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I Want to Find My Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 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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    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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    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 think it's human nature to want to feel like there's someone out there who cares because they WANT to. I find it difficult sometimes to find joy in things which once made me feel...
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    I've had good friends but never a close enough best friend to share life's joys and experiences. I just hope I could find one for myself.
    AnkushM AnkushM 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I get anxiety if a family member or a friend asks me to babysit for them. I don't get excited at all. I actually don't find any joy in babysitting.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I lost everything my soul my exboyfriend my soul mate I can't live anymore I didn't have my joy except spending time with my boyfriend I can get husband someday no , other...
    27girl 27girl 26-30, F Apr 7

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    In My Mother's Eyes As the moonlight drifted through my window, Its pearled light casted an image on the wall of my room, I see her in a perfect glance, in perfect timing, I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 17

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    Her heart bears her loved ones With their sorrows and joys only that she couldn't find a place in theirs, yet she can't help but loving them ....
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    For a few weeks now I have been picking up my life and found a way to leave things behind as much as I could. But I noticed at quiet times or at times where I should relax that I...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    We should really learn how to encourage and uplift people's hearts and spirits, because they make you feel ridiculously happy as well. Personally, whenever someone compliments me...
    ArtInsanity ArtInsanity 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My passionate heart has faded. At least I was allowed one year of true joy in my life. My unconditional love will continue with you always
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Anyone live in san diego or oceanside and want to go to a photoshoot tomorrow? I dont want to go alone and who i was supposed to go with flaked out twice in less than 2 hours
    gloangel93 gloangel93 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Ive been hurt so many times.... and all people want to do is hurt me more.... all i want is to have someone i can have an intellectual conversation with, someone who will see my...
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    1. How do you define honesty? When you say and do things that are not a lie to yourself or others 2. What is your biggest fear or worry? Nothing so humongous God can't help me feel...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 4

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    It was important to me that my STBX and I "break up" (that is, agree to divorce) before I opened up my heart to the next relationship. I just did not want to have two concurrent...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    You are...... (This is from my previous account and started off as a reply to a post to a similar poem by a long departed dear friend. .That was 2012. It wound up in my blog. I...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 3 Responses Mar 31

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    HE IS RISEN! Let us REJOICE and be glad! HAPPY EASTER! It looks like it's going to be a beautiful morning for a Sunrise Service....blessed are we. I came across this lovely...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 5

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    Here it is; tell me what you think of it :) I felt pain flare in my strained back as the greasy guard pushed me into the cell. “Got a surprise for you,” he’d said. I’ve...
    brynai brynai 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I just want to talk about my life so far. I hope my story is worth reading. I fell in love early on in my life to a married teacher at a Christian school I attended. In this...
    somewearntme somewearntme 46-50, M Apr 17

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    someday I do really want to adopt a child, if only I have stable job right now I would really adopt,, kids give joy to my heart they just so amazing on their own way. even if...
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    mergirl123 mergirl123 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    I am 37, tired and bored of daily life. Never fallen I Love before. No relationships. Nothing much in my life except few Degrees and Certificates of Higher education. I am filled...
    shishu8 shishu8 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I haven't fall in love. Weird but true. Who would think that at my age I haven't experienced the feeling that almost everybody has been crazy about. That "magical" feeling as they...
    aneverendingjourney aneverendingjourney 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    yes. That is the best. I can never stop the singing and the joy and the music as a kid. ooooooh go go go dancing and talking ans singing forever
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Well it sounds great, but it's just getting there. I'm making baby steps. started swimming and walking. I told my spouse I was a fat ball. He said I was his butterball, sweet. I...
    jmjkpl jmjkpl 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    1. I'm an Activist. 2. I'm Palegrashian. (Look up "Palegrash") 3. I hate money. 4. I long for a true freedom. 5. I get depressed sometimes at how ignorantly blissful people are...
    Dlanorauhf Dlanorauhf 22-25, M Apr 7

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    remember the wrong and right... remember as the days pass by... That little song in your head sings along.... that little voice in your mind calling home... lets hold our hand and...
    theohope theohope 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I look back at my 42 years and know society looks at me as a failure in many ways: my 2 marriages, my kids, since one is disabled and one is biracial, my lack of monetary success...
    IlovePinkpanties IlovePinkpanties 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    Stuck in these walls filled of sibling abuse and self-doubt. I try to be honest and open but you just keep pulling me down. Telling me to shut my mouth, that I don't know what I...
    hniki21 hniki21 22-25, F Apr 9

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    It's not, just take your tongue and run it over it...Leading up to the act makes it so incredible....Sweet kisses all about the female chest,hands caressing and fondling with a...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    “I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Joy luck club by amy tan; the house of the spirits by isabel allende; boy meets boy by david levithan; the witch of blackbird pond; no God but God by Reza Aslan to name a few.
    gemini910 gemini910 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 17