I Want to Be Positive About Life

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    I try to wake up almost every morning

    and think of all of the good things that will happen that day. Maybe today will be the day we find the cure to cancer. Or maybe today will be the day some random kid in a small unheard of town gets the video game he's always wanted. No matter how small or insignificant it might...
    minioreosarebomb minioreosarebomb
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    I'm done being so miserable.

    Nobody deserves that. Happiness is a choice and I'm choosing it now. You should too. The heck with the people who kick us to the ground and enjoys it. You want to get back right? You want vengeance? Well the best vengeance is for us to be happy. Smiling at their faces with...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2016

    Happiness comes when we stop complaining about

    the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.
    Deee23 Deee23
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    I honestly believe that the world is a much

    better place than it ever has been before in human history. And I believe that it will continue to grow into a world where all people have love, happiness, health, and justice. I think that humans have the ability to engineer solutions for any problems. I think that love will...
    RunninWitThaDevil RunninWitThaDevil
    26-30, M
    10 Responses Dec 11, 2014
    41-45, M
    Mar 3, 2016

    I was a rape victim at a young age.

    Now I am part of an anti-rape group in college and I am fascinated by people support it. There is hope.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    Don’t have a thought attack.

    This weekend was a true test to apply the principles I have been learning for the past couple of months. I was presented with a very difficult situation, perhaps one of the hardest situations I’ve ever had to confront. My initial reaction was amazing; I stayed in a high...
    KemiKill KemiKill
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    When it rains look for rainbows,

    When it's dark look for stars :)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    I want to listen more.

    Ask questions that aren't offensive. I want a vulnerable and honest relationship with so much compassion. I'm just finding it hard to believe such a thing exists.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    How can i be? how can i smile

    when all i'm feeling is sad and confused? I feel like the main reason people don't talk to me is cause i look like i don't wan to talk to them or i'm in a bad mood. i gotta admit it sometimes i am in a bad mood for whatever reason. I want to be happy. I want to find a reason to...
    puppylove42 puppylove42
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2016

    Sometimes good things fall apart

    so better things can fall together.
    SocialRomance SocialRomance
    22-25, M
    Dec 3, 2015

    **** the negativity. Stay away from people

    who want to see you drown with them.
    coraimaal coraimaal
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of

    two evils, chooses both. ~Oscar Wilde
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Feb 12, 2016

    I noticed that when I am,

    people are more drawn to me, so I think I will stay this way :)
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    People say staying positive

    and happy doesn't last. Well neither does bathing, that's why it's recommended as a daily practice :-)
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    Why say "no one likes you"

    when you could say "there's no one like you"
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2015

    Maybe we all just have to live

    for the small things. Like being called pretty. Or someone picking up something you've dropped. Or laughing so hard your belly hurts. I think these are really the only things that matter. The simple things. Be kind to one another. Be loving. Make someone's day today. Do...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    It is diffecult.. When you lost ur mom at 2

    and you dad loves your brother more than you... But i try and i will survive
    xcutexgirlx xcutexgirlx
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Apr 20, 2016

    Whenever you feel like giving up on life,

    just give it another chance because there is always going to be some type of change in the end. Be happy for what you have because it can be easily be snatched away from you. Make the most of your life and live life to the fullest even though it's really hard sometimes
    aishaaas aishaaas
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    You can fail at what you don't want,

    so why not take a chance in doing what you love.
    gorafa9 gorafa9
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016

    Instead of being negative,

    I'll try to be positive! Makes the world a better place
    ShampainxDiamonds ShampainxDiamonds
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    Happy new day :-) I wish you well

    and happy as you go about your week! Be kind to yourselves :-)
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    So I've been listening to a lot of motivational

    speeches and a lot of them say something along the lines of... We are going to jobs that kill us. Only focus on your dream. Plan B is taking away from plan A. This makes me want to quit my waitress job tooooday to put my *** in gear to focus on my real dreams. It is true I...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2016

    I really do wish to be positive about life

    as I strongly believe that it attracts other positivity. Unfortunately, in my life, the negativity is much heavier (because of my illness) and I find it extremely difficult to deal with all the physical pain and still be positive. I'm trying my best though.
    sakrona sakrona
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2016

    Lately I have only been looking at the good in

    everyone. I have let go of my past and my nasty stuck up self I used to be and became a more relax nice person looking for good in the world and it's been doing me good.
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2016

    Growing up... some of us may go through

    experiences that may scar us for life. When this happens, it seems like it may go in two ways: We learn from this. We tell ourselves, "I will never make someone else feel this way. I will die before I cause someone else this pain." And we do everything we can to make it so...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    Life for me has always had more downs

    than ups, but somehow I've always managed to keep fighting through it. EP use to be a place I would come to vent and talk to people and it really helped me, especially through the loss of my brother. I'm going to miss EP but I'm sure something like this will come up again with...
    nightskyvampire nightskyvampire
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2016

    *Sigh* My EP account was hacked.

    . So I am sorry if there were any weird posts or comments or messages/replies or changes that occurred from my account overnight. All my messages in the inbox were deleted, my password was changed as well as my profiles and some settings. EP ending is one thing, then this...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 27, 2016

    I always tell myself

    that I am worth happiness and success
    Karmelit Karmelit
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    I like people who understand.

    The type who aren't quick to judge. Shoutout to the people that mind their own business. Put positive energy into the world, and give good head. You make the world a better place We love you all!
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    There are so many days I want to give up.

    But I push myself to keep going. And I'm glad I do. Life is beautiful. Even though it's hard to see that many times, I appreciate the times when I can see it. Life isn't meant to be easy. And I'm glad it's not because you don't learn from things being easy. You learn from things...
    emyay emyay
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    I want to be able to forget all my bad past

    experiences. I want to be able to move on and enjoy my life. Life is too short to worry about everything. This year I am going to focus on myself, and make sure that my happiness is my priority. No longer pessimistic. Optimistic.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    "People are sad because we constantly point out

    the negative things and forget to notice all the wonderful things in life"
    SilverUniicorn SilverUniicorn
    70+, F
    Apr 18, 2016

    I've realised that I can only be happy

    if I really want to be happy. It all has to do with my mindset.
    eethereal eethereal
    18-21, F
    Mar 21, 2016

    I won't do the same mistakes again.

    .. Not now. Never again.
    PurpleMarj PurpleMarj
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    For anyone who is also struggling.

    Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after everything. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You're doing...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2015
    Amyamo Amyamo
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2016

    I hate my life. Everything

    that I love seems to disappear. Everyone leaves me. My mom, my dad, my best friend, and my friends. Despise of everything, I'm still struggling to view life in a positive way. To rebuild my hopes. After all, I know everything is possible if you believe in God. He will help you...
    HandsomeCalculus HandsomeCalculus
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    Happiness is not A luxury

    but the purpose of our existence.
    Poisonprincess2 Poisonprincess2
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2016

    Hi I'm 20 years old and i'm new to EP,

    I found this site when I was searching my problems and feelings in to google and I'm pretty glad I found it. I'm sat here thinking of a time when I was happy, A feeling that is now hard to come by in my life. I don't know if this is because I've now reached the all so talked...
    Jackamoo Jackamoo
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    im trying to organize thoughts in a journal.

    but i keep having thoughts escape before they reach paper. one minute i feel i understand something and the next it evaporates. what the hell is wrong with my memory? i can remember trivia....things from the past but things from the now are just fog. its frustrating
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016

    that took a bad hit today.

    a friend did what friends do and gave me an honest opinion. i appreciate that but its hard sometimes to use truth to be positive. running away is easiest. sink back into the black untill i drown in it. im trying hard not to. the dark is cold. but lonley in the black or...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    I took the photo on the left this morning,

    it's a years difference. And honestly, I wish I had spent more of last year enjoying what I had instead of thinking I was fat the entire time. Oh well, time to be more thankful with what I have this year.
    violentsneezes violentsneezes
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 23, 2016

    If I don't stay positive,

    I will get even more depressed and end up killing myself. So I need to try and keep going no matter what.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    At some point you have to stop being

    so angry, you have to stop being so sad, you have to stop killing yourself and start being gentle with yourself. At some point you just have to let it all go and be happy, you have to spread the love instead of being afraid of it. You have to love yourself and everyone around...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    I'm too lazy and can't commit to anything

    because of that.. I've tried to change my life and improve myself so many times and see the good thing in life but every single time I end up quitting without any force majeure of why I didn't continue doing the thing I planned I just stop because I don't feel like it. I'm not...
    Nouf1 Nouf1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    I've been told over and over again to 'think

    positive and don't let negative things get in the way." I had to ask myself quite often why I wasn't happy and why I couldn't think positive. I always let the negative things cloud my judgment. As a 21 year old, people say my life is just beginning. And I know it is, but somehow...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 29, 2016

    I just realised life is the most loyal thing,

    one might lose his job, money, friends but life will still stand by you all the way
    mysoulsays mysoulsays
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    ..be soft, do not let the world make you hard.

    . do not let the pain make you hate.. do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness... take pride, that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place..
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    •LIFE• ,,A person between happiness

    and pain, between full and empty ,between colors and non colors , between smile and sadness , between struggle and win , between good and bad , between start and finish , between positive and negative .. The person between ..life and death."
    Mechty Mechty
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    My intent when I came here got a little bit

    lost over the last few months. I just got off the phone with a man who is a leader of an organization that I have great respect for. We started talking about social media. He recently gave a message and I have decided to make it my personal mantra. 1. Be Authentic (Rather...
    drooniedat drooniedat
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    Do you know the user Diana?

    I use to hate her so much and reasons being valid. For months too. Recently we've become good friends. Diana and those bitter sometimes questionable EP users who hate and attack me for no apparent reason, they've made me realize that, why hate on someone? I mean yeah, they did...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    my goal for my friends

    and even people i just met is i try and get them to smile atleast 10 times
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2016

    let me learn a little bit about you,

    please? post a song that you feel best represents you.
    KindofDOV KindofDOV
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    Am trying to stay away from people with very

    low self esteem,people with "I cant try all the time"people with no faith in themselves,we all have wars we are fighting in one way or another,so your not alone!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    Sometimes when am sad,

    I like to think am one of the sperms that worn that race with my twin brother,after a two weeks of giving birth to us,he passed away,I survived the incubater,my survival skills were great.Which means am always going to be fighting for survival and am always gonna win.Thats why I...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 18, 2016
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