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Monday, 9 April 2012

H is for Happiness

One I took earlier 

I love to write!  Regardless if it’s a blog post, or a piece of prose, I get a buzz out of writing. Not to write isn't an option, and I get grumpy if for any reason it doesn't happen. Even if it’s only a short burst, I like to get my daily fix. 

What else makes me happy? I like to wander around with my camera, spend time in the company of good friends, and relax away from everything whenever I get the opportunity. I believe these are the ingredients for happiness:

  • Doing things for others
  • Connecting with people
  • Learning new things
  • Being positive
  • Noticing the world around me
  • Taking care of myself
  • Having goals to look forward to
  • Being comfortable with who I am

What makes you happy?

17 comments:

  1. It looks like the things that make you happy also makes me happy too!

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  2. What makes me happy is traveling and knowing I can do what I want to do when I want to do it. Happiness is a choice!

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  3. That list. covers most of what makes me happy too - I'd add gardening and cooking too, oh and reading, things that are purple, eating, travel, sunshine, the sound of the sea...

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  4. Cynthia - We are birds of a feather.

    Jeremy - You are so right, happiness is a choice.

    Patsy - Cooking, reading, purple, and sunshine tick my boxes too!

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  5. All those things rock my boat. Most of all I like to be busy.

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  6. Do you know Maria, I think I actually like your list of things to make me happy. You've hit the nail on the head. Great post.

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  7. Maggie - Busy is good!

    Rebecca - I like to remind myself every now and again what makes me happy.

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  8. I'd like to say something profound, but the truth is cake.

    mood
    Moody Writing
    @mooderino
    The Funnily Enough

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  9. Those are definitely good steps toward happiness! I think for me its slowing down and appreciating the life around me. My kids, husband, etc. Appreciating what I have. That makes me happy. :D

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  10. Your list just about covers what makes me happy. I'd just add having a good read next to me in hardcover/paperback/or on my mini-laptop...yeah, that's some happiness.

    New follower from the A to Z blogging challenge.

    Angela B.
    http://publishness.blogspot.com/

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  11. That is a fantastic list, and one that has taken me most of my life to figure out.

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  12. So many things make me happy--but writing has top all my happy hobbies:)
    Great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  13. You've listed a lot of good ingredients for happiness, especially the ones that deal with connecting with other people. There are a lot of things we all can enjoy in solitude, but there's something life-affirming and joyous about connecting with other people. (Especially those people who call ya "Grandma".)

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  14. Yes all the things that you said and my family.

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  15. Love your list! I love traveling and having fun with my family, reading, writing, teaching, singing, skiing, helping others . . . happiness is an action and a adjective.

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  16. Writing, find a truly wonderful book, red wine, my husbands smile when I see him after a long day at work, Friday nights.

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  17. mooderino - Very honest of you

    Lisa - Slowing down is something I need to learn how to do better.

    Angela - Reading! Pure escapism.

    L. G. Smith - Ditto!

    nutschell - Writing rules!

    Susan - I hear others say Grandchilren are a real joy.

    Cassam - Glad we agree.

    Tyrean - I forgot to add singing!

    Buffy - Amazing how good a smile can make you feel.

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