What REALLY makes you happy?

What makes you appreciate being alive and being lucky enough to be able to take up some space on this planet for a while?

Have you ever thought about it before?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this.

1. It’s pretty nice.

“City mornings are some of the most special times.

There is this sense of serenity and calm before the storm.

I’m an outdoors nature person but sometimes early morning city hits different.”

2. Infodumping.

“I’m autistic and I talk a lot about my special interests.

So a thing that makes me happy is people like you who don’t mind me Infodumping, so thank you for existing.”

3. Time to exercise!

“Working out!

There was a point I thought I wouldn’t be able to do much (back issues, 2 surgeries) so I am grateful for being able to move my body and still experience life, make memories, and go places.”

4. Sounds wonderful.

“To quote famous german actor and fulltime al**holic Harald Juhnke:

“My definition of joy: A clear schedule while being slightly intoxicated”.”

5. All in the family.

“Family functions.

Sure, some people say they can be stressful and annoying but at the same time for me, I like drama and also I’m only 17 so I can here adult drama but also be included.

It’s just great seeing family too all having fun and being together”.”

6. That’s nice.

“Seeing people enjoy food that I cooked.

Especially seeing my fiancee smile while she eats my chocolate chip cookies.”

7. Ravin’.

“Dancing on E at raves in my earlier days.

This was way before the main commercialization of house music, it was people purely out for a great time dancing, up to their lids on Doves with serotonin going bananas as you danced the night away.


8. Fun.

“Scuba diving.

It’s the most precious thing I have.

When I dive I’m at peace with life.

I can fully relax and just exist for some time.”

9. The good stuff.

“Playing with my kids, trampoline, water fight, catch, x-box, bored games, tip, role play.

It seriously bring me so much joy.

Also, when my kids fall asleep on me, I think because I know that one has an expiry date.

But I could just cuddle them forever.”

10. Blissfully happy.

“This probably sounds like the most boring thing in the world to others but my husband and I just bought a house, which we’ve been dreaming of forever. We have no furniture but a tiny, old sofa and a tv.

When we’re sitting squished together on that little sofa in the empty living room staring out our window with a cup of tea in hand, it makes me so blissfully happy.”

11. Healthy.

“Being healthy, sober and well rested makes me the happiest.

Being productive and making good choices and being kind to others gives me genuine happiness.”

12. Being creative.

“I’m at my happiest when I’m making or creating something, that feeling when time seems to stop but hours can go by in the blink of an eye.

It is its own kind of madness.

Being creative is the best drug going.”

13. Sounds great.

“I go for morning runs with my dog 3 times a week.

Getting out into the fresh morning air at 5AM, while all my neighbours are still sound asleep and seeing nothing but the stars above my head (or the sunrise in the summer) is something I’ll never get tired of.

It makes me a genuinely happy little insignificant speck of dust in a great, amazing universe full or infinite possibilities.”

What makes you happy?

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