I Am Accountable For My Own Happiness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 489 People

    How Much Is Enough?

    I've been thinking about the future of late considering the major life choices I will have to be making at the end of the year, and i keep coming back to the question; What do I need? I say what do i need because there's usually a huge difference between what we want and what we...
    desertscorpio desertscorpio
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2012

    Seeing The Glass As Half Full

    I need to start looking at the positive things in my life, not the negative. I have so much to be thankful for.  Yes, I've lost a lot in the last three years, but it's not like I really tried not to. I just gave up. I'm going to start completely over, find some positive...
    Maddie99 Maddie99
    56-60, F
    Oct 15, 2010

    'if Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules' - '10 Rules For Being Human'

    I came across this list on-line and felt compelled to share it with you all.  Perhaps an understanding of these simple rules may help us all to find happiness? 'If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules' - This is a commonly recommended and referenced book in the life-coaching...
    teeny09 teeny09
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2011

    Yes I Am

    Since it is up to me to keep myself happy I do things I want to do that pleases me and not anyone else.
    Someonecaresforu Someonecaresforu
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2011


    I would love to write a long, thought provoking story in this group However, I know I could never write anything as profound or as relevant as my lovely friend, Snowbunny1002 So I am directing you to read her Beautiful words of wisdom I am convinced that she was a Dalai Lama...
    OnlyOneChiquita OnlyOneChiquita
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2010

    It's Up To Me

    I have two souls inside my chestone i LOVE & one i hateThe one i feed will dominateI wrote this in my journal last night.Isn't it true?It reminds me that only I have the power to choose how I view the world I live in.I create my own universe. If I continue feeding bad thoughts...
    justincredible22 justincredible22
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2011

    I Make My Own Happiness

    It’s funny how sometimes something will happen in the middle of a chaotic schedule and you just realize “hey even though things are chaotic, I am really happy”. I don’t think I have felt this way in a really LONG time but I am grateful and appreciative of...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002
    46-50, F
    22 Responses Sep 21, 2010


    That is how i live my life. Taking responsibility. for myself, who i am, and what i feel.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    Feb 6, 2010


    sweetnshort sweetnshort
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2010

    I'll Be Happy When

    A tongue in cheek piece I wrote a while back about happiness *********************** I'll be happy when: I grow up I leave home I go to university I get a degree I find my dream job I get promoted I earn lots of dosh I'll be happy when: I have lots of friends I get rid of...
    vector8 vector8
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2012


    Accountable, I am indeed, My own happiness, It's up to Me, How happy I am.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Nov 30, 2011

    A Long Time Coming!

    For the longest time, for much of my life, I thought I could only achieve true happiness with the possession of others. I felt that I needed a soulmate and friends, to find happiness! But... I don't know when, how, or why it happened, but one day I found true happiness within...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Aug 7, 2009

    Me, Myself And I

    It took me way too long to figure out that I am accountable for my own happiness. A lot of hard lessons I needed to learn along the way, and a lot of falls I had to have to teach me, but in the end I am finally starting to understand.My happiness is my own to make, as simple as...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Feb 19, 2013

    I Am

    And I am going to make it happen.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2010

    Answer This

    Tell me what you think about and what thoughts make you happy and what thoughts dont? Get rid of the ones that dont. Happiness is like the V8 feeling, its just that simple in some aspects
    Lenina1 Lenina1
    18-21, F
    Jan 17, 2012


    My emotions are all up to me. Nobody can "make" me feel anything. I can choose to be happy when everything around me seems to be falling apart (been there). I can also choose to be miserable when things are going great (done that).  I think sometimes we like to...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2009

    Making Myself Happy

    Once upon a time, I looked to others to make me happy (especially in relationships), but one day I came to the realization that I'm the only person who has control over my happiness.  I'm a much happier person because I've become more proactive in making myself happy...
    curlycrowndotcom curlycrowndotcom
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Dec 1, 2009

    My Way

      to flow through the noise of knowledge so we can grow with the movement of life ....?
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 17, 2010


      we're second-hand people. don't pretend we're not sloppy, lazy people we are trying to find something that is original - god is, the reality is original. It's original unknown we must have an original mind a free mind not original in painting a new picture, or a new...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    Oct 19, 2010

    Today I Will,

    Trust that the events occurring in my life are not random.  My experiences aren't mistakes, and the Universe, my higher Power, and Life are not picking on me.  I'm going through exactly what I need to go through to learn something valuable.....something that will prepare me for...
    jcue1976 jcue1976
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 22, 2012

    Choose To Be Happy

    Since I have learned how with the help of the book HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE by Barry Neil Kaufman, everything is falling effortlessly into place! Wow, just to be able to choose happiness and the let go.........AMAZING!
    jimrich jimrich
    70+, M
    Feb 3, 2011

    Or Lack Thereof

    I will not be a victim. I refuse to see myself that way. I may be miserable, but I made myself this way. It has been my decisions and my actions that led me to this point. I have no one to blame but myself. I am both responsible for my own happiness and capable of making the...
    accomplice accomplice
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Oct 30, 2010


    Let's see how much rejection will take place this weekend.    So far, no one's answered my text messages.  How did I become the "outgoing" one anyway?  Am I making a serious mistake?  In the past, usually there were no positive results when...
    TheThird TheThird
    1 Response Sep 19, 2009

    Nothing Could Be More True.

    I see this matter in that no matter what, you are the only one able to control your happiness. People say others can affect it depending on how they act or speak to you, but I see it as it all being in your own head. If someone acts cruel toward you, you can either let it take...
    discommodious discommodious
    22-25, F
    Oct 18, 2011

    Got Happy?

    I am not responsible for your happiness we find it in ourselves You wont find yours in me Not like I keep it on a shelf I can make you laugh but ... I can also make you sad please don't depend on me That will simply make you mad You see I find my happiness within Most days its...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine
    31-35, F
    22 Responses Apr 2, 2011

    I'm Aware of This, So Why Can't I Make It Happen?

    I've always been aware of this. I need to be happy first before I can make others happy... and all that good stuff. Iv known it my whole life and have always thought of myself as the strong one, and capable of doing anything, especially something like making myself happy. I'm...
    jfgoodtimes jfgoodtimes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2009

    Within And Without

    I can only change myself, but my actions can influence others.  So I choose to be happy, to embrace joy. Sure I have rough days; who doesn't?  But even on the worst days I can find something to smile about.  Even if it's as trivial a thing as beating my old high score, there...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2011


    I get closer and closer to living openly.  That is, expressing who I am ... manifesting the interior. I guess I was scared to show myself before.  But now that I'm stronger, I show myself more.  This results in me becoming even more strong and comfortable, and...
    TheThird TheThird
    1 Response Oct 13, 2009

    I Tried Waiting Around

    Thank goodness my patience ran out. Who knows how many more years I would have sat around waiting for something to make me happy.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 6, 2011

    I Choose Happiness

    Finally it has totally sunk in that yes I am solely responsible for my happiness. All my life I have been a follower, trying to fit in where I would be accepted, but not as myself, instead, someone I was expected to be. I was so worried about what other people thought of me that...
    livinHiswil livinHiswil
    51-55, F
    Oct 30, 2013

    Chasing A Dream

    I have a secret dream to learn to play guitar and create music for the lyrics I have written to produce those videos on youtube and get attention.Then I will be a positive role model for young woman and I will sing about life and being strong. I have this dream but it is one...
    Lenina1 Lenina1
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2012

    In Spanish

    Nadien vendra ha mi vida que me haga sentir contenta si yo misma no he abierto mi corazon No one will come into my life and make me content if I am unwilling to open up my heart
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2010

    As much as I agree that "I" am responsible

    for my happiness, other people can certainly create fluctuations in my happiness. Some people can take your good mood and crush it into tiny pieces, others can take your good mood and lift you up so high you feel elated. These people aren't responsible for how you feel but...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    Found Myself In Need Of A Miracle.

    Luckily this is about a deadline becoming near impossible at work, having huge implications about the future of my life. Not a matter of life or death. But it still means a lot to me, so I stressed out and broke down for my partner to hold me and comfort me.I found myself saying...
    Beanow Beanow
    22-25, M
    Apr 15, 2011


    This is an example with how American culture deals with a person having a negative experience or emotion.Man A "I am sad"Man B  " Don't Be"Man A " I think they were making fun of me"Man B "It does not matter what people think"It is like a math student saying " what is x2=25...
    Lenina1 Lenina1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2012
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