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I Have Decided to Be Happy

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    I know my happiness will be short-lived,

    it always is, but for this minute ,this hour I choose to be happy. I choose smiles over tears, joy over heartache, anxiety and stress. I choose to feel the wind in my hair and not the fear coursing through my blood. I know I'll be back to regular old me in no time, I'll have to...
    moonstar47 moonstar47 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    wintersecret wintersecret 31-35, M Jul 11

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    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F May 1

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    Sometimes you just have to say **** it!

    All the problems can wait till tomorrow! Am going to enjoy myself right now. Smile and have an excellent day people! :)
    CuriousGuy833 CuriousGuy833 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    "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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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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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    So lately I've been happy

    and it's been so long since I've been on this app, now I wish I was actually happy and not faking it...
    kellylopez kellylopez 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F Aug 3

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    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

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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)ย 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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    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 5 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    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 10 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    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
    Wakingup001 Wakingup001 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    One of the best way that makes me happy is

    writing to my gratitude journal each day and then reading the wonderful experiences for which i was grateful for like days, months or even years later. The truth is there so many things in this world to be happy about...
    angelicfire99 angelicfire99 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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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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    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...
    mrawesome08755 mrawesome08755 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 12

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    Crazyxxgirl Crazyxxgirl 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I find being happy is having gratitude

    and every word you speak put I love before.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2

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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 2 Responses Feb 19

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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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    Sometimes it's easier said

    than done. Today started not too good but with some communication , honesty and sharing it transformed into a day to be remembered. I relaxed , had some lovely conversations , was made feel special , went out with family , spent 15 mins visiting a lonely neighbour and had the...
    Wakingup001 Wakingup001 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 24

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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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    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    All the material things,

    believing I need this or that does matter to me. Life is about being happy and wanting happiness for others.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Why allow others to ruin your day

    when u can stay happy. I'm not saying things can't effect you but y let it ruin your day or your life.
    martinez93 martinez93 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 27

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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 7 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    I decided a little while ago to try

    and be happier. I try and work to the best of my ability and achieve something every day. I had a good day today , joined on here , cooked a lovely dinner for my family , worked hard, spoke to a friend and my sister on the phone , watched a movie with my daughter and am now...
    Wakingup001 Wakingup001 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Faunia Faunia 41-45 a week ago

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    Today I have decided to give less of a ****

    about what people think of me, and start surrounding myself with positive people, and those that make me smile. And for the first time in a while I'm starting to feel really happy with life. :)
    Mselisa Mselisa 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 5

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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 3 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Aug 15

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    The easiest way to become happy is to do what

    it is you want to do. We become unhappy when we worry about what someone else thinks of us. This thought can be a passing glance and subconsciously we store it somehow. These unsettling thoughts keep us awake at night and scares us with judgment. In all things you do you feel...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 Aug 22

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    I feel so much better

    now ๐Ÿ˜
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    so after two years with my fiance he decided to

    hit me I forgave him. Friday we got into about another woman and once again he decided to put his hands on It was very hard but I left him yesterday. and I'm now staying in a domestic violence shelter for women. I cried all Night and some today. But no more. from this moment...
    TerraK TerraK 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    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

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    I swear cutting yorself up relaxes you like

    as we girls are in spa .. It soothes you ... All frustration gone and you are like woohoo ... Im so happy its like being drunk everything seems lovely
    zaynbaby12 zaynbaby12 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Just celebrated my birthday last week!

    I really don't celebrate it. My friends would usually end up throwing me a surprise party though, so I kind of expected that I would have one last Sun. Much as I want to spend it with my family, I know we can't. I'm long past on the stage of self-pity where I thought that I was...
    gwenllian gwenllian 26-30, F Jun 19

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    christinelim819 christinelim819 16-17, F Apr 5

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    elishafrancheli elishafrancheli 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Thanks to everyone who helped me tonight im new

    to this.. The world is a lovely place
    freefalling123 freefalling123 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Don't lose who you are.

    .I know that am not perfect..but what is perfection compared to happiness. sometimes we hurt and hate our selves in the process;without even realising that the tears dont always mean we are losing,now I know that sometimes its ok not to be ok... once you accept that and get the...
    olivia102 olivia102 18-21, F Jun 15

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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 7 Responses Feb 19

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