I Have Decided to Be Happy

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    I've gone through so much **** this past week.

    From a stressful midterm, to a really bad incident at school to having a really ****** date the day after. I just bought myself a superwoman shirt because I am my own superhero. A man can't earn an education for me. Starting on Monday I'll start fresh. As before baes...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 8, 2015

    Stop Wasting Time.

    I've spent a lot of time dwelling on the unhappy things in life, bringing myself down and getting myself angry. When all this time there have been many happy things to think of instead. I won't lie, there are plenty of unhappy things but I've come to realize that the happy things...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Nov 19, 2011

    Had a great day today ,

    spent time with my family , exchanged messages with new friends on here and with another friend not on here , pampered myself this eve . I did drink too much coffee though but it was a good happy day
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 11, 2015

    Well, I've decided that love is not worth

    losing, so the engagement is back on! I see the man that he is becoming and it warms my heart to know that a man that puts God before everything can love me with his whole heart. I want to be his light in the darkness because he is my rose among weeds. I want to be to him what...
    caradellarose caradellarose
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 12

    "Deciding" Is One Thing, Getting Happy Can Be Another

    We can always make the choice to be happy, but what happens when the first guy does something to offend your moral sensibilities? If you are human (and honest) at all you will get pissed off and bye bye "happy". Life is life but people have a habit of doing stupid things or...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Dec 7, 2011

    Listening to Beyoncé's song Ego

    because I don't need his dumb ***. Next week I'm going to wear make up and dress up(if it doesn't rain) to show him what he's missing out on. He had his chance to take out this fine lady but he done ****** up.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 8, 2015

    My secret to finding happiness in life.

    Well it's not a secret. I don't mind sharing. Okay. My Major Key. To finding happiness in life. That would have to be investing time for myself. Manage time to do other things and time for yourself to be alone. Sit around and reflect on yourself. With strict parents. I have a...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    4 Responses Feb 18

    No more tears. No more sadness.

    Its a new year and a new me.
    just2letUknow just2letUknow
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 8

    I have decided to be happy again.

    After starting the experience project I ousted an experience about me ex wife and me being lab partners. We started talking again and we have decided to try it again after a year of being divorced.
    justanormaguy justanormaguy
    18-21, M
    Feb 5
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    For nearly two years I really missed my old

    best friend since we drifted. She used to be the last person I thought about before I went to bed because I missed her so much. Last night I had a dream about seeing her at a train terminal. She said it was nice to see me and that life has been going well for her. That she's...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 5

    Married for 13 years,

    3 beautiful children, happy marriage with bumps. I week ago my best female friend kissed me. Then 3 more times in the next 2 hours. We have always been close. Our families are close. We were all spending time together but the two of us managed to steal some time and kissed...
    Cherylestayed Cherylestayed
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    happiness is a choice,

    or so i have read. i am choosing to believe this. yes, life is hard, it punches you in the gut and knocks you on your ***. but you have to get up, and keep on fighting. but is it a fight? or do we choose it to be a fight? in my advanced years, with all my hardships and successes...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    I am finally going to put myself first.

    I have tried for so long to make things right..make my marriage strong again. There is only so much one person can do. If both parties are not going to work on it....then it is a never ending circle.. I have tried with everythong in me even as he still puts me down, and all the...
    classynsassy34 classynsassy34
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 8

    I have reaffirmed my face

    and think I have a realistic theory for his exist it's long and complicated to explain
    VickiT83 VickiT83
    31-35, F
    Mar 9

    Happiness is self made!

    Don't look for someone to make you happy because you are the only one that makes it possible or not.
    ReflectivMind ReflectivMind
    31-35
    2 Responses Jan 23

    I have cellulite and stretch marks

    and few scars and I do not give a damn.
    Indigololly Indigololly
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 12

    There was a time in my life

    where I took all I could. I lost who I was just because I cared for others too much. I never put any thoughts into myself. Then I came to realize, I'm doing my hardest to care and make sure others are happy yet in return I don't think they cared how stressful it was. That's...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 23

    The only person I need to make happy is me no

    matter what, we only live once and I don't want to live a life with regrets am not getting any younger so Be happy with what u have.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    Wasn't sure where to post this

    because it relates to being a mother, but I think everyone can benefit. Well said Jada!!! http://youtu.be/FQK9Ufr4yrY
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 5

    I'm 37 years old and I barely decided to be

    happy. I want to practice positiveness thinking and speaking. I have removed people who are negative including close family. I'm bipolar and introvert. I've been insecure all of my life. but no more.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 9, 2015

    i have recently come to the conclusion the

    happier the people you surround yourself with the happier you will be and its only taken me 40 or so years to figure this out lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    Richard Branson, my mentor,

    is a big believer that if you find happiness, then success will follow. Happiness encourages good life decisions, bolsters wonderful relationships, and opens up doors to great opportunities. These are his top 10 quotes on happiness, I especially like the last one : 10...
    koh72 koh72
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2015
    getgoodfeeling getgoodfeeling
    22-25, M
    Mar 1

    "There is only one way to happiness

    and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will".
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    Found out the hard way

    that you can't sacrifice your own happiness for the sake of others. But sometimes we find a deeper root of happiness in giving it to others.
    Missiontohappy Missiontohappy
    16-17, F
    Jan 23

    Did you know that your brain responds to your

    bodies actions..... If you smile, you will start to feel happy. If you laugh, your mood will lift. However the reverse will be true...if you carry yourself in a depressed manner, you will start to feel depressed, food for thought!
    Indigololly Indigololly
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    Being happy is a choice.

    All of us have struggles we have to deal with in life, our setbacks, and so on. Who hasn't had a little heartache? The only thing that matters is that you get back up and try. My choice to be happy is making sure I surround myself with good people and constantly seek to...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 14

    One day in the Garden of Eden,

    Eve calls out to God. "Lord, I have a problem!" "What's the problem, Eve?" "Lord, I know you created me and all of this beautiful garden and all of these amazing animals and that hilarious comedic snake, but I'm just not happy." "Why is that, Eve?" came the reply from above...
    novembermoon novembermoon
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    For the first time, I'm taking control of my

    life...I was married for almost 28 years and I never realized how much control someone can have over you...it happened over time but by the end, it was like I was the kid and he was the parent....It doesn't help that I have Catholic guilt instilled in me from childhood....lol...
    snowgirl67 snowgirl67
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 25

    I've been in the darkness

    for so long, it is time to finally step into the light. I can't let depression rule me any longer. I have to fight it with all I've got.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2015
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners
    18-21, F
    May 1, 2015

    After meeting the love of my life on Skype I've

    decided to love him completely and with the biggest heart.
    nana2085 nana2085
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 18

    There Is A Time For Everyone And Now Is My Time To..............................

    the lesson I learned and fast here is that I should stay close to home and although I can share my treats and hugs and love with you all.  I am best to stay close to the ones I know are right there for me.   they are the ones that took the time to come find me and...
    Smugit Smugit
    22-25
    58 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    If I am waiting for SOMETHING to change in my

    life so I can be Happy ... or SOMEONE to show up ? What happens if this NEVER HAPPENS ???
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    After dealing with suicidal depression,

    about 6 years ago I made up my mind to learn to be happy, no matter what. Now that happiness is like a little jewel I carry inside me, available to me whenever I need/want it.
    PeanutsauntieP1982 PeanutsauntieP1982
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    I decided to cut all ties with this guy,

    sure it hurts but my happiness is impirtant too and I don't need negative people in my life
    DamianMoon DamianMoon
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 4

    For so long, I let others

    and situations decide my mood for me. I need no one's permission, or agreement, for me to be happy. What comes will come. I'm looking forward to just being me and making a few friends along the way.
    Lumberjack70 Lumberjack70
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    Finally getting more comfortable in my new home!

    ! I for once can say I feel some happiness. I'm out on my own, got out of my abusive relationship and truthfully just want to take all my struggles and depression and help other people. If anyone ever needs anything. I'm here. 🙂you have to take control of your life or you'll...
    SaraSmile92 SaraSmile92
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I always (now) find strength in others

    who are there fighting with something worse than what is before me... In a past that is not too far away, I fought the "unfair" thoughts right before i would meet someone who was fighting a worse fate them better. They demonstrated such grace that i was humbled. Before I found...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 14

    "Today is the best day of my life.

    " I will say this exact same line again tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and ...as long as I have a chance to say that!
    whyacinth whyacinth
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 19
    TooTricky2Trick TooTricky2Trick
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 26

    Right Way To Life.

    Over the past few years I went through some major emotional setbacks and when you feel broken you tend to break everything around you. I did that too. Destroyed everything and then spent my days looking my worst, whining about how tired i was of everything. But this type of...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 10, 2012
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Oct 15, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 29, 2015

    Some days are rainy and some days are

    so bright. Eventually you learn that these things go away and that nothing is constant. I've learned that those factors shouldn't alter my happiness.
    Tawheed1994 Tawheed1994
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 11, 2015

    I met some one who lives far away,

    he just bought me the ticket to come and see him....this is a new start for me....after just ending a relationship and basically drained me emotionally...I though that was it for me that I could not and would not feel happy again...but I was wrong...I just went with this...and...
    clmbgrl73 clmbgrl73
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    Star in my Sky I know you never think of me

    the same way I think of you. I breath you.... And it gives me pleasures painting your face in my head... It keeps me going. It makes my days bearable. You keep me company in my lonely journey thru the darkness of night. Like a star so far away ... Unapproachable but yet the...
    AngelWench AngelWench
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Feb 12, 2014

    For the last couple of months I have felt sorry

    for myself. I didn't realize how lonely life can get. But lately my sister has really helped me stay focus and positive. I wake up and say one thing I am grateful for, and it helps me stay positive for the day. I also go to the gym, and usually most people say good morning to me...
    kics kics
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 28

    Ok this is my plan. I m going to travel at

    least three times a year ... Each time to a different country and I will pick someone to go with me ... Can be a guy or a girl. Maybe I will meet someone there too. This year I have already been to the U.S. , Japan , Taiwan and Korea. I m going to Singapore for business on...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    We are all humans with our faults.

    Being human means it is inevitable we will disappoint ourselves & others. I've decided to take charge of my own happiness instead of depending on another's performance. There is no one in this world who wants to see me blissfully happy more than I.
    CherokeePrincess1019 CherokeePrincess1019
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 15

    I am becoming happier

    and happier. I'm so glad. I even think my depression has been wiped out. Sure, I feel a little down at times, but then I just write what's bothering me, and I'm better. I don't really know how I came to be happy, but that doesn't matter. I even became a little less nervous...
    Someonequiet17 Someonequiet17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

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