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I Have Decided to Be Happy

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    Depression

    I have decided to not post anything about any negative experiences
    anonadd anonadd 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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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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    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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    It's been Awhile since my last post.

    But I have officially separated from my husband. It was hard but I made the choice to Love me more. So I have decided to live a stress free life!
    Shakira31 Shakira31 31-35, F Jun 28

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    So life, we haven't gotten along well up

    until now. I want you to know that I am in control of you now. I make the decisions, I have freedom of choice. You will be what I want. Hang on, it's gonna be fun!
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F Aug 13

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    I've been married for the past 21 years to a

    good man but emotionally unavailable, so I'm making the life changing decision to be happy....without him. It's hard to do but necessary.
    Newlife48 Newlife48 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    DevineCOMEDY DevineCOMEDY 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Yes, I have! I made

    that decision when I left a bad marriage and it has made all the difference in my life. Do bad things still happen? Yup. Do I still get angry and frustrated? I sure do! But, I find that life is easier to deal with if I remind myself to stop, take a deep breath and keep moving...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response May 3

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    icantlive232677 icantlive232677 13-15, F May 11

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    From this moment on, i will be happy :)

    and yeah, try to stress less and smileeee! :) peace y'all ✌️✌️✌️ have a nice day/night
    Livelovelaugh92 Livelovelaugh92 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    As the day goes on my pain becomes a little

    more easier... " This Shall Pass"
    Shakira31 Shakira31 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I think part of feeling happy is envisioning

    yourself being happy. It comes from experiencing pain, rejection, ridicule, self doubt, loss, grief, delusions, strife, bitterness, etc. But today I could see myself being happy. And I felt good about it. I imagined a positive ending rather than a pessimistic one. Even as I...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response May 6

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    Happiness

    I've decided to make a commitment to happiness. Life is to beautiful and precious to be unhappy and negative all the time.
    FallenRayne FallenRayne 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    Words do not even come close to describing how

    happy I am right now. 😄😄😄😄😄
    HRHHeronMaxwell HRHHeronMaxwell 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I Have Finally Made The Choice That I'm Going To Smile No Matter What

    I need to declare my happiness no matter what is going on around me! This in itself makes me Realize happiness is is state of mind, a choice, a decision, you have to Wake up and say I'm going to be happy no matter what happens And fake it if u have to! Fake the smile, hopefully...
    Standout04 Standout04 26-30, F 2 Responses May 15, 2012

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    I really have a great life!

    So easy to focus on daily issues, but I am so thankful for an amazing husband, baby, job, family & friends!!!!
    Kimm22 Kimm22 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am stronger than ever,

    because I pray & put God 1st! My life is getting better with every day that passes.
    Shakira31 Shakira31 31-35, F Jul 13

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    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I'm done with my past

    so I decided why do I have to deal with tons of crap which isn't even mine? Why do I have to stick my nose into everything that seems interesting then get stuck in it? So. I quit. Now I only touch what I can see then think twice for what I can't. I was smarter. But I only took...
    Lollilovergirl10 Lollilovergirl10 13-15, F Jul 12

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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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    The way you feel each day is a choice

    and damn it, I choose to be happy from here on out.
    diannalyon diannalyon 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    From This Moment On

    From this moment on i am done self-loathing and i am done being sad about something i shouldn't I want to be happy and i am so done with my life not being in my control.. I will not let people take the energy out of me so that they can be happy while im broken into pieces.. I...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F Jan 19, 2013

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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 8 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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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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    I have never understood this concept.

    Letting my emotions drive me most of my life, it's now time for a change. I will take control of my happiness and respond to "happiness vibes" more so than simple emotional drives. This is really going to irritate my family because it means that I'm going to steer...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I Take Responsiblity For My Own Happiness

    Happiness is a state of mind that each and every person has control over.  Each one of us can decide to be happy or to let things depress us.  Sometimes life is a real B*tch and bad things happen.  I admit that during the moment, I sometimes get sad and even cry.  However, I...
    SimpleMae123 SimpleMae123 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I've started a happiness campaign

    for myself !^.^ For such a long awhile I've been dwelling, seeing only the bad and just being in a slump everyday. But with some inspiration I now see that life doesn't have to be ugly and boring. I always thought that happiness was something to be achieved when I became a...
    DreamingAlice DreamingAlice 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Yes!

    Happiness is a DECISION, and it is NOT optional for me :) I spent so many years, (what was supposed to be "good" easy years) being miserable, and angry, anxious, self-hating, and defeated.... I just got exhausted. I gave up on me for so long, that I GOT TIRED, and I wanted me...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F 9 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    Days before my 25th b-day,

    I'm writing things I've always want to do and places I've wanted to go, and just seeing what's on my list, it excites me, and it's a good feeling. Yes, it's a bit scary, but I don't want to regret things in the end.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses May 30

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    I created a MOOD BOOSTER!

    For £5 you can PDF of 10 interesting ways to boost your mood in under 3 mins each! With 3 BONUS Meditations! www.personaldevelopmentguru.weebly.com/my-toolkit (if you are a fan of law of attraction I use this to aid LOA) Much love :)
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F Aug 30

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    I woke up one morning coming to the conclusion

    that I need to move on. You see, I thought I loved my former roommate as a friend. I realized that I still have too much fire in me from what she did last semester for me to love her. She lied, did/said things behind my back, displayed drama with her crazy ex, brought her bf...
    XxTinyBearxX XxTinyBearxX 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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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 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    I've really needed to remind myself of the good

    things in my life these last few days so I decided to write a list of things that make me happy :) Getting snap chats or messages from my besties that actually make me laugh until I cry. Or our fat selfie group which always cheers me up. My little brother when he first sees...
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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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 11 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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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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    I used to get really wrapped up in feelings of

    loneliness, being a little slow getting through college, most of the friends I made in the first few years when I got here have graduated and gone away. I have a girlfriend in a different city who I get to see once, maybe twice a month if I'm lucky, for 3 days and 2 nights at a...
    CheetoLover CheetoLover 22-25 1 Response May 7

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    Being happy doesn’t mean

    that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections :) think positive:)
    emily036 emily036 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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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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    Being Happy

    Once i met a small child who told me that he got tensed when he lost in games and i was supposed to help him come out of the stress. I asked him, how do you come out of stress? you are not stressed all the time. you seem to be happy most of the time. He said, "I don't know...
    vedumail vedumail 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    Why does this seem like it is the hardest

    choice to make in life? I want to be happy all the time, motivated, loving, talkative, positive, etc...I just want to smile through my days. I have all that I ever needed and great plans in place to have all I ever wanted, yet sometimes a smile feels like a Herculean task. My...
    ej1901 ej1901 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I was in a 9 year relationship with someone

    who I thought I would marry, have a family with, etc. Then I met someone who made my head spin and gave me butterflies. I tried to control and ignore my feelings for this other man, but I couldn't. The truth is my ex never gave me those feelings. I never he never gave me...
    rubyroolipstick rubyroolipstick 26-30, F 1 Response May 19

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    because no one can make

    that decision for me...
    villagevixen villagevixen 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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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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    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

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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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    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M Sep 14

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    Replace negative thoughts and feelings In your

    mind and heart By happy, excellent, positive ones. Eradicate negativism on all internal and external fronts Deny negativism Avoid the pessimists Do not bang your head against the walls Climb them, fly over them, circumvent them Always radiate positive currents of light...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 9

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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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    Hey ya'll! Got a good update!

    Im doing a lot better! :) it is true that time will heal a broken heart. Almost a week later and I'm going strong! A lot less crying! I dont even cry when I wake up every morning. I actually feel slightly happy. I'm starting to have interests again and I barely think about the...
    vallyjean123 vallyjean123 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I have decided to be happy

    and not let others dictate my emotions. Not always easy, but better than what I was doing.
    DarlingJ DarlingJ 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23

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