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I Want to Find My Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Even in the shatteredness of her life she finds joy <3
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    in my eyes, I see your eyes, I see your beauty, I see your pain, I see your greatness. in your eyes, you see his eyes, he is perfect, he is what you want, he is what you need. in...
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    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know if there is such a person my stupid heart says yes she exists somewhere if I ever find that person the perfect one I just hope till I live she will smile with joy...
    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Become A Healthier, Happier, More Peaceful You 1. Don't internalize the negative. We all have our own issues that we're working through, so it's good to remember that negativity...
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    I have a friend who I have known since she sat behind me in English class in high school, senior year after Christmas break in 1979. I asked her to prom and she accepted and I was...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 2 Responses Jan 11

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    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Crazy how life seemed more joyful; when I knew nothing about life. Growing up is inevitable. Tragic things happens reprocessing into a new self awareness of what is. Remarkably...
    kittylin kittylin 22-25, F Jan 17

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    Today I choose joy :) have a great day ahead y'all!
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    Oh yeah definately my all time favorite candy bar is Paydays but Almond Joys and Mounds are definately up there.
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    Rant time: It really ****** me off when I'm asked if I have children & get the whole pity look & act when I say no. I got so sick of it today I snapped ***! I love kids don't get...
    Lovingmyselffirst Lovingmyselffirst 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    In my room I have a picture on the wall that has provided me joy for many years. This picture shows a beautiful stream with clear water, graceful rushes along the shore and...
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