I Want to Find My Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 144 People

    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

    Who knows where I could

    even find such a thing tbh.
    UnlicensedDoctor UnlicensedDoctor
    18-21, M
    Feb 21

    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

    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

    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

    ....

    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

    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

    my life is like a non~reality ,

    a looping of confusion . ..a whirlwind or portal of sameness nothing impresses me
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 15

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    zyrrion zyrrion
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    deleted deleted
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    Women's boobs bring joy to the people.
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