I Want to Be Happy

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    I asked myself and the answer is.

    .. Yeah!!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci-0k9GojM4
    grower629 grower629
    51-55, M
    Mar 7

    It should be simple but,

    like humans must, I make it hard. Where is my mind. Where is my love?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 28

    reasons I found to smile today: *a walk with

    my son really noticing nature. *seeing kittens open their eyes for the first time *visiting an aging neighbor *supportive new friends
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 18

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    I was thinking earlier about the way I always

    try to stay positive, and try to find ways to navigate the dark maze in my mind... Why do I still keep trying? Why do I even bother when I will always find myself back in the dark, scrambling for safety? Then it came to me. It is not true that I don't feel purpose, that I...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 10

    I get myself into positions in relationships

    where I am beginning to be really happy and things are getting serious. Then in a heartbeat I destroy things beyond repair, what the **** am I doing to my life..
    Needstounleash Needstounleash
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    DANCE https://m.youtube.

    com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
    grower629 grower629
    51-55, M
    Mar 7

    I would love to feel happiness again.

    ..to wake up in the morning and *actually* feel there was something to look forward to, that there was something to live for...a purpose in life. Dreams, hopes and ambitions just waiting to be fulfilled in a distant but bright future. Instead I awake in the morning and the...
    ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    joy is my goal inf life don't worry be

    happy https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU
    grower629 grower629
    51-55, M
    Mar 7

    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...
    MagiclessMinotaur MagiclessMinotaur
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2014

    No man is worth your tears,

    but once you find one that is, he won't make you cry.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    I seriously have to find my happiness.

    Not within other people but within myself.
    moonlight1989 moonlight1989
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    I'm okay :) at least.

    .. I will be.. Thanks ^.^
    Mau5ington Mau5ington
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 18

    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
    18-21, F
    17 Responses Jan 7, 2014

    Why is it that sometimes the moments of

    happiness and peace that I am able to find for myself, never lasts as long as the ones that are brought about by others? Is it true that you are only able to experience happiness if you learn to be happy with yourself? I am trying so hard but I don't know how to do this. I...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 23

    I live with my ex therapist.

    It still hasn't really hit me... We have a phenomenal relationship but I just don't know how I feel yet. Ugh. I wish people had really close relationships with their therapists so I could relate but that doesn't seem to ever happen.
    AttachmentIssues AttachmentIssues
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22

    I don't post photos on EP ever

    because of weird people on here, we all have ran into our fair share. But at the same time I was looking at this page and seeing how sad some of you are with your life and it truly saddens me. You will find your happiness one day, it probably isn't going to be today, and it...
    AttachmentIssues AttachmentIssues
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    To all of you out there desperately seeking

    happiness...I sincerely hope that 2016 brings you exactly that. As for me, I hope this is the year that I *finally* find my way out of all this s**t
    ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    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
    nardengohar nardengohar
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    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...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

    But I'm stuck somewhere between happy

    and unhappy, been here too long.
    Sicarium Sicarium
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 18

    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...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 26, 2014

    I'm proud to be gay, i'm proud to be

    left-handed, i'm proud to be free-minded, i'm proud of my appearance, i'm proud of my flaws, i'm proud of what I've been through, i'm proud of myself. I'm so over with being so emo about everything. It doesn't even make sense for a world trying to pull you down when the only one...
    alltimestrokes alltimestrokes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jan 27, 2013

    8-9 years ago my sister moved out of home,

    she stirred up a lot of trouble. I was able to stay in contact with her every now and again but every time I'd find a way to keep in contact with her, she'd cut off contact. I felt like she didn't want me in her life and started to deal with that, and then my nan who means so...
    cattak cattak
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 25

    20/03/2016 - I think that's all everyone wants.

    Sadly it doesn't always happen. Someday I'll find something/someone that makes me happy and where I will make them happy. Here's hoping right?
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 19

    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
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    Snow... Snow is the only thing

    that can make me happy, sad, lonely and grateful, all at the same time. When I was a teen... High School life was a nightmare but I tried to do my best to make it a beautiful memory. Sexually abused when I was 11.. My self-esteem didn't exist. I always thought it was my fault...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    Mar 2

    I think its a good idea to push urself

    or be pushed outside your comfort zone but when do u know when ur getting pushed a step to far? I expect you would feel uncomfortable and wouldn't want to do it if it felt like to much, but then wouldn't you feel that way with all new things that take u out of ur comfort zone...
    LJglasgow LJglasgow
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    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

    I know if I'm not happy within myself I Kant

    let other make me happy 🙁
    smileylove91212 smileylove91212
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 16

    I am very happy today cuz i got an interview

    call from Tel Aviv... its my dream place to work
    heartdisk heartdisk
    31-35, M
    Apr 8

    The worst part of being sad.

    Is that you dont even know what makes you happy anymore..
    Dimforest Dimforest
    22-25, M
    Mar 22, 2015
    DeathThrone DeathThrone
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    reasons I have to be happy:

    even though i am crying alone at night, over possible lost love and miscommunication I am happy. hurting means i am alive. I can feel. that it's alright to feel happy and sad and everything in between. though my heart wants to break I am happy. it means I've been...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 19

    When I say happy. I mean I want to do the stuff

    that I planned to do after I finished high school. I'm just gonna list a few of them here along with an explanation, if I feel like it. - Start a blog - Open a channel on Youtube - Take a short photography class - Learn at least one foreign language ( Preferably Spanish...
    VincentZweni VincentZweni
    18-21, M
    Apr 7

    I want to get married,

    have a husband who'll love me and support me no matter what! I'll treasure him and show him daily the love I have for him. From little details to events to show him how big is the love I have for him, I want him to know that he is my everything! In times of conflicts, I want...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18

    I don't regret my past it is what it is.

    I'm not looking back I'm looking forward. New day new life. New horizons
    ophelia379 ophelia379
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    Sometimes happiness can be fleeting.

    Some say that the fact that it's difficult to attain makes it all the more valuable... However when I actually feel some semblance of contentment, I am afraid to really enjoy the feeling; it feels like it could be wrenched away in a matter of minutes. I actually feel okay...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 2

    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

    let's enjoy every good happenings

    and curse or forget or ignore bad happenings. :) ;)
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    And nothing will make me happier right

    now then to have a man's head between my legs and his tongue deep in my wet hole, bringing me to an ******. ;)
    lovesthenightsky lovesthenightsky
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Apr 7

    I have decided to go

    and have a talk with a psychologist. My past is still subconsciously effecting my behaviours, but the fact that I recognise and understand this makes me wonder if there's any point. Am I going to pay someone money to tell me what I already know...
    Needstounleash Needstounleash
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Mar 19

    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

    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
    16 Responses Nov 24, 2013

    Never have I seen so many young,

    privileged, people trying so hard to be happy. There are countless articles written about it, blogs named for it, workshops attending to it. Who ever said we’re supposed to be happy all the time, anyway? We’re not. And the pressure to do so might be what’s making us...
    TheAlphaDoge TheAlphaDoge
    22-25
    2 Responses Mar 19
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Dec 9, 2013

    I'm happy right now. I have never been happy

    before, so i dont know how long it will last. But i had to get this out, because i have this very good feeling inside of me right now. I'm happy. It has taken so many years. I'm moving in the right direction, i know it. It feels really good. Thank you if you read this :)
    MU55 MU55
    18-21, M
    Mar 16

    Words cannot and will not proceed to explain

    the stale desire that used to flow through my veins... We just simply can't grasp the vision we seek, like the birds and the butterflies and the soaring unique... The stolen twin, the once known yin, the fish that lost their way... The half empty glass, the broken past, the...
    SkyBeaST SkyBeaST
    18-21, M
    Mar 23

    I will not be a passive,

    unhappy, person anymore. I refuse to lose anymore of my life to my eating disorder or any other experiences that have prevented me from being the best version of myself. I'm done being a slave to my eating disorder and my past. This is my time to be happy. So now I will...
    TheWhimsicalHeart TheWhimsicalHeart
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I want to find a new place

    or thing that makes me happy. A new happy place that I can feel comfortable and safe in. I only have that feeling when I'm with her. When I'm with my best friend. She brings me comfort and security and happiness. I'm not ok without her. I need to learn how to feel happy and ok...
    Vrl1022 Vrl1022
    16-17, F
    Mar 23

    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
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 18

    Can you guys please like my Facebook page,

    its for my marketing class and I really need the grade! https://www.facebook.com/Babson-For-Red-Bull-999843433415014/
    YarelyV YarelyV
    18-21, F
    Apr 7

    I got offered a good scholarship to a great

    college, but only if I can maintain a certain gpa and under a few other conditions (the work there is pretty tough and so are the conditions). It's one of the top best schools in my area. The thing is I know how reckless I can get and I'm not sure what I want to do anymore...
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    2 Responses Mar 26
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