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I Want to Be Happy

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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 5 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    nardengohar nardengohar 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 3

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    love to be happy ones again.

    things change for the worse not for the better.
    jeanette2001 jeanette2001 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Single or In a relationship is just a term,

    your actions determine your status.
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    i want to feel happy

    for once. I've not felt it in a very long time. I feel like everyone's flowing with happiness and I am just faking a smile. Maybe I'll be happy one day.
    DangerouslyMe DangerouslyMe 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    The intersection of "Me

    and Now" ~ When we practice sport we practice for the game When we practice drama we practice for the stage, but to practice sitting meditation is to practice for life itself…. I practice becoming aware of my own happiness I practice becoming aware of myself.... I...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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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 4 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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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, 2014

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    Happiness doesn't come very easily to me,

    most of the time. But when it does, it could only source from a simple hello, a simple smile. To light up my day. I just want to say thank you, for anyone who cares enough to listen to me, and even bring light to my darkness. You know who you are ^_'
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 3

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    "My only goal in life right

    now is to be happy. Genuinely, intensely and consistently happy, regardless of what that looks like to others." -no idea who said that
    R0GUE R0GUE 31-35, F Mar 20

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    i don't want to see myself crying

    and crying again... why do i always get hurt? this life is soooo unfair!
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    A few years ago, I went looking in a shed

    for a floppy disc that i had saved from chats and pictures. The disc was a little less than 10 years old. I was talking to the fella again and told him i'd saved them, wanted to see them. I spent all day in that shed, finding pictures of me, smiling and some laughing, my eyes...
    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Maybe it's not about trying to fix something

    broken. Maybe it's about starting over and creating something better....
    KarenDew KarenDew 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    They say the people who exhibit the most

    kindness have experienced a lot of pain. The ones who act like the don't need love are the ones who need it more. The one's who take care of everyone else need care the most. And the people who smile may be the ones who cry when nobody is around.
    maryrom maryrom 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Modyf Modyf 26-30, M Feb 23

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    The worst part of being sad.

    Is that you dont even know what makes you happy anymore..
    Dimforest Dimforest 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A secret to happiness is letting every

    situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I'd be happy of this crap went away.

    Officially sick. while body is sore and my voice is all but gone.
    MrsIndependent86 MrsIndependent86 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    how can i'll be happy

    if all i can hear is the word " GOODBYE".
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Think positive, be positive

    and positive things will happen :)
    nguevarra nguevarra 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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, 2014

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    I just want to be happy

    and people love me bc I am so happy.
    NorthCarolinaNC NorthCarolinaNC 26-30, F Mar 11

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    I want to be happy. I want a little place of

    my own filled with the things that make me happy. I want a life overflowing with love, laughter, honesty and communication. I want to wake up happy in the morning and not be afraid of the loneliness at night. I want to be kissed in the moonlight. I want to eat chocolate...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 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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    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, 2014

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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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    well not really, being happy makes you

    vaunerable to deception... the happier you are the more likely you are to be blinded by it and miss what is really going on... i would rather have a clear view of my world
    nzginger nzginger 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I think I would be happier

    if I was single. Less to worry about.
    iwant0beHAPPY iwant0beHAPPY 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    l want a relationship

    where they know us, but nothing about us.
    viciouswarrior viciouswarrior 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    riderz4christ riderz4christ 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Making others smile and respecting others makes

    me feel good about myself. because i believe in what comes around goes around. In a mean while i have became selfish, but i was not happy with myself during all that time. I think real happiness is in giving not in taking... well not saying about sacrificing though... means you...
    Deliciousbrain Deliciousbrain 18-21 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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 7 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    And I don't want the world to see me,

    because I don't think that they'd understand.
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I used to be a natural optimist

    and I miss it very much. But my mother began drinking and verbally abusing me, my first love broke my heart to pieces, I was kicked out and had to live in my new bf's dad's basement for 2 years, lost my only friend, got pregnant, then moved into a **** house with bed bugs the...
    notnowjesse notnowjesse 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 16

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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 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    Who wants fame and fortune?

    Not me. I want happiness. You could throw a million dollars at my face and guess what?! I'll throw it right back at yours. I don't need money to be happy. I need happiness to be happy. And what do you need to be happy? Happiness. It doesn't come from things or people. You. You...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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 18 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    crystalsparkles crystalsparkles 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    NorthCarolinaNC NorthCarolinaNC 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    MrsIndependent86 MrsIndependent86 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 27