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I Want to Find My Joy

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    Focusing On Joy

    Sometimes the rigorous day to day stuff just gets in the way of feeling joyful. And after several days of stress, home life issues, work issues, etc etc, it is easy to get really disconnected. I've noticed that recently I've gotten far from joy. It is disturbing actually. A...
    nukemycorndog nukemycorndog 41-45, M Apr 25, 2013

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    Find My Joy

    Find my joy,What I'm gonna do,Seek,Won't stop lookin',Till it's found,I need to live.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 19, 2012

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    I am confused. And I don't know why. I am happy in life, I just feel like I am missing something. I get good grades, I'm athletic, and a have great friends and family. I'm not sad I'm just puzzled. I struggle to apply myself in everyday life. I just feel like I am not doing...
    FrettingisRegretting FrettingisRegretting 16-17 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    I Thought I Had It

    And then I had to leave Spain. I was all alone, hot and 4000 km from anyone and everyone I know and loved, and I was the happiest I've ever been in my life.  Sitting on the edge of the green Guadalquivir river in the hot Andalucian sunshine.' I hope to find it again...
    bripeace bripeace 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Thinking ...

    I Loved watching the film 'The Bucket List' with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman According to one of the men,  a successful life boils down to just two things 1. The joy you have felt 2. The joy you have given others          
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 25 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Why Is Happiness So Elusive For Some People?

    Is happiness a means to an end?  Sometimes I feel that in order to be happy, you need to achieve certain goals or milestones.  I haven't achieved much in life.  I've been going to college on and off for about 14 years now, and I still haven't been able to graduate...
    enchanteddreamer enchanteddreamer 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    It's crazy how that one person can just pop into ur life at the most randomest time and just by the simplest word as hey and u two click and hit off then u find ur self smiling at...
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    I just wanted to tell all those girls who ask if they're beautiful and who ask it not out of vanity but a need to raise their self confidence. I just wanted to tell them this; Why...
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    I just want to cry. I hate being fat and I'm too lazy to exercise. I hate being lazy but I can't get off my fat *** to do something about it. I'm not happy. I have small moments...
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