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Thread started 04/29/17 8:48am

ThisOne

What makes u happy?

I feel happy when I do things for my kids and see their smiling faces...

So what's your fix?
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Reply #1 posted 04/29/17 9:30am

TrivialPursuit

I've always said I'm a simple guy. I find moments of joy in the little things. Here's an example:

The other day on the Org, someone was asking for help with finding a weird 45. I sparked me thinking about a song I've long searched for. I can't find any record of it on the internet at all. Until that post. It made me go back to Discogs again and look for the record. (It wasn't there in the past when I looked for it.)

I found it. It was $5, and I bought it straight away. It showed up today. I'm about to go play it and record it to digital. It's just a silly 45 called "We Called Him E.T." on red vinyl, that I remember having as a kid in the very early 80s. I've never found it since high school. Until this week. I was just so happy opening that package earlier.

It's just an example of appreciating the little things in life. I'm happy when my coffee is just right in the morning when I get up. I'm happy when I cook for people. I'm happy working in a garden. Taking a hot shower, then moisturizing my beard with coconut oil, and using some Lush™ product on my face. I'm happy with a new concave cutting board I just purchased recently. I'm happy being barefoot more than having shoes on. I'm happy when one of my cats comes in and wakes me up in the morning, or does a figure 8 between my ankles when I'm in the kitchen.

We have to choose to be happy. We aren't owed happiness from anyone, but ourselves. We can't be happy 24/7, but we can find something every single day to be happy about. It comes from being grateful. Gratitude changes everything in your life. Your perspective, your attitude. I live with an alcoholic (one of those functioning types) who has a piss poor attitude about everything. I tell him "You need to change your attitude". His response, "it's the only one I have". I think "and that's why you're unhappy". He's miserable and thinks I'm flippant about things like bills, or whatever. I'm not. I just focus on something that's worthy of my attention.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince |
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Reply #2 posted 04/29/17 11:09am

Horsefeathers

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Me.
Murica: at least it's not Sudan.
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Reply #3 posted 04/30/17 2:11pm

purplethunder3
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TrivialPursuit said:

I've always said I'm a simple guy. I find moments of joy in the little things. Here's an example:

The other day on the Org, someone was asking for help with finding a weird 45. I sparked me thinking about a song I've long searched for. I can't find any record of it on the internet at all. Until that post. It made me go back to Discogs again and look for the record. (It wasn't there in the past when I looked for it.)

I found it. It was $5, and I bought it straight away. It showed up today. I'm about to go play it and record it to digital. It's just a silly 45 called "We Called Him E.T." on red vinyl, that I remember having as a kid in the very early 80s. I've never found it since high school. Until this week. I was just so happy opening that package earlier.

It's just an example of appreciating the little things in life. I'm happy when my coffee is just right in the morning when I get up. I'm happy when I cook for people. I'm happy working in a garden. Taking a hot shower, then moisturizing my beard with coconut oil, and using some Lush™ product on my face. I'm happy with a new concave cutting board I just purchased recently. I'm happy being barefoot more than having shoes on. I'm happy when one of my cats comes in and wakes me up in the morning, or does a figure 8 between my ankles when I'm in the kitchen.

We have to choose to be happy. We aren't owed happiness from anyone, but ourselves. We can't be happy 24/7, but we can find something every single day to be happy about. It comes from being grateful. Gratitude changes everything in your life. Your perspective, your attitude. I live with an alcoholic (one of those functioning types) who has a piss poor attitude about everything. I tell him "You need to change your attitude". His response, "it's the only one I have". I think "and that's why you're unhappy". He's miserable and thinks I'm flippant about things like bills, or whatever. I'm not. I just focus on something that's worthy of my attention.

You are right; one has to find small things every day to be happy about--part of living in the moment. I like all of my ducks in a row, knowing what to expect from day-to-day. I get thrown when something unexpected hits me between the eyes. But, that's life. And you have to rebound from the unexpected. Focusing on the positive about TODAY is the only way to go.

You can walk a mile in my shoes. But you can't dance a step in my feet.
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Reply #4 posted 04/30/17 3:59pm

EmmaMcG

Spending time with my little girl. There's literally nobody else in the world I'd rather spend time with. Right now I'm teaching her to play piano. She's only 5 but she's getting really good. Sometimes I just have to take a step back and marvel at how perfect she is.

Needless to say, I'm quite proud of her. smile
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Reply #5 posted 04/30/17 5:54pm

214

Listening music makes my spirit fill with joy.

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Reply #6 posted 04/30/17 8:35pm

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214 said:

Listening music makes my spirit fill with joy.

Yes

You can walk a mile in my shoes. But you can't dance a step in my feet.
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Reply #7 posted 05/01/17 5:02am

Guitarhero

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Need to beat long term depression. It's one kick in the teeth then another. Family and friends make me happy i include my friends on the org.

[Edited 5/1/17 5:03am]

Love and miss you so much Julita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx heart Rest in Peace
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Reply #8 posted 05/01/17 12:55pm

ThisOne

I must admit.... chocolate drool !!!
And I love my music - esp Prince funk dancing jig !
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Reply #9 posted 05/01/17 12:56pm

214

purplethunder3121 said:

214 said:

Listening music makes my spirit fill with joy.

Yes

Specially if i listen to it when the sun is gone and throughout the night.

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Reply #10 posted 05/09/17 2:24pm

ThisOne

Lately also money 💰
Not as in spiritually or heart felt happy but happy in the sense of survival because it takes the edge off struggling so when that happens I feel supa happy
It fits in with the term happy go lucky
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Reply #11 posted 05/10/17 1:22pm

missfee

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Watching sports...preferably NBA and NFL. Not sure what it is, but it's a huge stress buster for me to watch the games, even if my favorite team isn't playing and I find that I hardly think about things that bother or stress me out while watching.

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #12 posted 05/10/17 1:56pm

EvilAngel

Making someone's day less shitty.

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Reply #13 posted 05/11/17 8:21pm

uPtoWnNY

Healthy family and making money.

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