I Believe Happiness Comes From Within

we all believe that we control our happiness 3,425 People

    So today I went to visit my brother,

    who is currently in prison. We spent a large part of the visit talking about life and his current state of mind. Every time we speak he is upbeat and today wasn't any different. He is truly appreciative for all that he has and though clearly his life isn't perfect he chooses to...
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    Aug 2, 2015

    Happiness is not in having things.

    .it's not found in others..it's found within yourself. It's your attitude and how you react to the world around you..once I realized it really is a choice? I feel true happiness and contentment in my life..
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2014

    Its December an Christmas is just round the

    corner.. Gonna have a happy vacation an celebrate.. am leaving to Poland to my friend's place for Christmas!!!
    silverkitty9 silverkitty9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    Today I was called the N-word by someone online

    today and it really made me upset and made me think as to why people can be so evil and cruel. This is 2016 and still there are people like this. I wonder as to why so many people (worldwide) think just because they have a smart phone or computer they can say horrible things to...
    Oliver27 Oliver27
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    When you are feeling

    so stuck in a negative emotion or situation, how does one change/redirect their thoughts to something more positive? I find it very hard sometimes to keep my thoughts grounded because of how much I worry/get jealous in my relationship at times
    kat115nk kat115nk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    I would love to say that i get it right everyday

    but I'm a work in progress.. Some days the demons of despair and sadness try to hold me but im getting better at recognising theirlies s.. Im not what they say I am.. I choose happiness...... I wont listen to their lies..... I choose to smile.. I wont let pain blind me...
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    6 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    I have all the answers I need

    for this stage in my life. I may not have implemented the theory yet, but at least I know what to do, and when the opportunity arises, I will seize it and rise above the muck created by ignorance and pain. I am neurotic and have a tense body musculature. Psychosis is the ego...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

    Happiness Is A Choice

    To me, this means taking responsibility for our own feelings...and not looking outside of ourselves - to externals, ie: an event or person etc etc, - for our Happiness. It irks me no end, when someone says "You Make me feel........" No one can MAKE you feel anything...it is...
    Visionquest Visionquest
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2011

    Happiness is what makes a person truly grateful

    for what he has. It's something that can never be bought. Happiness is what makes us enjoy our lives. When you are happy, you are thankful, you can vibrate this wonderful aura to other people too.:) My family is my happiness. My friends are my happiness too. Shopping and...
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    3 Responses Jun 25, 2014


    I think back at the things that have happened in my life. I try to think of some of the happiest moments in my life. And with this I have come to a realization. I remember one of the happiest moments in my life. I was young, I was about 13 years old. Perhaps moments are just...
    Abyss25 Abyss25
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jan 29, 2012

    Onces i started thinking more positively .

    i realized i had to reinforce these thoughts and behaviors in myself so they would stuck. As with any sort of training, the more you practice , the better you get- and yes you can practice being positive. The best and easiest way to do this is to be positive when it comes to who...
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    Dec 12, 2014
    51-55, F
    Dec 27, 2015

    Some Think They Can Buy Happiness

    Happiness is there, waiting to get out. You are suppressing it. You have control of it.   Why do so many people spend so much money shopping, with the explanation that it “makes me happy”?  Why do we see so many people on ‘Shopaholic’ type of...
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2008


    Finding happiness is like peeling an onion. Start by peeling away the layers of hate, frustrations, wants and desires and what you will have left are the things that make you happy. Learn to make these your priority in life and forget about the other distractions you currently...
    Cruiser68 Cruiser68
    1 Response Nov 20, 2013

    we just have to find it within us.

    u can't find happiness outside, it's always within.
    ooOSITOoo ooOSITOoo
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    Happiness Everyone wants to be happy,

    believing in a requirement for happiness is the same as disbelieving in happiness where the requirements have not been met (a nocebo). Happiness is a choice, there are no requirements other than the decision to be happy. If you believe love is required for happiness then you are...
    WkidWtch WkidWtch
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015
    Hornesty Hornesty
    46-50, M
    Aug 4, 2015

    If you focus yourself on getting better

    everyday. Good things will come! Don't cling so much on negative things or bad memories. Past is in the past! You can never undo it but you can always give yourself a second chance. Decide to always be happy. This world is cruel! You live temporarily so as long as you are...
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    Dec 12, 2014

    The primary cause of unhappiness is never the

    situation but your thoughts about it. Eckhart Tolle
    teachocolate teachocolate
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    I feel you, like the way you feel me,

    we know real, it's a big deal, but folks tend to be sour like a dill, claiming it's the life of the trill, subconsciously mad because they're rolling in a pinto, well the beans I'm gonna spill and if they tell me to shut up, so what, shut don't go up, so I guess I'm down. Know I...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015

    i just fully realised this.

    last night, something i had dreamt about for months happened, and i woke up feeling empty. i still feel empty. it didn't make me happier...
    em11111 em11111
    18-21, F
    May 2, 2015

    wintersecret wintersecret
    36-40, M
    Jul 28, 2015

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Aug 21, 2015
    ElaineH123 ElaineH123
    70+, F
    Jul 10, 2015

    I understand you more

    than you do yourself. Intellectually, I know everything I want to know about you. **** my arrogance. I can see with my rotting brain, through my dead eyes engorged, entrenched, infested with sadness. Your eyes are full of watery emotion and have a closed mind but a clear...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    Years ago this important question would soon

    pave a clearer understanding and journey towards the pursuit of a Meaningful life and Happiness. What is Happiness? Doing something you Love, Sharing your Passion with others, Living Free and Authentically, Loving Deeply and Being Deeply Loved.
    livefreeloveall livefreeloveall
    31-35, M
    Feb 10, 2015

    Anyone Can Be Happy....

    I strongly believe that happiness is something that always lies within us. I agree that life does not always give us what we want....and fate can be cruel. But every night has to lead to a new day...and the darkness will give way to light. You will smile when you see the sun rise...
    BlueTheWarrior BlueTheWarrior
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Apr 6, 2013

    A Crow was absolutely satisfied in life.

    But one day he saw a swan… This swan is so white and I am so black…crow thought. This swan must be the happiest bird in the world. He expressed his thoughts to the swan. “Actually,” the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    Happiness is not determined by what's happening

    around you, but rather what's happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it alwayes comes frome within.
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    Jan 4, 2015

    12 Ways To Be Happy And The List Goes On:)

    1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things. 2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears. 3. Don't take...
    traveller139 traveller139
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Feb 19, 2013

    What Is Happiness?

    To a very special person that I bumped into this morning, just by reading her stories! What an amazing woman!We find happiness in hard times. We find happiness in ourselves, deep inside in a dark cave where our hearts have been hiding afraid to see the light because the light...
    SexxxyLeopard SexxxyLeopard
    46-50, F
    Jan 11, 2013

    I'm sitting in my room all alone

    while listening to Sam Smith's songs. My neighbours are randomly lighting up fireworks and I got a good view of the colourful fireworks from my bedroom window. I've just completed my final report that took me a week to finish. Everything's going good. I'm enjoying my Sunday...
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    4 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    This is so very true.

    If your happiness depends on any external source out of your control, than it will be inherently tied to it. But the problem is external people and things are out if our control, and liable to constantly shift and change. True happiness begins from within, and if you develop...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916
    31-35, M
    Jul 30, 2015

    Change can be amazing.

    This does not have a happy ending … It’s not over before I say it is.“Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always...
    YouCouldBeHappy YouCouldBeHappy
    70+, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2014

    Know that Being aware of the shadows means

    you're also connected to the light ....
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    Oct 5, 2015


     I  have  read  the  following   somewhere    about  pleasure and  happiness...
    shap36 shap36
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Dec 28, 2012

    Happiness Is...

    To recognize that is worth to live in spite of everything that makes the life hard The challenges, incomprehension and periods of crisis. Happiness isn’t A destiny but a challenge to travel inside of yourself and find out what you really want.. Happiness is… To...
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    18 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    Happiness, describes happiness

    as having three parts: pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Pleasure is the “feel good” part of happiness. Engagement refers to living a “good life” of work, family, friends, and hobbies. Meaning refers to using our strengths to contribute to a larger These 3 factors are...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2015

    Don't live your life constricted in your

    actions, because of what other people may or may not think of you. That is just stupidity. You have the freedom to try new things, wear and say whatever you want. Have fun in life. Be happy.
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    5 Responses Jan 7, 2015


    Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.__Abraham Lincoln  
    WisePearls WisePearls
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2013

    If you can find the time,

    will you wait for me? You've opened the chest of my life while I watched you, only to find the expression on your face that there was nothing inside; what was inside was with me all of the time. Overbearing panic attack entrenching my brain. Reoccurring drowning effect...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting
    18-21, M
    Dec 1, 2014

    If you ever find yourself the victim of

    someone's cruel, petty ways, bitterness or insecurities...just remember..things could always be much worse..YOU could be THEM.
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2014

    Your Best

    "People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.If you are honest and...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2013

    Happiness is when what you think,

    what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj
    31-35, M
    Feb 11, 2015

    Find it, nourish it, guard it.

    ..SHOW IT. That is how people are drawn to you.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    46-50, F
    Jun 9, 2015

    Be Happy

    Stop Worrying so much.Worry will not ***** tomorrow of its burdens, it will ***** today of its joy
    traveller139 traveller139
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 16, 2013

    Stop looking for happiness.

    It's your own responsibility so you must create it. Let the light in you shine against life's storms and create your own rainbows. :)
    Roseebee Roseebee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2016

    Happiness is not the absence of problmes,

    but the ablitiy to keep things in prespective and deal with them.
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    2 Responses Oct 9, 2015
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