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I Want to Be a Positive Influence

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Of Course

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    But i do hurt at times.

    And hurt makes me sound spooky.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    Why is it so hard for some people to just

    accept things as they come and go? I generally post experiences that are neutral, with some of the crazy stuffs that go through my head, then like vultures they come and insert negativity and insight fiendish squabbles. I need more positive in my life, please. I am so done with...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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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 Dec 20, 2014

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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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    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 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 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 Dec 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    The cashier felt fear of me spooky.

    He liked that i care. But sensed i can flip. So. How to be positive influence. If my bipolar is that obvious.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 3

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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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    Related Experiences

    I'm pretty sure my purpose in life is to positively influence others. As simple as that sounds. If I already said this before, now I just believe it more.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Add me if your a positive person.
    wdrngSoul wdrngSoul 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    I love Zodiac and astrology. I love knowing other people's signs and researching them... Astrology to me, is just a base of how an individual's personality is. For example, I'm...
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I am a 20 year old from London who studies Performance at University, which is about to end in a week. After that ill be off to America for five months working and experiencing new...
    Amyflorence Amyflorence 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    My story is like most others. I have family history of Breast/ovarian cancer in my family; actually on both sides of my family. I will never forget the words the nurse told me...
    SweetPea0513 SweetPea0513 31-35, F 1 Response May 12

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    0.77. I remember that Google was mentioned on "60 minutes" 0.78. I am not afraid of dogs 1. "As good as it gets" - it was an interesting movie 2. Sometimes my keyboard-playing are...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Apr 29

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    Disagree failure and rejection is the best part of life when a person get it from anyone from any situation it feel like so much empty, less and like life is hell but the other...
    softheart100 softheart100 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I see so many negative people these days. From online to just in the store. It's sad, there are so many positive things happening everyday! New life, raining in places that need it...
    ChelleDallas16 ChelleDallas16 18-21, F Apr 28

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    Well I'm positive. I'm actually not going to let this get me down. I'm maintaining my positive outlook. I feel like everyone kind of wants to pity me but I tell them don't. I'm...
    Godislife91 Godislife91 22-25, M 2 Responses May 4

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    So I wanted to share a positive experience I had a few years back. Right now I am trying to stay as positive as I possibly can. It was a rainy day in Venice, Italy and we were...
    enchantingsub enchantingsub 41-45, F 2 Responses May 10

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    But my will is good. I just love people who decide I'm too quiet and need to be crazy. And I need someone to get me into drinking, which shows what good influences they actually...
    themagicsback themagicsback 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    In Lucky to grow up in a generation that saw men and women like Steve Jobs Tim Cook Obama & many others because these men are my type of people... I feel special to grow up...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    HIV on the first time? I'm here in the E.R with my boyfriend wich we have been together for 3 years but I knew him for a almost year before we even started dating I thought I did...
    TelezAby TelezAby 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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