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I Choose Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 177 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Oh yeah definately my all time favorite candy bar is Paydays but Almond Joys and Mounds are definately up there.
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F a week ago

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    Telekinesis all the way. Convenient in so many ways and a great way to mess with people. Jedi mind tricks are always welcome.
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    I would love to be able to shape shift. Into anything and back. If I could really finetune it, I might be able to shift into the same body with some more powers. I could think of...
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    The ability to fly, because I want to be free and to be able to travel to different places.
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Yeah, I'll admit it. No shame. It's not really that I always am.. just if in I'm in a particularly bad mood and the people I'm around are being ignorant and happy. Normally I bite...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Let this year, 2015 be a turning point for you in healthy living: spirit, soul and body!!! Healthy relationships - John 13:34 says: ......Just as I have loved you, so you too...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F Jan 9

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    I tried to kill myself this past Tuesday. I was letting go of God and of my life. But God didn't let go of me. I should've been either been dead or serious complications, but all I...
    lonely2718 lonely2718 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I'm 16, my parents promise me to get me anything I want. Well, I want to: Get my driving license Get TBC for Roblox Get a sports car >:D Get a collection of Lamborghini 1:20...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I wish I met the right girl who wants to have something special with me and settle down and start our own family together
    dj2129 dj2129 22-25, M Dec 30, 2014

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    There's something like that called Lucid Dreaming. I don't know how to do that but since I sleep 18 hours a day I would love to just decide what to dream about
    xabiana xabiana 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Well I'm still here. I finally stopped procrastinating and called a marriage councilor. To my surprise she was able to see us within a few days. And another surprise, my wife and...
    Dartanian Dartanian 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    "You can NOT be Sirius!" said the cranky tennis player. "Oh yeah?", I thought "Just watch me!" Oh yeah. And then there was that Black character from Harry Potter. All makes sense...
    SiriusGrey SiriusGrey 51-55, M Jan 8

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    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    we are truly so in love It's like we were meant to be together..
    Sarah9999 Sarah9999 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I've been cheated on, lied to, used for money, used for sex, used to ease boredom amongst other reasons I guess I ought to give up on the male gender. Yet for some reason I always...
    LastofmyPeople LastofmyPeople 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I found this on the Internet and wanted to share it because it is helpful. 1. Affairs are an escape from the realities of the world. 2. Affairs are not a rejection of the spouse...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Because Anglo-Saxons rule! :P I've been enjoying playing Mount and blade viking conquest recently so yeah.
    Germanic Germanic 18-21, T 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    the power to control electricity / lightning, it's always been in my dreams
    surgewaffle surgewaffle 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    He 4000 miles away haven't seen him in 9 months is it bad it annoys me when other girls complain about there boyfriend and they live 4 mins away from each other and see each other...
    alexbojan alexbojan 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Teleportation! I would go to every place I've ever wanted to go
    Sweeeetxo90 Sweeeetxo90 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'd want to be like the Hulk.
    pappadogg pappadogg 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    The ability to freeze time and space and you can have someone with you but only you can control time and space. But it can only be one person. To unfreeze things, you touch them.
    Juzzy91 Juzzy91 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Tell me! I would like to be able to fly like Superman!
    Rhyno01 Rhyno01 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Go into animes Fly Nature powers!
    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Empathic Mimicry, I think It's one of the most powerful and most humbling powers.
    LunaSolTierra LunaSolTierra 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    able to turn my body into plants and able to grow them.
    ForeverAmity ForeverAmity 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Photographic memory and invisibility. Memory to never lose moments I can never get back thanks to drugs and emotional blocks. Invisibility to get away when I needed to take a break...
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I would want to control minds. Because nothing else is stronger than the mind.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I want to be happy again. I have had my joy taken for far too long. Hell, he didn't even have to take it! I placed in a box, wrapped it with a bow and handed it over. But I am done...
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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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...
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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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...
    HippieDee HippieDee 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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