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I Choose Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 180 People

    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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    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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    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Just very stupid to choose this experiences when some ***** choose this , very stupid act, dont choose if you are an angel,
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    Hey, guys beware of some people here who said themselves they are open-minded, These some **** choose the experience open-minded but are very closed **** minded. Talk good in front...
    rody80 rody80 31-35, M 23 hrs ago

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    Some people here choose experiences like I LIKE SEX, but acting like stupid here..... Beware guys and friends you maybe been suspended :)
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    HeartOfWarrior HeartOfWarrior 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Any questions?
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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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 Mar 28

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    even in the midst of trial, there is a light
    alexhiles alexhiles 18-21, F Mar 28

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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 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I don't believe that. You are what you inherit and you are what your personality is like :)
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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 Apr 1

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    Me personally? I'm torn between the multi-powers of "Infamous: Second Son", the phone abilities of "Saints Row 3" or even better "Eden of the East", the blacklight powers from...
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    There's not a female walking this Earth that could make me feel intimidated or angry enough to make me dislike her for no apparent reason. Therefore, it seems to me that the...
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    green lantern's ring, all t the time
    Akitten1 Akitten1 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Avatar Aang's powers all the way!
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    It'd be a combo of Marvel Girl's and Storm's powers. I like that combo.
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