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I Choose Joy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I have spent 3 years on and off with my ex. When we first dated it was 5 months of joy, then she broke up with me a week before we moved into a new place. I was crushed and...
    timthomp timthomp 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    There's a stigma around mental disorders and illness that makes people say it's a choice. I disagree. I personally have struggled with anorexia. And before you ask, no I never saw...
    decimatedxdreams decimatedxdreams 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Every day is a struggle. Passing thoughts of suicide but heck I don't want to go straight to hell for taking my life. I realized today things are getting harder for me stress and...
    mandimandolin mandimandolin 36-40, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I feel very immature, unworthy and insecure with relationships (often) and along with that I feel like my parents were my safety/security until they divorced. Now I look for...
    Clatterwithoutlove Clatterwithoutlove 26-30 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    a quote that fits the moment by James Joyce
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    in Christianity I tried to find a place in it for me even to the point of being a pastor. I choose not to be one because of what a Baptist Minister said. "Always...
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    If you want to transform your hair on temporary or permanent basis the hair extensions in Alaska is the best choice. These easy to wear and affordable solutions are perfect for the...
    brzhair29 brzhair29 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    The last day of winter’s light sighs out today upon the greening land and my spirit flutters in the gladness and sorrow of its cool breath.  I feel like I can surrender to the...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Mostly it just feels like I'm talking to myself anyway. Living life inside my mind is the only existence I've known, sometimes I think about being an animal with fewer brain cells...
    Taynk Taynk 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Lucid dreaming And individual capable of controlling their dreams. They say it's best if you record down your dreams. And you have to realize reality vs dreaming. So like...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Looking for JOY?I am deeply sorry for your pain, whatever it may be. Life can be so hard and painful...full of regrets. No one seems to be immune. However, it doesn't have to stay...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know my happiness will be short-lived, it always is, but for this minute ,this hour I choose to be happy. I choose smiles over tears, joy over heartache, anxiety and stress. I...
    moonstar47 moonstar47 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    The Sound of Music. 35years later and I still rate them as the best. http://youtu.be/mXp9N5YSr9E
    Donny1965 Donny1965 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Sheep have only two speeds, graze and stampede. Sheep live in denial; that is what makes them sheep. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world. The sheep...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    PART TWO SO THIS IS HEAVEN, HE THOUGHT, AND HE HAD TO SMILE at himself. It was hardly respectful to analyze heaven in the very moment that one flies up to enter it. As he came...
    TheRisingPhoenix54 TheRisingPhoenix54 61-65, M Aug 25

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    hymn of nothingness oh i have serve feels like eternity to feel...joy and sadness illuminate my path with darkness and nothingness away from all this madness unite me with...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M Aug 24

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    Actually , that was my goal for years and I did great , it didn't really bother me , I was dating but nothing serious or major, usually when you say celibate , the dates over any...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    i wish... but I know it won't happen.
    noa27 noa27 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I would revisit all of my old dream spots and the old friends I had in those dreams. I said goodbye before I plunged into hell and I miss them. I would so dream about my other...
    XxBloodyLullabyxX XxBloodyLullabyxX 22-25, M Aug 22

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    That would be amazing. I would enjoy sleeping so much more. Plus I could fly and do stuff in my dreams. Awesomeeeee
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M Aug 22

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    I used to dream about her without even thinking about it. Now i have to work myself up. I wish i could go back to how it used to be. I would dream of her every night.
    lookin4sumthin lookin4sumthin 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    That would be awesome to not only choose what you dream about but to also have complete control of your dream if that were the case the sky would be the limit in your dreams anyway...
    bioshock22 bioshock22 31-35, F Aug 21

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    If i vould do this i think i would hsve a MUCH MUCH better life. or i would wana sleep 24/7 lol
    FierceHolo FierceHolo 26-30, M Aug 21

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    I don't know if I'm missing MM today, or if I'm just sad b/c it's finally hitting me that this is really over. I'll never feel his strong arms around me again, or smell his scent...
    ashadams244 ashadams244 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 20

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    I have extremely long, brown, wavy hair, looking for a nice and short virtual haircut. Anyone interested?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 20

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    If you are hosting an event, regardless of the size or importance of the event, you will find that there will be a need to provide food for your guests. This is often a common...
    catering789 catering789 26-30, M Aug 19

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    Nowadays, more and more people prefer customized service when buying things, because the customized stuff can show their personalities. Particularly for the small art crafts. No...
    Nicolewei Nicolewei 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I'm thinking I'd sleep so much better if I could choose exactly what I was going to dream about.  Probably even rush off to bed!!!!  Too bad it doesn't work like that...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    "You only have so much emotional energy each day. Don’t fight battles that don’t matter." --joel osteen
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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