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I Want to Be a Positive Influence

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    But there's a dark side to me

    that tries to corrupt me, and I get scared. D:
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 21

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    I Hope I Am..

    I am calm by nature, and so many people are just overly hasty. So I try to just calm them down a bit by talking to them or just showing them that it's no problem if it takes them 2 minutes longer to finish something. I avoid unnecessary fights myself, and try to make people stop...
    MsIndievidual MsIndievidual 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    I really want to inspire others

    or at least make them smile when times are hard.
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If I Could

    Take all the anger and rage out of myself and bottle it .. I would love it .. but at the same time this is what God is here for ... For us to lay our issues on ...   I dont want to see people grow up the way i did .. anyone not my children the lady next doors children...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Aug 10, 2007

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    Mostly For The Kids I Work For.....

    I run my own daycare and the kids are aged between 2-5 years. I often think that a kind nature is wasted on other adults as most of them just abuse it or see it as weakness. However, kids don't. I like to know that my personality works for someone, it's the only thing that keeps...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F May 15, 2011

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    When I Have Kids Someday

    I want to be good for them. I want them to learn from the stupid things I have done, as well as all the good things But alas I know they will make their own mistakes, and have to learn for themselves, and that scares me. I think that is one of the things that scares me most about...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2008

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    I'm Trying Everyday to ...

    I'm trying everyday to improve things about myself and for myself. My sister has recently come out and told me that she is pregnant and she needs someone and the baby will need someone to properly help guide them through life. I can't tell her what to do, but I can try ...
    Andariel Andariel 22-25, F Jul 10, 2008

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    It Takes The Same Energy To Be Positive Or Negative

    I've been on both sides of this fence. Being negative and seeing a half empty glass landed me nowhere. A half full glass and a pocket full of dreams that to some seemed outrageous took me to places around the globe and back.I know as I sit here right now how hard it is to turn it...
    Kokabella Kokabella 36-40, F Jan 5, 2010

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    Do As I Say...

    ...and as I DO...I try to live a good life and teach my son by actions, not just words. Not be hypocritical...Helping others, being polite and tolerant...Being fair and willing to meet others halfway...Standing up for what you believe...Going the distance and giving your best...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Jul 21, 2008

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    For My Children

    This is why I encourage my daughter to volunteer as often as possible. We have food drives, clothing/toys for the holidays, cell phones, etc. I send away for infant formula and donate it to the womens shelters. When we see a clearance on items that you can't resist we stock up...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2007

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    I Have A Little Cousin

    My uncle is soon to be married to a great woman. She is divorced from a short previous marraige. She had a kid in that marraige. He is 2. He is so innocent. So great. He is open to everybody and everything. I want to show him more of his happy world. I want to make him strong. I...
    dreamtobe dreamtobe 13-15, F Jun 20, 2010

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    I Hope I'm Already a Posti...

    I hope I'm already a postive influnence to many children as well as adults. I love the way I do things and I want people to realize that it is ok to make mistakes.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Feb 26, 2008

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    Positive Influence

    Positive influence,That's me,The way i wanna be,Making good,Looking,On the bright side,Way to go.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 2, 2011

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    Be The Change You Want To See In The World!

    World doesn't become a better place unless we make it better. One has to be the change one likes to see in the world. Now it might be that no matter how much you try nothing changes but you just got to keep on trying because at the moment you stop trying you'll become just like...
    IdontKnowEther IdontKnowEther 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2012

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    Love

    There is too much hate and anger in this world.  We are loved.  God loves us so much that through all of our days, as many times as we stray and disobey, He never walks away. Because He loves us, because He sent His son for us, because Christ taught us how to love...
    dcwsaranac dcwsaranac 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    I want to see a world

    where people aren't scared of each other just because they are different
    youngndfurius youngndfurius 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    All My Good EP Friends...

    ...and anyone else who knows me well knows this is true.
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Nov 25, 2011

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    My Loved Ones

    Although I'm resistant to changing myself for others, I wouldn't have a problem changing for the better for the ones I call family, my loved ones.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 15, 2011

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    I Hope That I Am a Positive...

    I hope that I am a positive influence for my kids, but like everyone I make mistakes.  
    wbblynch wbblynch 31-35 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    I Just Need To Start Putting In The Effort To Do So....

    Growing up, it was rare for me to have a positive influence in my life. But I refuse to let myself become an abusive person, or a drug addict, or a drunk. Which was what I was surrounded by, well that and a bunch of people ******* one another, no meaning, just nothing sex. I...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    Like the Chicken Pox

    I am a very happy positive person by nature. I will usually find the positive spin in a situation and am quick to laugh and smile. Last weekend I was at a workshop, on the second day the guy beside me looked at me and asked "Has anyone ever told you you are infectious"...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    My Influence

    I consider myself a positive influence already.  I am raising my six year old sister, lead lots of church activities, and have high moral standards, as well as being an "over-acheiver."  I am very pleased with the influence I have on others.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    I Would Like to Think So. ...

    I would like to think so. I always try to be possimistic. If things look dark, I like to look for the bright side in every situation. Sometimes it is hard but once you sit down and stop to think, you can find one. Life was not meant to be easy and the things thrown at us will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    Of Course

    I want to be helpful, not a bad influence.
    HazelMustang2012 HazelMustang2012 16-17, M Jul 10, 2008

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    I hate this saying"Don't count your eggs

    before they hatch" because we are great beings and my dream is to see two arms become one of a fully functional hug, replace mind boundaries with Openness , Replace Hatred with Peace, replace Doubt with Possibility, Replace Negativity with Positivity. And we are Limitless so I...
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Starting With Me

    I'm trying to remain more positive, So much negetivity going on.Trying to help people out more at my retail job. Recently read a guest comment card about me. Mentioned how patient I was with her. I remembered her and she did take a REALLY long time. I did what I had to do and...
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157 51-55, F Jun 23, 2012

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    My voice is naturally very slow

    and boring maybe because I'm generally not a happy person, always felt alone. I hate when people say I'm not enthused about the conversation or why do I sound so sleepy or bored, "what you're not feeling to talk". Like I'm sorry, I can't help it at times although if I try to...
    Journeytime Journeytime 18-21, F Jan 2

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    i've Been Told I'm ...

    i've been told i'm a bad influence, but i think that's because that is what sticks with people. i want to be a positive influence, but i find it very difficult to do because of the way i am.
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 10, 2008

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    I Think I Already Am a Posi...

    I think I already am a positive influence by the morals I choose to pass along to my friends and young people in my life.  Although I joke around all the time that would make people question my positive influence, those who know me know that I'm only kidding and usually...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T Jul 10, 2008

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    Clear your mind of the rubbish/junk And simply feel the happiness within you! You can be happy, own it, you're in charge of it darling. Smile!
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Forget New Years' resolutions.....I need changes and self improvements NOW!!! There comes a time in your life when your children are grown and gone, work is not a priority any...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Just find out I'm positive... ;( no wonder why im always tired and sleepy.... Feeling so sad right now.. How should I tell my family should I even tell them
    filipinoako filipinoako 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Christmas Day.. It should be a happy and blessed day.. The worst Christmas gift I got in my life is that I just found out I'm hiv positive... :( what a day .... An awful day...
    filipinoako filipinoako 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    We are programmed by society to live our lives according to a set and proven set of rules. We finish school, go to university, get a good job, meet the right girl, get married and...
    HavingFun138 HavingFun138 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Firstly I would like to say that I arrived at these most important principles after what I could term a whirlwind of experiences, mostly negative, that helped to shape these...
    KingDee2 KingDee2 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I have a friend who used to ALWAYS ask me, "What's something positive that happened today?" It used to irritate me when I was asked that when I was in a funk. Because he wouldn't...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Black Friday? Wot’s that all abaht then? Said in ones best cockney accent. For decades, we in the UK, have been bombarded by all kinds of influences from our American cousins...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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    I've been thinking about this line throughout my adolescent years. It would be running through my head at every second. "You need to be more confident, then you could achieve...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14

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    I've learned that happiness is what you make it. If you want to be happy, then be happy. Suppress negative thoughts and encourage positive ones. Cut off unhealthy friendships...
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Positive - I watched part of the movie Frozen with someone who really likes the movie a lot. Positive 2 - I talked to someone about their fun vacation - they went south and got...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    While dealing with company’s management, it is necessary to consider employee relations and how they are benefitting the organization. Whether it is a million dollar company or a...
    mary1357 mary1357 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    You know what, I like to be real, I love cutting out all the rubbish and getting to the route of the problem, I used to be the kind of woman that would suppress so many emotions...
    pristee88 pristee88 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    They are positive and negative things about dating me, and I want to find a guy who doesn't judge me by these things. Positive: I'm a model, I'm skinny, I can bake, I like to work...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope...
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 3

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    Smile regardless, laugh regardless, and have fun regardless. Positive thoughts will forever outweigh the negative ones. The sun will shine, through the dark clouds, and thunder...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Willie Nelson
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    With a world filled with gloom, I want to send a shockwave of positive vibes. After all, what we reap is what shall be sown and gathered. To do good unto thy neighbor helps great...
    kittylin kittylin 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I don't know why so many people think I'm a positive person. Honestly I'm not. I'm really skeptical and more often see the glass half empty. Or I just don't see the glass at all...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Dec 8

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    I want to be positive but it's so hard. I'm not a complete Debbie downer but I find it difficult to be satisfied about the present. I'm always thinking about the next step, if...
    SacredMelody SacredMelody 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8