#1 Yesterday I married this beautiful woman. After years of PTSD, crippling anxiety and depression I can finally say I am the happiest I have ever been. She sees the beauty in every little thing around her and it is by her example that I have learned to truly love life.

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#2 My dad loves legos so for his 50th Birthday we got him the Hogwarts Castle. He’s so happy.

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#3 After years of struggling to get out of bed with pain from endometriosis and RA, this morning I walked 4K of the Great Wall

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#4 I ran my first race today! It was a 6.5km and I did it in 44:27! I trained for two months (and lost nearly three clothes sizes), having never been a runner before. I’m so dang proud of myself!

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#5 After 4 years of trying to figure out how to be an utterly single mom, homelessness, and living in my car, we finally moved into a real home. Obligatory floor pizza on the first night.

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#6 Today for the first time in my Anorexia recovery being told “I look healthy” made me happy not guilty! Yay for good mental shifts!

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#7 After many long years in school- my Master’s diploma came. I am so happy and proud of myself.

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#8 My Daughter Won a welding skills fest today. Best Valentine’s Day gift ever!!

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#9 I bought my first house today!

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#10 I’ve lost a lot of weight and can finally see it when I look in the mirror, this is the first time in months I’ve dressed up and felt genuinly decent looking :)

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#11 I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression since I was 15. Since bringing Mia into my life just one week ago, I’ve felt more happiness and peace than I ever thought possible. With her by my side, I know 26 will be my best year yet.

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#12 I’ve never seen my dad go a whole day without a drink, until this year. 27 days sober and counting!

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#13 Just completed my certification to become a class A Skydiver! Here’s a shot from my grad jump.

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#14 I have finished photographing the final recipe for my first cookbook! I’m a self taught photographer and home cook and I’ve been working nights and weekends developing over 100 recipes over 4 months. I’m soon going to be a published author and I’m so freaking proud.

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#15 After nearly 2 months of being unemployed, horrible depression, and eating nothing but rice and beans for the past two weeks I now have 2 jobs. One as a Bartender and another as a Pita Maker. I am not only very happy, but extremely grateful.


#16 I’ve waited 28 years to finally havr my first pet. Everyone, meet Mycroft.

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#17 Our adoption was finalized today! I’m “officially” a dad!

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#18 My 90-year-old friend and I just published the first-ever English translation of a 75-year-old Armenian book.

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#19 In their 34 years of marriage, my parents worked multiple jobs to support our family. Every summer they would fill a small, round, inflatable pool with water from the garden hose for us kids. Yesterday they had their first swim in their very own pool!

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#20 I became an American citizen in June and my passport came in the mail today! Cried tears of joy when I saw the envelope, and even more when I opened it.

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#21 My disability has meant that I’ve never been able to style my own hair because I can only reach my head with one hand. For Christmas my Dad got me a special set of Bayliss curlers that I can use one-handed. Independence feels so good!!

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#22 I’m in remission! AND I have a hairline again.

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#23 I’m holding my new album CD for the first time. I wrote this album while going through depression, and I couldn’t be happier to still be alive and experience this

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#24 Gabriel Nobre, 19, with his mom and sister right after he found out he’d passed Brazil’s famously difficult university entrance exam. The young man had cut a deal with a prep course to clean the building in exchange for free classes to help him prepare for the exam.

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