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I Now Believe That Happiness Is A Choice That We Make

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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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    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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    ~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 51-55, F 8 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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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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    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 70+, M Jan 28, 2011

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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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    So tired of trying to make other people happy all the while hoping, praying, crossing my fingers that someone would take the time to make me happy. Well, no one ever took that...
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    I enjoy doing nothing on my weekends. I like to lay back and relax outside. I feel guilty for not going out and doing the whole social thing (as others have suggested I do), but...
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    If you only have the capacity to doubt and scorn. If you are critical and hard thinking. If you think the worst and don't believe... You will hardly ever be happy! Listen to...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Every time I work in my garden or paint a meaningless painting, I imagine Adolf Hitler painting, Churchill tending his roses and Khomeini meditating under his apple tree. I guess I...
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    I am (technically) a Christian. I believed in god until the age of 11. Everything began to mess up from then forward. The first time I cut myself, the first time I misbehaved, the...
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    Everything Happens for a Reason (Part 2) On January 29, I met someone on EP that has become an integral part of my life (I’ll refer to him as “D”). We had many great...
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    I believe we all have one soulmate. I believe that you will "just know" when you have found your soulmate because you will feel it deep inside. A intense connection to that person...
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    In the latest poll, 58% of Americans now believe that the Obama administration is incompetent at managing the federal government. My question is what type of hallucinogenic drugs...
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    I'm a firm believer in this because every action has a reaction. What ever you give out you get back. Everything always lines u. Something always needs to happen before something...
    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Belief in happiness is the attitude of life for me. It's very easy to get pulled down by everything and there is nothing like special character or special attitude to get pulled...
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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no fulfilling...
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    The most amazing thing to see in this life is a smile, just a simple smile. Joy and laughter is the best medicine, it really is. I love to make everyone smile, like my twin, she...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I now have decided to think that happiness is a choice... So I am choosing to be happy whatever the situation maybe.. I have come a long way already to just give up or make the...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The delusion of free will is what makes the brightest stars fall from the heavens. It is what makes the world what it is. Free will is believing that one can create, it is wanting...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 Response Jun 29

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    A little less than a year ago I met this amazing guy. Long story short he blew me off my feet, I fell for him in a way that I didn't think was possible. Since then a lot has...
    MaiV98 MaiV98 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    An angel is a supernatural being said to be the first creation of God and there's one fallen angel named Farlansheo. They are described in Daniel 10:4 as follows: "On the twenty...
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    While they can be beneficial, negative, or neutral, ghosts—the spirits of dead people—are often tragic. Ghosts often haunt a location or someone living, and they sometimes...
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    I'm not a cynic by any means. I'm just saying what I'm saying based off of my personal experiences and the experiences of others around me.I don't have an all-encompassing...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Like almost every male child in Utah (religiously motivated LDS nonsense), my choice was taken from me. I do not begrudge my ignorant parents, but I wish I had a voice, a choice...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    What can I say? I am the LAST person who would have ever believed in meeting someone online. And, although I DID believe in true love, soul mates, and unconditional love, I NEVER...
    midagehippie midagehippie 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I don't believe in the devil, but I'll make a deal with him anyway. Yo devil! If I devote my 66th story (this one) to you, will you keep some of those pervy creeper minions off of...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm trapped; in the wrong body, in the wrong life, with the wrong people. I keep having either real flashbacks or just fantasies of someone (maybe me) saying I can't...
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    I believe in the cosmos: “all that is, all that was, and all that ever will be”. I believe that everyone and everything in it are interconnected and this informs the way in...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    I did. I know people may say this is not true or that I am crazy, but I swear, I did make a deal with the Devil. I am Christian. Since I was a kid, my parents raised me in a...
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    I guess it is ny fault why I am hurting because I wished for you dearly to be happy. Now, you are happy. At least I think you really are happy. By the way you smile and the way you...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Jul 15

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    This is just something I came up with through my own thinking, study of the bible and various other sources. God is the consciousness of the universe in all dimensions and...
    pompeaj pompeaj 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    "Be happy. Be who you want to be. If others don't like it, then let them be. HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE. Life isn't about pleasing everybody." ~Unknown
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F a week ago

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    Revelation, how can we understand the end?, If we don't know what went on in the beginning? As Jesus stated in, (Matt 24:37 )" But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the...
    Tapsalot Tapsalot 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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