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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 enjoy helping others, especially those who have become close friends through mutual help and understanding in the course of time. My closest friendship started when I met a...
    haraldr haraldr 70+ 1 Response Aug 31

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    I love helping people, even though it takes everything to do it. Once, my friend's biology notebook was missing on the day before her exam and she called me to check if her note...
    CrazyStar137 CrazyStar137 13-15 Sep 5

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    A man was driving his car, when he saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road. He saw that she needed help. So he stopped his Pontiac near her Mercedes and got out. He...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've always had a way with people. Those willing, anyways, to be helped. I figured my life would be meaningless if I could never be of any use to anyone. Often times I've found...
    GracingRenn GracingRenn 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Last night during one of my late night walks around town, I happened upon some obviously drunk guy who was stumbling around while walking with his phone in his hands. I asked him...
    VeteranSoulSeeker VeteranSoulSeeker 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Helped this old lady cross a busy today, she was by herself and carry her groceries, she was so grateful as how there are still honest people in the world today xx
    chikkiebabe chikkiebabe 13-15, F 7 Responses Sep 5

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    I try to help I try to make people happy I do care I don't need to focus on myself I'm sorry that sometimes I'm gone that day, but you can always text/message me and I'll get it...
    MsLouisLane MsLouisLane 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    I really love to help,but I'm sad when that person I helped doesn't even know how to appreciate their own life..
    princejayvee princejayvee 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Helping other is also sacrifice. So are you ready for sacrifice ? The helping isn't about talking only, is about action. As human we can distinguish between true love & who is...
    peterrizk peterrizk 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I love helping people. Even when they don't realize they needed help. Sometimes I think I help others because I'm too afraid to start helping myself.
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 21

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    I saw a man waiting in line, yet isolated from the queue. I noticed he had skin lesions on the face and on the arms. He was silent, unmindful of stares from the crowd. When it was...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 17 Responses Sep 8

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I enjoy taking care of others that are in need. Im currently in school for nursing. Ive had a lot of experience taking care of the sick. The problem now is i dont think i could...
    Ashleymil Ashleymil 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    What is better than being in love? Helping others find love and be happy. I believe that every woman's capable of creating the love life she's always wanted. I've been on more...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Being around other people helped me realize I will always truly be alone. No one will ever understand me fully or have respect for me as an individual as a result. I am not a robot...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Good morning. I was, in fact, spanked in my teen years by my mother and feel she helped mould me into the person I am today although has you asked me when I was 14, I may have...
    Britspanker14 Britspanker14 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So a little over 2weeks ago, my husband said he wanted "space". Our therapist ( really his), suggested I go to a hotel. On a Friday night in the middle of the night, he woke me up...
    mariondavies mariondavies 31-35, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Helping others gives you some sort of self satisfaction and a feeling of happiness occurs within you 😊 Isn't it?
    roniethesexyguy roniethesexyguy 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    *Do you know you can help others without doing anything? *Do you want to Unlock your potential? ^_^& Break your shyness. ? I am here to help^_^you. I will help you get rid of your...
    abdulazizalmass abdulazizalmass 22-25, M Aug 31

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    God has given me a passion for people, whether it's drawing them closer to Him, helping them lose weight, or just giving them someone to talk to. I could never settle with being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 2

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    Helping others makes me feel good about myself :) making others smile will make you smile too! & it's good to be praised and appreciated :) x
    Abbierose93 Abbierose93 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I love helping people no matter what. A lot of my friends come to me about anything such as boyfriend troubles, make up tips even, family problems. If anyone has any problems just...
    alleycat888 alleycat888 13-15, F Sep 2

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    when I grew up I when through a lot of Sh*t that I wish I got help with. I always end up helping others though, even if I don't like them. I also don't like asking for help much...
    Emprosium Emprosium 18-21 Sep 3

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    I thoroughly love and enjoy helping others. I am a very good hearted woman and love to help others when in need with a problem; even the most difficult.
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    It is undoubtedly very rewarding and even if I get tired when helping others the feeling is so good that the physical tiredness is nothing...I also think that if we all made the...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I absolutely love helping other people. I try my best to give my best advice. For the past couple of years I've wanted to become a psychologist but unfortunately that won't happen...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Helping people is makes me feel great. I am a nurse and love to help people heal and feel their best.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I am a helper and a doer. It is always my pleasure to help others. I get great so much joy and complete satisfaction from helping others. I learned this at a very early age...
    marylou69 marylou69 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 20

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    I don't believe they are helping pediphiles, or the sex predators we have currently in our prison system. We send them 2 prison to get rehabilitated and they get out to commit...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F a week ago

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    I'm a happy person, and I love helping and talking to people, but I feel like people don't give that help and respect back to me..
    awaterlinesky awaterlinesky 18-21, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love helping people but to a point where they can handle it on their own. However I don't require help from people unless they join in. I prefer to be self reliant.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    This is a huge factor of mine I would help someone else before myself. I just love helping people, giving advice or just being there for them. Being nice and caring is just my...
    starlight109 starlight109 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I believe that just saying, "it's okay" or, "you can make it through this" and stuff like that is not helping. I think very much about the situation before I would give advice. I...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    As a nurse I get the opportunity to help people as my profession. I really enjoy adding quality to the lives of others by helping them feel their best.
    MrZ8 MrZ8 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Always.Because I believe I would like to find someone helping me when needed.So I always do,I am that person.I also believe in karma.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    "Helping one person doesn't change the world" "True, But it changes that persons world" Aha . Love it 😊
    FinishLineTime FinishLineTime 18-21, T 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I really like helping people I think it is what makes me feel best sometimes the greatest feeling is a smile from someone who you touched I think it is important to show you think...
    Sub77 Sub77 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Accidentally, when I was 6 years old. My mom made cranberry justice with vodka and she left it on the kitchen counter and told me not to touch it. I thought it was just juice, so I...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have a friend, who I will call Melissa (not her real name) who has more than her share of challenges in life. I have known her most of my life as we attended the same grade...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I had just gotten done scrubbing our downstairs white tiled floor. I had a tiny section left and he was helping a little bit here and there, etc. We started having a convo about...
    vonbender2010 vonbender2010 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Today is my exAP's birthday. I spoke to him last night before I went to bed; wished him a happy birthday and asked if he had anything planned. This is his 6th birthday since he...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F Sep 19

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    Remedy: At a single time, Olympic gold medals have been genuine solid gold. Having said that, the final time a sound gold medal was awarded was in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics...
    Hiltonhn53 Hiltonhn53 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    I am beyond mad at my mother right now. Right now I am in an amazing relationship with an amazing United States sailor. And my mom just keeps attacking my relationship. But with my...
    BabyGrasshopper BabyGrasshopper 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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