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I Know That My Happiness Begins With Me

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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 22-25, M Nov 22, 2011

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    Crossing the Golden Ears

    Since being laid off of my last job at the end of June, I've been moping around more, staying at home, wondering what to do with myself.  In the middle of summer, too!  Every time I'm unemployed, my primary past-time is wondering how I'm going to get by without a job...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Know.....but....

    I don't know where to start. I know I have to be happy to have a happy life. I just don't know where to start. I don't know how to shake off everything that has been ingrained, both intentionally and unintentially. I don't feel like I'm worth anything and have no right to be...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F Aug 29, 2009

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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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    Learning Is All I Need.

    My happiness revolves around me. It's nothing else. I've always been looking for it in so many different places. But I forgot to learn about me. The more i learn about me the more excited I get. Because the happier I become, and the more my life makes sense, and then things...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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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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    Happiness

    It does begin with me, but remains elusive.
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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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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    Hey You!

    Some days are just crap.  Some weeks are a whole crapfest.  No matter what you do or how you try they are just crap.  I know happiness begins with me but every once in a while it would be nice if happiness began with you and was then transferred to...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Boyfriend Is A Drug Addict

    so i caught my boyfriend doing drugs in the bathroom. not a suprise because he has a drug problem. i have been with him for a year and a half and its just one lie after another. i dont know what to do any more. he is already in aa and drug classes because of court but that doesnt...
    Feb 18, 2013

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    Happyness,peace And Healing

    it starts with me peace,healing and happyness. i have just that happyness peace and healing its not easy walking my path of happyness its been work in progress and healing and peace ive asked god to help me let go of things that cause me to hang on to hurt and pain letting...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F Nov 1, 2009

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    For Real?

    I know that I have been "out of the loop" as far as dating in the last few decades, but really should it have changed that much? I just thought that in today's society that you could count on someone to be genuine with their feelings. Cross that thought off your list! The...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    When I was younger, I was waiting for someone to make me happy and secure. I wanted someone to love me unconditionally. I wanted to be number one is somebody's life. That has...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lately for a little over a week now I've been feeling so emotional, super sad, all I want to do is cry. I'm a junior in high school and my boyfriend is leaving for college next...
    vaugustine vaugustine 16-17, F Aug 16

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    Idek why I feel this way... I cry myself to sleep thinking I'm not good enough.,, I'm the problem child.. If my parents knew half the crap I've done.. They'd disown me... I feel...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm in my young teens and am very anxious and excited about my future, but this is because I managed to recover from depression. During my secondary school years I made a lot of...
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