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I Want to Find My Joy

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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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    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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    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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    Kion hamaisha kesi ki talaash hoti hai Yun dil ko kesi ki aas hoti hai . Chand ko dekho wo bhi tanha hai Phir bhi chandni se roshan uski raat hoti hai
    RUBYJUTT RUBYJUTT 18-21, F Sep 4

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    I don't know how to live in this world. I really don't. Everyone else seems to be able to find their place. But mine eludes me. Maybe my purpose is finished anyways. I was a...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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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...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 18

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    Post 2: A better self expression explanation... Hi all I have Been depressed lately, but thought I would post my heart I want to someday transition mtf I don't know how to...
    SabrinaRavenCroft SabrinaRavenCroft 18-21, T 4 Responses Sep 8

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    First 3months ‎ And my boyfriend was missing his ex. ‎ Now 9 months, and im in a whirlwind of confusion. U said u never cheated, but u did ‎ U did. U cheated...  ‎ Body...
    hateme92 hateme92 18-21, F Sep 3

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    What do you want to know??? I'm English. I'm middle aged. I'm a father of three. I'm divorced. I've loved three women in my adult life. I've been on my own...a long time. I can...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    You bring me joy more than any man ever has
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I go through many highs and lows with my desires to dress or to be feminine. One component of the self doubt is recognizing that there is a difference between the fantasy and...
    kope45 kope45 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    I know they exist but there are so many fake con artists out there that its near on impossible to find legit ones, I have an overwhelming situation that I just want an answer to...
    FedUp888 FedUp888 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    September 13. Times of Reprogramming. Recovery is not all-tiresome, unrewarded work. There are times of joy and rest, times when we comfortably practice what we have learned...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    September 13. Times of Reprogramming. Recovery is not all-tiresome, unrewarded work. There are times of joy and rest, times when we comfortably practice what we have learned...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    It makes me really sad to see people interpreting human suffering and especially this suffering which stems from violent acts (sexual abuse, abuse, inflicting harm on someone else...
    PhuckEverything PhuckEverything 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    "joyous and bold" the motionless air hung heavy with late summer heat at a distance a woman's voice in song the rich sound reaching for your heart with feelings of life lived...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Aug 23

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    So i have been trying to start writing something longer than just another one page half story. This is what i started now... thoughts?In every town there was one like her...
    QuiteElementary QuiteElementary 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I have started writing so many stories.. but i never seem to get around to finishing them. So here is another start of another story i hope to one day finish. In every town there...
    QuiteElementary QuiteElementary 22-25, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    September 16. Revenge. No matter how long we've been recovering, no matter how solid our spiritual ground, we may still feel an overwhelming desire at times to punish, or get even...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 16 hrs ago

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    September 16. Revenge. No matter how long we've been recovering, no matter how solid our spiritual ground, we may still feel an overwhelming desire at times to punish, or get even...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 16 hrs ago

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    I do. If you really want to tell your story then I would like to hear it, but that is not why I'm writing this. And I'm not even writing this to tell my story. I have one but it's...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    GEN.2:18 - THE LORD GOD SAID, IT IS NOT GOOD THAT MAN SHOULD BE ALONE; I WILL MAKE HIM AN HELP MEET FOR HIM ECCL.4:9-11 - TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE...THEY HAVE A GOOD REWARD ECCL...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 5

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    This has been something I have always thought about. I have often wondered what it would be like to carry around a large belly with a baby Or babies inside. Feeling them move...
    Eikenmaster Eikenmaster 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    We always said when we were 14 that our first kiss would be in the rain. We only hung out when at church, but we grew so close. Talked on the phone for hours, he always liked me...
    pinkk44 pinkk44 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Even if life can be difficult it's not a reason to not try to be happy! I want to find happiness and be happy for real. My life is hard but you know what? It made me realise that...
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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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 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I held her in my arms as she lay dying...she was taking her last breath and I was helpless to save her...Her time was coming to an end and I could only do what was the most...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    Hey there. I'm going through a rough patch in life at the moment. I lost my friends, and my job in the space of 3 days, and I'm having a hard time finding a new job. I don't...
    JaseNZ JaseNZ 31-35, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Friendship is not about finding the right person but, Creating the right relation. It’s not how much we care in the beginning but how much we care till the end.
    surender007 surender007 22-25, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    "How many steaks have they been feeding to you this time?" "Oh, don't make me even think about it!". That was the fleeting jokey cross talk my girlfriend and I had, as she came...
    DonnieD80 DonnieD80 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    Starting over at 51. Last weekend was my birthday and I spent it alone. I wasn't feeling appreciated or loved by husband so we split 2 months ago. Now I'm starting over by myself...
    LookingforLove63 LookingforLove63 51-55, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    For me it is a sense of release. Sometimes the emotional pain is so overwhelming that I need to feel something, anything, else. And as bizarre as it may sound to non-cutters, it...
    ShouldntFeelEmpty ShouldntFeelEmpty 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    :: September 4th ::To you my friend,not lost but at bay.It's your birthday,this wish I convey.That you have joy,peace and laughter.That you find goodness,to go and chase after...
    privatelyanonymous privatelyanonymous 36-40, M Sep 4

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    I am a stranger in this land. An alien amongst aliens. This land if full of illusion and filled with fear. The light of god does not penetrate here. Only those souls of enlightened...
    Lostinlife1978 Lostinlife1978 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I am currently working hard on a YA Science Fiction Novel and am looking for someone who would like to partner up with me. I have been searching for a way to be accountable for my...
    StarSummers StarSummers 31-35, F 49 mins ago

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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 Aug 19

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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 Aug 17

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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 Aug 18

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    And hope. And joy. Until jerks visit. Or camp near me. Fokyn diseased pigs.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Lean Out of the Windowby James JoyceLean out of the window,Goldenhair,I hear you singingA merry air.My book was closed,I read no more,Watching the fire danceOn the floor.I have...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I feel joy when I see little finches. Sometimes I think their song is very healing.
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    1. I am a born again christian who recognizes God as my Heavenly Father and Creator and Jesus Christ as my savior. 2. I'm not a fan of breakfast food. The smell of breakfast food...
    ariahphantom ariahphantom 18-21, F Aug 25

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    If you claim to be a follower of Christ and bear his name, I want to challenge you to remember what that means. I'm tired of hearing atheists complain because of Christians...
    JustAGuyinFL JustAGuyinFL 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Broken things and broken voice My heart trembles The more I rejoice in good memories where I I want time to pass by The things that happen The triumphs I face Anyone there...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 25

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