank. I accept I am inspired by my rabbi.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The more this thought comes into my mind the more I angrily push it away paying no attention. I tell myself this is cruel, how could I have such thoughts? Growing up was very...
    ButterflyTearz ButterflyTearz 70+, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    People come into your life to show you your worth. How to value yourself. Your friends show you love and how being there for each other means so much. Your enemies show you how...
    Tears4fears15 Tears4fears15 22-25 3 Responses Mar 3

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    Whoops, I thought this was "I've Done Some Butt Things". My bad, you guys.
    TubbsMcBubblegut TubbsMcBubblegut 18-21, M Mar 12

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    True thing, some people come & teach you few things & some people come into your life to learn something from you :)
    TherRock90 TherRock90 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    if only people that entered or exited your life had a "hi, my name is so and so and my purpose in your life was/is...." less guessing...
    JanuaryDaisy JanuaryDaisy 36-40, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    h i kath i always look forward to our talks i hope these talks are making you feel at ease with rachel she and you nave a great journey of exploration/hope and fulfillment of the...
    lenagnes lenagnes 66-70 Mar 14

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    My best friend came into my life, and he changed me for the better. He made me grow into a stronger person, and helped me develop the confidence I need in life. He's change my...
    briarbug briarbug 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For example, when you have a baby,nyour entire life has to be reorganized and your way of life and the way you look at things changes completely. all because of one little person...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    How would you feeling today?Do you still have the energy you remember once having? Can you hop out of your bed with ease? Do you feel like you are fit and string? If you don't feel...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    I had this teacher in middle school who really changed my way of viewing the world. When I first met him, I was an extremely shy person who couldn't even have a casual conversation...
    UneReveuse UneReveuse 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    People are merely a bunch of atoms and cells that replicate a pattern over and over again to form this body called you. But you are not the same you tomorrow as you are now. In 7...
    R0GUE R0GUE 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Tomorrow i well go to military this is my last day to do anything i whant im not feel good and this is something new and im also sad and not feeling good at all i wish if my...
    Fde332w Fde332w 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    A friend shared a song with me from their teenage years, a song that inspired them, that lead them in a direction in life.Then they asked me to share a song from my younger days...
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I am learning that the most important people that have walked through my life are the ones who hurt me the most. With every tear, disappointment and heartache I have grown into the...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Shout out to my parents and to my biffle Candice G.!
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Till now, mostly negative but i met her and that changed. I could never believe you could combine so many great facets into one being. Not only a heart of gold and a healing...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Sometimes they come to inspire.Sometimes they come to motivate.Sometimes they come just to offer good tidings.I wish one would come to hold me in her arms and make me feel like a...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Its just randomness how you could go all day, hoping to run into someone you really wanna see and talk too. With knowing the chances are super slim that you will see that person...
    xHI5x xHI5x 22-25 5 Responses Mar 8

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    some stay, and some leave as quickly as they came into it. I have been here just a very short time. most all here seem pretty real. we all know if we have been here it's also a...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Although I do not know the people on this website, I feel like some people that answer to some of my questions have commented with a purpose, to impact my life with positivity, for...
    Breakingkal Breakingkal 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    They came for a reason, they left for one too.. moments are built for the reasons to emerge, and the reasons are destined to show us the real picture of life.. the infinite wisdom...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 6 Responses Mar 3

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    My head told me you were gone forever when you got married But my heart told me you'd still need ms when you needed to talk Is it very selfish of me to be so glad your heart won...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Not sure what the reason is sometimes but I am sure there is a reason.
    BeachAngelTami BeachAngelTami 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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