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I Know That My Happiness Begins With Me

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    Assurance Of A Happy Life.

    I think the art of contentment is the recognition that the most satisfying and the most dependably refreshing experiences of life lie not in great things but in little. The rarity of happiness among those who achieved much is evidence that achievement is not in itself the...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Happiness

    It does begin with me, but remains elusive.
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    It Seems Like

    I have always for the most part have been happy being in my own skin.  Even through all the bad things that have went on in my life, i still love being in this skin.  I never really knew how to be popular or anything like that.  People tend to be intrigued by me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 17, 2009

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    Destiny

    I believe that we control our own destiny  but also that a higher power opens and closes doors. The choice of going thru a door is up to us. My happiness depends on choosing the door. It also depends on doing the right thing as opposed to self indulgence Think of others...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 3 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    Make A Difference

    Don't put your peace, your joy and your life on someone's hands, absolutely nobody. We are free, we don't belong to nobody and we can't expect that someone can make our wishes, wills or dreams become true. We are the only who can make it...Your inner peace is your mark of life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    I'm living a life where I hang on your every

    word My happiness controlled by your actions Thoughts only of you Im no longer happy I'm no longer me Just an extension of your life to be played with and put aside at your will. I sit here unable to move Disabled by your lack of consideration You probably don't know what...
    NOVEMBER09 NOVEMBER09 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    But There Recently Came a Point When I Had to Stop Pretending

    I got tired of pretending when the support I thought I had went somewhere else. I didn't think they would be the person that I became dependent on, but they were, and Im sorry for that. I opened up a lot of old wounds and then was left stranded with no one to help me fix me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    The Beginning And The End

    I am the beginning and the end of my own happiness, The only one who can make the concious choice, I am the one who needs to decide enough is enough. The act of being happy is as hard as one makes it, As simple as turning on a light-switch, But only if I am willing to be my...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    How To Capture The Moment Of Happiness

    I wish that i had a camera that can capture my feeling of happiness So when i am down i can remember the exact feeling
    Drdreams Drdreams 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    Happiness Depends On Ourselves

    Aristotle said it best. There is a lot of truth in that, you know. You have to be relatively happy with who you are and where you are going. People seem to gravitate towards positive energy. This doesn't mean plastering a fake smile on your face but a scowl is more apt to...
    Myztikal Myztikal 36-40, F Sep 26, 2013

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    A C C E P T A N C E

    I think this is the biggest primitive hurdle that we must overcome in our lives. It’s really phenomenal when you think about it. You have to accept so much in this world. You have to accept on a very basic level that there are good people and there are bad people. I have...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    Only Happiness Here

    A friendly smile, a kindly wave A cheery disposition To cultivate happiness every day Shall be your new found mission Hold only thoughts that serve you well And banish all the rest They have no place inside your head This will surely prove a test Fight bravely on and steel...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F Jul 15, 2012

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    Happiness Is Within Me

    i like myself more today than any other time in my life. i can relate better to people and in a positive way, unlike ever before. Because of this i actually feel a part of other people's lives. i deal with conflict in a fundamentally much better way than before and i can be...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 6 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    Be Happy!

    Happiness comes from within. As a person, I try my best to be happy all the time by living in an optimistic life. I always look at the brighter side of life. I always trust God's will. It may seems like a perfect idea than never trying at all. Honestly, it is hard to do once...
    Blackwhiteblue Blackwhiteblue 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    Yes It Does...

    It is really easy to fall into the trap of believing that we will find happiness in things outside of ourselves such as drugs, relationships, beauty, work, etc. I am now at the point where I am starting to see how this has played out in my own life. Although the above things are...
    lifeisanillusion lifeisanillusion 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 30, 2011

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    No One But Me!

    Nobody else is responsible for my happiness but me. Of course, if I have to make painful choices in order to be happy, then so be it.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 22, 2011

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    When Will I Be Happy

    The passed weekend taught me to started looking inside of myself for my own happiness. To many of the times I look for stuations, having thing, getting things, the way the day goes, and the way other people fill to make me happy. By that being the case if leaves hardly ever being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    Just A Little Rant...

    I suppose this rant (uh, I mean story) will come as no surprise to the Epeeps who know me.  I also suppose that I should probably just shut my trap and let it pass, but there is something that nags at me every time I see it mentioned on this site.  I believe it’s an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Small Victories

    I have spent a lot of time lately trying to figure myself out. A necessary exercise, considering the Himalayan highs and cavernous lows that I have experienced lately.47, going on 14, would aptly describe me. You see, I have never, in my 47 years of existence, lived completely on...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    I live my life, how I want.

    And **** everybody. Because I'am the one who has to die, for the way I live. " Not Them" And the sooner you grasp that. The faster you'll be at enjoying your life, with less stress & heartache. So enjoy Life the way you want. And always remember " F T W "
    WTFcumFTW WTFcumFTW 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    I'm aware that my happiness begins with me.

    Every decision I make determines my happiness. If I happen to fall, I'll get up and try again, and try to be happy!!
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 17

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    Do You Know Where to Find Your Happiness

    I have a lot of people that I chat with on here a lot and this core group of people have inspired me to write a about a lot of topics.  Sometimes the inspiration is for just one person and then other times I think that others might want to read what I share with my friends...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 36 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F Sep 17

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    Care about what other people think

    and you will always be their prisoner.
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 17 Responses Sep 18

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    Absolutely True!

    If I am not happy within my own heart, mind, and skin; how in the heck can I be happy in life? Bad **** happens to every one, and I will not deny that some have worst life experiences than others do. But turn that **** sand witch into a smile making the best learning experience...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Feb 27, 2013

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    The Pebble In My Shoe

    Of course my happiness begins with me.  The pebble in my shoe is there to remind me that I have more than just a beginning to live for.    
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    Yes, It Begins With Me

    This man: http://www.barryneilkaufman.com has taught me how to be happy from within myself just by deciding to be happy and NOT unhappy. It's a choice! I spent most of my life expecting or waiting for happiness to arrive from outside of me. There is reason for this which goes...
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M Jan 28, 2011

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    My Happiness Begins With Me... and It Ends With You

    I know that my happiness begins with me, but I'm tired of having that recognition used against me; this mantra should be issued as an encouragement, not an accusation.  I keep having hurtful interactions with a certain someone who, when I am upset by unkind...
    astrophellana astrophellana 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2009

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    Less Is More

    Again I lean toward this group because of the continual changes that I am going through with my life. It all started in April of this year when I lost my husband. It forced my hand into changing pretty much every aspect of my life, and how I handled those changes. I realize it...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    I can't remember the last time I ever truly

    changed something about myself. I always look for what other people see in me, but never what I see. I want to be happy, but a lot of times I just give up before even trying. I'm going to give it one last try and see where it gets me.
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I Enjoy Singing To My Little Boy.

    I used to sing to him before he was born so he would get to know my voice and now when I sing to him he is calm and quiet. It is strange how it affects him. Sweet really. He just hangs on to me and I could sing to him for hours and he won't make a peep. Just watches me as I move...
    feistypepper feistypepper 26-30, F Dec 16, 2012

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    That One Time

    that one time when i smile when i see your face i wished many times that that moment lasted for ever.... love and happines confuses me :)
    01YoLo 01YoLo 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Help From Life And Love Coaches

    I'm 54 and she's 52. We both are ending a bad marriage. We have a long and storied history of 35 years that you may read on other posts that I have made. Her: Lives in Colorado, married twice, last marriage of 19 years involve have two children. Her marriage has been bad for 16...
    fishingtime fishingtime 51-55 5 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Happiness

    Happiness is a gift that we can all enjoy if we choose to; it enters your life when you let your thinking patterns take a more positive angle. Rather than coming to negative conclusions hastily, the key is taking time to think about a situation in its entirety. A new angle will...
    Nikollet Nikollet 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    5 Minutes A Day

    While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day.I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted from bad dreams, stress, anxiety or tension.Try this!Lay on your back with one or both...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2012

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    Reasons For Being Happy

    When it comes to happiness it starts within you and realizing that life is too short to be spending it feeling sad and blue for yourself. Always be thankful for the things you have and not the things you want, be happy that you have a family, or good friends or even just to be...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Feb 3, 2013

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    Happiness

    We all are looking for happiness. It is our ultimate goal, from experience; I realized happiness is not constant. We can’t be happy every second of our life. Happiness and sadness are 2 sides of coin. If we are looking for happiness, we must learn to deal with sadness as well...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    donteventalktome donteventalktome 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Everyday is slowly becoming a burden. I'm starting to feel things that I don't want to be feeling and I don't know why. It's not necessarily a sadness but rather a tiredness. I'm...
    eoghan18 eoghan18 18-21 1 Response Dec 12

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    Ok so, Im having a great time with friends, and then i catch a glimpse of myself in a shop window or something and i remember that i am me. I don't feel ugly, fat or anything i...
    ilikesurfingandheavymetal ilikesurfingandheavymetal 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Am so thankful and i thank You God for being there when i needed You Most. Am here becuz of You .
    Estrella3 Estrella3 41-45, F Nov 23

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    I've taken my pulse three times. The mean was 98. My normal is around 74. I'm not doing anything. I'm just sitting here. It feels so weird. I wish it would stop.
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    I'm just so tired. I'm not looking for anything to be easy in life. I just need a break. Things bother me that really shouldn't. You know I watch people everyday treat each other...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F Dec 12

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    I come from a big family, so when I was told at a young age I would Never have children I cried for a week. But then I got over it, and decided I would live a full independent life...
    NotFirstNotLast NotFirstNotLast 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 4

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    I did it again. I can't help it anymore. one cut a week an a half ago. one 5 minutes ago. had an emotional breakdown down at work. I'm over stress. I had saying that because...
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    My grandmother is my guardian angel and I know she is with me.
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