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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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    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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    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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    Getting my Ex back was something that i couldn't imagine will be so easy am John Wales. I've known Sophia for years. When we finally got together as partners, things were so weird...
    Danny5432 Danny5432 36-40, M Mar 27

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    Getting my Ex back was something that i couldn't imagine will be so easy am John Wales. I've known Sophia for years. When we finally got together as partners, things were so weird...
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    Last Friday, I went over to a friends house. She talked me into going with her to a party. Someone had spiked the fruit punch and I didn't realize that until it was too late. When...
    Sarah1197 Sarah1197 16-17, F 18 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    http://www.exicc.org Actually two cults - first the Phoenix International Christian Church in Arizona and then the City of Angels International Christian Church in Los Angeles...
    charliewk charliewk 36-40 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I helped so many people in my life ! Helped girls too that went through hard times after breakups and parents divorce and girls issues ! I just love it! I love helping everyone
    dancergirlchicago dancergirlchicago 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    If you ever helped or even tried helping me than I will be there to help you out in anything you're doing. I'll see your intentions no matter if you cant give me a million dollar...
    isayfreedom isayfreedom 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I write this story at an arm's length. The reason being is because of the experience title. I wouldn't Exactly say i "Like" to help others. I- like motorcycles,- I like pizza,- I...
    ambull1 ambull1 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Hi, I suffer from BIH or Pseudo tumor Cerebri. I was diagnosed in April of 2013 through a MRI and Spinal Tap. I can understand how all of u suffer from this rare disease as well as...
    Chocolatebabe33 Chocolatebabe33 31-35, F Mar 26

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    So I guess this is it... This is where it ends.. I wish.. I deeply wish I could've been there when you needed someone. I wanted to so bad, you never even knew. And now I guess.. I...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    most of the time i put others needs before my own. and often taken advantage because of it. but i dont mind cuz the smiles of the ppl i helped makes it all worth it.
    sheshka sheshka 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    It gives me a great feeling knowing I helped someone. Whether you buy a homeless person lunch,.. Give the person in front of you in line that 16¢ they needed,.. Or open the door...
    nicohan nicohan 22-25, M 8 Responses Apr 11

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    Whatever I end up doing with my life, that's my goal. I haven't figured out what I want to ultimately do for a living, but I know that much. But this is just something that makes...
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I love helping everyone...it's what I do in life and helps me feel accomplished at the end of the day. But, Every now and then I feel weighted down. And that is today. I am helping...
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    I love waking up everyday knowing that im helping others. Helping them to do what they want to do in life and not what they have to. People are so stuck on living and working day...
    monicadaboss1 monicadaboss1 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Growing up i liked helping people mostly in high school i would help classmate and friends with social studies homework it felt good helping out plus they graduated :) helping...
    saints56 saints56 16-17 Apr 8

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    Despite having a bit of social anxiety and have been negatively influenced by people around me, I like to help people who need it. Sometimes I've got to break down those barriers...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I absolutely love helping others especially in my family and my friends. I have given birth to children for other families. This is the best way of helping childless couples in...
    momwithcleavage momwithcleavage 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Michael’s Dream Foundation is a grass-roots initiative started by people from all over the world who want to make a real difference in the lives of children by helping them...
    MichaelsDream MichaelsDream 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I did something that was so hard for me to do a couple of weeks ago. I said Kaddish for both my father as well as my son together. It has been hard to say it for my dad for the...
    PerryGrosser PerryGrosser 51-55, M Apr 10

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    I know this is long but please read . My bestfriend and my ex. No they're not the same person. I'm confused, and I can't get over it. I made the stupidest decision ever...
    Livelovelaughforeved Livelovelaughforeved 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I love helping people in need. I am not posting this for praise or anything of that kind, I just feel the need to share. My husband and I have been having a rough time financially...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Ukrainian Soccer Player Helps Revive Rival After Scary Collision: Oleh Husyev, a striker on Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev, was midair competing for a cross when he took a knee to the...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm almost 14. So for some damn silly reason my fûckin father won't renew my gym membership. It was a punishment but I won't go through the details because it's really pointless...
    EpicalWorld EpicalWorld 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    From cheering people up to doing minor things like helping people with their homework brings me pure joy!
    lilay98 lilay98 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    I regularly stop if I see someone pulled over. I have had people be grateful and some rude. Ether way I enjoy helping people.
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I enjoy helping others. I've have been through much in my life and if I can help someone else through a similar battle then maybe that is my purpose in life.
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F Mar 23

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    I like helping people with relationship troubles or anything else except schoolwork of course. I like the feeling after I help them I feel needed I guess.
    OooohJaime OooohJaime 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I am the type of person to put my own problems aside to help someone else. This is simply because i feel as though using my experience and knowledge to help someone else happy or...
    melodyjay melodyjay 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Trying to find more people like me who are interested in helping their fellow mankind? Or just yourself?
    Alzetta Alzetta 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I really enjoy helping others figure out what they can or should do with their problems. It is nice hearing people do better in their lives.
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    But I think I am not really good at it.. Or its just impossible.. People have so many issues.. And all those issues are connected with other people and those peoples issues.. So...
    caramellacrisby caramellacrisby 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    I absolutely love it helping others just fills me with happiness knowing I've made someone else's life just a little easier or even a lot easier I've known I've succeeded but when...
    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M Apr 4

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    I like helping people. Emotions can be difficult to sort out and people need others to lean on and support them. I like being that person. I can make people feel better and I know...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I love helping others my phone is always on because without this I don't have a purpose
    grimesfoster grimesfoster 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Most of the time true joy comes from giving others unselfishly.Sometimes it is giving someone a smile, a helping hand, or a second chance…sometimes it is giving your time, giving...
    ksnit ksnit 22-25, M Apr 11

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    I am a very caring and giving woman, wife, and mom. I love helping others when I can. I love to help my family and friends in anything they ask me to do.
    wifeatdinner wifeatdinner 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 11

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    This is because I have a good life with everything I need and it makes me feel good to know that I'm not being lazy and that I'm helping other people to have a good life as well
    iloveevery1 iloveevery1 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    NONE of this mattered to you.... 1) Helped you through a break up 2) Was understanding when you were sick, unstable, moody. 3) Was there when you were up late at night shaking...
    ScreamingTree ScreamingTree 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I really enjoy helping others, im a good listener and help give sound advise and encouragement, empowerment and strength to get them through. If you ever need any these, that what...
    RealFriendsLastLonger RealFriendsLastLonger 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    A discussion with a couple of women in their 40's about the dreaded "Skirt up" pre spanking ritual. --------------------------------------- 2/24/10 Maria has joined the...
    Phoebe20 Phoebe20 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    I had a party at my friend Bob's house. I went with my friends. My best friend left early. Her boyfriend, Brad, stayed. I stayed there last with Bob and Brad. Bob went to his room...
    JulietA93 JulietA93 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I witnessed the most heartbreaking scene this morning. I had to take my cat in to the vet and one of the examination rooms was open. Inside was an elderly couple with a black lab...
    juniper12 juniper12 22-25, F 11 Responses Apr 1

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    Most schools had a policy of no chewing gum on the premises, mine was no exception, it was a bad as smoking, sweets got you the slipper and chewing gum more often than not got you...
    ina1 ina1 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I WAS AN ABUSED CHILD, but I was also led to be good. When I acted out in rage, my friend Jared, who was beaten so badly as a kid that he was emancipated at fifteen picked me up...
    raylynn24 raylynn24 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I don't want to share her name or make her look bad. We started suddenly drifting apart, and I didn't understand what was happening but I did communicate what was going on with me...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    Earlier, I found out that my friend lost her phone, so my teacher told us to look for her phone in his office. We searched all period long but found nothing. Then, I saw something...
    AlexandraC321 AlexandraC321 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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