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  • sashasteedly
    sashasteedly Doing 6 cheers 2017-06-09 12:43:50

    Today I choose to allow myself to be happy for small things. I am worth it. I would want a friend like me. Being lonely does not mean I cannot find joy and happiness on this journey of life!

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  • sashasteedly
    sashasteedly Doing 5 cheers 2017-06-08 12:58:17

    I am striving to keep in mind happiness is not a destination but a journey. I refuse to be angry at myself because I am not. I believe I can he happy even for a moment today. In that celebration perhaps I can be happy twice tomorrow

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  • Amanda
    Amanda Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-25 06:07:06

    This book has some fantastic information!

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  • DanoDano
    DanoDano Doing 6 cheers 2017-05-17 23:10:10

    Here's an amazing resource on ways to be happy - in fact, here are 108 ways - https://viewpacific.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/108-steps-of-happiness/

    108 Steps Of Happiness
    I’m happy most of the time. I’m happy that I can even say that truthfully. Recently, a friend of mine revealed to me that he had a nickname for me – “Irish Spring”. I was a bit nonplussed to be som…
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  • Airos
    Airos 1 cheers 2017-05-17 04:36:25

    Strange goal, emotions kinda happen. I do my best to understand them and appreciate all of them. Fear, anger, happiness, sadness . . . all apart of the rich fabric of life. Some of deepest most profound moments have come when I was feeling sad.

    Spent a good chunk of my life fighting emotions, trying not to feel. WOW! That was soooo hard, what a waste of time. Emotions come and then they go if you let them. Like anything the more you fight the harder it fights back. This is as true with emotions as it is with a raccoon.

    I honestly think there is some danger in 'being' an emotion. To me, I experience feelings and have thoughts. I am not either, I am the watcher of these things. A teacher of mine expressed that we must always strive to witness the watcher. That is our center. So to focus on being just one emotion . . . 'happy' . . . seems very far from that center and missing out on many things.

    For example many here suffer from depression, which having been down that road, I now see is 'being sad.' Hence the danger of being an emotion. We are so much more than our emotions.

    BUT I think perhaps I am being too literal once again, and what this goal is all about is: have a life that encourages happiness to occur on more frequent basis. Which I am all for!

    So be grateful, eat well, exercise, socialize, get out a do things alone or with others. Focus on being present and appreciating where you are and what you are doing and viola, happiness! Easier said than done I know, but we can do it.

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    • DanoDano
      DanoDano Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-17 23:12:54

      @Airos You raise some good points - about "being" an emotion. I wonder if there's a word that's more persistent than feelings (which can be so fleeting...). Perhaps it might be joy or joyfulness?
      I've felt this at some level even at the same time as being angry, sad, and even happy.
      Your thoughts?

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  • ArkieCal
    ArkieCal Done 3 cheers 2017-03-12 01:29:22

    I've done this!

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