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I Am Trying to Become Positive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 156 People

    Take A Sad Song and Make It Better

    Well, I'm not going to lie... A lot of the choices I have made in my life have not exactly been the best; they've cost me things like my dignity, my pride, my sense of self worth & unfortunately, have altered the very way I see myself when I look into the mirror every morning...
    LieutenantSnuggles LieutenantSnuggles 18-21, F Feb 9, 2013

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    Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

    I am going to remember the happy good positive person I was before I met him and I am no longer going to let him drag me Dow to his level. I am better than that. I am good. I have lots of love to offer and I am not going to let his incapacity to receive love or treat me...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Trying Is The Operative Word

    I have had a rough road to travel for about 3 years now. I won't go into detail, but due to things beyond my control, I have become trapped in a town I hate, with no prospects for work or friendships. I have no family, and the one person in the world who cares about me is doing...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    After All The Rain U See The Sun Come Out Again

    i cant believe i believed everything we had would last, i was so in love and innocent i thought she was from u past. it was silly of me to think of one day having u kids, i cried a lot when you family said u was fake, was hard very hard i cried a lot but now im strong and i...
    thenewmisslunallena thenewmisslunallena 22-25, F Nov 16, 2010

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    Positive

    Positive, I try to be, Not always easy, Still, I try, Doesn't always work.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    One Step At A Time

    I used to not be positive at all. I have been praying and working on changes within me. That is where it starts. I don't want my inside to be ugly because then it will relflect my outside. But for sometime I have been postive. But I have been balanced. My husband says that I am...
    iamchanging iamchanging 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    Almost There?

    When I first signed up with EP I was depressed,full of anxiety,but I see the horizon.  My mind still races,but i go with flow. I dont beat myself up. Im learning to accept,love,and be confident, not just for me,but my 5 beautiful children.  I look in the mirror,and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 17, 2010

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    Is It Worth It?

    I have always tried to think the best of everyone and everything. However, when I do think positive, it seems nothing ever turns out, so tell me, why even bother? I feel like I might as well be smashing my head against a wall, in expecting anything to turn out a good way. If...
    snowlady snowlady 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    I have to try and feel better

    and look and things in a new way. Here's hoping!
    Idekw Idekw 18-21, F 5 Responses May 26

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    I Do Try.......

    I have bouts of being positive ...it does help. Trouble occurs when after your best efforts, life goes all wrong again, negativity sets in and its hard to remember to think positively, let alone do it. I may as well try again though, even if I can't have what I want or reach any...
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I had numerous failures this year,, incomes not where I would want it to be, transportation issues, and family drama. But after all this, I'm thinking positive and praying more.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    When I see a father who genuinely loves their family, shows love to them, protects them etc etc I get so sad.. I feel so much jealousy I just want a dad to love me unconditionally...
    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who used to ALWAYS ask me, "What's something positive that happened today?" It used to irritate me when I was asked that when I was in a funk. Because he wouldn't...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Already accepted to Harvard, yay! I want to major in human anatomy and become an emergency physician.
    atchetson2 atchetson2 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    I've learned that happiness is what you make it. If you want to be happy, then be happy. Suppress negative thoughts and encourage positive ones. Cut off unhealthy friendships...
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Willie Nelson
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    You know what, I like to be real, I love cutting out all the rubbish and getting to the route of the problem, I used to be the kind of woman that would suppress so many emotions...
    pristee88 pristee88 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    So I have been positive since July 17th of this year and I finally, today, on December 5th, have gotten an appointment with the hiv specialist on December 19th. I walked in today...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 5

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    I hate this saying"Don't count your eggs before they hatch" because we are great beings and my dream is to see two arms become one of a fully functional hug, replace mind...
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Please break me from these chains in my head holding me back always worrying thinking negative. I want to be positive and move forward.
    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I've always been skinny, in a bony child-like way. I want to gain weight but after a stressful term at university I managed to lose 5 pounds instead. I can't afford to lose that...
    MissKorina MissKorina 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Hi everyone,my name is Karin,I'm Asian and I'm 15 years old. Let me share you a little about my experience,about how finally i want and choose to become a nun. I was once a...
    Karin2323 Karin2323 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    Im trying to be strong cause I just went to the doctors to get my tumor removed but there are bad things that can happen if it goes wrong even death. But I am going to stay...
    lealea12234 lealea12234 13-15, F Dec 12

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    I feel angry most of time. Whenever I see something is going wrong or someone is trying to do bad things whether that is to me or to other then I feel so much angry then it makes...
    Simplegirlstory Simplegirlstory 22-25, F Nov 26

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    I honestly believe that the world is a much better place than it ever has been before in human history. And I believe that it will continue to grow into a world where all people...
    RunninWitThaDevil RunninWitThaDevil 22-25, M 11 Responses Dec 11

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    I feel he's hoping I'll become "less" again without my depression "It was so good before" he says with confusion and the sober sadness of a stranger, my sensitive ears instead hear...
    Mandy0111 Mandy0111 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Sometimes I wonder how can I stay so positive and optimistic about my status. I don't understand why some people find it hard to accept their statuses like I have mine. I refuse to...
    Anon2710 Anon2710 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I realized something recently: I was wrong when I said I have no pity for anyone.I pity you if you look down on others from high above, thinking you are some kind of God when you...
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 5

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    The world is too filled with misery and hate. Yes, it is naïve to believe making a single person’s day better with a genuine compliment, a smile, whatever - will change the...
    morea morea 22-25, F Nov 22

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    Try things out. experiment. Break from your routine. When you do things the same way at the same time every day your senses become dulled. The more sensitive we become, the more...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F Nov 24

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    Naturally I'm quite positive and try to be happy, but man this job is getting me down! Being constantly exhausted, stressed and underpaid does terrible things to happy people :s
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Nov 25

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    this year has been full of hardship for me,yet its been life changing..I get lonely a lot but I try to think good positive thoughts. I work come home and hang with my dog who is an...
    Duke87 Duke87 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I would go back to November 2013 when my brother was still here. We just had thanksgiving at my house and played Xbox 360. It was the best day ever. I miss him terribly. I wish I...
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 30

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    Positive - I watched part of the movie Frozen with someone who really likes the movie a lot. Positive 2 - I talked to someone about their fun vacation - they went south and got...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    For the first time after taking my meds in under a month I completely forgot about them, lol. But thanks to the Medisafe app it quickly reminded me and took them immediately. I'm...
    Anon2710 Anon2710 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope...
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 3

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    I am the heaviest I have ever been hitting the scale at 224. According to the BMI chart I think I'm supposed to be 130. I couldn't even imagine myself at 130 but I don't want to be...
    Nennie86 Nennie86 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    Smile regardless, laugh regardless, and have fun regardless. Positive thoughts will forever outweigh the negative ones. The sun will shine, through the dark clouds, and thunder...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm not really sure what I'm doing here. What I'm supposed to be learning or teaching, or getting out of this new turn in life. I think of turning around sometimes, because this is...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I don't know why so many people think I'm a positive person. Honestly I'm not. I'm really skeptical and more often see the glass half empty. Or I just don't see the glass at all...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Dec 8

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    i just realise am positive 16 days ago and this month on 24th it will be my birthday and it will be so unique just because it will be my first bithday to celebrate knowing am...
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'll be quite honest... I don't know why I'm here. I don't know if I'm "meant" to have any friends, or if I am "meant" to have a life partner. I don't know why I look the way I...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am so confused. I just got a positive opk at eight dpo?! what the hell. this is our first real cycle after my lap. I have so much creamy cm and that's new. I'm crying all the...
    micawantsmoore micawantsmoore 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've been struggling a lot with unfullfilled desires and other things like fear of uncertainty in life. Most of it there's a reason to it I have a list of mental ilnesses OCD, BPD...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Two days. I can do two days. Anybody can do two days, right? Two days of trying to work and still squeeze in preparation for the invasion of my increasingly difficult mother. Two...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Umm.. So it was beautiful, ofcourse at the start, as every relationship is.. but very soon at the initial stage she lost my trust. Not love, I just stopped trusting her but I didn...
    mak2512 mak2512 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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