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I Want to Be a Positive Influence

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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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    Of Course

    I want to be helpful, not a bad influence.
    HazelMustang2012 HazelMustang2012 16-17, M 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Nov 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I always try to remain positive and happy, and I normally do, but I always have worries on what my future might hold for me, why can't I just settle down and enjoy to the fullest...
    Jshangle64 Jshangle64 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    1. I procrastinate like there's no tomorrow. You have no idea how long it's taken me to write this story. 2. I am a master at all things Pokemon. 3. I have the shortest attention...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello. I would like to welcome all members of the public as well as as the members of our group to the initiation of our organisation. My hope is that we manage to make EP a safe...
    ReconForum ReconForum 22-25 Jun 30

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    I cannot live my life being dragged down by how other people think and try to influence me, I have to live my life for my own happiness and of those I love
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Woke up anxiety and frustration. I'm letting other people influence me. I don't know how to stop and it's over the dumbest thing ever. I have always questioned all my choices and...
    cutecrazy05 cutecrazy05 22-25 3 days ago

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    It's taken me a while to accept this because there are a lot of things about it I do not like. But, as much as I try to turn away from it, there will be some of it that has...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    HIV Positive does not mean “Dirty” All over hook-up websites, gay men portraying themselves as HIV Negative refer to themselves as “being clean”. This is also true on TV...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    HIV Positive does not mean “Dirty” All over hook-up websites, gay men portraying themselves as HIV Negative refer to themselves as “being clean”. This is also true on TV...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I have hard time being positive. Like I try to stay positive and not say I'm forever alone but my sister still lives me with and family and all she does is jump from guy to guy...
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I want to be positive about life, and joining this group is not a bad start right? Instead of searching through "lonely", "heart broken", "life sucks" groups, I had a positive...
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    a chapter of my life just ended and now I'm facing a new chapter! Everything happens for a reason..I just have to live a positive life!! Positive mindset= positive result...
    lovinicole lovinicole 22-25, F Jul 8

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    Really tired of people telling me to thing positive. Thinking positive does not help me. All the times I have thought positive only bad things happened to me, so explain to me why...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Starting today, I have made some personal inner changes. I have always been a pretty positive person, especially for those around me. But what I have been failing to do, is be...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 1

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    More than that, I work at least daily on maintaining and advancing a positive mental alignment. There are so many things that would trap you into focusing on things you cannot...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Jul 4

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    So many people tend to be depressed about life. I know, as humans we have problems and struggles. But giving up is not the best choice. Instead of thinking negatively, we should be...
    lauracassie92 lauracassie92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I really want to be one of those "positive" people...! Who are always nice and positive and upbeat...! And always doing stuff! Yay! Now, if only I knew how...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I wonder if I start acting positive, and behaving positive, if my mind will follow. I know I will get good results with my relationships and encounters with others. But it would be...
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Life is a mystery, but one thing is for sure: when you start with a positive mental attitude, then things are much better than when you are stuck in negative rumination. So, as...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I think we can all change our lives by converting every negative thought to a positive. So my negative thought of the day is, "I have so much work to do" I'm converting it to...
    radisglad radisglad 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wanted do it. Let me explain to you why. Back in the year of 2010 I had EVERYTHING I wanted and needed. I had caring friends, I had a positive outlook on everything, I just got...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It doesn't happen everyday, but when I am around positive people it's refreshing 😊 I feel like I need to push all that negativity that been in my life for years and just...
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17, F Jun 26

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    It does not matter how much you try to stay positive,,,, but the people around you have more impact on your behavior for staying to be positive!!!!!!!!
    EmptyError EmptyError 26-30, M Jul 2

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    I believe every day is another opportunity to better myself. Though I'm not where I wish I could be, i'm far from where I've been and I've come a long way. Change isn't fast, it...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F Jul 7

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    If I was to write every single detail, I'd probably be typing all night. Plus I am too lazy :P But well me name is Emily, I'm 17 years old. I was raped when I was 12 by a...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I have very few reasons to be positive, generally. I have yet to reach milestones that I crave so hard to reach. And I keep trudging. I still bash myself, I still say negative...
    unknownfamiliar unknownfamiliar 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13