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    Would Be Here All Night

    I would be here all night if I could just reading stories and chatting with friends.  I love reading all the stories I can and comment when I can.   
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Finally Got There

    I heard from my case manager the other day and I am going to get my kids back.I have to thank God  for helping me get as far as I have. I know it will be tough but the love for my kids will help me through the rough times. Thanks to all who written me wuth good support. And...
    joanvlrd joanvlrd 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    "Difficult time is the greatest magician of the

    world, it can change the face of ur dear ones, in seconds" Goodnight
    lost021 lost021 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Happy New Year

    HOPING YOU HAPPY NEW YEAR ,I WISH TO ME & YOU ALL NICE WONDERFUL NEW YEAR 2012. SEE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. APPRECIATE ALL NICE HAPPEN TO US . REMEMBER THE HAPPY TIME WE HAD LAST YEAR .
    SAVANY SAVANY 18-21, M Dec 31, 2011

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    The Mouse Trap

    A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M Jul 23, 2012

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    Life Lines...

    1) SHOW UP 2) PAY ATTENTION 3) TELL THE TRUTH, IF ONLY TO YOURSELF (SOME TRUTHS ARE BETTER LEFT UNSAID) 4) BE CONSISTANT 5) DON'T BE PERSONALLY ATTACHED TO THE OUTCOME
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    I Was Loved

    Everyone in the apartment complex I lived in years ago knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tomcat. Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and, shall we say, love. The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    Teach Me

    Every time you are in contact with a person, ask yourself, "What is this person meant to teach me?",  Every person in our lives has a lesson to teach us, and we teach them as well.  Some lessons include: to become stronger, to be more communicative, to trust intuition, to be...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F Jan 9, 2012

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    Everything Happens For a Reason

    I believe everything happens for a reason.  The number one life changing event that I can use as an example is my accident, which left me a paraplegic.    Before the accident, I was a 21-year-old, single mother of 1 beautiful little girl, but I was not yet mature...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    There Is a Distance...

    Hello my pretties,    Being a kid was like having great sex on a rainy night with a smoky sax playing in the background, even though I had no idea what sex was or a sax sounded like. I knew what rainy nights felt like...    Now that I know about the two 3-letter words...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 8, 2009

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    Cool.

    I remember when I was coming to Canada. I felt in a big airplane. I was excited because I'm going to be living  in Canada.  Of course this isn't the best  as the stories in "I want EP Must Reads."   I thought I should share.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    Keep Your Dream

    I have a friend named Monty Roberts who owns a horse ranch in San Ysidro. He has let me use his house to put on fund-raising events to raise money for youth at risk programs. The last time I was there he introduced me by saying, “I want to tell you why I let Jack use my horse...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M Jul 26, 2012

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    Mom's Wisdom

    Hello my pretties,    Growing up on a ranch in west Texas was the foundation of what I am today, but it was my mom's insights and perceptions on human nature that made me think about people, their motives and fears and loves and goals, made me wonder about our existence...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    Dont Hope,...decide

    While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about — the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly. This one occurred a mere two feet away from me. Straining to locate my friend...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2012

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    Great Idea.

    This is a great idea for a group. I love having easy accsess to good stories. =)
    cynthiaelizabeth cynthiaelizabeth 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2009

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    This Desert Heart

    Hello my pretties,    One of the things that I have been accused of for pretty much my entire adult life is the sin of introspecting too much. Maybe they are all correct; maybe I dwell on the human condition too much. The topic, though, fascinates me as no other topic does...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2009

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    Absolute Must Read

    The EP member iwritebiographies has the most inspiring and uplifting stories. At the request of many people who have read her stories in other groups, she created a group specifically for people to go to, so that they could read her writing without having to sort through stuff...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Believe In Yourself

    There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M Jul 23, 2012

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    Twilight

    has anyone seen twilight?my daughtr loves it shes9-1/2she knows it by heart now she counting the days fr twilightmoon..my son says its ok but it was alittle tooslow. and vampires dont come out at day,or go to school.if anyone saw it do you think moon ccgoing to be good?
    wanitta wanitta 46-50, F Jun 7, 2009

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    What Goes Around Comes Around

    One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her. Even with the smile on his face, she...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    Get To Know Someone.......

    My neighbor was an old man when I first met him. He had gray hair and sad brown eyes, and he was the kind of man that would lean against a wall with a cigarette in his hand. Later, my dad told me the story. My neighbor had been a victim of a concentration camp in the Holocaust...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    The Care and Feeding of Dragons

    Hello my pretties,    It doesn't matter what one calls it: the Darkness, the Dragon, the Soul-Eater, and more. There is a definite point in our lives when we know that the world isn't our mother; we are treated cruelly, cast aside by the machinations of something bigger...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    Wise Quotes:

    "Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece!""Avoid negative sources, such as, people, places and habits.""Believe in yourself; only you know what's best for you.""Try not to be judgemental, and see things from every angle.""Don't give up and don't give in.""Everything you...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2012

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    A Beautiful Ending And A New Beginning!

    Over the past year there has been much sorrow and struggle, not only with my teen son, but also in myself as well. I had begun to give up, wax and wane from the disappointments of every failed effort to "make" things different. My son had become someone I did not know and...
    prettywomanNautumn prettywomanNautumn 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Simple Amazement

    Hello my pretties,    After reading a huge amount of posts on this site, reading comments to those posts, and reading answers to some of the questions, I have come to a conclusion: I am amazed by people. Not that this statement is incendiary or unique, but it is...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    Ep Convention.

    http://www.experienceproject.com/uw.php?e... This is my own story, I feel conceited posting my own story here, but it is for the benefit of all of us in favor of an EP convention.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Jul 8, 2009

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    A Story Of An Eagle Living With Chickens

    Once upon a time, at a large mountainside there was an eagle nest with 4 large eagle eggs inside. One day, an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to roll down to a chicken farm, located in the valley below. The chickens knew that they must protect the eagle egg...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2012

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    Learn From Mistakes

    Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.” Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M Jul 23, 2012

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    Am I the Only One...

    who is actually interested in the Polls? Seriously?
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jul 17, 2009

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    It Might Be Love

    Hello my pretties, I have a lover's quarrel with the word "love." It seems to be over-used, mis-used, and mistaken for anything from sexual consent to the quality of steak. I hate the word love, but I love the idea of love, notwithstanding its various connotations. To wit...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    The Lost Wallet...a Great Love Story

    As I walked home one freezing day, I stumbled on a wallet someone had lost in the street. I picked it up and looked inside to find some identification so I could call the owner. But the wallet contained only three dollars and a crumpled letter that looked as if it had been in...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    An Immodest Proposal

    Hello my pretties, According to a well-known statistical company, there are currently 8.2 million women aged 45-55 who are either single, divorced, or are currently living apart from their husbands. There are also 6.8 million men in the same age group with the same status. As...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    Structured Thoughts In Random Order

    Hello my pretties,    Driving down one of the innumerable freeways in this city one day, I noticed how many people were in the left lane, speeding towards some ultimate and possibly mundane end, in a hurry to get to The Dollar Store or Old Navy, and for what, I ask? It was...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2009

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    Life Apologies

    •You probably remember me from the other day. I was the one who reacted very slowly to the green traffic light. When you honked your horn, I realized I was holding up traffic, so please accept my apology. However, I do want you to know why I seemed in a daze. You see, I was...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M Jul 26, 2012

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    EP In Space

      Any one who has seen the movie Matrix should be able to understand the concept of human minds being connected through advance computers systems that in turn can create the illusion of “reality”. The point of this story is that EP is a sophisticated human...
    Dewduster Dewduster 66-70, M 30 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    My Rosebud

    Hello my pretties,    The word was whispered, yet conveyed intense emotion. Rosebud. The last, best image in citizen Kane's head. The one thought that defined his soul. When my time comes, I wonder what my Rosebud will be. I wonder which of the billions of images, feelings...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    The Seed Of Honesty

    A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. He said...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    The Story Of An Ant

    One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather across my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour. At one point the ant had to negotiate a crack in the...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2012

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    Tips For A Beautiful Life !

    This story contains some “tips” that may bring you a beautiful life. Read them, live by them more fully, and I promise you will experience a beautiful life! •Take a 10-30 minute walk every day and while you walk, smile. •Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M Jul 23, 2012

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    I Have Learned..............

    Here is a list of what I have learned....at least, what I have learned that is meaningful.................... I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned- that no matter how much I...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    " True Love " Story

    One day, a young guy and a young girl fell in love. But the guy came from a poor family. The girl’s parents weren’t too happy. So the young man decided not only to court the girl but to court her parents as well. In time, the parents saw that he was a good man and was worthy...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    Deliverance, Interrupted

    Hello my pretties,    "Deliver us from evil..."      A pretty famous quote from a pretty famous text. What does it really mean, though, to someone like me? Someone like you? Someone like all of us? Why do we even need deliverance? Yeah. Because we seem to have a...
    DentedSyke DentedSyke 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2009

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    Nervous

    i am finally going to the dr cant think to much cant work crying
    cbusias cbusias 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    My War ...this Is What Really Happened

    I have been writing a book for the last year, and here is a chapter out of it...I am hoping that I get the book published ..The accounts are accurate , I was there...Lt. Brian MAGREBEH As we moved on Magrebeh, an eerie, ghost-town feeling permeated the scene. No individual was...
    bandatra bandatra 36-40, M Jul 22, 2012

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    Book Lovers!

    Hello All- I'm involved in the NatAmGoGo campaign to produce and distribute my latest novel CRESCENDO as an audiobook. This campaign at Indiegogo also benefits a Native American language and culture foundation. Lots of perks available, including the unabridged audiobook recording...
    NativeWords NativeWords 51-55, F Sep 9, 2013

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    Guilt - a Useless Emotion?

    As I walk very slowly down this path of recovery I feel as though I am doing very well indeed - in fact I'm going to stop right now and give myself a big pat on the back. I do feel as though I am trying to in some way pre warn myself about each emotions so that I can be...
    catya47 catya47 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    First of all, I am not a cutter, I am not suicidal, and never have been, I don't want to die. I want to live. But I am not living. I have been stuck in a unwanted role for the...
    CameraForEyes CameraForEyes 22-25, M Mar 30

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    An addition to the 100 things I already shared.. 1. I love playing video games 2. My favourites are the GTA Games 3. I enjoy talking about nerdy things 4. Even when I'm really sad...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    1 my hair is brown but in my picture it looks red 2 I am in love with Kurt Cobain 3 I haven't done a lot of bad things but those are the kind of stories I post on here 4 I don't...
    Sheslikethewind Sheslikethewind 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I miss my partner in jail. Tonight is so hard to get through. He;s allowed out on trial release to attend work and AA meetings twice a week and we were planning on meeting up...
    sophieteresa sophieteresa 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Day three on my "Break". I don't know if anyone really reads this, but putting it in print helps me stick to the plan. No more drinking... Not for a long while.
    Crosby43 Crosby43 41-45, M 7 Responses Apr 3

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    yeah do so that my tombstone reads"""HERE is a man with no regrets""life is simple and beautyfull its us who make it so twisted simple solution to that is simple living high...
    romell romell 36-40, M Apr 8

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    'Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he's also probably the greatest writer...
    Riemann Riemann 18-21, M Apr 10

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    It is peculiar, isn't it? I mean, nobody knows who I am here, so I can write what I want to. Does it make a difference, then? I think it does. It is a rare chance for me to say...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Once Again Love I was a Reiki master, also conducting courses in Emotional Intelligence , for approximately ten years. Moreover, I was a happy wife and mother, living and...
    Sarita07 Sarita07 51-55, F Mar 26

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