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I Now Believe That Happiness Is A Choice That We Make

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    ~No Excuses Please~

    This story is for healthy capable people who choose to whine and complain. If no one loves you, love someone who has no one. If you are lonely and broke, walk to the nearest nursing home and talk to someone who has not had a visitor for years. If you are hungry, volunteer at...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 6 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    Yeah...

    That's not to say there aren't people who are unhappy with good reason; lots of people have a really hard time and perfectly good excuses to be unhappy. However, lately I've found that, if I make a conscious decision to ACT happy, even if I don't feel it (for example because...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 17 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Baloney

    I thought I was "happy" for years pursuing all the things that were bad for me, and looking for "myself" in them. It wasn't till I hit a wall doing such things and taking a personal inventory to find out I was committing suicide on the installment plan and why I was doing it in...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M Jul 31, 2013

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    Yes It Certainly Is

    This man: http://www.barryneilkaufman.com has taught me how to be happy from within myself just by deciding to be happy and NOT unhappy. It's a choice! I spent most of my life expecting or waiting for happiness to arrive from outside of me. There is reason for this which goes...
    jimrich jimrich 66-70, M Jan 28, 2011

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    Happy Accidents

    I have been through alot in my 39 years. Like many others, I know the pain and heartache and struggles life can bring. I think my positive attitude and sense of humor are what have gotten me through. It is not always easy to keep a positive attitude. It is easy to ask, "...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 11, 2009

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    Get Your Mind Out Of The Hospital

    Pain is a wrong perspective. When it is experienced in any form, it is a proof of self-deception. It is not a fact at all. There is no form it takes that will not disappear if seen aright. For pain proclaims God cruel. How could it be real in any form? It witnesses to God the...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M Aug 1, 2013

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