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I Really Try to Think Positive

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    Choose - We can choose to think positively or negatively. Neither is "wrong thinking". But one is far more pleasurable than the other. Why not choose the one that's more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 1, 2010

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    I Am Trying to Be a Positive Person. - To think positively is very important in this world. I read lots of texts about how thinking can influence not only our minds but also your...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    I Suffer From Depression and F... - I suffer from depression and feeling so down all the time is really draining.  What I wouldn't give to feel naturally happy and positive...
    Danika Danika 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2008

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    I Want To Try Thinking Positively... - ...but I don't know how. Negative thoughts protect me. If I expect the worst, I'm less upset when it happens. I've followed this in nearly...
    Shyface Shyface 31-35, F Aug 27, 2012

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    It's What Gets Me Through the Day - No matter how tough it is, it is important to keep even the littlest spark of optimism in you. Life's not a bed of roses, but it's definitely...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    It Works Usually. - Sadly, my life comes down around me sometimes.. I remember the last time I was really upset I could only think "I try to live my life so positively...
    senmetsu senmetsu 22-25, M Nov 24, 2009

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    Never Give Up -  http://www.georgestratford.com‘What would my mother say?’At 52 years of age George Stratford was sleeping rough on a park bench, jobless, penniless...
    bruxby bruxby 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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    The Never Ending Troubles - I have only been alive for a measly 21 years. Given my circumstances, I should have been a high school dropout and criminal. No matter how hard I try...
    stocktonundergrad21 stocktonundergrad21 18-21, M Nov 5, 2011

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    I Need a Little Help These Days - I used to be the most positive person ever.  I always saw everything as clean cut.  I always said to myself, "Oh, it will work out...
    sexypink18 sexypink18 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    I Like Mast****B*Tion - In fact I love it when I ooze out the sem*n dreaming of a sexy woman. Besides, enjoying this act, I forgot the fact of consequences that is acting upon me...
    beingpositive beingpositive 18-21, M Sep 28, 2013

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    Stifled... - I am frustrated with everything right now, and I wish that my efforts to be positive weren’t constantly stifled. It’s such a tempting notion to throw in the...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Dec 22, 2012

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    Question. - is the glass half full or half empty? it's not a trick question. it's all about perseption. so is it half full or half empty? the new perspective: the glass is half.
    raeofdeath raeofdeath 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2012

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    My Thoughts On Being Postive -   I just wanted to share a great book that others will find very helpful.   Although this following group is for...
    sherry123456789 sherry123456789 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I Do Try - well if anyone here knows me or has read my other posts you know that i suffer from depression. Its not always easy to think about positive things but it is also the...
    Tayuya Tayuya 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I Really Try - I was so down for the longest time and started to think more positive and things got much better and good things were happening. Than I kind of forgot about it and...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 27, 2008

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    Please Help!?!?!? - I have been suffering for a really long time now, with what I suspect is PMDD. Please tell me that this can be fixed or better controlled so I can be happy...
    HopeInFeelingBetter HopeInFeelingBetter 26-30 3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    I Live In My Own Little World - I live in my own little world!Whenever I feel depressed or down and feel negative all I do is to go into a room close the door and put on the...
    sillyh sillyh 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Something Called Life! - Its hard to explain how i feel right now.  sometimes i wish theres someone tht would actually understand me instead of saying "oh i understand" but to...
    mayehmathers mayehmathers 16-17 Jul 22, 2011

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    I Want the Best Out of Everything - My life has been horrible at times. But yet it I allways try to look on the bright side.x
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 6 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Positive - Positive,The way,I try to be,Try to think,Gives a lift,When all's down,Positiveness,Never harmed anyone.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 5, 2011

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    I'm in a low point in my life, but I'm not drowning yet. Its a shame to float alone; at least I have my negative thoughts bubbling close by right? With bodily grime left why chose...
    jjboy555 jjboy555 18-21, M Mar 25

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    I Wish..i Wish.. I Wish I Could Stay That Way... - i would so love to stay positive... being grateful helps but then theres always these niggly little bits of doubt that keep...
    truthseekr truthseekr 51-55, F Mar 18, 2010

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    I've Long Practiced the Po... - I've long practiced the power of positive thinking, though sometimes daily occurances will make the practice harder, as people I have to deal with...
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2008

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    Emotional Vampires - I have discovered extent to which moods and feelings can be severely affected by the people you are around in work in particular.  If negativity is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 20, 2008

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    I Prefer to Think Positive Bec... - I prefer to think positive because it saves me from unnecessary worry. I can't be responsible for anything I have no control over.
    Striper Striper 56-60 Jan 12, 2008

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    As They Say - Hope for the best and be prepared for the worst. I used to be the Queen of Darkness, everything sucked all the time kind of person. I've gained a lot of confidence...
    racin4065 racin4065 26-30, F Jan 13, 2008

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    Most of the Time I Do. ... - Most of the time I do. Sometimes its hard though, especially with me dealing with anxiety and depression.
    depressedmommy depressedmommy 22-25, F Feb 23, 2009

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    Smile! - I really try to stay positive, despite the curve-balls that are thrown to me in my life. And there have been one really HUGE one thrown at me lately. But still... I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2008

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    Find What You Look For - Life is really challenging for me - especially over the past three years. Up to the present day it's become probably the most challenging of all. Due to...
    9Dragonz 9Dragonz 36-40, F Mar 11, 2010

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    Need To Become More Positive - It can be really difficult to stay positive all the time with all the problems that are going on in my life. I will try to become more positive by...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    A Matter of Perspective - A Matter of Perspective Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2008

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    I Need Someone To Hold Me And Tell Me It Will All Be Okay. -   I don't like to dwell in pessimism and always try to stay positive. But, when you have no safe place to fall, it's...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    No Matter What Happens - Whatever the situation, I try to find positive in it, even if at first glance its bad. I succeed 90% of the time. And I became so good at it that whenever...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F Jul 10, 2010

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    Candle In The Dark - Every time I get on facebook I can't help but notice all the negativity! It's almost overwhelming for me. I feel like there aren't enough pages focusing on the...
    OliviaSaunders OliviaSaunders 22-25, F Sep 19, 2013

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    Change Your Thoughts And You Change The World - I do try to think positive. The human mind is an incredibly powerful thing, and the power of thought, of will is as strong a force...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 1, 2012

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    I Do Try To Think Positive. - Frankly sometimes I think too negatively. I need more positive power in me.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Nov 27, 2011

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    I'm Back - I really am usually a very positive guy, but somewhere before the new year my attitude went into the toilet.  I wasn't having much fun in life, I was fighting...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2010

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    Pessimist... - Thinking has alway caused me great sorrow. I see things from all angles & the more I think the worst things get. I try to think positive but somehow my positives...
    marionette marionette 16-18, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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    The Obey Brand. - Yesterday I bought a shirt made by the brand OBEY. I always thought of it as just a fashion fad that was getting really popular this year. I actually visited the...
    Leah1094 Leah1094 18-21 Sep 7, 2012

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    Trying being the operative word. It's not easy to change what has become a habit of mine a habit built up over years, negativity it comes easy to me. It's easier to believe, easier...
    acquiredtaste acquiredtaste 26-30 Apr 1

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    Any advice? I don't want to be an overly positive person to the point ppl hate me I'd just like to go to bed knowing I had a good day and tomorrow will be another good day.
    Extaminty365 Extaminty365 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Please be completely honest what do you think of me? I really need to know right now. So just tell me I don't care what it is it won't hurt my feelings.
    silence13 silence13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    tell me what you actually think about me (: please don't bullshit me & just tell the truth
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I don't even want to be around my friends because I'm just so self conscious that they all actually think I'm less than them, like a child. I feel like everything I do around them...
    BeingInMonochrome BeingInMonochrome 16-17 1 Response Mar 23

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    My friends secretly do hate me, they might as well just tell me, but none of them have the bollocks to or just cannot be bothered with me at all. Got a party this weekend for one...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Ok Soo.Something's just clicked tonight, I have so much I want to do and achieve and to do that and to keep focused I thought the best idea were to cut everyone off that were...
    sarajayne55555 sarajayne55555 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    How we think affects our daily lives. When we think, we attract. Yes it's true. Have you ever read THE SECRET? it's where everything lies on what they call as The Law of Attraction...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    From this 28th day of March 2014, I swear to think positive and be positive in life. :) It may not be easy, but I will do it :)
    changemylonelyworld changemylonelyworld 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It is a way that keep me never have much of rest in my day as it is hard to stay happy always or even calm whole day...when most of your life was so worried if you can have the...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Okay. So I have this friend who is just very unattractive. But see she gets ALL the boys! Everybody wants to talk to her! But the thing about it is that she's somewhat outgoing but...
    fatty234 fatty234 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 26

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    ever since i lost my wife have not really been into any from of relationship and right now is all i really think about.need help out here
    simonwitt simonwitt 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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