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I Choose Joy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm not quite sure where to share a story like this, so I figured this would be as good a place as any. It's something of a rant, so don't say I didn't warn you. I am sick and...
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Been such a strange mix of emotions these last few weeks. Having feelings of joy and that nothing bad can get to me and I'm literally on top of the world, to then feeling so low...
    WhyCantIBeYou WhyCantIBeYou 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Ahhh ****!! **** it all The more I practice being open with myself about my self - about my emotions - the more difficult I find it to accept them. There's a divide between my...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 3 hrs ago

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    I feel so lonely :(( again and again,makes me sick living with my grandmother,I lost joy in life,everyday is the same,I stay home and I miss my mom,she's far away :'( I hate that I...
    Littlemisssunshine67 Littlemisssunshine67 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    In the event that you are looking for charming adoration cites for her, you are in luck! There are numerous popular references to words that catch veneration and affectionate...
    ronalddavis ronalddavis 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    So I was watching the subbed episode of Dragonball Super and this time, they even subbes the opening and ending songs. They were both equally heartwarming. I fell in love with...
    uiop09 uiop09 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I honestly didn't join this group to see if others think I am attractive (so your opinion isn't needed or asked for). I joined to tell all you people who are in this group that...
    haley199x haley199x 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I choose to love you in silence, for in silence I find no rejection. I choose to love you in loneliness, for in loneliness no one owns you but me. I choose to adore you from a...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    Now by A.D.H (me) I lost a spark along my way. You came to me and made it stay. You make me feel like it's okay To keep living yet another day. I lost my joy along the ride...
    learnfromexp learnfromexp 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I look in the mirror and I seriously wanna fight the guy looking back at me. Until I realize, I already am. That's everyone's struggle. Some choose to drink, some choose...
    Logic34 Logic34 31-35, M 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Being a Christian single has given me the freedom to do things for the Lord that I would not have been able to do as a married woman. I have experienced so many blessings in my...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 11 hrs ago

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    My one true love is my Savior, Jesus Christ.....He gives my life purpose and meaning!! He brings me joy and laughter and blesses me in so many ways!! :-) When I need comfort, He...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm the friend who's always left out when the squad goes out to the mall or some other friends house. I'm the friend that always have to say "sorry but my parents wont let me". I'm...
    KnightsCross KnightsCross 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    CILLA  - Scouse Girl through & throughI love Cilla Black - a unique & natural starLivepool born and bred - lovely red  'airLovely voice and empathetic singingA lorra...
    HAPPINESS100 HAPPINESS100 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    Steps involved in accepting a donor into the program to dispensing a quality product (human Milk). When a donor makes the decision to donate her breast milk, she first makes a...
    stuber111 stuber111 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    WATCH THE VIDEO AFTER YOU HAVE READ!i have bee sitting in my own temptations and pleasures talking to people who are only making me more gay and as i have noticed this i seem to...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I would choose to dream about masks.
    lovelymaskedbeauty lovelymaskedbeauty 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always thought of it like this... I go to bed hold a remote control and choose a dream then when I fall asleep I dream of what I chose hehe
    20ShadesOfMe 20ShadesOfMe 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Wouldn't that be great,,,,,,,,,,I'd never wanna get up haaaa
    Goralski Goralski 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Traditionally, white has been the preference for wedding dresses due to a variety of reasons. However, this tradition is being broken as more and more brides are opting for...
    redbduk redbduk 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I really believe that in order to get to the Transformed marriage a couple has to go through all three stages because looking back I can see that is exactly what we did do. We...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Listing to the rain and being so incredibly amazed that the rain is clean fresh water falling from the sky. It is literally life being poured down on us!
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The Beautiful Things In the quiet hush of a lonely night Ticking clock and candlelight The cold company of despair hovers in the flickering shadows "I'm always here," it whispers...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I found this article and believe it to be True. Grace for Imperfection July 2, 2015 Unconditional love and acceptance – isn’t that what every one of us searches for as we...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Remembering everything like Agatha in Minority Report.
    cjkenton cjkenton 36-40 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I would be like elsa .... hey don't hate appreciate ok
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    id have the super power of being able to know exactly what someone is thinking and why
    IQXX IQXX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Super strength. Before every fight I'd be like, "hulk smash!" :)
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M Jul 25

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    Strength. Then maybe I could open that jar...
    LewH LewH 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I will wish the power to travel back time and the power to be strong like hulk and control the elements earth,fire,water, and air , metal,thunder,la