I Choose to Be Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 307 People

    I've found that being happy is a choice.

    .. There are events and people who make it easier at times, but your happiness ultimately lies in your own hands. Those who hold others responsible for it set themselves up for failure. People will disappoint if you expect them to never cause you pain. The only thing that we...
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    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    I did something bold Something I was afraid to

    do I handed him my heart I knew I was taking a chance But I felt like it worth taking He took it from my hands He held it close And he held it tight I knew it would be safe with him I knew he would protect it Little by little he gave me his He knew I would love it And knew I...
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    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    "When we wake up in a bad mood,

    the whole day follows those negative emotions. Try laying in bed and thinking of something that makes you happy; be positive. And then put both feet on the floor and start the day right"
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    2 Responses Jan 20, 2016

    I'm totally confuse which is which

    and who is who too many choices but it's hard to decide because I am afraid to choose the wrong one LOL.
    CassandraJen CassandraJen
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    I woke up today and decided,

    today will be one of the happiest days of my life! I live in a beach town and are living my dream. So what I had some heartbreak, he pursued me... I can find someone just as/if not more beautiful, sexy, fun, intelligent, etc. And in the meantime I am going to enjoy my life...
    lilanie lilanie
    Aug 17, 2014

    Cause underneath the darkness There's a light

    that's trying so hard to be seen. And I know this 'cause I've noticed A little bit shining through the seams. And if this is what it takes, Then let me be the one to bare the pain. Ooh if this is what it takes I'll break down these walls that are in our way, If this is what it...
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    Dec 15, 2015

    Life will never be perfect

    but we can choose what we focus on, our struggles and problems or our blessings and the good things we do have. There may be things that are not as you want, money struggles, heartbreak, whatever it is. Our problems do not define us, how we choose to handle them, what we believe...
    piper66 piper66
    41-45, F
    Oct 15, 2015


    i have been depressed and very down for a long time now. stress, kids, jobs, no jobs, no love life....these things have weighed me down and slowly took their toll. besides the missing affection, the hardest thing about being alone is not having someone there to help with stuff...
    litabug3 litabug3
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2012

    My daughter is the reason

    why I I'm choosing happiness over everything because if I'm not happy and fulfilled in myself how the hell can I make anyone else Happy ..
    nursMom nursMom
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 9, 2014

    A week and a half ago,

    I experienced a mini stroke. While sitting in the living room, I lost my speech, a massive headache grew unmanageable, and I lost feeling in my left arm, however, I had pain in my left arm. My standard poodle ran across the room and hit my Dad's ankle. 911 was called, and...
    nancyginger nancyginger
    51-55, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    Standing on the fringes of life .

    ..offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor
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    Dec 13, 2015

    Enjoy life, smile and laugh

    as much as possible, don't complain, be grateful. Focus on the now! Let yesterday go! Smile at the possibilities of tomorrow. If you want something, don't think about it...go get it! Have a great day EP friends :)
    JasonE81 JasonE81
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    If you can't figure out

    where you stand with someone, it might be time to stop standing and start walking
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    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    I choose to be happy.

    Not tomorrow or in an hour. I choose now. Happiness isn't a result, it's a choice
    username0302 username0302
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    It is inevitable. Life is hard - it throws us

    curveballs. But do we give up or crumble from adversity? No, those aren't options for a healthy present and future. We must think of our past trials as "lessons" for growth. The trick is staying out of your head. How you do that is determined only by you, but as for me I know...
    JasonE81 JasonE81
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    This morning started off on a crazy note

    but I refuse to let it ruin my day!
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    Dec 15, 2015

    Don't sit just there & be sad all day If ur

    having a bad day turn it around & make it a fantastic day😌 do things that make u happy😌✨ Love YourSelf❤️ always know someone truly cares about you & loves you no matter what so don't give up beautiful we all have bad days but that's just life but we also have a lot...
    unknown3Xo unknown3Xo
    18-21, F
    Apr 25, 2015

    http://zenpencils.com/comic/desiderata/ Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    26-30, F
    Jan 25, 2016

    Just like to wish everyone on EP a FANTASTIC

    CHRISTMAS...For this one special day put all yours cares and worries to one side and make merry!! Enjoy the festivities. X
    Writestuff2me Writestuff2me
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    It's So Simple

    In the book HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE by Barry Neil Kaufman, the author points out that we have the power and will to just decide to be happy, happier, content, ok, neutral, feel good, feel better, etc. in nearly every situation and also the power to decide (choose) to NOT be...
    jimrich jimrich
    70+, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2011

    Happiness is a choice.

    It is not a destination. It is the journey in which our soul carries our physical body. No one is sad. People choose to be sad.
    NotTheStereotypeIndian NotTheStereotypeIndian
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    I need some advice on something's

    that over the yrs have been sending me a bit crazy with certain people. When I had my first kid with my fiancé we weren't married at the time he cheated on me with someone I knew. She was there for my entire pregnancy while they were having and affair but I was none the wiser...
    Trish039 Trish039
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 9, 2014

    Pandora's Box

    Wings are growing on each passing day Every single moment trying my best to play To shun the gloom as it sometimes broods Gathering all the cloaks, wraps, and hoods But covering it up is such a denial On top of such test is yet another trial Choosing to be happy comes to a halt...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2012

    Today I promise to be happy.

    Life is so beautiful and I will enjoy it the best I can. I have a wonderful husband who loves and cares for me. I'll pay him back by being happy. I'll put my worries aside and let HIM (God) take care of it for me.
    Sunshineme Sunshineme
    36-40, F
    May 9, 2014
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