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I Was Helped By Helping

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I genuinely enjoy helping others. Intrinsically motivated, I don't hope for anything in return. I will actually take the time to help you (if I think I can actually offer guidance...
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    But I find some people don't want help just pity. I no longer waste my time on them. And the like inflicting there suffering on me.
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    I was at Dubai creek last night. A man staggered past me. Worried he may fall, I just followed him. And as I expected he lost his balance. I ran to him, held him safe and helped...
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    I'm a good listener and I find that I've developed a liking towards helping others get through stuff. I feel like it's fruitful on both ends. By others confiding in me, not only do...
    FreeWriterx FreeWriterx 16-17, F Mar 6

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    I'm a good listener and I find that I've developed a liking towards helping others get through stuff. I feel like it's fruitful on both ends. By others confiding in me, not only do...
    FreeWriter2307 FreeWriter2307 16-17, F Mar 6

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    I've helped several people on here with their homework or with study routine adjustments. I love that I can help them out! A few have messages me back with their success and I feel...
    littleprincesslulu littleprincesslulu 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I hate that I have a kind streak and do things for others without thinking in the past. I no longer help others without reciprocation. Like for my new friend, I brought her lunch...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    My Mom had been suffering a cough since this past fall 2014. It started out what seemed to be the cold or the flu, and never went away. She finally went in to the doctor after...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I like helping other people, but I am just too shy to speak out and ask if they need help. Sometimes I see people look puzzled I always looking at them feel like to approach them...
    Ami6 Ami6 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    ok so i used to have this friend that i was really close to, i really cared about him and he was making bad dissensions, he was kinda suicidal ive been talking to him for a long...
    NoraCipriano NoraCipriano 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    - but from Helping Others. The Soul is a restless and unsatisfied part of the Inner Being; it relies on doing Good Works FOR OTHERS to be Pacified.
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 61-65 Mar 5

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    I love helping others ,but I don't do it very often do to the fact that I have anxiety, I reallllllllly miss it sooooo bad
    lovemealways01 lovemealways01 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    If you need to talk .. Or you have something that is weighing heavy on your chest .. Or if you just want to talk as a friend I am here to talk ... I been probably though everything...
    william2490 william2490 22-25, M Mar 7

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    In the way I can, offering advices, guidance and emotional support, hearing about people's problems, helping them to find a way to go or think about what to do.
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T Mar 7

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    I work for a pharmaceutical company in drugs testing, and I meet a number of people who might test these drugs for us. I enjoy helping others to find remedies for their problems.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Does anyone work as a registered nurse in a hospital? If so, could you share your work experiences if you don't mind. I'm taking a liking into this career, I enjoy being around and...
    Erichahadiaz Erichahadiaz 18-21, M Mar 12

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    I like helping out others who are in bad situations. As I got older, I started caring about myself more, and as a result I also started caring about others more. I am not the sort...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I always like helping others for some reason..just seeing them happy and the smile on their face makes me happy lol
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I do it's healing and something I just really enjoy doing. By helping others you help yourself
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I wish there was a time in my life k could definitively say I changed someone's life all for the better. I strive to make just small differences. Saving and hoping one day it comes...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    More than i like helping myself! Sad but true!!
    Glorisel87 Glorisel87 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    You all say that you enjoy helping others. But, what if I told you all that just by joining a group that you could help EP out a lot?
    ShiromaruLiamEP ShiromaruLiamEP 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love helping homeless women. Sometimes men as well.. But yeah.
    InnocentUser InnocentUser 26-30, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've always been a socially awkward person, which I've grown into accepting as just one of my flaws. Yet it lingers in my mind a really disturbing moment in my childhood where I...
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    Therefore I work with people who need my support. One of the individuals I support who has disabilities. Her verbal capabilities are minimal. She communicates mainly through body...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F Mar 10

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    I was an exotic dancer in London, i loved every min of it! It was like a party every time I went to work with the girls. At the time it was helping me with my university studies...
    D0016 D0016 22-25 Mar 19

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    A few months back I felt lost. But something strange happened and since then I've just wanted to break free from the shackles of my poor health, college and job. It went a little...
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    On May 26th last year I was robbed and kidnapped from my home in LA. I had finished school for the day and had arrived at my house in Brentwood. My mother is an Orthodontist and my...
    lewlew16 lewlew16 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I never had any luck with getting away with anything, throughout my life, especially not when I was younger. I should have known better, but a few of us decided that it would be a...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I met this small guy in Boracay. He's selling hats in the beach front. He approached me and did his selling strategies. I was laughing because I can see myself in him when I was a...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 9

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    my name is Kimberli. last year I moved into a new house. I first met my neighbor, jack on the first day I was there. we immediately connected. we began dating. everyday after...
    KIDNAPI KIDNAPI 18-21, F Mar 12

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    After a few months of not talking, me and my husband were invited to a wine & hot tub party with a group of about 30 friends. A group of people (including my husband) were...
    princessbritneyblack princessbritneyblack 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 15

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    After I've settled myself and gotten my life back on track I really want to find a way to support men who are in the situation in was in. It's a very dark place to be in and it...
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    I am now a 26 year old female, blessed to be the mother of three beautiful intelligent girls. However, with my first I was a teen mother, I became pregnant and gave birth at the...
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