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I Choose Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 180 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Today , i choose awareness. I choose to be aware of the beauty of life and living. I choose to be aware of the simple pleasures in life. I choose awareness of joy, awareness of...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Mar 21

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    I choose YOU You know who you are My lullaby when my heart cries My catch when I fall My sun in my gray skies My kiss of life My peachy fruit My joy in the strife My muse when I...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F a week ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    sandy11cc sandy11cc 26-30, F Mar 9

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    God chooses, everyone's life is in his hands, but it's up to us to follow him.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Mar 14

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    There are millions of past choices which could be considered for change if possible to do so, yet changing anyone of them could change the here and now. So I'll choose today along...
    squid4u squid4u 46-50, M Mar 16

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    I don't think it's wrong to be happy. I believe everyone has a baseline emotionally. The way you generally feel when there is not something specific going on to affect your mood...
    littlecreekgirl littlecreekgirl 41-45, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    He moves like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 1

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    Life inside me... Ever spelt live backwards ? I am life !!!!
    isaidenough isaidenough 36-40, F Mar 11

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    Got new fabric softer now all my clothes and linens smell like jasmine and lily ^.^
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Everday i find something to distract me yet everyday i get fed up and everyday i start all over to look for something that would make forget how crappy my life is.......
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    woke up naturally this morning with no alarm for the first time in 3 months - absolutely wonderful <3
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Just got myself a new metallic red hairbrush. The little things make me happy. ^~^
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F Mar 15

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    vegemite toast and a beer while sitting by the pool on a warm evening. perfection.
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 19

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    sitting on the couch snuggling in against my best friends chest and smelling his warm scent mixed with his after shave as we watch a doctor who marathon ☺️
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    The cruel are wrong. But connected to rulers. So i just look for that link. When baffled.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    The other day my team was gathered in a circle introducing ourselves to each other. Varun, one of the players I've known for about 4 years now whispers his name out loud. And I...
    HeartOfWarrior HeartOfWarrior 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Any questions?
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Who out there. would love to sit down &get to know new friends. I m making Homemade. Meatballs , sauce and HOMEMADE. PASTA. I think we all should sit down and hold hands and...
    chef59 chef59 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    even in the midst of trial, there is a light
    alexhiles alexhiles 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    sitting by the pool and enjoying a mojito slushy in the last warm sun rays of the day - peace filled calm ☺️
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi I'm going to remain nameless for privacy At age 13 I was raped and giving this terrible disease at age 30 I now have full blown AIDS my family turn their back on me My children...
    Godlovesme30 Godlovesme30 26-30, F Mar 1

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    So a year has gone bye since I was respectfully able to help a lady have her dream come true with becoming pregnant with her last child. Time has passed and I have decided I would...
    Lookin2CuCum Lookin2CuCum 36-40, M Mar 3

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    Unfortunately I'm quite certain that I now know what she's been hiding. The one thing from during her affair that she could never tell me. "It's between me and God" she says. I...
    Dartanian Dartanian 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Someone please explain to me how a person can say "you got what you wanted" when you were never even asked what you wanted? How can they say "you chose this" when you never got a...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Breathe shallow, Breathe slow Caution to the ember burning low Listen do you hear it? Pop, Crackle Pop, Crackle It's toxic, Raining poison Ruining my only show You couldn't...
    jlcoates jlcoates 26-30, F Mar 4

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    Salon will be open Sunday afternoon if you want your hair cut let me know!
    BigE47 BigE47 46-50, M Mar 6

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    I would like to make plants grow with the sound of my flute and speack to the animals
    KiddoAisaku KiddoAisaku 13-15, T 1 Response Mar 6

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    telekinesis, so i can float, fly, and lift heavy things.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 1 Response Mar 6

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