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JIACOLO SparkPoints: (441,158)
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7/12/14 10:53 A

sleeping in

SAMMYSWEETPEA Posts: 4,669
7/12/14 1:47 A

Warm sunshine after the long, cold winter we had.

GOOSIEMOON SparkPoints: (219,558)
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7/11/14 11:37 P

A good night's sleep

MEWHENRYSMAMA Posts: 12,416
7/11/14 11:27 P

Rain
Flowers
Animals
Books
Laughing
Movies
Music
Fresh beautiful produce

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (441,158)
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7/11/14 5:40 P

walks in the park

GONNALOSE5 Posts: 975
7/11/14 1:52 P

Most things, I'm easy.

ALICIA214 SparkPoints: (321,736)
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7/11/14 1:50 P




Being alive and healthy...

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
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7/11/14 12:15 P

Husband, kids, sunshine

CAPECODLIGHT Posts: 3,256
7/11/14 9:31 A

reading a great book

FERNCREST Posts: 1,023
7/11/14 7:29 A

My doggie

PEACEFULONE SparkPoints: (73,674)
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7/11/14 4:47 A

Came across this today:

KEEP THESE 5 KEYS TO ""HAPPINESS"" ALWAYS IN YOUR HEART

1. Realize that happiness is a choice....you can make the decision to ""be happy"" each day.

2. Remember that happiness is contagious. Make someone smile, and the good feelings come right back to you.

3. Be grateful for the little things in life that are free. Make a list, and add to it each morning.

4. Believe that ultimately everything happens for a reason. Acceptance leads the way to happiness.

5. Give away some courage every day! When you encourage another to "keep going", "hang in there" or "believe in your dreams" you will find an unending source of ""happiness"".
(Marci)


CHARITYAK SparkPoints: (21,975)
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7/11/14 12:11 A

when my sons are happy and doing well

GOOSIEMOON SparkPoints: (219,558)
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7/10/14 11:46 P

friends

BLUSKYS Posts: 146
7/10/14 9:56 P

I ate at home, went on a nice hike in the redwoods, returned home to cook and eat dinner, and went to a summer market with my husband. We made it through the entire day spending time together and not eating out.

JEFFGIRL Posts: 10,150
7/10/14 9:29 P

Most of all, my grandchildren, my children, reading, my iPad and vacations like the one we just went on.

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (441,158)
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7/10/14 8:03 P

Tonight it is this coconut popsicle that is helping cool me down and only 45 calories

KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (75,731)
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7/10/14 2:20 P

my music; good books and magazines; a leisurely meal; peace and quiet; new catalogs and magazines in the mail; coffee; iced tea; walking (and now running)

STILLMENEWBODY Posts: 2,110
7/10/14 9:36 A

nature, quiet time, my family and friends, cooking, helping others, deep belly laughs, looking at family photos and much, much more!

KWITT63 SparkPoints: (12,788)
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7/10/14 7:13 A

My family, my dog and the beach!! emoticon

OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (200,908)
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7/10/14 7:11 A

Reading, baking, sunshine, compliments, crochet, warmth, singing, dancing.

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
7/10/14 6:10 A

Hubby, our cats, and our family and friends.

NISHA147 SparkPoints: (700)
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7/10/14 6:03 A

Boyfriend, family, friends, music, food lol and beaches!

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (275,151)
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7/9/14 10:40 P

Sunshine, birds singing, my family

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 12,391
7/9/14 10:27 P

my wife and adult children

PEACEFULONE SparkPoints: (73,674)
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7/9/14 7:24 P

So glad to see so many choosing happiness. Your health, both mental and physical will benefit.

JLAMING263 Posts: 4,705
7/9/14 11:53 A

my BW emoticon

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (441,158)
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7/9/14 11:40 A

A child laughing, a snow day, going to the beach with my friend, my kids when they are happy

REGINAROLLINS SparkPoints: (66,618)
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7/9/14 11:00 A

Dark chocolate, blueberrys, watermelon, corn on the cob, friends!!!!

COOLRAIN Posts: 687
7/9/14 10:50 A

watching my chickens scratching around in the yard

KAREBEAR2000 Posts: 372
7/9/14 10:23 A

My beautiful grandkids

FAITHP44 Posts: 7,091
7/9/14 5:45 A

I agree that many times happiness is a choice - but also agree with KJ that we want the real thing, not some fake happiness. And happiness involves being a blessing to others - not smiling while we cause unhappiness to someone else.
There are some 'external' things that make me happy:
being outside on a lovely day
being by the sea
walking in the countryside
knowing that I've achieved something I needed to do
being with good friends or family
finding just the right gift for someone
receiving just the right gift from someone.

The one single thing that gives me consistent happiness is my relationship with God through Jesus.
The thing that is most likely to wreck my happiness is if I hold on to a grudge instead of immediately forgiving somebody.

Edited by: FAITHP44 at: 7/9/2014 (05:46)
GDANE3 SparkPoints: (177,715)
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7/9/14 5:25 A

Sitting on balcony with hubby for morning coffee or to enjoy a storm, our after dinner walk.

THROOPER62 Posts: 25,994
7/9/14 5:18 A

My cat, curled up on my lap, purring

MARYSOMFELEAN SparkPoints: (75,634)
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7/9/14 2:36 A

reading, swimming

BMCC488 SparkPoints: (61,493)
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7/8/14 11:20 P

Having fun with my family- especially my siblings and their kids, my cat, "me time," relaxing, taking a walk in nice cool weather without it being all muggy/really humid, as well as other things of course.

Edited by: BMCC488 at: 7/8/2014 (23:22)
RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,837
7/8/14 11:20 P

Reading the sunday paper with a nice drink with nothing to do but relax

JEFFGIRL Posts: 10,150
7/8/14 11:09 P

My grandkids, my kids, my sixte, reading, writing letters to my dad, sharing photos on the computer. etc.

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (275,151)
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7/8/14 11:04 P

sitting on the deck drinking coffee listening to the birds and the wind

PHATNOMO11 SparkPoints: (11,522)
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7/8/14 10:17 P

quiet time

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 12,391
7/8/14 8:28 P

wife, children, and reading the Bible

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
7/8/14 6:19 P

I believe happiness is a choice. I also believe that it's not always easy to choose that. For me happiness is riding the motorcycle with Dennis.....hanging out with Jesus......my weight lifting class.....and my dog Shelby.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
7/8/14 5:34 P

I do have a list of things that make me happy but to address a point not yet discussed, I totally hate FALSE happiness. Ya know, that Amway smile where everything is just so awesome or that one church lady who you can't ever seem to get her to break character because she just fake smiles all the time while plotting your demise.

I agree that we ourselves get to decide to be happy or not, for me, it's not always my choice, sometimes angst just feels better.
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KENAMORA SparkPoints: (151,600)
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7/8/14 2:08 P

Playing with my dog, a letter from my husband, a fun time with my friends, a good laugh.

BOOKLOVINGGIRL SparkPoints: (13,730)
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7/8/14 2:03 P

playing tennis with my hubby emoticon

FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (29,946)
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Posts: 748
7/8/14 12:37 P

My cat, family, friends.

The fact that I can get up and move and do for myself makes me happy. I'm sure there are other things that make me happy, but these are at the top of my list.

STRANGER70127 Posts: 406
7/8/14 12:11 P

Frozen yogurt with toppings and honey!!! emoticon

LILSPARKGIRL Posts: 2,740
7/8/14 11:59 A

I know this sounds weird, but I am mostly a happy person. It takes a lot to pull me out of happiness.

I find it's not things that make me happy, what i am grateful for makes me happy:

friends, family, solitude, books, music, food, travel, new experiences, making other people happy, volunteering, exercise, shopping, driving with the windows open and smelling ocean, desert, mountains. Watching live performances - theater, music, sports. Creating art.

4ANEWME2DAY SparkPoints: (123,583)
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7/8/14 11:33 A

My family
My faith
My cats
My friends
A beer or two
Great parties
Sunshine
A hug
A good laugh
These are a few of my favorite things.

SFENNER Posts: 2,301
7/8/14 9:03 A

a smile...

PEACEFULONE SparkPoints: (73,674)
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7/8/14 8:29 A

I read an article recently titled "Choose Happiness". It's premise is that we can choose to be happy even in rough times. It also pointed out the many ways that being happy is very good for our health. I've listed a few of the things that make me happy. What's on your list? Be happy!

Hugs-giving and getting
Smiles
Time with family
Finding the perfect gift for someone
Walking on the beach
Finding a rare seashell on the beach
Flower gardens
Puppies
Fresh picked tomatoes
Chocolate

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