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I Am Trying to Find Happiness

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    mia90333 mia90333 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I'm far from thinking it'll be any time soon

    before I find a comfortable stable happiness level. In short, I'm a recovering drug addict, with tattoos, scars and marks worth not a mention. and I want a family. obviously not now, if still got a lot of **** to work through. but the foundations of a family, thats what I want...
    GWSandwich GWSandwich 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    abuishaan abuishaan 18-21, M Sep 27

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    When someone walks out of your life,

    let them. They are just making more room for someone better to walk in!
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 9

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    Denial Helps Growth!

    Tis no good for all our wishes to be filled, Through sickness,  we recognize the value of health, Through evil the value of good. Through exertion, the value of rest.. Through wrongs, ours and others.. The value of forgiveness. author unk  ....... Blessed are...
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518 56-60, M 1 Response May 15, 2007

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    Even If I Never Will

    Things crumble to dust in front of my eyes, and I no longer care. My marriage which has pretty much been over for more than a year is in the end stages. All that is left is to see to my wife's health and my daughter's best interests.My wife has been suicadal and abusive. Lashing...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Is Happiness That Elusive?

    Let me give this a try and see where it goes.  Life has been a bit of a downer for me lately.  Marriage on it's last legs.  Finances in a bad way due to an injury last November and no work since then.  I am a self employed artist so no worker's comp. ...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 14 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    When I thought I have moved on,

    thoughts of my ex haunt me when I wake up and keeps me awake at night. Not that I miss him or want to get back together but more of the anger and sadness over what happened are coming back. I know that life is unfair and I just have to trust God and karma but I find myself...
    anatriza anatriza 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I Don'T Know.......

    Yes, am trying to find happiness in my life. Who doesn't? But, i don't Know how to be happy in life. I can't remember when i laugh for the last time. Although i always laugh with my friends. I am the girl who can keep smiling although i was sad inside. A real smile is that when...
    Fallofwinter Fallofwinter 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    I believe we will be trying to find happiness

    forever. Our ideas of happiness will change constantly over time. What makes us happy now, may not be the same thing that makes us happy 5 years from now. We will obtain our happiness goal, then want more and raise the "happiness" bar. We all need to learn how to be happy at any...
    bonitamalikewhoa bonitamalikewhoa 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Happiness Always Ends With Sadness

    i am a simple guy who have simple dreams ..only think missing in my life is love..yeah u would say u will find one when the time come but i fall in love with wrong people who wlways hurt me and broke me apart.... i was quite happy 2 days back.. but my life dont like me too...
    hasank hasank 22-25, M 6 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    Just like every other human being I'm seeking

    Happiness, but for no apparent reason at all I'm actually Happy today, been laughing seen this morning like genuinely =). I didn't know it will be this good just like being a kid again, I just wish this is a good sign 1st day of the year. Wish I can share a bit of my Happiness...
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I'm learning to try to be grateful

    and find myself I'm life. Discover who I am and concept of self identity. I'm trying to figure out what makes me happy and have zest for life. It's going to be a long time though.
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Oct 13

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    And someday, I will hope

    that my sadness will be replaced by something beautiful :)
    bR0k3nWings bR0k3nWings 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    when I get what I want I want more.

    the only way I can be happy, is by winning the lottery. that way I will have all the time and money as long as my life would allow. I have a wife, a kid, a dam good job, a kick *** house with an in ground pool... if I win the lottery, will I be happy? will I want to go back to...
    M1NDH4X0R M1NDH4X0R 31-35, M Nov 3

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    i want a lonely woman to make her happy no

    matter how rich you are i will make you happy.
    kwame221 kwame221 22-25 1 Response Aug 26

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    There are so many things

    that happened to me lately. I had my 20th birthday last week & just got a new haircut (in the picture hehe) :D & I'm going to start my internship pretty soon. After my 20th birthday I realized something which I felt it should cross my mind prolly long time ago. However, it only...
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F Sep 17

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    Don't Try To Find Happiness, Build It.

    I have found that you don't FIND happiness, you actually have to make it. Get rid of things that block happiness and surround yourself with lots of good things. Those things can be friends, hobbies, lifestyle, the way you occupy your time and mind and many other things. Getting...
    TomWPB TomWPB 41-45, M 10 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Lately i have been feeling pretty empty.

    Im a 3rd year uni student and am feeling really worried about my future. I want to do this and that, study and work overseas, have dreams but worried about not having the cash to do so. Lately i have been doing some clubbing and felt so empty after all that. I realized it is a...
    emzem emzem 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    Is happiness an illusion to those of us

    that are deep thinkers? Those of us who could give a **** bout the materialistic items of today, the shallowness that we see in most people today with they're fake lives where at the first sign of asker crash they **** they're pants! I wanna just chat with someone whom...
    Wingapo Wingapo 41-45, M Dec 26, 2013

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    You will NEVER gonna find happiness.

    Happiness is not a destination, it's a way if travel! So enjoy what you have, and work for what you want.
    Godom Godom 18-21, F Feb 19

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    Life is very complicated.

    Don't try to find answers because when you find answers Life changes the question. XD
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F Sep 25

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    Is any one with me on finding true happiness

    feeling loved and cared for I cry my self to sleep every night having my love one next to me who has no idea how lonely I sad I feel
    Ivonna Ivonna 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 2

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    i ********** and take baths.

    that always makes me happy. πŸ’™
    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    Im so depressed. Im a national runner.

    Today i did so badly at a national race. It was a half marathon. I started too fast n started to feel the fatigue. When two ladies passed me by i started feeling so demoralized and started to lose hope. Panicked and started to pant. I started to feel so fatigued and slowed down...
    emzem emzem 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    FOOLISH COMPARISON Memorize: For we dare not

    make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12 Read: 2 Corinthians 10:12-18 10 For his letters, say they, are weighty...
    simsym simsym 22-25 Aug 13

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    I've finally realized

    that me dwelling over the past is going to do nothing but make me upset even more. Especially with myself. So, I've learned to put a smile on my face through everything I go through. Negative thoughts will get me no where. And I can truthfully say I am on my way to happiness.
    InTheSky15 InTheSky15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    The Best feeling is when You know all of your

    love ones are Happy :) Make someone Happy. Help someone and let them feel loved. I give love because that is Happiness. Help them, give Time, Strength and you Heart.
    kismet1427 kismet1427 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I don't believe in less.

    I go all the way. And you can see it in my stride. If a good conduct makes a man, he makes me the man of today. A man who never run, stay noble I say. I am more than a good grip perfect handshake and a job well done. Diligence and dedication is what I live from day to day. And...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M Oct 21

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    What Is The Happiness??

    Im just and ordinary people, i come from the poor family, i know there is no reason why i was born at this family,,, cause there is a God will.. but why its me??? i try to found the answer for long time, until i meet someone, he is become from the rich family,, and i try to ask...
    kudaws kudaws 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Maybe "Find" Is the Wrong Word

    I forget the actual origin of my belief, but I remember being taught at some point that happiness is not something you can obtain. It's not a commodity that can be bought or bartered. It's not something you can win in a contest. It's not some kind of prize. Rather, it is...
    victorious victorious 26-30, M 1 Response May 10, 2007

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    Especially in my relationship,

    and today has made me happier than I've been for a long time. I got the emotional intimacy I've been craving for for so long, and I was able to effectively communicate with my boyfriend about our sex life. Its hard trying to change my ways, but I'm already so much happier that I...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F Nov 17

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    SoulInfluence SoulInfluence 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    If happiness was a choice,

    then i must have made the wrong one. I honestly do not remember what it feels like to be happy, what does happy look like? I don't know if there's something missing or if I have it all but it's actually not what I need in my life therefore making me unhappy and I just don't see...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I miss being there, I miss holding hands,

    I miss making you laugh, I miss making faces at you, I miss kissing, I miss talking for hours about nothing, I miss having someone to care about, I miss always wanting to see you, I miss the small things because that's what mattered to me, I just miss having someone
    Yaright678 Yaright678 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    how do you find happiness

    when you have self hate and depression? not just self hate but disgust over your while life but not a way to fix it?
    retrosavy retrosavy 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    My To-do List

    1. Try to wake up each morning with positive outlook 2. Look out the window 3. Laugh about at least one thing each day 4. Exercise 5. Write down my inspiring thoughts 6. Think about people I love 7. Notice the sunshine 8. Read 9. Dream about a bright future 10. Smile at children...
    starzzy31 starzzy31 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    I just wrote a story in another place about

    "happiness." Yes I have been trying to find that elusive thing they call happiness for quite some time now...just when I think I have found it...it disappears. It's kind of like a butterfly...you chase it, you get almost to it...then it flies away & you're off chasing it once...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    My bother kind of insulted me in front of my mom

    and I pretended I didnt care but inside it hurt me so much. I almost lost all my confidence that moment. I have given up trying to make things better. I dont know what to do. I try to be happy and try to not pay heed but every night I cry and try to get over it.
    Rae06 Rae06 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm Trying

    I used to play guitar and drums. I used to hang out with people. I used to have things. I have gone through rehab but still feel the effects of my choices when I try to get a job. I lost my car. I lost my place. I have so many red flags in my work history. Something always gets...
    BaconNEggs BaconNEggs 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    I was very mad about my last relationship,

    comparing and contrasting my ex with any other guy I knew, and I found out that it was such a big mistake, anyway, I am trying to have a formal relationship with a divorced man, he doesn't have children and he is a doctor, he has supported me during a very difficult period in my...
    lucesitasil lucesitasil 26-30, F Sep 16

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    Even if life can be difficult it's not a reason

    to not try to be happy! I want to find happiness and be happy for real. My life is hard but you know what? It made me realise that joy is in the little things. And honestly it's better than being rich
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Moving On From Personal Traumas

    my husband and i have had a very hard time the past couple years...physical injury, fire, surgery, death, all happened within a few months...it has been two years today since his sister passed away while visiting us in our home. She went to sleep on our couch, and did not wake up...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 34 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    My Ep Pals And The Happiness They Bring Into My Life...

    I want to make a thread where I and others can come in and post those treasured moments when you read something andΒ  decide you totally adore the person who wrote it.Β  I want to go through my whole Friends list and add aΒ  bit of what makes each one so special to me.Β  I'd love...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 26 Responses May 11, 2011

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    I've come to realize

    that when I judge others in a negative way (become angry with them) for their actions or words that I'm not always angry with them and instead there is something they are saying or doing that reminds me of what someone else did or said in the last that caused me pain. Once I...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    To Be Happy Is My Dream....

    Till now i was never been happy in my life because of my sensitive character. i never depend on external happiness... i want to be happy from internal, i just dont want a artificial smile on my face, i want a smile which comes from my heart.... am struggling to find my internal...
    vachya vachya 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    People try too hard. I swear everyone's just

    trying to impress everyone kinda pathetic lol...yes I know "not everyone yadayada" ya thanks
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    But such a thing doesn't last.

    Some things just don't seem the way they do. One day you tell me I love you and only you. I wake up to find out it was a dream, you're telling me you hate me and you're leaving me. People change, everything changes, we go from best friends then become strangers. We go from...
    FestiyCadavr FestiyCadavr 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    Why don't people block me?

    ? Does it mean I'm doing something right?
    Kampion Kampion 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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