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I Was Helped By Helping

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    4th of July

    Had an extremely busy day, started  about 6:30, woke up so depressed I wanted to get in my car and just drive away... the kids,3 plus family's were coming to have dinner,swim,fireworks the whole nine yards. I get like this every so and so.. I missed my husband so much I...
    grams grams 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 8, 2007

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    She Saved Me

    I went out to help, and she saved me.  She sat me down and her one simple question, turned my life around, each of her words still echo in my mind and act as a barrier not allowing the destructive element of my life back.  In her words I regained my life, my health and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

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    The Best Thing You Can Do.

    i had been in dark despaire for so long.then i met a woman who was havinng terrible hardship.i helped her.then i help some other people.i noticed that it bhelped me .i talk to other about what has happened to me through my life,in oder to try and help them.i may not always...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 4, 2009

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    1997

    It was August 1997. I had been suffering depression for over 13 years. On occasion I felt all-out "attacks" from Satan (that's my explanation) but I was also beginning to "feel" God's presence again after many years of not sensing much of anything from Him but condemnation...
    LivingDavid LivingDavid 46-50, M Jan 18, 2013

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    These volunteers do an admirable job, they are unpaid and there for people in need 24/7. What type of person does that? The type of people that the world needs more of that's...
    thesweetpastO thesweetpastO 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I had a long distance relationship with a guy I loved so much. It was a long time since I opened my heart up to somebody and told myself to completely go for it. I saw him the...
    Marries Marries 22-25, F Jul 30

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    Many of the private businesses had owners who wouldn't work for anybody else. Enter into the scene a cabinet maker with a wife and three kids on the verge of bankruptcy and later...
    Kickingnscreaming Kickingnscreaming 56-60, M Jul 30

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    I met this guy online when I was 13 I invited him over and i begin to have second doubts but I went to my room and took off all my clothes but my underwear and wrapped a towel...
    GeminiGirl99 GeminiGirl99 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I love helping others. Just because my life was terrible doesn't mean others need to be the same
    anestacia anestacia 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Iv noticed lately there's a lot of people falling down and can't get back up because they have know one to talk to. I suffer from depression and anxiety have ever since I was 12...
    chevellT chevellT 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I really enjoy helping people, I mean when I see i've helped a person to improve and helped their lives to turn out easier for them. I can't help be feel proud of myself for...
    BurntToasty BurntToasty 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    People tell me to stop being so nice and helpful to others without them helping back. But i agree that if you help some one by choice you dont owe them because that was your...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I'll make this quick; 2009 hysterectomy, led to laporoscpy, Dr nicked colon didn't catch it, 48 hours in ER dying, emergency surgery, 6 more surgeries including ostomy reversal...
    jgrover123 jgrover123 36-40 Aug 20

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    I woke up an hour ago from sleeping since saturday night... its monday morning. I am sick and on my period-- not helping. i couldnt even get up to let my puppy outside to use the...
    knbrickh knbrickh 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i used to stop more often to help people who had broken down but now i see them on their cell phones and assume they have help on the way. it always feels good to be there when...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I helped people reach high shelves at work today.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Helped my mum clean the house and thanked her for the little things she's done for me. As tesco says "every little helps" ;)
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Iv helped my first love and ex many times even when it hurt me to I did
    babycakes1970 babycakes1970 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 18

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    This story isn't to people that are clinically depressed, because that is a whole different side than what I'm talking about. So I really enjoy helping people. Making them happy...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 5

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    I am 25 going to be 26 this november. I never worried of what i am because have been to many worst things in my life which i was thought about lif. I have been practising the...
    blackytale blackytale 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Really I'm feeling so happy & enjoy to helping other . By the way i have a simple goal in life "to share love & helping other" Any one can share my message ?!
    Cohen222 Cohen222 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    It's fun to me cause in making somebody happy. If it's helping a elder with grocery bags or helping with kids. Doesn't matter how hard the work is all my reward needs to be is a...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F Aug 20

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    One of the many things I like doing, is helping others. I LOVE helping my friends out, when they need advice! If I help others, to me, it makes me feel so HAPPY! If everyone around...
    LaBrenditaa LaBrenditaa 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I updated my statues a while ago like this ":D :( :'( :S :'S :P ^_^ ^_^; T-T P-P O.o O.O Ô.o O_o :) :| -_- =_=* ? _? :3" because I had a turmoril of different feelings and felt...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F Jul 31

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    I was taught from an early age to help others. Especially those less fortunate and I was told even though I may not receive anything in return that I will be blessed in the end. So...
    transglat transglat 31-35, T 1 Response Aug 6

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    There's over one million youth caregivers in the USA. After my mom's 2nd heart attack and her heart surgery, I became her caretaker. I was 17 and about to start my senior year. I...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I've always enjoyed helping others in need. I was never the type to ask for help because I liked doing things independently.
    becuuh becuuh 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I am a happy person myself, and I hate to see people feeling down and wanting to kill themselves.. The other day I took a walk do the seafront and noticed this guy sitting on the...
    PurePositive PurePositive 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I enjoy helping others... I want to be your friend! Losing a prent hurts. You just didn't expect your mom or dad to die. And it's not just the feeling of emptiness and loss. You...
    brinahU brinahU 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't care care about myself sometimes, but I do especially care for others. I don't like thinking about myself because it makes me too miserable. I am genuinely happy helping...
    Lifelover38 Lifelover38 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 31

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    Because it's what's life about , helping each other
    le4end99 le4end99 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    Helping others I guess is just my heart I gave 7 years of my time during the elementary and highschool days to work in the special needs classrooms even being an adult I keep in...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 2

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    A good exercise for the heart is bending down and helping someone to get up
    aj32792 aj32792 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I really enjoy helping others tremendously when I can. The blessings will come back at you ten fold. I have had some great experiences with family and friends.
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 6

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    Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up
    aj32792 aj32792 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    It kinda helped me realize that it's truly bad and has helped me become a better person. But long story short, I got verbally abused for a long time and at times physically until I...
    hiself hiself 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I really like helping people especially with relationship issues
    kamei09 kamei09 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    My best feature is helping
    HassanKhan1996 HassanKhan1996 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Hey.. everyone. I really like helping people. I can help you in all your problems for sure. Plz feel free to ask for anything.. t Thanks
    Satyam117 Satyam117 18-21, M Aug 11

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    I'd like to start this off by saying I LIVE for helping other people. It's something that makes me very happy and gives me a sense of accomplishment. What I absolutely can't stand...
    AylaOatmeal AylaOatmeal 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I like helping people to be the best they can be. I like seeing others improve themselves and continue on, even if the road ahead isn't guaranteed. It only saddens me when people...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I enjoy helping others. The self fulfillment you're entitled to when accomplishing your goal to help others is uncanny... It's amazing. If anyone needs help or just wants to talk...
    Austinable97 Austinable97 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Helping people has always been a passion of mine. My goal in life is to be a Neurologist because my mom almost died in 2008 from a blood clot in the brain and her Neurologist...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I love helping others it's a part if life
    Amberpeacein Amberpeacein 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    I have the sweetest neighbors. They have been married for 60 years. The wife is confined to a wheelchair now, and the husband is still healthy and spry. He enjoys working in his...
    mrstonie mrstonie 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    If I can live the rest of my life helping others, I will die a happy man
    sixfiveguy sixfiveguy 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    Ever felt like you fail at making people happy? You do everything for them. You give them support, love, cheers, smiles and EVERYTHING you can, but you realise that they won't be...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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