I Must Create My Own Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 292 People

    I walked around London today,

    sat at the green and looked at the people. everyone happy. The eye turns. The baby crawls. The kid plays. The lovers loves. I was there. I saw it all.
    isaidenough isaidenough
    36-40, F
    Jun 6, 2015

    Trying To Be Happy.

    I'm trying to be happy, but I just don't see how I can. I look at my life right now, and I'm greatly disappointed.. I can't go to school (My father won't let me) I can't seem to find a job.. I used to have the perfect boyfriend who made me feel everything would work out just...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001
    22-25, F
    May 5, 2010

    So True

    One of those little discoveries in life. The fact that you, and you alone, are responsible for your joy and happiness. No one can do it for you. Yes, those around you that you love and care for add to your joy. Just as much, often, they add to your sadness, worry and despair. I...
    autimom autimom
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Jul 27, 2008

    Amuse Myself

    When I have to constantly have to hide from unruly and mean siblings, I spent much of my childhood having to come up with ways to amuse myself that weren't 'Bait the Sister with giant nails that can claw my eyes out'. I was so unpopular with my sister, but it was fun :).
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2007

    There Are Few People That Will...

    There are few people that will help me with this. I have to do it myself.
    LittleChicken LittleChicken
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2008

    It seems like the way to create my own joy is

    to just appreciate small things and have gratitude.
    sahmmama sahmmama
    26-30, F
    Apr 28, 2015

    Being Happy As a Mom

    I, like so many of you, am a 'stay-at-home' mom. Today is April 7th and I woke up to snow AGAIN! This winter, for some reason, (these reasons: bad flu episodes in early winter, bad temper tantrums, 3-year-old attitude episodes, cabin fever, off-and-on-again sunshine/cold days...
    lullabyblossom lullabyblossom
    26-30, F
    Apr 9, 2008

    Tired of being lonely

    and miserable all the time. There is no happiness for me out there. I must create my own if I ever want to be happy.
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee
    26-30, M
    Feb 23

    Perception Is Reality. ...

    Perception is reality. I choose how I perceive, I choose to be positive.
    racin4065 racin4065
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2008

    New SunlightParadise lost gained by none,

    I beseech the Moon to see,The place that oft I love the most,Are places made by me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    Joy Comes From Inside

    I think we are able to create our own joys, if we change our (minds), I mean our way of thinking, mentality, convictions, beliefs.... It really comes from our mind!
    prettygood07 prettygood07
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2007

    Being Happy As a Mom

    I, like so many of you, am a 'stay-at-home' mom. Today is April 7th and I woke up to snow AGAIN! This winter, for some reason, (these reasons: bad flu episodes in early winter, bad temper tantrums, 3-year-old attitude episodes, cabin fever, off-and-on-again sunshine/cold days...
    lullabyblossom lullabyblossom
    26-30, F
    Apr 9, 2008

    I Have Come to Realise After A...

    I have come to realise after a few very big lows over the last couple of years as a result of redundancy, divorce and some bad relationship experiences that I must set my own path.  I have only just recognised that I have bipolar at 37, although why it has taken this long I...
    Ebbandflow Ebbandflow
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2008

    Now I think my only joy are drinking japanese

    plum wine, eating cakes, watching parodies on YouTube , staying in my bed hugging my teddy , and teaching junior staff to do their jobs ... Other than that , I have lost passion about my future - I used to feel really motivated to be rich. But Now I realise money can't buy me...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    I'm so happy I have this place to run to!

    No pretenses, no fake smiles, no one knows my business unless I want them to;) happy happy HAPPY to be here:)
    1with101 1with101
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    This Has Been Getting Harder A...

    This has been getting harder and harder to do though my life is currently in a downward spiral
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    Jan 15, 2008

    Happiness

    When absence of conflict equates to happiness, joy is not a word you use very often
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1
    56-60, M
    Mar 9, 2010
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