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I Want to Be a Positive Influence

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Be my friend :D im super bored but fun, i want positive friends i can laugh with! Not old people though, 30 years old and younger.. Message me, dont be shy ^.^
    thekittykat thekittykat 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    1. I am a girl thus, I have fancy lady parts that I will not send you pics of, so stop asking. 2. I am a Jr. 3. I love olderish movies and music particularly: Ferris Bueller's...
    lindseysway lindseysway 16-17, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    There are many things we come across, some affect us , some just pass. Here are some of the things that left a deep impact on me and continue to influence my thoughts, words and...
    BlueTheWarrior BlueTheWarrior 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Wednessday. Slow work day. Good leftover. Reminded that ep is just another metropolis. Tried to heart two stories but was blocked thus proving few places promote...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    "All living things want to be happy and avoid suffering", -Buddha "Try not to be a C**t", - robertcarlos
    RobertCarlos RobertCarlos 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    Wednessday. Didnt stress much over work for mentor. Havent wanted to exit in days. Ate ok. Made smokes. Tolerated mentors grumpy comments. Cared for many with...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    From an early age, I was taught the difference between right & wrong. I am only willing to be around people who have something positive to offer, and there are not many people...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Sep 23

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    I am someone who likes to go deep into things that matter to me. It was education (it never ends) first, then it was sports, then there was philosophy, then there was work, then...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I posted a story and in less than a second it was removed. Then i got this . -Experience Project is a community of positive support, where members connect with people who...
    hottiff hottiff 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 8

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    Yes, I think I need to be more positive. Nothing really has changed over the years. Still in an "intimacy free" marriage. I'm working hard to be happy anyway. Looking at the...
    ExistsinHOPE ExistsinHOPE 51-55, F Oct 12

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    But society keeps getting in my way and stopping me from genuine positive emotions ,not the kind where you keep repeating a mantra until the words no longer have meaning. It has to...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    But sometimes it's just so damn hard! Am I right? I try to be positive. Sometimes I'm pretty successful. But tonight is one of those nights for me where I can't seem to pull my...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    One can always be positive or negative about anything - it's your choice. The problem? Hardly anybody (on EP or otherwise) realises this. Maybe that should be in the terms and...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    I'll try post 3 positives each day or I might think of another way of 3 positive posts but for now i'll post 3 positives of my day! Wednesday 1st October 1) Manage to sort out a...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Oct 4

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    It's awkwardly interesting to feel one thing yet think another. I think I want to be with my ex I feel like I have to be a with him I'm terribly obsessed and I need relief. I'm so...
    Janisoneluv Janisoneluv 26-30, F Oct 5

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    I try to keep a positive attitude toward life and work and when I find others who are the same we are able to share this and have fun with whatever task is happening! Being...
    cuddles1266 cuddles1266 56-60, M Sep 24

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    Hey everyone , just would like to write my little update ... It's end of September ... 7 months since I was diagnosed. Time goes so quickly , I can't believe it. Started my...
    1981angel 1981angel 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 29

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    I been reading all my experiences and it makes me sad to bring negative issues afloat. I want to say I took them as venting to someone but now I don't want to look in the negative...
    treto treto 22-25, M a week ago

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    when we live among the positive people , we find ourself getting positive vibes from them without we!being realized..
    yashwith yashwith 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I need and want to stop looking at women as objects. Ive never had what you would call a positive role model, which has resulted in many things. One of them being i only see one...
    nikokoko nikokoko 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So why is it so damn hard? Some days I feel so thankful to be alive and other days I feel like everything's just falling apart around me. I really need this year to be good and...
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F Sep 24

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    Sometimes, you just need to take a step back when life gets crazy; breathe in, breathe out and just "be." I have become a much more positive person lately by just simply living...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 1 Response Sep 24

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    Wow there are other people out there like me. Thank God - I'm not stupid or crazy. I hate this man and yet my heart hurts when I think about walking away after 17 years. But my...
    Cflo Cflo 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    US, September 29, 2014: It remains a mystery as to why, and how, thousands of Muslims––some of them women too––from the West, have covered such a long distance to join ISIS...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 3

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