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I Choose Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 183 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Related Experiences

    here it is. Today. 6 years gone. We love and miss you more than you know. You're really missing out. Your precious girl is so much like you and growing up without her mom. I choose...
    iusedtolovemyself iusedtolovemyself 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My husband and I were together for 11 years, married for almost 2 and were happily expecting a baby in October of 2013.The moment arrived for us to meet our daughter and when we...
    Noryiku Noryiku 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've never had what you would call a normal life,ya know what our world deems as normal.(Securing a Job/Car/Home/marriage/kids.I was given a curse in the form of a medical...
    Sahalia Sahalia 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Wrapped in her arms is the absolute best feeling in the whole world. I feel so loved and safe. Anything that's bothering me melts away. I feel like the luckiest girl in the entire...
    KylieeBear KylieeBear 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    "Weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning" I'm going through tribulations at the moment but I know my joy will come. I'm grateful for this beautiful psalm...
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Give your self permission to experience excitement, ...love, ...peace, ...kindness, ...joy, ...miracles, ...financial prosperity, ...well-being, ...creativity, ... ease!Tune in...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am a married woman of 5......3 are his and 2 are mine. My 7yr old nephew lives with me also. I find more comfort and happiness with my children than I do with my husband...
    wishforsinglelife wishforsinglelife 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    I became a widow at 29 years young. I lost the love of my life on Sept. 24, 2014 after he fought so hard for six months to heal from a severe brain bleed in his right frontal lobe...
    MarleighJane MarleighJane 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Tell the world that we finally got it right. I choose you. I'll become yours and you'll be mine. We are not perfect well learn from or mistakes...I'm not scared of the end and...
    ItsGracie ItsGracie 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Wouldn't that be great? It would be like having my own free cinema in my head! Lie down in bed and pick some subjects to dream about! That might make me get to bed at a sensible...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Rivers of light flow through my limbs and into my mind and slowly bubble into white clouds that burst into pure timeless white light.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Stop the world; I want to get off!!!!
    sugarbox1970 sugarbox1970 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are plenty of ways to choose a bridesmaid dress that everyone will love. Silhouette Choose a shape that flatters all of them. It is not an easy task, because some will be...
    flywishes flywishes 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I found this article the other day and just have to share it. It has great info in it for relationships and just relating with people in general. http://www.businessinsider.com...
    Dartanian Dartanian 41-45, M a week ago

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    I can always think up something nifty, but .... heck, the subconscious doesn't like to be told what to do *sad face*
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M a week ago

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    So I can relive every sexual dream I've ever had... they always ended well, but I never finished!!! LMFAO!!!
    KingMarcray37 KingMarcray37 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Today it will all be over, no more pain, only peace and quiet. I have writtien my letters and said my good byes. It has been this way for 8 years..it ends today...
    DeniseMarie72 DeniseMarie72 41-45, F Jun 21

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    Because if I could I wouldn't have had this dream last night. I was at a lake house, somewhere out in the middle of no where. It was storming, my children were gathered by the...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    But, I also at times have been given the power to create my own future
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 31-35, F Jun 16

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    The power to blend in with my surroundings. I have always wanted to be "the fly on the wall".
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M Jun 16

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    Now I think my only joy are drinking japanese plum wine, eating cakes, watching parodies on YouTube , staying in my bed hugging my teddy , and teaching junior staff to do their...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    When I was young I heard a story. Don't remember it well (lol) but I do remember that there was a man, and regardless of the situations he was facing, he always wore a smile. It...
    souldigger7 souldigger7 22-25, F Jun 15

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    Time manipulation So I can have super speed regeneration and teleportation, and many more
    Chivalry78 Chivalry78 13-15, M Jun 14

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    Irritating, especially for no genuine and unavoidable reason! Willing to accommodate - just give me notice, to make other plans!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M Jun 13

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    And then **** happens. Hopefully I get back to being positive and happy.
    LifeIsJustLife LifeIsJustLife 18-21, F Jun 13

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    Yes, yes I do.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 1 Response Jun 13

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    I've always been a happy person that enjoys life and humor. When things get me down they usually aren't for long at all. I always see the glass half full instead of empty and I'm...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 12

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    Telekinesis...you can do basically anything, fly, lift big objects, crush your enemies, perfect
    coak0316 coak0316 18-21, M Jun 11

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    Me and my fiancé have been together for 5 years..when we first started I made it clear that I knew we wouldn't last. We were teenagers and I gave us six months and he did...
    Ppwincess1901 Ppwincess1901 18-21, F Jun 11

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    My mum has to realise this soon. Or I'm gonna have to continue lying to her.