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I Have Decided to Be Happy

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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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    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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    I have decided to be happy.

    The problem with deciding to be happy, is I have to admit that I am not. I can't live in denial anymore. Like the song says....Happiness is... 1. A nice place to live 2. People who love you 3. Enough money to pay for the things you need 4. Access to written words 5. Music 6...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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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.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    Phyllispurple Phyllispurple 18-21, F Feb 18

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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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    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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    jpl1970 jpl1970 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    givememouthfuls givememouthfuls 26-30, M Jan 16

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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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    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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    MadisonReagan MadisonReagan 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    i recently sat down and uncovered all of the

    reasons why i am unhappy right now, it was a long list but i've decided to be happy. i decided i'm going to put myself first, i'm going to cut all of the negativity out of my life for my health and well being. i'm done chasing after people who don't want to be in my life, i'm...
    aurorabutterfly aurorabutterfly 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Three months ago, I decided cancelled one part

    of my life that made me sad and remember all my bad memories. I know it is very hard to forget an event easily, But life must go on, nothing is static. I deserved to laugh, smile, live, love and dance Life do not end when anyone or any porblem From today decide to be happy...
    R00K R00K 31-35, F Nov 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    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 Feb 9

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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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    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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    For years I read about happiness,

    that you can decide to be happy. I thought: 'doh, i know that' but i still kept complaining and being miserable every now and then. Just recently i had a revelation and i know what it means now. To be happy in this moment is really just about you being able to mind control...
    hyilol hyilol 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    Keyshawna31 Keyshawna31 31-35, F Dec 17, 2014

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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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    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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    sweetnovember29 sweetnovember29 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    It was just few weeks

    when I learned that I was cheated again for numerous time. Desperation and pain I think will always be in my heart. It's really hard to forgive and forget. I realize I am surrounded by people who loves me unconditionally. They are my pillars of strength and from now on they will...
    ezzy2014 ezzy2014 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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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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    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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    At some point I just realized

    that your emotions can get the best of you if your expecting certain things in life. If you just let go and let life "Be what it is" then you can be happy for the "Blessed Moments" in it and you realize that you can "Create Blessings" for others. Then you'll find that you want...
    fairsprite fairsprite 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    I decided I wasn't going to sit

    and wallow in self-pity instead I'm listening to rock music too loud and playing Pokémon
    shadowdancer47 shadowdancer47 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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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, 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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    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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    A couple of days ago I was feeling sad ,

    but now that schools out for Christmas Im the happiest person in the world :)
    Momo3334 Momo3334 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 9