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I Want to Find My Joy

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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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    [Note: This piece of writing was written during a process of understanding. I did not understand the subject and then write, I wrote and came to understand while writing.] What...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 Response Jul 22

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    A simple way to improve our lives in all areas, is to be grateful. Many of us do not take a moment to appreciate the beauty and finding joy at least once a day. It's wonderful and...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9

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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...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Her blue eyes are an ocean Of dark secrets and scary truths I want to dive right in And find out what she's hiding Her lips are like feathers So soft and silky And their touch...
    RozzebellConta RozzebellConta 18-21, F 55 mins ago

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    Ye if I could find a girl who's a perverted as me.. That'd be great
    13bee 13bee 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    Who wants foot massage haha
    onionheart16 onionheart16 26-30, F 44 mins ago

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    I'm completely comfortable with who I am but I have no idea if the average person finds me attractive so I'm just curious. Good or bad, I can take it :P
    arshar94 arshar94 18-21, M 32 mins ago

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 4

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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 4

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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 2 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    I find that it is when I am strolling through my local woods, or out birdwatching or hiking in the beautiful countryside surrounding my city, or just walking by the seashore that I...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    July 11. Bring Any Request to God. Bring any request you have to God. No request is too large; none too small or insignificant. How often we limit God by not bringing to God...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 11

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    July 11. Bring Any Request to God. Bring any request you have to God. No request is too large; none too small or insignificant. How often we limit God by not bringing to God...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 11

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    Starting today, I have made some personal inner changes. I have always been a pretty positive person, especially for those around me. But what I have been failing to do, is be...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 1

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    BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POST AT "End Times Prophecy Blog and Website "AND ATTACHED IS A LINK OF A SECULAR ARTICLE. The FB post is a prophetic message from GOD prophesying the collapse...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M Jul 2

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    I see your faceYou look more beautiful every passing dayI live this tranceWhere I'm loved by this wonderful woman.I want you, I feel you, I love youThis feeling I have for you is...
    prettyfate prettyfate 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I see you. Accepting me. Making me feel normal. Intercepting my needs. Never judging my thoughts. Always on the same page. Wrestling with the same cravings. Each day is...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    July 6. Step Seven. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. —Step Seven of Al-Anon In the Sixth and Seventh Steps of the program, we become willing to let go of our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 6

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    Nothin is more joyful in life than being in true love with the right partner,though its really hard to find ;)
    Faithful1987 Faithful1987 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I really want 2 change the world with music. Music is my life, and it brings me a lot of joy 2 sing and play guitar. And I want 2 bring that joy 2 others.
    samcoyour samcoyour 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses 15 hrs 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 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    July 5. Survivor Guilt. We begin recovering. We begin taking care of ourselves. Our recovery program starts to work in our life, and we begin to feel good about ourselves. Then...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    July 5. Survivor Guilt. We begin recovering. We begin taking care of ourselves. Our recovery program starts to work in our life, and we begin to feel good about ourselves. Then...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Im just about one week on this site and im confused and afraid to express such personal things here but as i explore and read some profiles and stories it gives courage to put mine...
    fitty22 fitty22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I want to be the first and last thought on someone's mind everyday. I want to share moments of joy and sadness together. I want to express my self to that person without hesitating...
    alexiadahl alexiadahl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    This is MY feelings about being fat 1. Do I like being fat ? NO 2. Do I want to lose weight ? yes 3. Have I lost any weight since starting 28 days since the start of my diet...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 7

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    ** A heart in need of you in a world destitute of love ** Have I prepared my heart for you Lord Have I let you in to heal me letting go of the hate & sins in this world...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F Jul 20

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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 3 days ago

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    I want it but then I don't I like it but I hate it and I know the feeling I should listen to is hate. People say it's who I am but I don't believe it I don't think I was made this...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 3

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