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    Ckyle7
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    What makes you happy?

    Post by Ckyle7 on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:27 am

    In an attempt to pull myself out of a funk, I thought I would see what makes you all happy, ecstatic or joyful. Put it in list form so the quantity of happiness can be instantly observed! Here is my list, in no particular order:

    - Watching my son develop.
    - Family.
    - That "click" moment a student has when you've tried and tried to teach them something and they finally understand.
    - Friendship.
    - I orgasm over the "perfect" photo opportunities (usually involving something naturally beautiful, like a landscape).
    - The random moments of poetic (or artistic) inspiration that visit me every now and then.
    - The smell of jasmine.
    - Praise from someone you adore.
    - Working hard to achieve a difficult goal.
    - Dressing up in a costume to become a character.
    - Bacon. Anything bacon. And cheese too.

    This is my starting list, I aim to add to it as I remember other things that I cherish.

    - Oh! I also love when my memory doesn't fail me.

    Very Happy


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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by rainshadow on Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:36 am

    Writing. Writing makes me happy.

    And, of course, my family. My family makes me happy.

    Since I moved to Manhattan Kansas and left my folks and older sister and niece behind, my sister has married with a good man who has a daughter my niece's age (they pretty much grew up as best friends, so it was only natural for the kids). They have had a little baby girl together (Dru is about a year and a half now, and sometimes it makes me sick to my stomach that I don't get to see her every day.).

    Seeing the pictures and watching that little girl grow is pretty special. She's a cleft pallet baby and recently had correctional surgery that went VERY well. She's going to have speech trouble most of her life, but she's a beautiful and precious little girl. Hurts not being there, but damn, just thinking about her makes me happy.

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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Blind Angel on Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:43 am

    Reading a good new book.

    Swimming and being in the water.

    Having a really good convo with a friend.
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Trelane on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:20 pm

    Getting to play with my nephew (he's 4, so I get to act like a kid again) (He's also the cutest kid in the world) (I may be a bit biased on that)

    Reading a good book

    Chatting online with my friends

    Writing interactive fiction games (One day, I'll actually finish one)

    Visiting my brother.

    Visiting my other brother and sister-in-law. (and nephew)
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Arcea-Drakkarre on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:35 pm

    Connecting with someone and having long, incredible, indepth conversations.

    BACON! hahaha, but really:
    FOOD. Oh god, food. I love food. Sushi, pizza, cheesy things, fruits, ice cream, I love food.

    Animals make me really happy.

    Drinking! I have so much fun drinking with a few good friends and having a good time.

    FIREWORKS!!!

    Art!

    Colors and colorful things.

    Unicorns.

    Good music.

    Beautiful clothing.

    Makeup.

    Corsets.

    Old Victorian culture.

    Dying and cutting my hair.

    Creating something awesome.

    Tattooing.

    Saving lives.

    Discovering little treasures.

    Hugging a grumpy person.

    Hugging a not-grumpy person.

    Going on adventures.

    Driving around in a car.

    Hiking, camping, fishing!

    Being with my dad.

    Tips!

    Money / my paycheck.

    Buying dresses.

    Wearing dresses.

    SHOES. Oh god, I hate to admit it because it is such a typical "girl" thing but I LOVE shoes.

    And again, another "typical girl thing" but... I love flowers.

    I love nature, gardening, trees, flowers.

    Good conversation.

    Acting at haunted houses.

    Dancing.

    Improving my life.

    Improving on patterns and systems.

    Cutting paper.

    Breaking things.

    Glass.

    Stained glass.

    Antiques.

    Oh man, I literally could continue for hours without stopping.
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by aammondd on Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:29 pm

    I make me happy. I choose my own happiness. (some things help make the choice easy)

    Seeing my children make good choices.
    Seeing and making my wife smile
    Growing things in my garden (besides the weeds)
    Reading good books
    Learning new things
    The peace of nature.

    And of course BACON. (and cheese)
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Gregoriouse The Great on Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:18 am

    what makes me happy, a day off... and a few things I can't talk about here Wink 


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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Arcea-Drakkarre on Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:40 pm

    This tostada makes me SO happy!!!

    Also, it made me happy at work when a customer told me to make him my favorite smoothie with the explanation: "I trusted you the moment I saw your socks." ( Ninja Turtle knee high socks, of course.)
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Ckyle7 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:05 am

    Hahahaha!! That's brilliant!!

    Dancing makes me happy.
    Connecting with others.
    Hugs
    and also children.

    They all make me ecstatic!


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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Blind Angel on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:14 am

    reconnecting with old freinds
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Ckyle7 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:17 am

    Oh for sure!! Also

    Snow that falls so fine, it is like glitter falling from the sky (only saw that once)!
    A cool, iced, minted and alcoholic punch on a 40 degree celcius day
    The "new car smell"
    Holding hands
    Paper cranes and
    A sincere smile


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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Blind Angel on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:20 am

    puppies
    kittens
    beautiful sunrises and sunsets
    a good poem
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Ckyle7 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:24 am

    Oh I agree with all of those!

    Me time
    music
    drawing
    sleep (haha)


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    Post by Blind Angel on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:28 am

    sleep-a good long sleep
    free stuff
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Ckyle7 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:30 am

    Pinky promises!
    a good beer!


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    Post by Blind Angel on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:31 am

    trying new flavors of vodka
    memories of childhood tag
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Ckyle7 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:34 am

    twirling my feet when I try and sleep
    coffee :p
    fried eggs
    butterflies
    mmmmm turkish delights


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    Post by Blind Angel on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:40 am

    having one of my fav authors come out with a new book
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Arcea-Drakkarre on Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:48 am

    Coconut flan
    Eating food fresh from a garden (especially tomatoes!)
    Leftovers I brought home from a restaurant
    Discovering awesome things at incredible prices at thrift stores
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    Post by Blind Angel on Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:51 am

    Arcea-Drakkarre wrote:Coconut flan
    Eating food fresh from a garden (especially tomatoes!)
    Leftovers I brought home from a restaurant
    Discovering awesome things at incredible prices at thrift stores
    i agree with the last one! I love going to thrift stores and finding books at great prices.
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    Post by Arcea-Drakkarre on Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:56 am

    It is super fantastic!
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Amethyst on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:42 pm

    My husband
    My family and beautiful friends.
    Travel
    Picnics
    My pets
    A cool summer breeze in my face.
    Dancing and singing
    Overcoming a difficult challenge
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by locust on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:29 am

    My son telling me he loves me every night as I tuck him in to bed...has me smiling even now as I type
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by aammondd on Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:22 pm

    Ckyle7 wrote:fried eggs
    Definitely cooked in the bacon grease
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    Re: What makes you happy?

    Post by Musikaman on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:40 pm

    Kind people.

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