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I Am Trying to Find Happiness

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    Just Felt Like Writing It

    I can’t wait to see you after work . I’ve been thinking about you all day long. I had the sensation of smelling your perfume even though your not here. It made me think of all the good things about you. Just the thought of seeing you smile the entire day. Tonight is going to...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 11 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    shannonigin shannonigin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    In a bad relationship

    for 17 years;there was some physical violence, lots of emotional abuse. He was controlling,lying, manipulative. I actually made him leave, and I have fallen madly back in love with my high school sweetheart. He lives about thirty miles away and our schedules are different so we...
    jace66048 jace66048 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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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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    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Defying Social Taboo: Eating Alone

    What is it with our society today? When did eating alone in public become such a taboo that it is almost a cardinal sin? I remember in high school lunchtime was usually the period everyone looked forward to, but for me it was a chore. Who you sat with and ate lunch with defined...
    yujinxiang317 yujinxiang317 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    Its difficult I think impossible to find

    happiness, life is too short and half gone and whatever have no hope, time flying and myself just waiting for happiness hope:-)
    shzzz shzzz 26-30, F Feb 3

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    23 Little Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Own Happiness

    By CHELSEA FAGAN 1. Not taking the time to get to know the people you encounter on your everyday routine, and therefore remaining strangers with the barista, the cashier, the bus driver, and the neighbor who could otherwise become bright spots in your life (or even good...
    CastDownChloe CastDownChloe 22-25, F Nov 26, 2013

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    I'm not sure if some of us are born like this

    and it's ok to feel this way everyday but I'm so unhappy. From childhood I wasn't able to just sit and be happy everything felt heavy and the smallest things bothered me. Now not so much can effect me but I feel empty and everyday is a battle with suicidal thoughts but everyday...
    charliann charliann 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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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 36 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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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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    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 7 Responses Feb 5

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    thatcongal thatcongal 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I'm not happy but in trying to find my

    happiness I just hate feeling depressed
    sillygirl008 sillygirl008 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Happiness is all I need.

    I've got bipolar II disorder which totally changes my brain stuffs and social anxiety which I have yet to learn to properly cope with. I work to create my happiness but it feels like my brain is working against itself. I'll create that happiness though.
    PerturbedBrain PerturbedBrain 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Elliea25 Elliea25 13-15, F Feb 8

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    Where Does Happiness Live?

    Where does happiness live I've been looking for it for so long  So far I haven't found it  It's like playing hide and seek with me I come close to finding it  But then it goes away again So here I am  In the dark  There's no light  Happiness out of reach  Always sadness...
    bubblynng08 bubblynng08 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    “Laugh, even when you feel too sick

    or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no...
    summerbloom summerbloom 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 25

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    Survival

    In life, there are winners, and there are losers. This is just a fact, but a difficult one to swallow. We like to that think that, someday, the underdog is finally head, or that the bullied kid gets stronger, or that the nerd becomes a millionaire. Unfortunately, some people...
    Hrmg Hrmg 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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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 1 Response Feb 3

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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 8 Responses Mar 2

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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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    "We define happiness

    as a state of well-being, starting off with being alive instead of dead." That's a line from a radio play, Darkside by Tom Stoppard, but is it really true? Do we really define happiness as a state of well-being, which starts off with being alive? Some people would rather be...
    Sundance89 Sundance89 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Last six months were no good,

    but I stayed super positive and now everything is falling into place. I am so happy all is right in my world.
    Flboy81 Flboy81 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    So this is my first year of hs,

    and my sisters a senior already, shes in color guard. I've seen one of her shows once and thought it was so beautiful. I was interested in it but she told me how committed i had to be, and i was like, no way (i have never committed to anything in my life). Then hs started, and...
    Sayum0 Sayum0 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Where The Sidewalk Ends

    Have you seen it? I asked the moviegoer after the show. Have you heard it? I asked the disc jockey on air. Have you tasted it? I asked the chef in the local bistro. Have you smelled it? I asked the florist preparing a bouquet. Have you touched it? I paused on the sidewalk Finally...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Happiness should be found by yourself without

    the aid of anything artificial, this means not relying on things that would give us a feeling of temporary distractions such as drinking or partying - this is only running away from problems when they can be out letted in a different productive way. You can find happiness by...
    bd13 bd13 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3

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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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    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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    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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    Fear Of The Unknown ?

    Don't you ever get sick of being miserable ? Don't you ever get bored of being quiet , and blaming in your thoughs the injustice around you ...don't you ever get tired to hide your feelings between some words ? Does the light bothers you eyes yet ? It seems we never learn our...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    I've been really angry lately,

    and I don't know why...... I've had fits and broken stuff around the house.
    Christian45 Christian45 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    Thisworldscaresme Thisworldscaresme 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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 8 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    Disappointments

    Always #2 and never #1. Just the story of my life.
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    In Search Of Happiness

    Happiness is mostly dependent on state of mind, not on status in society or the size of bank account. As long as one is not in poverty, as long as one has the means for adequate food and shelter, the level of well- being is determined by what one chooses to focus on (the full or...
    perfectprince perfectprince 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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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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    You Make Me Happy

    When I talk to you everything makes sense .  I  share, I am dying, I am reborn again.    It feels so good. It is better then sex. It always makes me happy even if I am left down below in the end. Maybe I am right or maybe I am wrong but I was able to say in my own special...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M May 12, 2012

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    Sharing Secrets

    It's amazing how comfortable people when sharing stuffs on the internet, or on any social networking site. It's amazing that some of us feel comfortable sharing our deepest darkest secrets with someone we barely know on the internet. Is it because they barely know you, that's why...
    Lavaskates101 Lavaskates101 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Happiness Is Just A Teardrop Away...

    I've been looking for happiness, but in all the wrong places, it would seem. I've tried to achieve happiness through professional success. Well, since I keep getting screwed there, no way. Happiness through incredible wealth - well, apparently not to achieve for the honest Joe...
    Kletti Kletti 70+ 1 Response May 24, 2012

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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 1 Response Feb 19

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    When you are searching

    for something, the first thing to do is to define it. So let me ask you. What is the definition of happiness??
    YElRashidy YElRashidy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm going to keep on trying,

    I'm not going to limit myself or put any labels upon myself. I'm going to try my best to accept myself. I just hope I can get rid of my negativity and finally find some peace with myself.
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Why am I not happy? I really have no reason not

    to be happy...but somehow somthing is missing, and it's bothering me, I just don't want to feel like something is missing the whole time.
    trixibelle2811 trixibelle2811 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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 6 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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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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    mkdurrant mkdurrant 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    the urge to cut..is powerful.

    i don't know if i wanna go through this again.. i've been clean since my birthday. but, i've been having the biggest urges lately. i try to distract my mind. but, that only works for a few moments. why does cutting have to be so damn addciting?
    fxithxo fxithxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Hteag Hteag 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    The Suffering

    When i wallow in my Petty sorrow,i think of thee, woman, so beautiful, that stole my cold stone heart,breaking it down, as if it was a despicable thing.Oh, my poor soul, know that thee was lost before i even knew i had thee,savor the beats, that is heard, just for this woman...
    Jasec Jasec 36-40, M Jun 3, 2012

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    I see people around school smiling

    and laughing and I can't help but wonder why and how are they so happy? Yes I've had great moments in life but overall I would not say I am happy. I feel I may never be happy but I would settle for contentment which is close enough.
    Extaminty365 Extaminty365 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I don't even remember what it feels like to be

    truly happy... And whenever there's a time where I'm actually happy I actually start to cry because it's been so long since I've had my true happy moments
    xotilweoverdose xotilweoverdose 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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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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    I'm seeking happiness all the time,

    and happiness for me is my education! Once i graduate i will be the happiest woman on Earth. I dropped out if uni last year only because i didn't have enough money, I hate how education nowadays is paired with money not the person's love towards it. My only chance now is...
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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