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I Have Decided to Be Happy

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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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    Larry Robert (superfly) Bauman those singles

    sites are all you'll ever get, Ladies out there, this man preys on women, is a complete lunatic and will steal everything that you have not tied down, as a woman who has experienced this problem, I feel that women should tell each other exactly who these types are, and warn our...
    btrflifree btrflifree 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27

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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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    I am striving for inner peace

    and happiness goes along with it. I have to start with self love, but I just don't have a clue how to do that. I have hated myself for far too long. I always want others to be happy. Always. But I need that for myself as well. And I can't bring happiness to others if I don't...
    sismit sismit 22-25, F 6 Responses May 25

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    wintersecret wintersecret 31-35, M Jul 11

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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 5 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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'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.
    Eyesshut78 Eyesshut78 36-40, F 1 Response May 9

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 16

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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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    Today my professor called me n this other girl

    after our last lecture to tell us that we should start working in our master essay as soon as possible n to call him after we finish exams. so what I was stressing for to happen from the start of the School year finally did that the professor I want to provisos my master agreed...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11

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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 9 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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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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    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been through many difficulties

    but I decided to be happy ;-)
    ladybugg123 ladybugg123 13-15, F 1 Response May 29

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    ...Happiness is......

    .What you want it to be........~ Aki.........
    riyalove111 riyalove111 18-21, F Jun 10

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    elishafrancheli elishafrancheli 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F May 1

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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 2 Responses Jun 20

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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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    batoulosama batoulosama 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    Wisdom About Happiness

    I was just looking through some of my old stuff and found this collection of quotes....  If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo TolstoyHappiness is never stopping to think if you are. ~Palmer SondrealMost people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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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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    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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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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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 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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    Happy Friday my friends.

    Now step away from the edge of the cliff...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Phyllispurple Phyllispurple 18-21, F May 27

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    I would like to thank everyone on here.

    You guys have helped me in a very bad part of my life you guys have helped me cope with difficult decisions. And honestly it was for the best, all of you are just amazing. And I hope you guys have a great day/night
    tab2013 tab2013 18-21, M Jun 8

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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 2 Responses Jul 11

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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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    beyourself23 beyourself23 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27

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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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    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!
    IndigoOryx IndigoOryx 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 19

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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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    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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    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 41-45, F 1 Response May 18

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    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I have learned that I will be happy.

    funny things kids (child/weak minded grownups) keep telling my kids father we are together. I don't of they assume it is annoying/hurting me. but they forget I am happy he is the one sad from their fantasies.
    bigdreamssmalltown bigdreamssmalltown 31-35, F Jun 7

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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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    All the material things,

    believing I need this or that does matter to me. Life is about being happy and wa