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I Want To Keep Smiling Anyway

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    Smile Anyway

    There's things which hurt or not proud of or things we don't understand and yet, the best thing, is to smile anyway.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    Crashing

    It feels today as if the world is crashing in around me. I want to lie in bed and let my dreams carry me to more pleasant times, but alas I cannot. I have to rise above it and keep going. Think about the positive and create a new path for today. Smile and be happy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 4, 2011

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    A Reminder Of My Humanity

    This is my inspiration, my reminder to be strong when I feel weary. I have bolded my favorite part of the poem, though I love it all. What is it that sustains you, who are reading this now?The Invitation by Oriah It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    As you said keep me smiling. I am smiling. Smiling for you for me and other. I am keeping my promise on. Tears are covering my eyes, throat getting choked. Controling my breath...
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    I have been friends with this girl for over 4 years now, and I've always had like a weird relationship with her. I have always had some sort of feelings for her and I could never...
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    During my nude week at home, I have discovered that I have new voyeurs that like to watch me. The first time I notice one of them was when I had came down and was eating cereal at...
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    I love this site! I knew in theory that there were people with my problem, but had never met any of them. Like others here, I don't know what is wrong with me. I do my best, but...
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    I've been keeping journals and diaries since I was eight. It's kind of an outlet for me. I wrote down how I felt without having to tell people. You know when you're little you have...
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    I was withy ex for over 3 years, out relationship was always on and off yes he will stop contacting me for no reason according to him he was going out of the country for work...
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    I think smiling at someone makes them feel special. Too many people in this world feel lonely, unloved and depressed. It doesn't take any time or effort to smile at someone. I...
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    Here's more of the book. The Shadow of Pride and Lust. ~enjoy :P Chapter Four: An Unfriendly Wager   We walked to a bar, after I denied everything that was written down in front...
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    Future consequence July 17, 3:00am It was just before 3:00am and the citizens of Manhattan where in panic, they team scared into their homes frighted of the events to come...
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    Rose loved to eat, but she never ate alot unhealthy food. She was thinking about what food she should order, when her phone rang. She ran upstairs and grabbed her phone, "Hello...
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    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jul 17

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    I think a smiling woman is incredibly attractive. It makes my day whenever i see a girl smiling especially if its at me
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    I want to be remember as the girl Who was always smiling and laughing The one that never appeared sad The one that helped people through their pain even if they couldn't help...
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    This is actually 150 things about me. This was made by Nathan something from tumblr "150 cute questions" 1. Who was the last person you held hands with? -no one? 2. Are you...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F a week ago

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    Well, actually this is the main reason I came to this website... I have a lot in my mind, a lot going on in my life right now, and most of it are things I wouldn't want to be...
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    This is MY feelings about being fat 1. Do I like being fat ? NO 2. Do I want to lose weight ? yes 3. Have I lost any weight since starting 28 days since the start of my diet...
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    I explain enough I am not suppose to be here anyways, society doesn't care if im dead or alive. Nobody wants to help me and I don't need help. I don't need this I was a miracle...
    TheMiracleOne TheMiracleOne 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Part 2 "No! Get out! Don't..." A frantic voice screeched. "My babies....please, God,no....Run for the..." The voice died away. None of them ever stood a chance that night...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Something I found online.. read this when you don't feel good enough ~ by Jane Ysadora Dear Sweet Soul, We are all hopelessly flawed. We are all perfect luminous beings inside...
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    So I was out a few weeks back for my cousins birthday. My mum stayed at mine so i didn't have to rush home for my twins. Anyway it waa about 1am i was in a club having a dance and...
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    I have been a member of the Experience Project since March 4, 2014. This website really has changed my life, for better and for worse. I am writing this story to tell my...
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    Smiling means little. What is in the heart is what matters. A person can have a heart of darkness and a bright smile. Those people are the problem. A person can have a heart...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M Jul 8

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    Look around you: Strex. Look inside you: Strex. Go to sleep: Strex. Believe in a smiling god. StrexCorp. It is everything.
    proelia proelia 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I dated a girl all throughout high school. We started dating Freshman year (her sophomore year) and we dated up until she went off to college. I left her after she had been at...
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    For the past month, I've been having a recurring dream about the girl I care about dying. And it hasn't been, some days I have it, most I don't, it's reached a point where I have...
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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
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    WARNING: Possible Trigger Warning and Explict/Mature content! Also this is my choice to post this much information about me. Please keep your negative opinions to yourself. I...
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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
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    i keep asking if i can wear a one piece swimsuit that girls wear,but if i wear one,i think i would be sin if i wear one,because im a guy,but i like it because it feel tight in my...
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    I've been keeping a journal for almost a whole year now, and I love doing so. I can write stuff in my journal I can't talk to anyone about. Especially since the last couple of...
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