I Believe Happiness Is Simply a State of Mind

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 196 People

    Living Proof

    I would have to agree 100% !!  it amazes me how just thinking about happiness and wanting to reach that point in your own life can make such a difference. I have been so unhappy for so long, even the things that i have wanted for years, that i thought would  bring me to...
    NoNotAnyMore NoNotAnyMore
    22-25, F
    Aug 14, 2008

    Happiness Is A Choice

    It's a given that life is not always going to go in the direction that you prefer. Sometimes you have to admit that circumstances are out of your control and just laugh about it. A few months ago my septic backed up and while I was trying to fix what I could, my daughter came...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 10, 2011

    Happiness Is a Choice

    In life’s toughest moments, I have always found solace by returning to the simple things in life. That is one sure way to get in touch with happiness, if only for a moment. It could involve a leisurely drive on a winding mountain road, just taking in the natural...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2008
    picses2222 picses2222
    16-17, F
    Sep 10, 2014

    It's An Attitude

    This man: http://www.barryneilkaufman.com has taught me how to be happy from within myself just by deciding to be happy and NOT unhappy. It's a choice! I spent most of my life expecting or waiting for happiness to arrive from outside of me. There is reason for this which goes...
    jimrich jimrich
    70+, M
    Jan 28, 2011

    Happy Trees

    I wish Happiness grew on trees in orchards like Apples. . .  A Sweet Savory fruit to be plucked off braches by the hands of the Empty, the Fake and the Sad.  How wonderous a first bite would taste.
    LaughingInTheRain LaughingInTheRain
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2008

    I Am Going to Choose

    I am going to choose to be happy. Even in the worse events of my life I know I can still have a positive attitude and that my happiness is something I control and choose. No one and no event can take that away from me. I choose to not let outside situations effect the inside...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 6, 2008

    Living Proof

    I would have to agree 100% !!  it amazes me how just thinking about happiness and wanting to reach that point in your own life can make such a difference. I have been so unhappy for so long, even the things that i have wanted for years, that i thought would  bring me to...
    NoNotAnyMore NoNotAnyMore
    22-25, F
    Aug 14, 2008

    Daily Sometimes Hourly

    I chose to be happy even when something really upsets me. I let the emotions flow out of me and then consciously chose to be happy. Depending on the day, that choice might have to be made hourly.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    May 12, 2008

    Big Mistake

    The biggest mistake people make is believing that happiness comes from what they have. In reality happiness is who you are! Sure, buying something you want will bring temporary excitement, but it won't give you last happiness. True happiness is having love and appreciation for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 21, 2011

    In With Smilatol!; Out With Fukitol (the Baritol Stays)

    I am not a naive person!!  Okay, I guess there was that time when I though this one girl really loved me even though there were some sticky tabs pasted on her forehead that suggested otherwise, and I kinda got, like, hurt.  Bad.  And yes, I know that was only a...
    mikalbobikal mikalbobikal
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    Quit being a pssy and be glad your not getting

    raped and mutilated in a serial killers basement.
    jenpoop jenpoop
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2014

    I Am Doing My Best To Regain My Spiritualness

    I think a healthy spiritual path and following the gentle happiness of seeking the smaller pleasures of life are often the best. it begins in the mind and I am struggling to stay a float with my life. I am happy to be living in these times and I get happiness from doing the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2011

    If I Am Honest...

    I have to admit that I have come to this conclusion too.
    JRSK007 JRSK007
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 13, 2008

    A Happy Choice

    there is plenty of evidence of people in much less fortunate circumstances (than my own) who somehow find ways to be happy & content despite their less than ideal situations - proof enough for me that happiness is found within & is just another choice in...
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2008

    Happiness depression

    and stress are all choices. We are made up of our thoughts. Only we can truly make ourselves happy. Change your mind and you will change your life.
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition
    22-25, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    If you want to be happy,

    be. Leo Tolstoy
    Aimee17 Aimee17
    41-45, F
    May 6, 2014
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