True happiness is different for every person.
Some find it through work, some through family, some through children, and some through hobbies.
To each their own, right?
AskReddit users talked about what genuinely makes them happy in life.
Let’s take a look.
“I think it may be the only time I am ever genuinely happy when I am in that state of going to sleep where I think, but at the same time I am neither asleep nor awake.
It feels like I am entirely detached from the physical world; free of fear, and pain.”
2. Gotta love it.
“Watching my cat get stuck somewhere stupid, then yelling for help.
The best place so far was in a cabinet over the stove.”
3. All to yourself.
“Being outside with no people around.
I live in a city and I get up super early and just walk around before everyone else is out.
Best part of my day.”
“I really love to hear about other peoples hobbies/passions/interests.
It never fails to make me smile.
Equally, my hobbies/passions/interests make me happy.”
5. Let’s eat.
“Plenty of my favorite food eaten together with family.
Harvesting fruits/veggies from plants which I grew myself and then gifting the harvest to others.
I love to grow blueberries and hope I will have lots next year.”
“I’m a musician and amateur producer.
Hearing a completed project for the first time is a magical experience.”
7. A time to laugh.
“When I manage to make my friends’ day by making them laugh.
I honestly get so happy when they are happy.”
8. The best.
“Spending time with animals.
I volunteered at our local shelter for 2 years and when there was no more work to be done for the day, I’d just get to hang out with all kinds of animals.
Made me fall in love with dogs and birds all over again.”
“Weekend mornings sitting on the couch curled up with my husband and cat, both of us reading a book.
It feels like quality time even though we aren’t talking.
Just a lot of peace.”
10. The first time.
“Trying new things. Especially with friends.
The other day I did Go-Karting for the first time. Also the first time I drove.
I felt super excited.”
“The night before traveling to a new place.
Like when all your bags are packed and you’ve double checked that your passport is there and you have the right currency and have the outline all hammered out.
It’s just the best! The giddiness of it all.”
12. Here you go, Mom.
“Cooking food for my mum before she comes home from work.
She doesn’t have to ever cook as long as I live at home.
She loves my food btw.”
13. What a feeling.
“My daughter running up to me after I’ve been gone and saying hello all excited.
I could only be gone for 10 minutes, doesn’t matter, she’s excited when I come home.”
14. The big game.
“I love the anticipation of watching a live sports event that you’ve been looking forward to and then it’s even better if it turned out to be super entertaining.
If your life is otherwise very bland it’s a nice thing to keep you going.”
How about you?
What makes you happy?
Let us know in the comments. Thanks!