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I Learned You Make Your Own Happiness

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    After years of being miserable

    because of this or that being done to me. This bad condition of things around me or that. I finally have a new beautiful home!!! No more mold, no more squirrels in the walls, no more scrubbing the tub with bleach to be able to bathe and then doing it quick so plaster doesn't...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Lesson #12

    Mark it on your calendars!
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    Get On With My Life

    It is strange how much one’s life can change within a few months. And how blind one can be at times. I wasn’t happy for over two years with him and I only just realised now after five long years. Would I have never realised this if I hadn’t moved away for a year? I am so...
    erin1982 erin1982 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    Feeling Happy Now Is Your Purpose.

      ABD ER-RAHMAN III OF SPAIN: I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    I Think My Story Can Help People. Please Read!

    Hi Everyone This post is for anyone who thinks that disease can only make your life worse. I want you to know that the good days are not all behind you. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis in March 2010, twelve months after the first symptoms appeared. I was 36, happily...
    ShaneMBrown ShaneMBrown 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2012

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    A Time For Everything

    There comes a time in you're life, when you walk away from all the destruction and hurt and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    Lesson #7

    just keep sprinklin'... just keep sprinklin'...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    Everything happens for a reason.

    That reason may not be clear. Someday it will be. I believe in self actualization and accountability. My life is what it is as a result of events (whether I had control or not) the event is irrelevant. It's my choices of how I respond and deal with the events that...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F Apr 24

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    Lesson #13

    *makes paper airplane and zooms story to Que*
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    Ssindusha Ssindusha 26-30, F Apr 22

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    Lesson #1

    Let us all take this wherever we go. =)
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Lesson #4

    Buzzzzzzzzzzz... ... ...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Status

    You try to make your own happiness,and others sometimes want to destroy your hapiness,not because all of them are bad,just simply can't understand you,or because they are members of a society who follows their rules,their stracture,which is so petrified to change,and fear come...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    It's Open

    Well, today was the big day I have been waiting for, for 6 weeks. It was a little over a month ago that I was really having a hard time with myself. And I ended up setting a few goals for myself, some minor, some major. Today is one of my major goals. I set my mind to run a 10k...
    asalad asalad 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Going Back

    I need help with ways to continue this path. How can I tell the difference between doing something I'm used to from my past and something new I'm trying to maintain. Maybe I'm even overthinking this? Maybe I have been fooling myself this whole time and I never changed? But...
    asalad asalad 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    Choosing The Facade

    I always took being happy for granted. I didn't realise until a few years ago that it wasn't free. Sometimes it's so easy to just end your life, and then you think to yourself, what about all the things you were supposed to do? When you hit rock bottom, how do you ever find the...
    Kdamita Kdamita 18-21, F 3 Responses May 25, 2012

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    Lesson #9

    *special delivery to Taken*
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    How I Over Came My Sorrow.

    When I was young, I never spoke to someone unless I had to. I tried to freeze out my emotions because I saw emotions as a weakness, a childs folly. Not talking to anyone had really started to do things to my mind, bad things. I started to hallucinate, dream the unthinkable acts...
    Conflict101 Conflict101 16-17, F Aug 31, 2012

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    Pearlmann Pearlmann 22-25, M Apr 22

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    Just a couple of days ago you couldn't get me

    to smile and as of today I can't stop smiling. The troubles that weighed heavy on my mind a few days ago is vanishing and I can't be more excited. If I want to be happy I have to make myself happy no one else should be in control of my happiness but me. And I will never WILL...
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101 22-25, F Feb 13

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    I think that the secret to happiness is

    contentment and management of expectations. A guy can have a great job & beautiful wife, but if he is constantly trying to find a better job and more beautiful wife, he may be unhappy because he never stopped to appreciate what he already has. We should stop every so often to...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    There are 5 things that can enhance joy

    and emotional toughness which can lead to happiness that we should not do! Yup I said, these are the things that we should not do!First ask yourself, are you mentally tough enough?1) They don’t feel sorry for themselvesThey understand that complaining doesn’t make...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    My Thoughts

    Happiness is a state which people all over the world have been trying to define for ages. Bookstores are flooded with guides which are supposed to tell us how to get what we want from life, become successful, overcome depression. I’ve read several of such books myself. Some of...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 36-40, F 16 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    I Am Still Trying..

    I am trying to be a happy person.I am going to start working out and concentrating on me and not trying to fix and please and help everyone else with their life while being miserable. I am going to start eating what I wants and getting into better shape and dressing nice...
    Hush0Angel Hush0Angel 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Lesson #8

    Enjoy the day...Pluck the day when it is ripe...Keep pluckin' on the damn diem! =)))
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    Lesson #11

    So whatcha waitin' for? A bucket list might as well stay in the bucket if we won't begin checking off our list. =)))
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Aug 12, 2012

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    Happiness Is Not A Destination It's A Journey

    Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that it's heart may stand in the son, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in the daily miracles of you're life, you're pain would not seem less wondrous than your happiness. And would you accept the seasons of your...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    Its High Time ...... Need A Makeover Both Physically And Emotionally . Join Me If You Want The Same

    OK here is the deal , i am a good guy shy in nature , lack of smartness and average communication skill . i don't speak up thinking that i might offend someone OR make a joke out of myself . But the thing is when you have a personality like that no one respects you , they just...
    debabratbarman debabratbarman 22-25 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    It's better to discover

    that that makes you happy and romance it, than having legions of friends who don't like you nor love you, and only want to bring you down in all sorts of negative competition. #staytruetoyourself
    mzdoiyen mzdoiyen 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Lesson #3

    Faerie cracks herself up every single time I read this.
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    Everyone have their own privacy,

    even with their closest one.. What do you think? 😒
    undiscribed undiscribed 26-30, M Apr 23

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    You'll Never Win The Fight

    Don't believe those things you tell yourself so late at night. You are your own worst enemy, you'll never win the fight. I told this to someone as if I didn't even need to hear it myself. It's so sad, but it's true. It's so easy to focus on other things besides yourself. The...
    asalad asalad 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    Nobody Else Can Make You Happy...

    ...and you can't make someone else happy. If one is determined to be unhappy, that's what that person will be. The best you can do with regard to someone else is to love that person and hope that person appreciates it. You can't appreciate for him/her, so you can't assure his...
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2009

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    Lesson #5

    :P***
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Jul 21, 2012

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    Lesson #2

    Which colour are you?
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    Hapiness Is A Choice

    Sadness is subjective, not objective. Nothing is sad; it is you who are sad. Just realizing this could be the first step towards solving your problems, since you are sad, you have to change, not life.
    friendsseeker friendsseeker 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    Colored Dots

    The mirror shows us who we are inside or not. It often shows what we don‘t want to see, but what we bring intrinsic in our beings. It brings the truth of existence, it brings the lie of being a rational being. Knowing that humans can‘t be ethnocentric in most cases, it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Yoda

    "You must unlearn what you have learned." I never understood this quote until today. I was stuck in bed because of my depression and anxiety and had no desire to go to class. I then realized this can go indefinitely or I can find a way to motivate myself to get out of bed and go...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    okay so b4 i start this i want to tell you i am adopted and ik how it feels and some of the thought that go through your head like why did my biological parents give me up was...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Nope. What doesn't kill you makes you wish it did.
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14

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    You have to work hard at sourcing the best materials to begin the construction of your happiness. You have to be natural in your selection of materials. You must be steady and...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F a week ago

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    Today,uniqueness is extremely well-liked.We can see the word "limited" showing in many places,limited baggage, shoes, car, jewelry...We all wish one thing distinctive...
    miaowenwen miaowenwen 46-50, F Nov 6

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    The thought of you this strong agile muscular man that i yearn for make me horny in an instant , my heartbeat picks up and my insides contort to some inviting delicious call...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Any wine makers active? I need some questions answered! :)
    ItIsMe69 ItIsMe69 18-21, M Nov 10

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    Ok I am writing this because most people in my circle and myself included spank they're children it really annoys me that people sit there and day you are abusive or it's not right...
    spanksrus spanksrus 31-35 1 Response Oct 28

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    “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but...
    xoxlovelifexox xoxlovelifexox 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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