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I Am Determined to Be Happy

It has done nothing but rain sh*t in my life for the last 34 years.    There have been almost no good times in my life, and as devastating as the last few weeks have been for me, I still remain determined to be happy.    No matter how you look at life, it's the right thing to do.   If you are an atheist or agnostic, this is all there is, might as well make the most of it.   If you are religious, it's what God asks of us, to be strong and make the most of our lives.    Standing up, taking life, the truth, hardship, disappointment--standing up and taking it all on the chin is the core of happiness.   You can't let the problems of life get you down--life isn't what happens after all of the problems are over, life is the problems.   Happiness is the ability to make the most of any experience, to learn from it and grow from it.

I have more than decided to be happy, I am determined to be happy.    I will continue to stare life down and pull my self up above it all.    No matter what happens, it doesn't matter if it rains sh*t every single day for the rest of my life, I WILL embrace and enjoy every minute of it.   It's my life, I own my life.    Even if things happen that are beyond my control, how I choose to react to them is up to me and I choose to open myself up to every experience, to never run, to never be afraid.  I am absolutely determined to live, to love, to enjoy my life.

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Life is never easy and it will always be like that. I've been widowed twice and I'm 20. Jason was murdered n a gang shoting on our honey moon and Adam was killed defending our country. Now I have Casey who has done nothing but tried to help me, and without him my life would be non exsitant. Life gives you ****, it sucks more than anything but its the people you have that makes the pain eaiser and life bearable to continue.

could not have said it any better myself- it's not what happens but how you deal with what happens...email me at lindakatz0429@tyahoo.com if u ever want to talk.. linda

You know a very very good friend of mine gave me the link to this story cause he thinks that I would be inspired by it and that I need it to help me. <br />
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He was absolutely right, and I think I will have to read this story a number of times to keep hold of the inspiration , I want to be happy and I want to love myself and let others in easier to my life.<br />
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So I will be back and thank you so much for writing an excellent inspiring story.

"life isn't what happens after all of the problems are over, life is the problems"<br />
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Isn't that the truth. It can just seem so overwhelming sometimes. It is a true challenge to not let life's tough times take away your happiness. <br />
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Aurora .... any tips from the trenches?

Thank's for the reminder that even if we do not control the circumstances.. we do control how we let them affect us.