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I Want to Live a Long Happy Life

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    Trying To Unlearn What I Grew Up Thinking Happiness Was. Wifetellsall; Wife Tells All

         According to the book I’m reading, “be happy” by Robert Holden specifically in Ch 17 he talks about us needing to figure out about how the family we grew up in is our where we learned about happiness.  We may learn that what we...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Nov 16, 2009

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    "I Want to Live a Long Happy Life"

     "I Want to Live a Long Happy Life" and to achieve it i have to be healthy and happy in my surroundings and i must be patient snd wait for things to happen because i believe good things happen to he who waits
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8, 2008

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    Who Doesn't?

    Well, now I'm trying to write about it I can't think of any more than the title. Don't we all want this?
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Words To Live By

    When I'm feeling down and out I like to read these words of wisdom1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.3. Life is too short enjoy it.4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.5. Pay off...
    january71 january71 46-50, F Nov 9, 2013

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    That's All I Want.......

    Perferably not alone. Mahahahaha!!!! Of course knowing me as well as I do, I also know that I won't be truly happy alone anyway. So if I want to live a long happy life...........Then I'm guessing I won't be alone.... If it's happy. lol... If I can't be happy, just kill me now!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29, 2009

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    Happiness a Life Long Journey; Wifetellsall; Wife Tells All

    Don't we all. I'm starting a personal quest to a happier life and in doing so I am reading "be happy" by Robert Holden Ph.D. This book was adopted from his 8 week course of Happiness. Here are my thoughts on Chapter I  “the happiness genie” Chapter 1...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Sep 17, 2009

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    That's All.

    All I ask for is good health. That's all. I want to bypass all these hereditary illnesses that I might get in the future. I want to be as cautious as I can around people with contagious diseases as well. If I can be healthy, I will be happy. That's...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2009

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    How Do I Stop Stressing About The Future & Enjoy Now?

     How do I stop stressing about the future & enjoy now?; Ch 14   Ch 14 “ready, steady, Now” from “be happy,” by Robert Holden Ph.D.   This chapter talks about how every one in the US has the right to “the pursuit of...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Nov 4, 2009

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    Doesn't Everyone?

    I always longed for exploring. The need to do extraordinary things, see unknown places, travel the world has always been inside me, probably because I read a lot. When I was younger I used to picture myself going to Africa to help build orphanages or irrigation systems. I dreamed...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F Feb 5, 2012

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    "I Want to Live a Long Happy Life"

     "I Want to Live a Long Happy Life" and to achieve it i have to be healthy and happy in my surroundings and i must be patient snd wait for things to happen because i believe good things happen to he who waits
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8, 2008

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    We Need to 1st Define Happiness Before We Can Set Out to "Live a Long Happy Life."' Wifetellsall; Wife Tells All

    I'm reading "be happy" by Robert Holden Ph.D. Ch 3 is entitled: “defining true happiness." He starts out asking everyone to  complete the following sentences. I put my answers in () you can add your answers as comments if you'd like...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Sep 22, 2009

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    I would like to be but I just don't think it's in the cards for me. I'm 32 years old. I live at home. I work in retail. I've been there at the same job for over ten years without...
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    Being happy is a state of mind,making someone happy, is very good luck.Happiness comes by believing that you're happy.You can't make someone else happy.All you can do is present...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Jan 19

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    Right now, I feel very happy. First completely and voluntarily sober weekend I've had. Been sober for 11 days now! I'm so proud of myself. Small step but great progress <3 I...
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    I always thought something big and great was going to happen to me. I was always waiting for that to happen. In the meantime, I worked, married, had children, etc. I finally...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    As I lay on my death bed I want to feel like I lived the life I always wanted. I want to have experienced everything I've ever wanted to do. I want to have loved and have that...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Jan 7

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    Sometimes I wonder: Am I ever going to be truly happy with my life? Honestly I don't think I have ever been truly happy. I know that we can't go thru life just being happy all of...
    vikkianne vikkianne 31-35, F Jan 15

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    Ok , so ill try again this year to reset my life... where should i start from. Should i be more organized, should i learn how to save money. Should i make friends. should i get a...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I am just not in mood of being sad from now to till I live I will try to be happy time is unknown why waste on sadness seek happiness
    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M Jan 2

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    So here it is, 12:37am, on my birthday. I'm married to a man I've been in love with since I was 17 years old (and that was quite a while ago). I have a beautiful family. Times have...
    hiswifey16 hiswifey16 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    It's not to say, that I'm not "happy" but i want to find real pure happiness. My only goal in life is to be happy. Genuinely Intensely Consistently Happy. ^.^
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I long for that day I fulfil my hearts desire. I am happy but I am not fulfilled. I know cause I feel it in me that something's missing.
    moonela moonela 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy. - Jennie Jerome Churchill
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I felt like I wanted to cry at church today... saw something that made my heart warm into tears. It was a scene of a family, so loving, so touching. A mother, a father and their...
    AB2WUS AB2WUS 22-25 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My lone New Year's resolution is to find happiness within myself this year. It is perhaps the only such goal I have control enough over to achieve regardless of the decisions and...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 6 Responses Jan 2

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    i want to become a happier person. i want to let everything that has gone wrong and things people have done wrong to me in the past, and move on from everything. i want to not let...
    jenny646 jenny646 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    Who is to say I am too young to die. I have lived and that is enough of it for me. I have been through too much already.
    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I think that evolution is the key to everything. Like what you've always liked. Do what you've always enjoyed doing, and be who you've always been. Be true to you- hold on to the...
    StarrRavena StarrRavena 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ah, i want to go on an adventure. I want to meet someone who takes me on a journey that exceeds all expectations that life could bring to someone. I want thrills, adrenaline...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    i want to create a better future for myself but my parents never support me i'm in high school i want to do engineering in the air force i can do three days of high school and two...
    beatzxxx beatzxxx 13-15 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm in a really difficult situation, I've been too invested in a relationship for way too long but it seems I'm the only one giving my all. I've grown to unconditionally love the...
    LonelyBoy2 LonelyBoy2 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 7

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    I might be having a lot of hard times my way but it won't stop me from making others happy...I like to see other people happy
    kristinahlovens kristinahlovens 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This girl tho:D my bestest friend. She is an amazing lady and I love her dearly:) Happy Happy Happy 22nd Birthday too you:)
    SexySam93 SexySam93 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've had a crush on one of my guy friends since about the 4th grade. I'm in 10th grade now. Anyway, I have been suffering depression and anxiety for the past 3 years now, and he's...
    shaneyboy234 shaneyboy234 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Well, sort, of. I am quite shy and introverted (at least thats what people say about me) but I really want to be confident and assertive and I think I can do this better online but...
    naturesboy naturesboy 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I've been in a relationship I thought I wanted for a whole year, I'm falling for my terrible ex, I don't know if I'm on the right career path. It's one of those moods where you...
    tlex94 tlex94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    why is that, am i that stupid or naive that i can't understand simple rules and manners of daily routines. i argue with myself all the time that its all my fault that i am not...
    furmal furmal 26-30 Jan 8

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    Some happiness would do us all good.. I think. I want to be very happy. Ah but dumb people ruin the chance of a smiling lad.
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Happy New Year Everyone!!! Bye 2014! :))))
    herchizz88 herchizz88 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm new on this but.. Happy new year to all!
    httpshay httpshay 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Happy new year to everyoneee! ^^ May 2015 bring you lots of happiness ;3
    Joshiee064 Joshiee064 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Happy new year guys and girls
    haydenpratt haydenpratt 13-15, M 3 Responses