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I Want to Find My Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 141 People

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    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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    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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    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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    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 apologize for the long bible I wrote here haha. I just need to write it all down somewhere. So.. most of my life and my childhood, I had no parents or family, like a lot another...
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    I just can't. Not anymore... I find it unbearably hard to stop thinking about my ex when i'm sober... I have just one drink and i relapse. No matter where i am or what i'm...
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    What makes me sick is my two brothers come around for to my house only if they need something. Yet my ******* creep middle brother bought a new snowmobile and has to show off his...
    traxter18 traxter18 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I think its a great way to connect and heal and creates a bond between to people...Im very sensitive to poeples feelings, trustworthy..compassionate and non judging..and have many...
    Smartsweethang Smartsweethang 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I cant find humanity in this world .Where is humanity where did it disappear ?Those people that are dying because of the war what is their fault .Humanity is hidden and someone has...
    Senaya Senaya 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Something I really enjoy is to comfort my partner when I have one. I have a hard time putting myself in that situation cause I was very much exposed to the stereotype that men...
    Inj3ction Inj3ction 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    I'm always too caught up in something to really live in the moment & "just be". I could be too caught up in assessing every situation and / or person around, with my over...
    beveverley beveverley 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Hope you find the life you want and deserve... just so so sorry it couldn't be with me...
    static499 static499 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    R: Doers (Realistic) People with this main characteristics are independent, stable, persistent, practical, down-to-earth, physical, athletic, or mechanical. They can and think...
    iamnotperfect iamnotperfect 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    There will be moments in your life that will seem quite ordinary. Just a normal day....nothing seems overly special about it. Pay very close attention to those moments, soak in...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Here's my story: Im eighteen years old nearly Nineteen and have realised how much I need a mother and father figure in my life. I have grown up living with both parents and from an...
    WesHester WesHester 18-21, M 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    1) I'm a Gemini 2) Favorite Color Blue 3) I ❤️ Pizza 4) I'm obsessed with Bring Me The Horizon 😍 5) I ❤️ drawing 6) I find corn quite disgusting 😖 7) I ❤️ music...
    xthefeelingsmutualx xthefeelingsmutualx 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Wouldn't it be wonderful to be accepted as Japanese? Or like someone to notice me like that. I started with manga, and even when I was young watched things that were Japanese, just...
    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    I'm crasy. I just got reminded of how crasy I was today. I made a friend, she accepted me flirting with her for a couple off weeks. I can't be just a friend on this website, I end...
    Kennypants Kennypants 41-45, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I find that some people will add me to their circle without any prior contact and without any subsequent contact either. I find this to be a bit annoying, as I use my circle and...
    rebekahanastasia rebekahanastasia 18-21, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Being outdoors in the countryside, overlooking new wide meadows, breathing pure cold air. Having a closeup, snuggly-purry encounter with a beautiful cat. Watching stars splashed...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    ...love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. faith, hope, and love, but most especially love.
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Gal 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that...
    CHIGENTLE2012 CHIGENTLE2012 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I always felt like when I cross-dressed it brought me joy because I was expressing the inner me my femme self. I started feeling a tingle when younger but I didn't understand it...
    bcsissy bcsissy 61-65, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    1. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills. This book was, was, was, the reason I had the courage to come out to my Mom as Transgender. Parts of it still make...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1)i'm in my Thirties.and love it. 2)i work as part time worker due to ptsd so i have free time than most of people.and i feel alone and tired and need to be more active. 3)My...
    blackandwhiteperpule blackandwhiteperpule 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was just informed that a very good friend of mine is having a kid. I'm feeling very conflicted about the news. On one hand, I want to be happy for him. Kids are supposed to be a...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Reason, Season, or Lifetime People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. When...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Here's how to spot it!1. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you. You find yourself writing off most of their questionable behavior as accidental...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I went to prison when I was 17, for joy riding and statutory rape, ( my gf at the time was 15 ) and into a new world i had never seen before, this one was dominated by a 80% black...
    abbi989 abbi989 31-35, T Jan 27

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    I m not conscious enough to bring another being on this planet earth. we already damaged this earth in every possible way. we need to make this earth a beautiful, toxin free...
    joymoon143 joymoon143 31-35, M Jan 26

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    I think that everyone should have their own theme song. I have a lot of "go to" songs that I listen to for emotional comfort, joy, love, loss, heartache, etc. Do any of you have...
    SacrificeMe SacrificeMe 41-45, F Jan 26

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    I also had this idea and now I really want to know and find a girl like me out there that is willing to try a long term relationship based on friendship and companionship. I'm a...
    Antglobe Antglobe 31-35, M Jan 25

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    I don't wanna make this an apology because I know you won't forgive me. You probably never want to hear from me again. You were hurt. That's what I do to people. I never meant to...
    LonelyMystery LonelyMystery 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    I found this article on the internet and i found it very useful. I can never understand if I love myself enough, even if I am a very self confident woman (yes, the two things can...
    ellaison ellaison 22-25, F Jan 24

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    Anyone has also experience in giving practical classes in sexual technics and joy. I started because some guys asked me. In the beginning the classes have been mostly gays now also...
    eave123 eave123 51-55, M Jan 24

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    Anyone has also experience in giving practical classes in sexual technics and joy. I started because some guys asked me. In the beginning the classes have been mostly gays now also...
    eave123 eave123 51-55, M Jan 24

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    Anyone has also experience in giving practical classes in sexual technics and joy. I started because some guys asked me. In the beginning the classes have been mostly gays now also...
    eave123 eave123 51-55, M Jan 24

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    Or at least i have tried. i can't call myself an emotional person but more logical the thing is there is always kind of a balance between emotions and logics of a person, and it...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor 22-25, M