Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Random Question #11

What makes you happy?
I am unsure of this picture's original source. Have you seen it before?


Purple Cow said...

It looks like something from one of those self-help books. Being with my kids makes me happy! From being able to make other people happy! From holidays! From the sea! From so many things it seems...even getting blog comments gives me a buzz!

What makes you happy, Janna?

Terri Tiffany said...

Paying my bills, having good friendships and family and doing what I love!

Christine Fonseca said...

I have been thinking about this a lot of late...Family, Friends, and writing = those are my hapiness makers.

Jill said...

I've never seen the picture before, but I love it! As for what makes me happy? A clean house. (Very sad how rarely that happens.) Having just finished exercising. Not having to go to the doctor for a physical today. That would make me very happy!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I find the one "do you want to be happy" and it leads to No interesting!


But, I am happy -- I feel very very fortunate in so many ways, and compared to the first part of my life, well, that makes it all the sweeter.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Being healthy and loved makes me happy!

Unknown said...

My family, a somewhat clean house, and having written.

Janna Leadbetter said...

For me it's family and friends, food, life balance, and creativity. Sometimes they overlap.

Diane said...

That is so vague a question. It could change from minute to minute. This week with hormones.... not much is making me happy... :O)

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Going fast in a boat.
Starbucks Java Chip.
A really great story idea.
God & loved ones.

Yep. That about sums it up. ;)
~ Wendy

Anonymous said...

That's a loaded question!

Hugs from my son.
My daughter's silliness.
My hubby coming home at the end of a long day.
Morning coffee.

Unknown said...

Cherry Coke (which they don't have in Canada), Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, cuddling with my husband, reading a good book, watching the sun set over the river, dreaming of the future, writing a story that demands to be told... I could keep going. :)

Tess said...

my kiddos started back at school today...they were ready to go and I thought it would make me happy, but I'm feeling kind of sad instead.

but, in general...

seeing my sweetie walk in the door
a hug from my kiddos
chores done w/out complaining
blue skies

AvDB said...

That's a great picture. Concise.

I've lived unhappy and this is definitely not it, so, yeah, I'm happy.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Eating ice cream makes me happy. :)
my family and kidlet
my church fellowship
my friends/neighbors
the town I live in
reading good books
looking at the flowers in my backyard
sitting on the beach

Anonymous said...

The easy things like everything going well with my family, good health, kids having good attitudes :), good food, money not being too tight...

But actually I've found that if I get myself back in center with God, I am unbelievably happy...and those other things fall into place on their own.

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

Family and friends -- everything pretty much flows from there.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Knowing my kids are all on track and doing well, being deep into the WiP and unable to stop, when all the chores are done, a particularly moving homily, great absorbing books, fine poetry, doodling with the Sharpies, endless cups of coffee, blogging/tweeting/fb'ing at leisure, friends, memories of my mom, when those I love find success...these are a few of my favorite things.

Slamdunk said...

Ha, right now it is simple as between 8 pm and 8:30 pm when the twins are put to bed.

Melissa Amateis said...

What makes me happy? So, so many things, little things. Dark chocolate and a Diet Pepsi. A good book. My daughter's laugh. My relationship with God. My husband's kisses. My family's love. My friends. My long walks in the evening next to the duck pond. And writing, of course!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janna -

Spending time with the Lord, my family and friends, good health, writing, blogging, gardening, antiquing, and making others happy. :)


septembermom said...

Feeling connected makes me happy. That covers so many areas of my life :)

Southpaw said...

A walk in the woods, watching the sailboats gliding across the water, having someone else make dinner, and a random smile.

Karen said...

Family, freinds and faith.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

These days I'm not very happy, but I'm working on the change...

Capri K @ No Whining Allowed said...

Hmmmmm.... Lots of things make me happy.
My family
My friends
Knowing I am saved by grace
My kitties
A job well done
A good conversation
The Capri's
When I hear that my service to the Lord was useful
A clean house
A GREAT bargain
Answers to prayer
My family, it always comes back to My family :)

Rhonda Schrock said...

Coffee with a friend, a white chocolate mocha at Starbucks, a new book from an author I love...these are a few of my favorite things.

Debbie said...

So simple, really. I like seeing it in black and white.

Deb Shucka said...

Writing, reading, gatherings around food, time with my brothers, my husband and a small handful of friends, walking, anything nature related, and any event no matter how small that shows me God's love in some way.

Analisa said...

The thing that makes me the most happy is knowing everyday, hour,minute and second I am loved very deeply by God. When I feel frustrated with myself, I say God loves me. It brings a smile to my face.

Nadine said...

When Harvey (my bunny) is excited to see me. That makes me very happy.

Also having a really good laugh - That makes me super happy.