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There’s a lot of factors that makes me happy but not genuinely happy. This is what I realized as I grow older that it doesn’t mean when you have all the stuffs you need you are genuinely happy. Luxuries does not make me genuinely happy and I discovered that I’m genuinely happy every time I talk to God. I was lost but God found me and he fill the emptiness inside of me. How do I know it ? God did it
My heart feels different.
Out in the hills, out on the water, my dog, my family, Interesting new things, the beauty of nature, tea, somatic exercise, meditation, a pleasant surprise.
I feel lighter, more expansive, more outgoing.
Good food. Connecting with good people. I love nature too. I also like to be the queen bee.
How do i know it? Must be those chemicals that start to swim around in my head when these things happen.
. . . being creative . . .
giving to the world
whatever it is
that sings within me . . .
because I feel complete.
Swimming makes me happy and I know it because I feel at easy and in awe every time I do it! Today I swam in the North Sea and the water was perfect ! The sky was blue and the mountains were lush! Heaven!
I’m so grateful! I love you Mother Earth !
Can i come?
Swimming party! Me too!
It’s the little things that make me happy – walking out in nature, stroking my cat, when my husband treats me, when I achieve something, when “my” children (I’m a teacher) understand something or volunteer an amazing comment, helping someone, being helped….Nothing earth shattering but all either generate a feeling of deep contentment or a feeling of being really alive
Creative expression with my hands. It is my Zen.
A lot of things make me happy. But there is one random thing that just sets my day right a lot of times. It’s when I see people smiling for no reason. People in public transports or when I am just walking and someone just smiles at you. It makes be happy because I know there is no ulterior motive to it. They are just happy people trying to spread the smile.
It makes me happy to help others. A deep sense of joy comes from it.
Lots of things – seeing a maple tree with unusual leaves, looking at my guinea pig, and the 3 deep red flowers against all the green on my balcony, and the sky beyond it.
Beauty makes me happy and I know it because it tickles my soul.
“Tickles my soul”! – thanks, Neil –
Several business owners and I had some major setbacks last year. Some of us just wanted to give up. Last March, we decided to collaborate, share resources, and build a business model much larger than we could do individually. Since then, we gained the momentum we needed. We lifted our spirits, and opportunities are falling into our laps nowadays. I’m so thankful for my team. I’m so happy we’re doing what we’re doing. We show our gratitude for each other regularly. Knowing we got each other’s backs and we’re not giving up makes me happy. I feel alive. I feel purpose. I feel belonging.
Wow – wonderful, Nelson!
I agree, Nelson! 🙂
Diving underwater in a cool body of water. Watching the sunlight beneath the surface refract and shimmer. Quiet solitude at one with the Universe.
Basically any well executed piece of work, whether it be creative, or one involving effort or that demands a certain amount of self sacrifice or generosity, which can be either a result of mine or the result of others…(for example: Yesterday passing an incredible complex of sandcastles made by a few kids on our beach). Basically as a result of my giving of myself. In addition to that I am usually infected by the effusiveness of others’ happiness, especially children and even eager joyful animals. The indications (how do I know it?) is physical manifestations…outwardly an irrepressible smile or grin, inwardly a warming of the heart.
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