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I Have Decided to Be Happy

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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 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

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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, 2015

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    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 4 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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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, 2015

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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...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 Nov 8, 2015

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 28

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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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 26-30 7 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 29, 2015

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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 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    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

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    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 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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    Life is what YOU make of it.

    Life is too short to be unhappy. Do what YOU have to do to be happy and I can guarantee that you'll see a major difference on your outlook on life. Positive vibes.
    PostiveVibe PostiveVibe 16-17, F Oct 5, 2015

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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 11 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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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 3 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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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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    "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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    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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    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 make every effort to be positive

    and self reliant. There's way too many miserable, needy people out there. I'm not going to be beat though, I'm doing just fine.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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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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    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

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 11, 2015

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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 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    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.
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 Nov 8, 2015

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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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    It is a state of mind.

    I read a story the other day about work attitudes. The piece said that when someone asks us how our day is going, a really positive response actually has a positive effect on our mood (even if we are miserable at that moment). I believe it.
    Dave002 Dave002 56-60, M 5 Responses Sep 26, 2015

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11, 2015

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    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

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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 5 Responses Apr 24, 2015

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    I have decided to be happy during the day I

    chose to see the beauty in everything, everyone.
    breanne95 breanne95 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I saw something that made me laugh

    so hard it was a deep heart felt laugh that brought tears to my eyes and made me feel great. I decided to keep that feeling of happiness and choose thoughts that complemented it. I feel good.
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F Sep 29, 2015

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    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

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2015

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    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 1 Response Jan 23

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    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...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    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 a week ago

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    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

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    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F May 1, 2015

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    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