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I Want to Be Happy

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    Sometimes, usually without any warning,

    there are days all I want is to sleep. I want to hide away from my problems under the covers and just stay there. That's the kind of day it is for me. I like to keep moving. If I don't stop and think then I can keep going forever. I make stories and jokes and I pretend to be...
    belovely belovely 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    Why is it so hard to move on,

    I can't stand this feeling anymore. So tired and so disappointed of my life.
    Hjmm26 Hjmm26 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    ...good morning!!!!..

    .... jam0503
    james0503 james0503 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Jacque1994 Jacque1994 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    I need to move out of my old life.

    Leave behind all the craziness...................
    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I can't remember when was the last time I smiled

    and truly felt blessed and happy deep down. I've always had to lie to myself. I'm not happy, I'm not perfect... and I can't deal with me.
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    This new year I want 2 try

    and be happy so so bad ! I started by finally dying my roots & doing my hair, doing my pedi/mani.. I will take care of myself this year will walk in the morning like I used to love walking in the morning & I have stoped, this year will be my year NO MORE unhappiness NO MORE...
    Britefutureahead Britefutureahead 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Today I did something I haven't done in a while.

    I searched my ex on Facebook. The ex that destroyed me two years ago. The ex that I hated with every fiber of my being. The ex that if murder was legal, he would be the first on my list. The ex that caused me so much heartbreak without an explanation. I searched him and I...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    Today ... I feel hopeful .

    .. these days don't come often so I value them. Value the happiness you feel even if it's for a moment...Value that smile you get from a stranger... Value the blue sky and sun ... And most importantly Value God waking you up today to possibly have even a moment of happiness. Love...
    Monak1981 Monak1981 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    If you've never made me laugh,

    then I sure as hell won't let you make me cry. ??
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Great Short Story....Rich Man Vs. Happy Man.

    An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. “How long it...
    1down5up 1down5up 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    My Piano I love my baby grand piano

    because it has great sentimental value to me. You see, when my husband and I were finished university, and ready to marry, I asked for the piano instead of a diamond engagement ring. He was actually really happy to purchase this "beautiful piece of furniture" as he calls it...
    Artvg Artvg 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 6

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    Nobody really cares if you're miserable,

    so you might as well be happy.
    JustSomeTeenagerr JustSomeTeenagerr 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 23

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    There's this girl in the mirror,

    I wonder who she is. Sometimes I think I know her and sometimes I wish I did. There is a story in her eyes, lullabies and goodbye. When she's looking back at me, I can tell...she's hurting inside. She smiles all that she left, yet tears are left un-dried. And though she's...
    Secretdiary92 Secretdiary92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Such a dynamic statement.

    Simple, sure, but I doubt the achievement of it has been anything but simple. For anyone. How does one go about this then? When it's so ******* complicated to see the worth in each day. How?? I'm trying though. God knows I'm trying. The world dejects me to no end if I let it...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Why are people so cruel to the ones they love

    most? If you love somebody, shouldn't you be the most kind to them?
    asloan96 asloan96 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    A man that shows his sensitive side,

    is more than just a man… He is a protector of his lady, a master of his domain…. And with the right kind of kink… He is what we call a True Gentlemen
    MollieB MollieB 31-35, F Nov 14

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    Today I the day we should all be thankful

    for the things and people we have. Two girls who are like sisters who give me reasons to live. That's what I'm thankful for.
    Wallflower5906 Wallflower5906 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    someone ask me to change my profile pic.

    so redmoon383 is that OK now to you... that's the only smile I can give for now :)
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I been through so much

    that I don't think I'll ever find that ,I think and feel I'm a good woman hard working single mom,able to support myself and very independent but I still wonder where is my king why if I have so many good qualities why haven't I find still the man I deserve why is it that I have...
    Hjmm26 Hjmm26 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 13

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    Have you ever lost all

    that you have worked for? She has... read her story! http://www.gofundme.com/ghgzbc
    mel9293 mel9293 26-30 Oct 31

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    Today my family had a party

    and my friend who lives over an hour away came. When she left, she texted me and said I'm one of her favorite people ever and that she wished she could hang out with me more often. That made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. It's things like this that help heal the wounds.
    Lithium619 Lithium619 18-21, F Dec 22, 2013

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    Today I woke up a free girl ( not free from

    prison lol but free from a suffocating relationship) I feel happy! I for once feel okay! It was a mutual breakup and we still are friends. I think I'm going to stay away from dating for awhile just because I need to work on myself so I can be my very best for the next I hope...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It's been a long time

    since I have been truly happy.
    desiredusername000 desiredusername000 13-15, F Oct 26

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    Tonight.. I will hold

    and hug the person I want to love the most... myself.
    Monak1981 Monak1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Fed Up Of Being Walked All Over.

    Hello everyone.I am a single parent to twin boys. Who are nearly 7. Iv been in a few relationships and have constantly been lied to cheated on and used. I have never enjoyed my own company. But I have been single for a while now and I'm now confused about what I want in life...
    Aaliyah1987 Aaliyah1987 26-30, F 18 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    So finally yesterday I open my own bank account

    2 start saving money.. I have a bank acct with my husband, but since I want 2 get divorce in the future I need to prepared myself... The thing is now I'm feeling guilty ? I put only my daughter as the beneficiary. I put $250 now every month I'll deposit $200 didn't ask 4 a debit...
    Britefutureahead Britefutureahead 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 16

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    5 Rules To Stay Happy

    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited...
    handsomedavid handsomedavid 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Today was my birthday

    and nobody even wished me a happy birthday. I had forgotten it was even my birthday till the time clock at work told me happy birthday when I swiped my card to clock out. :/
    Echo0fSilence Echo0fSilence 18-21, M 9 Responses Nov 17

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    I want to meet someone at the airport terminal.

    Pick them up. Kiss them and spin them. To much to ask?
    MSeigler MSeigler 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 27

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    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Have you ever just felt like the world is

    against you that the only thing that goes right your super confused about. We'll you know what stand up against it 👍 rise and tell the world that you are better than it because you are 😁😊 and you can do anything you set your mind too😊☺️
    Elizabeth1005 Elizabeth1005 16-17, F Oct 23

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    If a person says they love you,

    going to the ends of the earth to show you that love shouldn't be a problem.
    asloan96 asloan96 16-17, F 11 Responses Apr 26

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    I long to be happy...

    Happy without the strings... Without cost Without permission Without limit Without guilt Without jealousy Without blame I long for a happiness unencumbered by such pain So I seek it not from others And allow myself to be As I nurture it to grow both limitless and free Now I...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    For a long time now I've been putting myself

    aside in order to make others happy. Today is the day that I stop putting others before my own well being. This is directed towards one person in particular who has drug me through hell and back, and time after time I would pick up the pieces in order to make him happy. Recently...
    skylersmom15 skylersmom15 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    If you never make me laugh

    or even remotely make me crack a smile, I sure as hell won't let you make me cry. 🙅🙅🙅
    Tayns2010 Tayns2010 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Happiness is elusive: You are here: Home »

    Oasis » Happiness is elusive Happiness is elusive Heera Nawaz, Nov 27, 2014 One of the greatest lyricists of all time is the late John Lennon, who was the songwriter for the runaway hit band, the Beatles. Not only was John brilliant, talented and creative, but he was also down...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    How are people able to stay happy?

    Is it the love? Friends? Family? I have searched for happiness for a long time now and I have found nothing. It all keeps coming back to sadness. I have no friends to call my own. The ones I've made in school all ditched me to pursue some other cool "friends". The family I...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I want to be happy for once.

    . Ever since I can remember I was the bigger one, the fat friend, where your friends would compliment your personality more than your actual appearance. That is my life, or shall I say not going to be anymore. It is time for change, I am done feeling this way, self conscious...
    adriggaudio adriggaudio 16-17, F 19 Responses Jan 7

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    Mexico I think lying on the beach in Mexico

    will make me very happy indeed. All by myself. No husband. No kids. No one to ask me to do anything at all. Don't get me wrong, I love my family. It's just that I never have time to myself. So for once in my life, I'm going to be self-indulgent and leave this horrible...
    Artvg Artvg 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I suffer from insomnia

    and work 12 hour night shifts. I don't think my wife will ever understand that when I say I'm tired...im tired.
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 23

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    I broke up with him for a reason

    and I miss him, but u can't get back with him, I just can't, if I go back with him I will get hurt more and more, I don't need that. I want to be happy! I just can't there's something wrong with this whole thing.
    cookiez6u6 cookiez6u6 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Loosing my nanny has been the hardest thing

    I've ever had to go through,I feel so alone and done. Like nothing will ever get better.. I so hope it will,I miss the happy me and want her back😔
    Darcieeve Darcieeve 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    My Wish.

    I have spent my whole life trying to fix things about me that i don't like. in my eyes i was never smart enough, never pretty enough, never good enough. but when i did well in school (smart) looked good (pretty), etc... i didn't feel good. there was always something that needed...
    em4040 em4040 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    JH4K JH4K 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    crystalsparkles crystalsparkles 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    JohnoCA JohnoCA 18-21, M Nov 10

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    How To Be Happy!

    We all miss basic tips in life, that deviates us from being happy! Lets relate happiness with science Science says that, staying focused on one thing is all depends on our mindset. How to maintain balanced mindset.??? very simple eat proper food to balance all...
    nissn nissn 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    Appreciating what you have,

    and everything that lead to you having it. If you can manage to take a few seconds every day to remind yourself of all the fortunate things about your life (having all your fingers, toes, and eyes, for example), you develop an automatic appreciation for all things heading your...
    pleasantlyanonymous pleasantlyanonymous 22-25