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I Want to Find My Joy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    [Note: This piece of writing was written during a process of understanding. I did not understand the subject and then write, I wrote and came to understand while writing.] What...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 2 days ago

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    A simple way to improve our lives in all areas, is to be grateful. Many of us do not take a moment to appreciate the beauty and finding joy at least once a day. It's wonderful and...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    "under sweet summer sun" sweet summer thick with late day sun all the the children running with laughter's an joys the men plowing in the rich soil the women hands to hips all the...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 5 hrs ago

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    this would be the ultimate job. If I ever hit the lottery I think that this would be the type of business that would be fun and fulfilling to start up.everything dedicated to the...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    I was 14 or 15 ,,I am not really sure but I believe 15 ,,,I had broke up with my girl friend (a short time later became my wife) and I was staying at Mom and Dads ,( my girlfriend...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 21 hrs ago

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    Well, he can't. I could find a boy one. I'm literally to warn him from being cheated on, lied to or from heartbreak again. He defends her. I find it sad. :( So now, I'm making him...
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I just want one ******* human being to talk to and them not judge me by what I say .. I want to be able to tell them about my life and them not be in shock or pitty me for what I...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Well then if you want to help someone who wont let you in then Let Go! Be there if they ask or need you or just listen. Sometimes people have their reasons n just want to be alone...
    Janeysunshine Janeysunshine 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    Well I want a party........ Let me explain. My friend and I have a pact. This pact isn't a suicide pact do not worry, is more of a if I'm too old to live without pain, I'm on life...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    PISCES SIGN Pisces sign is the sign of eternity in the Zodiac. Pisces sign is difficult to be described exactly. Among Pisces sign there are many creative and artistic people...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    I'm so ugly I have to wear make up to cover my uglyness no one wants a ugly girlfriend or wife I'll be alone all my life I hope it's true god has a person for everyone cause I feel...
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I can't have the one I want. He always reminds me that I'm married. Even if I weren't, his track record with women is terrible so I'd most likely be another statistic. I am not...
    sally7 sally7 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 4

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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    SCORPIO SIGN Scorpio sign is an expression of Ego. Scorpio sign is able to control his character and hypnotism radiates from Scorpio sign eyes. Scorpio sign are brave people and...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    We all want somebody we can share our time with. Deeper yet, true love is the highlight of any human lifetime. On the down side, finding "the one" is near impossible. Also meaning...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I can't seem to find any females around where I live that want to mingle.
    justanotherguysearchingfor justanotherguysearchingfor 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I wish I could find a really nice girl who's fun and trustworthy to be best friends with. I've never had someone like that before, someone who's like a sister, someone who you do...
    lesha17x lesha17x 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Let me be myself - 3 doors down I'll never find my heart Behind someone else I'll never see the light living I this cell It time I make my way into the world I knew And then...
    flipflop2o flipflop2o 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    June 29. God's Will. God's will most often happens in spite of us, not because of us. We may try to second guess what God has in mind for us, looking, searching, hypervigilant to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 29

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    June 29. God's Will. God's will most often happens in spite of us, not because of us. We may try to second guess what God has in mind for us, looking, searching, hypervigilant to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 29

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    I find that it is when I am strolling through my local woods, or out birdwatching or hiking in the beautiful countryside surrounding my city, or just walking by the seashore that I...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    July 11. Bring Any Request to God. Bring any request you have to God. No request is too large; none too small or insignificant. How often we limit God by not bringing to God...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 11

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    July 11. Bring Any Request to God. Bring any request you have to God. No request is too large; none too small or insignificant. How often we limit God by not bringing to God...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 11

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    I want to wish METEORITE a very HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!I hope you have a truly wonderful day filled with a few laughs, a few hugs, and a few drinks!!My Birthday Wish for You is that you...
    LifesCraziness LifesCraziness 41-45 1 Response Jun 28

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    Starting today, I have made some personal inner changes. I have always been a pretty positive person, especially for those around me. But what I have been failing to do, is be...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 1

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    BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POST AT "End Times Prophecy Blog and Website "AND ATTACHED IS A LINK OF A SECULAR ARTICLE. The FB post is a prophetic message from GOD prophesying the collapse...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M Jul 2

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    I see your faceYou look more beautiful every passing dayI live this tranceWhere I'm loved by this wonderful woman.I want you, I feel you, I love youThis feeling I have for you is...
    prettyfate prettyfate 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Whenever I'm in a mall or something of the sort and I pass by bra shops or female clothing shops I would always dream of going inside and shopping. I imagine myself getting...
    AngelJazelle AngelJazelle 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Story about a beautiful girl A beautiful girl just broken apart sit's on her laptop to find some one she can really give her heart . She found a boy who was flirty like a open...
    rolex928 rolex928 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Imaginary Man ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ My mind is at ease, as I sit and listen to your voice. Deep, caring, and understanding. I start to let my body fall limber and relaxed...
    bhm7 bhm7 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am lonely ... Simple, now how to fix this problem- find a girlfriend .... Yea easier said than done- when ur short , shy and not really "appealing" . Having a low self esteem...
    h3lldriv3n h3lldriv3n 18-21, M 1 Response 47 mins ago

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    I would love to know more about my past lives. I had one spontaneous remembrance of a past life, and it happened not that long ago. I had been cleaning my microwave and was really...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    I see you. Accepting me. Making me feel normal. Intercepting my needs. Never judging my thoughts. Always on the same page. Wrestling with the same cravings. Each day is...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    Nothin is more joyful in life than being in true love with the right partner,though its really hard to find ;)
    Faithful1987 Faithful1987 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I really want 2 change the world with music. Music is my life, and it brings me a lot of joy 2 sing and play guitar. And I want 2 bring that joy 2 others.
    samcoyour samcoyour 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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