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

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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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F Jun 17, 2012

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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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    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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    'What seem to us bitter trials are often

    blessings in disguise.' ~ Oscar Wilde
    awebventure awebventure 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 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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    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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    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 new Dr tells me that I need a routine that is pretty consistent so I can get my body used to being upright the majority of the day even tho its pure hell for being in pain ALL...
    LoveWhitz LoveWhitz 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I can't change my past, our past, but I can change my future and it is mine because there is not "us" in it anymore. You hurt me and I must remember that. I must remember all...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Just when you think you can change your future the universe will remind you that is a delusion and while we can hope for things we never truly know what will happen. Be in the...
    peachygreens peachygreens 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    They say people leave imprints in your life, whether they stay in it or not. You are akin to a tattoo in mine. Always with me, and never to be forgotten.
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The fact is that you can get it to.😉
    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    You want to come in my life, the door is open. You want to get out of my life, the door is open. Just one request. Don't stand at the door, you're blocking the traffic.
    iEmperorking iEmperorking 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    A lot of people have come into my life and most of them also went away again quickly. For a long time I've struggled with that, but most of them also told me how glad they were...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It seems every day I only crave it more. That feeling that only the few lucky ones can truly experience. I want to feel love. I want someone to tell me they love me and that they...
    ashlenamya66359 ashlenamya66359 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Been feeling some great vibes... and noticing some signs around me. And some dreams too... I tried to decode and came up with something (good). I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There were many times in my life someone was around at the right time to help me through hardships and that in itself has changed my life...for the best!;)
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    i believe there is a reason. after i meet someone new, i will make a conversation in my head after that. a scenario always pop up on my head. while the reality sometimes don't do...
    karinaire karinaire 22-25, F a week ago

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    I got sick. became helpless and a burden within a year.
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My daughter fell down running for the bus. We spent the day in the emergency room with minor scapes and sutures. Her ego was bruised and she's sore. I'm thankful it was nothing...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    its happend often . n repetitively . not even to jus me . but many ppl i kno . n even dont kno ..
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle 36-40, M Feb 2

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    It's ****** up everything could be new anything all day everyday to missing everything
    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M Feb 2

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    All It took was five minutes and my whole life changed. After that I moved across America and left everyone and everything I knew behind
    XxRainingDownxX XxRainingDownxX 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    So enjoy everything while it's still there. Someday you'll realize how stupid you are letting that moment go...
    nyleeg nyleeg 22-25, F Feb 1

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    On January 5, my girlfriend and I picked out rings. We were trying to start a family together. Life was incredibly good. For the past two weeks, we have fought almost daily, we...
    Sheepdog47 Sheepdog47 46-50, M Feb 1

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    1. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills. This book was, was, was, the reason I had the courage to come out to my Mom as Transgender. Parts of it still make...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 31

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    Two people came into my life and both made me a much more confident and stronger person. one is a woman who I married and had an unhappy marriage later on. we divorced and I was...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I fell in love with a girl Melisa we were perfect for each other but we had a falling out and I never got to tell her how I really felt I have hsv2 and if we ever started talking...
    firechild85 firechild85 26-30, M Jan 31

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    Hi am very very broken hearted A B who live in the UK Kent ,,hi wish family would leave me alone and not take advantage of me like lending money and not paying it back and...
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    We should understand, people come for a reason and things happen for a reason. it might be just the reaction to the action.. or you invite the trouble.. but every moment should be...
    Katty4fun Katty4fun 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I know one has already. It didn't work out but I'm thankful that it happened and I wait with increasing impatience to find the next person who will be that great change for me.
    Steelquill Steelquill 22-25, M Jan 28

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    A child called it, The lost boy and a Man named Dave. Three books about child abuse. I read them when I was in 8th grade and I've never been the same.
    NerdyBookQueen NerdyBookQueen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    My big one is the Discworld series. Terry Pratchett challenged my way of thinking and values. I learned a lot from his work.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 26

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    All these years i let myself haunted by my own insecurities, i let myself absorbed all the negativities i don't even deserve. I settled for less, fear change. Avoiding anything...