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I Was Helped By Helping

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've Helped Several People Battling With Depression And Suicide. Feels Good Man.
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    I love helping people, but not all people. In general, if someone is suffering, and I sense it's genuine, I feel compelled to help. However, the older I get, the more selective I...
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    I can't so much say I wish I was rich. but I want to say I'm rich with life. helping others is what makes me rich. rich on life. putting a smile one someone's face is priceless...
    jenneric07 jenneric07 36-40, F 1 Response May 12

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    with a smile on my face , i ll be helping you . you wont be a burden , you wont be a waste . i ll go with you wherever you seek , till you rach your point , till you reach the land...
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    I love helping others when I can. I financially support six different organizations. Two are supporting our military veteran's programs, two are different hospitals, and two are...
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    A student saw a homeless man and sympathized him and gave him some money. The next day he saw the man listening to the radio that the man had bought with the money. The student was...
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    I love helping strangers in small ways. It often takes only a few seconds, but it's puts a smile on someone's face. Not claiming to be an altruist here, part of the joy is that...
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    I watched an obviously destitute fellow walk behind our market. Normally, I would NEVER follow someone, especially when I do not know them or their circumstance. Today, however...
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    I went on skype and talked to a friend that I haven't been in touch with lately. We talked a bit and he mentioned that he recently found out he was gay. The issue was, he really...
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    I love helping people. It happened when I first went through a melt down.. I needed help and I couldn't be totally open with anyone but myself. I told my close friends but that was...
    Vanessyi Vanessyi 18-21, F May 14

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    Not only do I get such joy from helping another to feel theirs. But, I would very much like to share this 1 moment of mine right now. Simply to right my most sincere thank you...
    magnum64 magnum64 46-50, M May 22

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    I love helping people but don't like after when they backfire and make me regret it.
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    There's no such thing as helping the needy. Makes your heart happiest! ❤️❤️❤️
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    Helping others is truly a fine quality to allow. Ensure that everyone is well respected as no one can manage and do everything on their own.
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    I have enjoyed helping over the years. There is not much I would not do for a family member or a true friend of mine.
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    I am done helping my brother. He is 56 years old and still cant use his own computer. I have had to be at his beck and call for years. No more. He can learn it or remember it on...
    JamesPotterII JamesPotterII 51-55, M May 11

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    I enjoy helping others, so if anyone needs help dont hesitate to pm me, m a good listener.
    geneidj geneidj 26-30, M May 12

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    I have always had a passion for helping others. I believe it's my reason for being on this earth.
    Trustorie Trustorie 31-35, M May 13

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    If anyone needs advice or just someone to vent to feel more than welcome to talk to me, I love nothing more than helping those in need.
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    Helping mom out at the Vet clinic today:) Charlie is soooo cute but she is very sick:(
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    I like helping people in my country, Honduras because they need a lot of help. I like to donate my old clothes, toys, and books to local people.
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    I love helping people out but the thing that sucks is that I give and give to certain people so much more than I should but when I need something they can't lift a finger
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    Everyone has, like those people who built my house or made my car or phone or clothes. I don't know them but they've helped me a great deal.
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    There has been many times in my life when I have either felt lonely, felt down, and depressed that I've gotten encouragement by either writing another person, read stories of...
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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal story from my experience with my mother.Let me start back when I was younger for you to understand the emotional...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    Not in the exact moment but in the aftermath. I was driving along the road and the cars infront started to pull into the side og the road, they stopped and started to run along...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M May 14

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