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QOTD #41: what makes you happy?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by genuinemommy, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    List one or more things that make you happy.

    "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens"...
    biology labs. clean rooms. the interface between meticulous lab, filthy biological field workers' boots, and bioinformaticians clicking away at their keyboards.
    baby kisses
    baby giggles
    toddler cuddles
    sloppily written letters
    toys that unintentionally look like microscopic organisms - like this ball my girls play with that reminds me of a pollen grain.
    A husband who finds a way to say "I love you" when I'm making his life more challenging.
     
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  2. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted Donor

    Down time.
    Curling up with my husband. And a cat.
     
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  3. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Lasting happiness--I have no idea.

    Sort term happiness--Helping others.
     
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  4. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

    Location:
    Colorado
    I'm an outdoors kind of guy and a thrill seeker.

    Winding mountain roads and a high-performance motorcycle.
    4' of powder, blue skies, and a ski run that is a bit too steep.
     
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  5. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens"...
    biology labs. clean rooms. the interface between meticulous lab, filthy biological field workers' boots, and bioinformaticians clicking away at their keyboards.
    baby kisses
    baby giggles
    toddler cuddles
    sloppily written letters
    toys that unintentionally look like microscopic organisms - like this ball my girls play with that reminds me of a pollen grain.
    A husband who finds a way to say "I love you" when I'm making his life more challenging.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2015
  6. Lordeden

    Lordeden Part of the Problem

    Location:
    Redneckhell, NC
    Right now? Cinn.
    Lifting weights.
    My dogs.
    Watching people I dislike have bad things happen to them.
    Arguing and then proving people wrong.

    TBH, all of these things only make me happy for short periods of time before I go back to being unhappy/grumpy/depressed. Cinn is the only person that can me happy on a long term basis and that is a task that Sisyphus would find frustrating.
     
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  7. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Toronto
    Those brief moments when I want for nothing.
     
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  8. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    When both my girls miraculously nap at the same time!
     
  9. PonyPotato

    PonyPotato Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Clean sheets and freshly shaved legs.
    Puppy snuggles.
    How relaxed my body feels the day after a deep tissue massage.
    Seeing a patient get better and how excited they are to do what they love again.
     
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  10. ZombieSquirrel

    ZombieSquirrel Brrrrrrrains Donor

    Making connections and helping people
    When BabySquirrel learns something new
    BabySquirrel Kisses.
    That thing BabyDaddy does with his fingers. ;-)


    You are my partner in Schadenfreude...
     
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  11. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there!

    Riding my bicycle.
    I ride to work almost every day, even in winter, and when I don't it's a bad start to the day.
     
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  12. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    • sex
    • science
    • sanity (no idiots, no assholes, no excessive bills)
    • media (TV, music, movies, etc...)
    • travel
    • sleep
    • good food
    • a good bullshit story
    • a good debate
    • a good party
    • gaming
    • new experiences
    • banter with friends
    • learning things (ALL things...)
    • creating things (art, inventions, theories, methods, plots, poetry, etc...)
    • teaching (anything)
    • martial arts
    • a good workout
    • helping others
     
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  13. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Waterfalls
    Redwoods
    Kind people
     
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  14. Charlatan

    Charlatan sous les pavés, la plage Donor

    Location:
    Temasek
    Some days, I just don't know.
     
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  15. CinnamonGirl

    CinnamonGirl The Cheat is GROUNDED! Donor

    Lots of things make me happy :)

    • making toddlers laugh
    • when my dogs want to snuggle
    • waking up on a Saturday morning, realizing I have nowhere to be, and nestling back into the warm comfy blankets
    • looking up at a clear night sky
    • clean, fresh bedsheets
    • swimming
    • the way books smell
    • remembering a really good dream
    • dogs
    • fluffy clumsy kittens (clumsy baby animals in general)
    • ferris wheels
    • getting personal mail
    • vintage photographs
    • decorative water fountains
    • walking in the woods
    • watching someone unwrap a gift I've gotten them that I know they're going to love
    • giraffes
    • driving with the windows down and the radio up
    • really good kisses
    • the anticipation and excitement of traveling
    • learning something new, or watching someone else learn something new
    • hearing, "I love you so much."
    To be continued.
     
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  16. POPEYE

    POPEYE Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Tulsa
    I would have to say working on a project and watching it come to fruition, my grandsons personality, Sandys way of making me think I'm in charge when actually she is guiding me, spending time with my children, giving surprise gifts, writing letters to loved ones and sending them through snail mail. In general I'd have to say I am always a happy person:)
     
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  17. Fraeia

    Fraeia Getting Tilted

    Location:
    Newfoundland
    Lists of things that make people happy.

    Also,
    Funny people.
    Driving.
    Driving while playing a new song that i'm really into.
    Hiking with my dog.
    Playing interesting board games that usually involve drawing, acting, and guessing.
    Cribbage.
    Dense fog (I live in the right place).
    Debates with intelligent people.
    Sex.
    Cuddles.
    Science experiments.
    A book that I can really get into.
    Travelling.
    Cool signs.
    Maps.
    Sporcle.
    Tiny houses.

    I could go on.
     
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  18. Johanxxx

    Johanxxx New Member

    Location:
    Norway
    I'm happy nearly all day long. When a girl I know,call me asking me to visit her for a bottle of wine.
    Then I know what she's want,and I want it as much as her. So the rest of that day I just singing
    And smiles to everyone. She is older than me,but what a woman! :)
     
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  19. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    All you can eat sushi. (quality fresh sushi, at that)

    ...and I'm going to do it today. :D

    Which I must be looking forward to...since this is the 2nd post about the damn thing.

    ----

    But seriously...

    Sometimes just being around a particular someone makes you happy.
    No agenda...no expectations
    And you don't know why...it's just that they put a smile on your face...and you're in a better mood afterwards
     
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  20. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

    Location:
    Colorado
    Worked for me yesterday, 12" inches of fresh powder, skiing with my ski patrol daughter, and getting to listen into her radio when they open untracked terrain.


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