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I Know That My Happiness Begins With Me

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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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    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 5 Responses Sep 22, 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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    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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    Hard lesson for me I have to choose to be happy

    still sounds alien to me but I can control what I can control to help I find this really challenging
    tornbetween2 tornbetween2 26-30, M Aug 25

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    Care about what other people think

    and you will always be their prisoner.
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 14 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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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 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 24, 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 41-45, 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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    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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    Happiness

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

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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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    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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    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...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Feb 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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 begin to take more time

    for myself and do things I love and that's just great. I feel happy for thinking about myself first for the first time. If I begin to get sad I just do something I love and I am kind of proud of myself and happy.
    sammyismyname sammyismyname 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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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    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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    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'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 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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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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    there comes a time when you just have to decide

    enough is enough. I have to let go, there is nothing about us that makes me happy anymore. I need to realize its okay to be alone...
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I have just quit a job

    that took up my life and my happiness and am determined to find myself again. I will only do things that I love and be around people that I love. Happiness will shine out of my face like moonbeams!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 13

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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 3 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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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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    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F Sep 17, 2014

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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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    NOVEMBER09 NOVEMBER09 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Happiness is when what you think,

    what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj 31-35, M Feb 11

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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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    Related Experiences

    Hey guys, so it's nearing the end of my time with my teacher (a few more weeks and classes are finished... We've got our final exams coming up) and while I can't report that we've...
    BlackOpium BlackOpium 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    there really isn't, you're taking the steps to fix a mistake and forge your own happiness, what's wrong with that?
    Zurea Zurea 26-30, T 3 hrs ago

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    So i am in a relationship for nearly 5 months, i found this beautiful girl on tinder. On the first day i pick her up next to her house, and went to eat out, each one of us start...
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    I can't believe how he can forget me all of a sudden 😢 and just after telling me 'I'll talk to you later' but he never contacted me 😢 I really really put everything into...
    PinkBubbleGumAndCottonCandy PinkBubbleGumAndCottonCandy 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am 20, 21 in a couple of months, he is 26. When he went on a work trip to Malta with my dad I tagged along because I'd never been abroad. We were there for 10 days. I was already...
    Lovelyheartx Lovelyheartx 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm scare to tell you, "goodbye". We have shared good and bad moments but I can't help to think when we are arguing. You always raise your voice and get frustrated with me. I cause...
    87athleteunknown 87athleteunknown 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    To fall out of love was something o could not do...so i created a new me..stronger,smater and so hard nothing could get in...not even love...at least not anymore...but it did...
    jrcervin jrcervin 16-17, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
    txasbf txasbf 36-40, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago