I Believe Happiness Is Something You Make For Yourself

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    There's No Deep, Dark Secret Involved...

    Happiness is a matter of perception and attitude... If you wait for happiness to come from someone else's efforts, or treatment of you, you will have a long wait... Happiness is in the moment...  a talk with a good friend...  a walk with an appreciative dog ( and when...
    FriendofPromise FriendofPromise
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    Even When I Am Far Away

    Even when I am far away, I am happy. It's the feeling of getting the best smile in the world when I listen to a certain song that doesn’t let me go out of my car. It is this impression that people can be happier when they hear a more enthusiastic "good morning" or when they...
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    1 Response Nov 8, 2011

    One Day While

    walking on campus, it came to me-my unhappiness can't be blamed on anybody but myself. A associate on campus, she's involved with a lot and even though it seems stressful at times-still she know a lot of people and has A LOT of numbers..over all she seems happy with her...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2010

    people will always hate you,

    rate you, break you, and shake you, but how strong you stand is what makes you.
    clover01 clover01
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    You have to work hard at sourcing the best

    materials to begin the construction of your happiness. You have to be natural in your selection of materials. You must be steady and artistic in making it unique to your style and desire.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    Nov 16, 2014

    Make It Your Self

    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

    I Try

        i believe that happiness is something you make for yourself  but i am trying for this to happen.
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    1 Response Nov 5, 2009

    And Is Starts With Change.

    We all can be happy, we just have to figure out what it is that makes us happy and what it is that makes us unhappy and then do more of the good stuff and less of the bad.  Now that sounds so simple, but to many people want someone else to to the heavy lifting.  They look for...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    Dec 5, 2011

    I Believe Happiness Is Something You Make For Yourself.

    i have always been on meds. since i was 5 in fact. at the age of 12 i was in an alternative highschool where a teacher grabbed me innapropreatly and i swung and hit him. as a result, i was charged with assult and pled down to misdemenor harrassment no thanks to my father who...
    lifeispoetry lifeispoetry
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2008

    A Choice

    Mired in an existentialist (the french kind) haze, I used to believe happiness was a delusion: manufactured by corporations, sold by naive idealists, recorded by archaic scriptures, and sustained by the twisted machinations of an unjust god. Now I know reason is as perfectly...
    Honir Honir
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2008

    Had a terrible dream about my ex-boyfriend just

    an hour ago.... It's good I'm already awake. I've buried all my "WHAT IFs" and learned my lesson. Life is full of surprises. All I need is to face today and tomorrow and make the most of it.
    PurpleMarj PurpleMarj
    31-35, F
    Oct 3, 2015

    If someone would have asked me 6 months ago

    if I was happy, I would have laughed at them for even asking the question. I would have told them that nobody in this awful society is truly happy. I believed happiness was just what that they dangled above our heads to make us jump higher, a lie sold to the masses to keep the...
    NordicSloth NordicSloth
    22-25, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    I'm Alone

    I've always felt like an outsider. I've always felt like no one understand what I am going through. I always say that life sucks but the I have this confident in myself that everything works out for the best and that one day it will all be fine. Then I always have sudden...
    kenken123 kenken123
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2012
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