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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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    ~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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    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 66-70, M Jan 28, 2011

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    Yesterday I celebrated my 17th birthday with my parents and siblings. I organized everything alone and called them over. I pretended to be so happy celebrating it with my beloved...
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    Where terrorism strikes, you'll find the matchbox to ignite ignorance and two books, one of false allegations and one of negative preaching. From the inside out, and to the...
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    "But, this dark place is not the end. Remember that the darkness of night precedes the dawn. And as long as your heart still beats, this is not the death of it. You don’t have to...
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    I want to but I'm bad at it i don't know how to make friends and I never had friends and now I'm 13 lol I'm a loser
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    Did you see the Star of Bethlehem on Wednesday night? That's what they are calling that bright spot in the sky, with Jupiter and Venus being so close together. They say it only...
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    I've always tried to be kind, empathetic and understanding, offering support in every way to anyone who needed it, showing love and compassion. Not only to those who were good to...
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    A follow-up to my earlier post. Not an easy task for most of us, but we must try .. How To Permanently Detach From A Narcissist There is a lot of information already on the...
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    Happiness isn't that plastic smile you paint on for your Instagram photos. It isn't being the loudest girl in the bar either. You can't find it under strangers' sheets and surely...
    BabyBlondeOne BabyBlondeOne 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I do believe that! I could tell you my favorite band and there would be tons of people like "me too!" I could tell you my favorite color and same thing. But if I tell you about my...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Heresy of Hillsong There is probably no better known name within contemporary Christian music than that of Hillsong. Since 1992 they had released more than forty albums...
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    “The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed...
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    Sometimes they're harder to see or find, but I believe there is always a silver lining, no matter how bittersweet they may turn out to be... Some people may see mistakes, or bad...
    sweet7sephora sweet7sephora 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm really hesitant to post this because I know there's been a lot of controversy on here recently regarding the LGBT community and religion/Christians. I don't support gay...
    UndeservingUndesired UndeservingUndesired 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe in a lot of things. Most of all though acceptance, and tolerance of other people, and their life choices. Tolerance is a word I am not quite fond of, but it is better...
    AimiMey AimiMey 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Friends, family. ..they want to see singles happy and bring hope because they believe in it and because they feel value for that person, but when I look around and views all sorts...
    SeekingLovetrust SeekingLovetrust 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Do I change my mind because of this or do I keep going on because I'm doing what I want?
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Funny how i am writing this when my long distance relationship is breaking apart. but as they say if life is joke then it is a cruel one. but anyway i personally believe that a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Since I joined in experience project I read many spanking stories. Most of the parents believe in CP. Most of the kids or teenagers get spanked because of misbehave, low grades...
    aliotred aliotred 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I need to take control of my life again. I need to take action. It's who I am, what I know. I know what I want, and I'll focus on one area for now. Maybe the others will fall into...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't believe everything happens for a reason however, I believe that we grow and learn from our hardships and tragedies in order to make better choices for ourselves and to live...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ok people, I need everyone out and about and create a shield around me. It's sad that people make fun of and take advantage of those who might be less mentally and emotionally...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe that we all have a choice to be kind and we are presented with that choice many times a day. We've all committed failures of kindness when we are even hurt, angry or...
    BeautifulPetal BeautifulPetal 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I believe everyone should have the freedom to be themselves, create their own identity and make their own choices, as long as they're not harming anyone else. I feel like society...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T a week ago

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    You know, I don't actually care about the law, all I ever care about is lives. More and more people are becoming this "pro choice" and I realize that less and less people are pro...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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    I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist of doing justice, loving...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I like many others have spent a great deal of my life looking for the reasons for life itself. I have studied and contributed in many different spiritual, religious and non...
    andthisonetime andthisonetime 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I love my Girlfriend so much... When I miss her a lot, which let's be honest is often I find myself looking at her pictures and just staring at them, admiring her beauty... Her...
    mizzcomplicated mizzcomplicated 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    The only reason I am putting this out there is because there is a lot of pro life men and women who come into this group that always implies it is always the woman's choice and men...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F Jun 21

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    Pro life supporters say that abortion is murder, yet they justify the killing of doctors, threatening doctors' families, burning down offices and even shooting up offices as part...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I believe everybody should have the choice to have an abortion what if a young girl gets raped and she's not capable of giving birth I've seen this happen before and the mother and...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 24 Responses Jun 21

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    I am a victim and have been gang stalked and exploited by a group of shady undercovers for 15 years now. Last year they brought along with them a false prophet/sorceress to spread...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    Maturity? What defines it? Some believe age and experiences are needed.Age? Hmm. What does age provide us? Years lived. Sure. Thereby automatically also years of experiences felt...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    I believe in facts, before taking action. I'm all about "what is truth"? I'm sure that many of you know what I mean when I say that, "I'm glad that I chose abortion", right...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Jun 19

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    Our dear Lord, for the sake of everything thats holy in this forsaken world, for the sake of everything thats good on this damned planet, just give me the strength to carry on with...
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