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I Want to Find My Joy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I took a quiz about myself and how I interact with others. Here are the results they gave me when I finished. You are passionate about helping others. You find a way to bring the...
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    Hey, My past experiences with my exs have been awful and frankly i am tired of dating girls that turns out to be different then what they tell you. My ex girfriend kept telling...
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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...
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    Most of my childhood was full of physical pain, and thus also emotional pain. However, I've learned to work to prevent the root causes of those pains, and discovered that there is...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    August 13. Friends. Don't overlook the value of friendship. Don't neglect friends. Friends are a joy. Adult friendships can be a good place for us to learn to have fun and to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    August 13. Friends. Don't overlook the value of friendship. Don't neglect friends. Friends are a joy. Adult friendships can be a good place for us to learn to have fun and to...
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    July 25. Keep at It. Keep practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet. Sometimes it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    July 25. Keep at It. Keep practicing your recovery behaviors, even when they feel awkward, even when they haven't quite taken yet, even if you don't get it yet. Sometimes it...
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    It provides sunbeds and umbrellas and pedalos for seek the services of. There are also some showers and you will find restaurants together the promenade at the rear of the Beach...
    Alvera964pn Alvera964pn 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I shouted at my parents. I feel like I was a Monster. I feel extremely bad about it and it is not that first time. I want to stop it. I want to be affectionate and talk to my...
    Rajito Rajito 31-35, M 6 mins ago

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    So there's this girl that I've known for just about a week. I met her at this party that was held by my best friends friend whom he met through Instagram. Now she was holding this...
    MartinIsInLove MartinIsInLove 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Being a mom is changeling sometimes for me, especially when your 3 year old tries to run your life. That's fine with me. My son came to my life when there was no purpose of it...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    August 21. Detaching in Relationships. When we first become exposed to the concept of detachment, many of us find it objectionable and questionable. We may think that detaching...
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    August 21. Detaching in Relationships. When we first become exposed to the concept of detachment, many of us find it objectionable and questionable. We may think that detaching...
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    I want to become a Neurologist. In 2008, I almost lost my mom to hematoma which is a blood clot in the brain. Her surgery saved her life. My fiancé has Multiple Sclerosis...
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    I am a 22 year old server, I always seem like the happiest person to my tables but as soon as I'm out of the restaurant I immediately feel miserable, helpless, worthless, and...
    Toxil Toxil 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm in high school and I'm a girl, I'm the type that everyone thinks I'm happy and joyful when really I'm sad, I've got so many problems, I feel fat, and my dad is having financial...
    hgscgirl hgscgirl 16-17, F 13 Responses Jul 25

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    July 26. Owning Our Power. Don't you see? We do not have to be so victimized by life, by people, by situations, by work, by our friends, by our love relationships, by our family...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 26

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    July 26. Owning Our Power. Don't you see? We do not have to be so victimized by life, by people, by situations, by work, by our friends, by our love relationships, by our family...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 26

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    I have never been in a relationship and sometimes I feel like I am running out of time. 15 years seems like a long time, but when I put things, like making sure I have a career in...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    True Joy! "I'll be happy once I've done this certain thing! We all say this often not realizing what it brings. We look only to the future for our happiness. Letting life slip...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 30

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    Aug. 2. In Between. Sometimes, to get from where we are to where we are going, we have to be willing to be in between. One of the hardest parts of recovery is the concept of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 2

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    Aug. 2. In Between. Sometimes, to get from where we are to where we are going, we have to be willing to be in between. One of the hardest parts of recovery is the concept of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 2

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    August 12. Directness. Direct people are a joy to be around. We never have to guess what they're really thinking or feeling, because they're honest about their thoughts and...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 12

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    August 12. Directness. Direct people are a joy to be around. We never have to guess what they're really thinking or feeling, because they're honest about their thoughts and...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 12

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    Accompaniment with devotees and the Holy Ghost— feeling of unification of reality and dream 283) 17th December, 1977, Saturday. Early morning dream : The...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M 1 day ago

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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 Jul 24

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    With the joy of being in love comes an awaking to yourself that allows one to embrace the peace of feeling that envelops you heart and soul. Like slipping under a goose down...
    Duster99 Duster99 41-45, F Jul 25

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    »• A Joyful Recommendation »• * plant seeds of JOY * fertilize with LOVE * water daily with KINDNESS * reap a bountiful HARVEST
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Aug 11

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    »• A Joyful Recommendation »• * plant seeds of JOY * fertilize with LOVE * water daily with KINDNESS * reap a bountiful HARVEST
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    “So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity...
    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    August 10. Letting Go of Perfection. "As I journey through recovery, more and more I learn that accepting myself and my idiosyncrasies — laughing at myself for my ways — gets...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 11

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    August 10. Letting Go of Perfection. "As I journey through recovery, more and more I learn that accepting myself and my idiosyncrasies — laughing at myself for my ways — gets...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 11

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    My favorite in the night they sang was "Con te Partiro". Andrea Boccelli sings this together with other opera singers. There was white and red wine on many of the tables, good...
    Deborahyt Deborahyt 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    On stage will likely be people for example George W. Bush and **** Cheney; the backdrops tend to be the Kyoto Meeting, No-World demonstrations, endangered species, towns at the...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes i believe i am here to explore and experiment joy and with it comes expansion and as I expand so do all of us...
    TC69TC4GOOD TC69TC4GOOD 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I really do! It would be cool to find people with similar things as me :)
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm not suicidal, but death does intrigue me. What does it feel like? What happens to my conscious energy? I'm definitely willing to wait, but I'd love to find out.
    medialahem medialahem 18-21 12 mins ago

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    I don't want a relationship based solely on sex. I want a relationship where we truly care for one another, where we share sorrows and joys, where we want to spend time together...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Jul 27

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    I've never told anyone about this and now I'm telling it to anyone who has the time and good will to get to know me and maybe even help me feel true happiness again. I'm a...
    Viodhora Viodhora 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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