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I Learned You Make Your Own Happiness

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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 #10 -
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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...
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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...
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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 #2 - Which colour are you?
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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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...
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101 18-21, F Feb 13

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    Lesson #14 -
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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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    Soul School - This is a lesson I am still learning and will probably still be learning for the rest of my life. If you had asked me 5 years ago to define happiness, I probably...
    mellowmeadow mellowmeadow 22-25, F Jul 13, 2012

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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...
    Kdamita Kdamita 18-21, F 3 Responses May 25, 2012

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    The lady in the office that day smiled kindly down at the little brown haired green eyed girl. Tell me about how things are at home. She gave her some play dough and asked the...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F Feb 14

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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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...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    How To Decide To Be Happy And Let Go Of Doing The Same Thing You've Always Done - old addage, do the same thing, get the same result is SOOO true.  but, i used to be a happy...
    hiyaa2010 hiyaa2010 31-35 2 Responses Feb 25, 2010

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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...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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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...
    asalad asalad 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    Lesson #5 - :P***
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Jul 21, 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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    It's All Up To Me. - On those days, those days where I have crawled back into the hole I've dug up for myself to hide inside when reality hits me as it does so suddenly, I think...
    precarious precarious 16-17, F Jun 9, 2012

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    Reconnection - Dad was right, talking with people, new people is soo good for the heart. You learn new things and some things you just figure out yourself. I realized that my...
    asalad asalad 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2011

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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...
    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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    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...
    Conflict101 Conflict101 16-17, F Aug 31, 2012

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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...
    Hush0Angel Hush0Angel 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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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...
    asalad asalad 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 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...
    debabratbarman debabratbarman 22-25 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    Lesson #4 - Buzzzzzzzzzzz... ... ...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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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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    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...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 31-35, F 16 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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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...
    friendsseeker friendsseeker 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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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...
    ShaneMBrown ShaneMBrown 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 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...
    erin1982 erin1982 26-30, F 14 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    As Happy As I Decide To Be - So true! As soon as you put your happiness into anothers hands you are vulnerable. I spent my life like this. My happiness depended on whether or not...
    cloudlessworld cloudlessworld 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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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...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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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...
    asalad asalad 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Lesson #6 -
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    This Is My Life - You know... It takes a while to understand that happiness does not come from others, it comes from yourself. In the end, you have to love yourself before anyone...
    NoWhereToGoButUp NoWhereToGoButUp 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    Lesson #15 -
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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...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 23

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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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    You would always call me perfect... Of course I denied it, because I'm not. If anything, I'm far from it. I understand everyone has had their faults. I am most certainly one of...
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    I want you to know that your mother was one of the people I admired most in this world. She was always so full of dynamic laughter and had an incredible zest for life that was...
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    Mark Twain: Let go of anger: “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” Anger is most of the time...
    SpiritQuest2014 SpiritQuest2014 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Americans are too obsessed with how much money they and others make. It seems to be the metric by which they judge themselves and others. I have never had much interest in making...
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    You Live Your Life Strongly- You have a good sense of self control and hate to show weakness. You are always tactful and diplomatic. You let people down gently. You're open to new...
    rurie17 rurie17 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    ... Everything I brought to you ... All my love I gave all of me...my everything ... I lifted you when you fell... Of all your weaknesses I would not tell... I pushed you to your...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Amazing .. That's the closest word that can describe how you make me feel. In every second of everyday with you, from sunrise till sunset, its amazing. Every moment with you is a...
    msphoebekaye msphoebekaye 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Really it all comes down to perception. If you can be happy in any situation and make the best of it, there is no need to depend in others for your happiness.
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires 36-40, F a week ago