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I Choose Joy

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    Good morning ep friends!

    Today is a new day:) make the choice that bits going to be amazing before you even get out of bed! <3
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Questions

    It's all in remembering  to ask the better question  Instead of :how could i get hurt here? how could things go wrong? how did i get into this?, i want to know how can i enjoy this place,situation,chalange or person ? how can i enjoy this moment...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 16 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Leader

    The head of a program I'm part of is named Bess.  Today that program hosted a picnic, and of course, Bess was there.  Watching her, I was struck by a realization.I looked at her and thought "That is a profoundly unhappy woman."  I watched her go through the motions of flipping...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Sep 22, 2011

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    Journey To Joy

    I've known depression. I've also had times of extreme joy. I'm learning (slowly) to choose joy more often - even when circumstances aren't good. An ancient writer said, "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation." That's a secret I want to...
    journeytojoykiw journeytojoykiw 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2009

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    The Diary

    Sometimes in the morning, when I wake up  I have a terrible feeling, a struggle for no reason. These are the moments I just wish to stay in bed and sleep the whole day, but it wouldn’t help me to feel better, it would only make it worse. Since then, I have developed a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    For My Own Mental Health

    I choose joy.  Not perfectly, and not all the time, but as well and as frequently as I can manage.  Life has its curves, and I've had a few; death of parents, health issues, a spouse who left me, things like that.  Others have had a lot more, but mine could get me...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    Carpe Diem

    Yesterday, as the sun was sinking, the front moved in and a gentle rain began to fall, pasting golden maple leaves to windshields and driveways.  Dusk arrived in a great big rush, and the blinding glare that once made us wince while gathering around the dinner table had been...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 9 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Joy And Joywish

    I choose both joy and Joywish (AKA Joy). Rather fond of joy, it always seems to be a fleeting emotion but one that is thrilling because it is ephemeral. The emotion joy never sticks around long enough for you to get used to it. Joy, on the other hand, is a wonderful...
    rojblake rojblake 36-40, M 9 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    The Title Sais It All.

    But because i relly like this group and it's a new one without a story, i may as well put my 2 cents worth here  first :)  I choose joy  because among all the countles choices avilable in this life, this one is by...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 20 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    Peace

    I don't think I'm going to use this site any longer. My best friend is uncomfortable with me writing about her even if I don't use her name. I've known her three months now and spend every single day with her. Yesterday we discussed my dating, as the girl I'm interested me asked...
    tinymind tinymind 41-45, M Oct 21, 2013

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    Excuses Excuses.....

    “The trick is not how much pain you feel - but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses” – Erica Jong   Indeed, this is true, and I need to keep reminding myself...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 11 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    True Joy! "I'll be happy once I've done this certain thing! We all say this often not realizing what it brings. We look only to the future for our happiness. Letting life slip...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 30

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    People often say that life is just a full of uncertainty, and no one else can ever show you the right choices that you have to choose right now or in future. Some others can say...
    johnjhpark johnjhpark 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Yes i believe i am here to explore and experiment joy and with it comes expansion and as I expand so do all of us...
    TC69TC4GOOD TC69TC4GOOD 51-55, M Aug 14

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    Less than three months ago I was very bitter, afraid and stressed out. I cried all the time. When I found out I was pregnant, I was so upset. I can't afford another child. I was...
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Nowadays electronic cigarettes become more and more popular in our lives. Many people use it because it is more healthy than traditional cigarettes. But lots of us still didn't...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F Aug 20

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    This is such a hard question as I wish I could have multiple super powers. But if I absolutely had to choose. I would want to be able to be invisible on command. :)
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It is hard , if i had to choose pne it would be teleportation but if i could have two metamorfose and teleportation . Think about the possibilities with both
    jackxd5 jackxd5 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Me toi hornyhard I like to *** all the time I like ***
    chuck6004 chuck6004 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    Freaking awesome, it's good music. Today people just listen to pop and tomorrowland crap that thrills you instantly with basic beats. Check out the instrumental part of songs like...
    Neon765 Neon765 16-17, M Aug 19

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    I am choosing to be happy from today on! I'm not going to be lonely or sad and I will not let my past and anxiety hold me down anymore. I'm working on me, on becoming happy again...
    JenSc JenSc 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    Especially if i keep getting hounded and harassed by every pervert and ********* that passes through this site. You were warned. Do not be surprised if you are a casualty one day.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F Aug 6

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    May be some realtions are important to us , and we expect lots of things , but what if we care about others , thier feelings , as we expect from people a lot , other expect from...
    helarebah helarebah 22-25, F Aug 7

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    PMS - Prepare to Meet Satan
    KaiFyre KaiFyre 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Predict ironic coincidences.
    Chaotician Chaotician 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    The ability to win the lottery.
    jeremysd99 jeremysd99 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Be able to have cat ears and a tail.
    Muddylover Muddylover 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I would want super strength! So I could fight crime :) vigilante style
    brookypoo brookypoo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    To be able to walk they walls like kitty on xmen
    PrototypeBri PrototypeBri 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    My super power would be the ability to travel forward and backwards in time.
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Teleport...like the movie jumper
    J4ckie123 J4ckie123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Invisibility .. Or flying..but being able to go anywhere anytime would be pretty darn awesome
    petitelady28 petitelady28 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Time travel so I could see into the future and maybe change somethings in the present for a better future.
    sweetcrystalynn sweetcrystalynn 13-15, F Aug 12

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    Absolute and complete control of all aspects of time and perception of it. Ie speeding up or slowing/reversing age of a person, thing or place; even part of person, thing or place...
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M Aug 12

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    This video speaks to my soul, and I hope to yours McFly...
    MsRebel MsRebel 31-35, F Aug 13

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    You can either sit and complain or get up and change the situation. All It takes is sincere efforts and determination.
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I woke up today and decided, today will be one of the happiest days of my life! I live in a beach town and are living my dream. So what I had some heartbreak, he pursued me... I...
    lilanie lilanie 36-40 Aug 17

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    Your Thoughts Create Your World..."Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be." ~~ Abraham Lincoln ~~Wishing you happiness that you, yourself, bring into...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 12 Responses a week ago

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    The ability to create beautiful gemstones from ordinary rock.
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 6 days ago

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    AutopsyMan - Home of the twelve second autopsy !
    jimk1234 jimk1234 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I think having Magneto's powers would be awesome!
    Ski75 Ski75 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I had a dream I met this anime character I'm like in love with and I had a fangirl attack and hugged him and wouldn't let go..... Then I woke up and like was about to cry because...
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I only have 2 people I consider real friends in the world. They're both girls (I happen to get along better with girls). So one of them starts dating this guy. The guy seems nice...
    Genericdude103 Genericdude103 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's aggravating not being able to talk about my personal issues.. especially with someone I want to grow with. I can't help it though. It just places me in a sad mindset that I...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Summary: I had used Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac for one year and this month, I also tried Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac. To be honest, they are both unexceptionable. But through...
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    Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and...
    lloyds123 lloyds123 46-50, M Aug 13

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