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I Have Decided to Be Happy

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    Things have a funny way of working themselves

    out in life, I never thought it would happen to me..but it did, eventually. I haven't been on ep in SUCH a long while and my life has been up and down and doing the freakin loop the loop at times, but it seems to have finally settled, and the new part for me is, just relaxing...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    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 5 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    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
    chris7369 chris7369 41-45, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    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 59 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F Apr 5

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    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 10 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    I waited for someone else to bring me happiness

    and all he did was just break my heart, the relationship was so frustrating that I would get sick for no reason and also mad at people just like that just because I wasn't happy. Now that I am not in that unhealthy relation ,I have become a new happy and better person ,even my...
    mas80 mas80 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Now I am looking for the rest of my

    buddies: Doc Dopey Bashful Grumpy Sneezy Sleepy This is the closest I am going to get to Happy! At least I'm not Grumpy anymore.
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    In spite of my childhood,

    I've decided to be happy. I didn't know how to do this at first. Life seemed overwhelming at times and I felt like I was drowning. I felt like I didn't have a purpose or a real reason for being here accept to be the families blacksheep and scapegoat. I struggled with having...
    Accomplishedlady Accomplishedlady 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    It feels good not to compare yourself to others.

    It doesn't matter how rich they are, how many friends they have, or how hot they are. All I need is myself and it's best that way.
    juuuuuulia37 juuuuuulia37 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I have decided to rid my life of people

    and things that interfere with this decision as much as possible. I am very, um, happy about it!
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    As the day goes on my pain becomes a little

    more easier... " This Shall Pass"
    Shakira31 Shakira31 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    Negativity has been such a waste.

    And while I won't blame the emotionally abused child I was for embracing negativity as a means of defending her spirit, I'm happy to be free enough to begin uncovering that spirit once more and working towards a positive lifestyle. I had it hammered into my head from the time I...
    BriImani BriImani 18-21, F Mar 17

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    My 3 boys are amazing!

    !! I cannot wait to get kisses from them to bring in the new year!!! Love my sons HAVE AN GREAT NEW YEARS EVERYONE ... Be good and be safe !!!
    dizzyupthegirl1 dizzyupthegirl1 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Now That I've Made The Decision...

    I really must be determined to stick to it. I was just telling someone this exact thing the other day. I also think it's really important to remove people from our lives that we just don't find ourselves happy around. I don't want to spend my time around folks who are on 'auto...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    Happy For No Reason

    I read/heard a book recently," Happy for No Reason" by Marci Shimoff. Nice work!  I liked her theory -- it sidesteps the silly ego which will rant and rave about rights and injustices and wrong-doings... and slip into that happy place where one learns to and experiences...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    I have been chasing happiness

    for awhile now. The kind of happy that you only feel when you're a kid. When I think of happiness, I see this: a Summer day when I was a kid. Green grass, blue skies with white, fluffy clouds, hanging out with my friends, knowing my parents are at home & feeling like nothing...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    People in general have a choice in life to be

    either happy or sad. From time to time, we all get sad and depressed in our surroundings with others, our job or lack their of, finances, medical, and environment. I have had my fair of pity parties in life. I lost my parents at an early adult age from cancer. Because of...
    jillpeterson jillpeterson 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Chose To Go On Growing!

    !!Looking at how important your thoughts are to your reality, it is far better to chose to be happy!!!
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    jpl1970 jpl1970 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    "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

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    A good life is when u assume nothing,

    Do more, Need less, Smile often, Dream big, Laugh a lot, And realize how blessed u really are...
    some1callmeJoy some1callmeJoy 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    sweetnovember29 sweetnovember29 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I'm DONE. I'm done being negative.

    I'm done feeling sorry for myself. I'm done with everything that has held me back! I wrote everything down that I'm done with on a piece of paper. It felt so good! It's over.
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 8 Responses Feb 19

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    Phyllispurple Phyllispurple 18-21, F Feb 18

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    Sooo this is what I found in my psychology

    online course. Hope it helps I guess
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    On Happiness

    I have decided to be happy -yes. And yes -it is a choice. I suffer with chonic pain and I've learned to look at things optimistically. I am a glass is half full kinda gal. I've had to learn it and chronic pain is a very good teacher. I was not always like this growing up for...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Happy Friday my friends.

    Now step away from the edge of the cliff...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I am not deleting my account,

    I am just going to stay away from it and come on once a year. This will make me a little happier. Smiles {>^.^}>
    Chisington Chisington 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    titanium30 titanium30 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    On A Happy Note

    What positivity I have is hard come by. I am absolutely not looking for pity, just to share a little of my journey. A journey that started when I was two years old and moved to a rural, poor area that was a million miles away from the city where the family had previously...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    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.
    fresa87 fresa87 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I never had a day like this.

    I haven't slept full night. Since 1 and half months I'm drinking daily. I'm worried about my health. I don't know why you left me but I'm becoming mentally unstable. I'm losing control over myself. I'm losing everything. But i have people who i should really care from now on...
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    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 22-25 7 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    I Am Determined to Be Happy

    It has done nothing but rain sh*t in my life for the last 34 years.    There have been almost no good times in my life, and as devastating as the last few weeks have been for me, I still remain determined to be happy.    No matter how you look at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    even if that means I've gotta cut some people

    out of my life. my loyalty makes it hard to do, but i can only take so much. I'm only human. I'm not bulletproof.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    Start By Stopping.

    i started by stopping. that's basically the best thing to do in a situation where you have only 2 choices. 1 is to keep holding on and watch the world spin and move on without you. or 2 to stop and start letting go of all the things that are just dragging you down. in my case, i...
    iamCS iamCS 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    Words can be so misunderstood,

    but my view of joy and happiness is that they come from different places. Joy can come from within, and can be amplified with good company or enjoyable activity. Happiness, on the other hand, is more about your daily routine and how it affects your needs for growth and self...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Jan 7

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    I want to live a peaceful

    and positive life. I don't waste energy hating people or worrying about things I have no control over. I don't want my happiness to come at the expense of others. I don't understand how other people get pleasure from doing things that they know cause harm to others. This has...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    What Do I Have To Be Sad About?

    ~Hateful mooching relatives. ~No real friends. ~Youngest child stolen from me 17 years ago&refuses to have anything to do with me. ~Oldest sons in their late 20s,graduated university,married with children,but won't include me in anything because they lived mostly with their...
    FineAsWine45 FineAsWine45 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    A Cheerful Life

    I do not want to live an ordinary life, I want to grow toward the light, and I want to make wise choices. I want to live in keen awareness of the miracle of each dawn. I want to fully embrace the sublime beauty of a life injected with wonder and possibility. I want to observe...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    Do you know the song?

    I fap you, you fap me, we fap happily song.
    titanium30 titanium30 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I'm going to get into independent living.

    For myself. I want to take courses for school (of course) and also a cooking class, I am going to do this. I'm going to be my own woman and do this.
    1221am 1221am 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Well, this group title is somewhat misleading,

    but I'll explain. Idk why, but I notice when I talk to people while they're depressed, they are more interesting. I mean, yeah sure, they bag their problems down on you sometimes, but they actually look into themselves, and have deeper emotions. For example, my friend was...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I Am Happy

    Just about all aspects of my life are going well. I am having fun. Everything is working out and coming together. I have a better relationship with my family, I am accomplishing much and have gotten involved with a lot of positive activities. I have good health, a decent job...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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