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I Choose Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 180 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    limitles limitles 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I cry tears, but they are tears of joy. Tears that I must let out because the love I feel for you is so powerful.. so powerful that it enfolds me momentarily leaving me to realize...
    Scarlett13 Scarlett13 18-21, F Feb 6

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    If you don't think it is ok for a man to weep. Don't read this!!I'm deeply, madly in love!! I'm in love with not just a very beautiful woman. Not just a very beautiful person. But...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    Bill Cosby accuser Linda Joy Traitz was released from prison in 2012. Traitz has an extensive criminal history and has been arrested for trafficking pills, fraud, battery, theft...
    JuggllingForACure JuggllingForACure 26-30, M Feb 16

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to have an ability to blink (teleport) like corvo from dishonored
    KevinKamal KevinKamal 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    God is so good to reveal His Truths to me! I was feeling anxious about the anniversary date of DDay approaching on the 19th. I've talked to other betrayed spouses and know that...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I have always wanted to stop time I am a horrible sleeper so it would help me plus it's awsom as a super power
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    If I do not befriend you back its nothing personal, we are all strangers to each other and for all I know you could be the next Charles Manson. I also don't want to become a...
    SadisticAngelicPrincess SadisticAngelicPrincess 31-35, F Feb 15

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    In this world we all have choices. The choices we make can dictate how our lives will play out in the future. I believe one of the most important choices we all make is whether...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M Feb 16

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    http://youtu.be/zjbyzO9RK5w guns and roses- ain't it fun. Want to know my life right now. This song says it all.
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Feb 21

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    My Heartfelt Appreciation Goes Out To Our Men And Women In Uniform! Stay Safe!
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 2 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 1 day ago

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    I absolutely LOVE candid photos and pre-arranged photos. They can't be scary, violent or gory though. Or hateful. There is a bunch of gifts I have natural and special, and some of...
    nsquaredmeanshartspaired nsquaredmeanshartspaired 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    The Last Days of An American Empire When 911 happened I was in Grade 8. I was walking to school. I had skipped a couple of days and I was thinking about the shaming I'd undergo...
    NANOHORIZON NANOHORIZON 22-25 1 Response Feb 10

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    It has been a while not to say that our relationship has become rosie, but rather the amount nor time I spend with the in-laws has dwindled to non existent. So I have had nothing...
    skip79 skip79 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Above legal age out of the teen years,when it comes to matters of the heart years are just years. Enjoy life as you wish and if it's with someone that are years or days apart in...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    Found the email that my husband sent me longgggg time ago, love him .....''I just want to tell you how much you mean to me and how special you are. I feel so lucky to have met you...
    Kireiina Kireiina 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Any little thing sets me off. I tend to obsess about little problems... Often making a molehill into a mountain, as they say. Depression is a sneaky thief. Robbing us of joy...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm quite raw emotionally at the moment, so you may not want to read this. Firstly, I'm disgusted that this pathetic experience can't even spell "suicidal" correctly. Perhaps the...
    metagross metagross 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    An correct representation in the asked for source could not be discovered on this server. This mistake was generated by Mod_Security.I dont understand about that relies upon factor...
    Ethack826k7ix2 Ethack826k7ix2 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    AgeMeet.com is promoting the concept of age gap dating where older men can date younger women. The trend of older men younger women dating of getting popular day by day and the...
    norahmarlin norahmarlin 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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