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What Makes You Happy?

Posted March 09, 2005, 08:44 AM | Your Better Life | Comments (14)

Check Out our First Video Post!

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I’m just getting started with the whole concept of adding video to the Better Life Blog.  To kick things off, I asked a bunch of people “What makes you happy?”  Take a look at what they had to say.

Now it's your turn -- tell us what makes you happy. Just click on the "Post a Comment" link below.


Finding the driving force in people and alluring them into using it to attain what they want with a sense of joy makes me very happy. Having a balanced life, even when things are off center, makes me happy. Knowing my loved-ones live in a good inner place, amazes me. Feeling confident and having a deep sense of gratitude puts a big smile in my heart.
Telling YOU about it, makes me very happy.
Thanks for asking!!!!

Posted by: Ali | Mar 10, 2005 5:48:27 AM

Singing, Getting all caught up on a daily business day, encouraging and motivating people, having peace of mind, talking to my mom, praying, learning to let go, working at any job that's a right fit for me, loving someone who loves me back, swimming:) listening to great music, eating great food, great conversations, Great Salsa Verde and chips, Frappacinos at Starbucks, Really good pizza, Shopping for clothes at Serendipty on 12th ave South in Nashville, Tennessee, reading Patricia Martins Health and Wellness Magazine(located in Nashville, TN), listening to Kim Deardorff's CD "Pianissimo" Nashville TN, appreciating Robyn Moorshead's Feng Shui Art(Ahhaart.com)

Posted by: Ellen R. Zucker | Mar 10, 2005 7:26:49 AM

It may sound corny but after watching the video and reading the other posts, I REALLY feel happy hearing other people talk about what makes them happy. I think this is contagious so I hope lots of people post what makes them happy as it seems to increase my happiness!

Posted by: Linda | Mar 10, 2005 8:42:24 AM

After seeing the video post, there's a common thread -- that our relationships with other people vs. material stuff truly makes us happy. I need to remember that sometimes because I do get caught up in it all.

Posted by: Mo Rye | Mar 10, 2005 9:27:38 AM

Cool video. I asked a similar question last week: "What do you love about your life?" We've go a growing list of responses over at Mefeedia. Check them out here:

Posted by: Michael Verdi | Mar 10, 2005 10:01:58 AM

Michael - LOVE the Vlog clip isn't it amazing how in 15 seconds of voiceless video we can say so much.

Posted by: linda | Mar 10, 2005 11:42:44 AM

I think for me, it's certainly my relationships... also being creative, expressing myself, and having people like that. :-)

Posted by: Chuck Olsen | Mar 10, 2005 4:23:41 PM

Being content but never satisfied is what keeps me happy. I love breathing in and soaking up the present. Whether it's family and friends, a beautiful day, or a moment of peace and quiet. Yet at the very same time its about the journey... the forward motion of thought and personal goals... the hope of things to come... learning... exploring...stepping out in faith that I believe suplies me with the ability to be content. It's a nice circle I think.

Posted by: lkw | Mar 10, 2005 5:14:10 PM

On a beautiful day, sitting on the front porch in my wicker rocking chair. Another thing, hanging sheets on the clothes line and watching them blow in the wind!! I know it sounds like a simple life...it is and that is what makes me happy!!

Posted by: jan holt | Mar 11, 2005 12:32:24 PM

Having a Saturday with no where to go, no where to be, nothing to do, and my wife and kids to do it with!

Posted by: Michael Chaffin | Mar 14, 2005 6:48:52 AM

praying to God alone especially in nature and celebrating the mass with others keep me at peace in my heart. serving however i can any person i meet is also gratifying to me. but above all, knowing i belong to the human race and a valuable and precious person makes me happy infinitely!

Posted by: lex pablo | Mar 15, 2005 1:43:42 PM

In the evening, back after the work, all family members are sitting under one roof, happy, contented, with no malice for others is what I term as better life.

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