I Learned You Make Your Own Happiness

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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, 2014

    Lesson #13

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

    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

    I LOVE HAWAII!! I visited Oahu,

    HI. ...Honolulu, twice. I never wanted to leave. I hope I get to visit Paradise soon.
    Daisyishere Daisyishere
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    Lesson #9

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

    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

    Lesson #8

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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Oct 6, 2012
    Pearlmann Pearlmann
    22-25, M
    Apr 22, 2014

    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

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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    Lesson #1

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

    Everyone have their own privacy,

    even with their closest one.. What do you think? 😒
    undiscribed undiscribed
    26-30, M
    Apr 23, 2014

    Lesson #2

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

    Lesson #3

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

    Lesson #7

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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2014

    Lesson #4

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

    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
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2012

    This is a story from my Nan's life.

    She is a wonderful woman. The news tells us that other people have it much worse than us, so we should simply smile at our lives, and live them happily. My Nan fell on her own porch at Christmas the year just gone. Her son was having a family Christmas with his wife's family...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    Apr 10

    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

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

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 9, 2011
    Ssindusha Ssindusha
    26-30, F
    Apr 22, 2014

    You know what's so beautiful about life?

    Life is a book and you are the author. You can write happy ending or sad ones. In the end, that's your life and you pick how you want to describe your life. Everything is temporary. Happiness. Sadness. Tears. Smile. Joyful. Disaster. You. I. We are all temporary. But...
    shinebeforesunrise08 shinebeforesunrise08
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    Apr 24, 2014

    Feeling on top of the world!

    !! Life has just recently become so full and rich...I've made some serious life changes and its made all the difference in the world...The crazy thing is I had everything i need all along just not the correct perception to see it clearly...Life is so rewarding when you are able...
    KittyKat318 KittyKat318
    36-40, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    Lesson #12

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

    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

    If you rely on someone else to make you happy,

    it's going to fail and you will be miserable.
    heha57zla heha57zla
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    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

    I have found how to rewire my brain

    for happiness. It is quite easy if you know how.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 30, 2015
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2012
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    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

    Don't rely on sameone else

    for your happiness and self worth.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    Aug 12, 2012

    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

    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
    15 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    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, 2014
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