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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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What makes you happy?

FrankFrank ModeratorPosts: 6,785 mod
edited August 2015 in Health
Are you happy, and if you are what do you think causes your happiness? In one of the articles I found about happiness, the writer suggests it's only a choice to be happy or not. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within. Happy people are happy because they make themselves happy. They maintain a positive outlook on life and remain at peace with themselves. What do you think?

What makes you happy? If you don't have a clue and want to get some tips to become more happy, you can look at the article and read 22 things happy people do differently. Do you recognise your lifestyle in these tips?



  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm a very happy person in general. Obviously there are always petty little annoyances that pop up from time to time, but that's life!
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    Very relative question. Depends upon the mood, circumstances, work, living style, environment etc. But, I agree with @mheredge I'm a happy person too because of positive thinking. :)
    I am happy because I am contented with what I have not what I should have. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    @meu Exactly. It depends on us how to bring happiness in our lives. Like Dalai Lama says:

    Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    @rahil11 very positive approach. :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0
    I'm happy person .. there are different things make me happy. from one those thing to watch football game and enjoy with my family .
  • yassmineyassmine Posts: 31 ✭✭
    if i am going to speak about my happiness.. i'll say that i have some people in my life that makes it marvelous and always help me to do and to say .
    my happyness also comes from my successful in my clg not totally perfect but i feel that I have achieved something when i joined faculty of medicine
  • phutaiphutai Posts: 18 ✭✭
    It is enough money to do anything i want. But know i have make a strong effort to get it in the nearly future :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @phutai that's great but I think happiness isn't about money. Yeah, with money you can buy all the things which will make you happy but it's like "you can buy the most comfortable bed with money but you can't buy sleep".
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @lolo hehe same here but I watch cricket with that spirit. If my team wins I feel very happy but if they loses the match I get upset.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    What makes me happy the most is tripping, though i never made a one hihihih
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Wow..Wonderful thoughts in the morning..Actually I was sad because of my colleague who always insult me in front of others in meeting. But now after read the line 'Happy people don’t care what others think of them. They follow their own hearts without letting naysayers discourage them. They understand that it’s impossible to please everyone' I feel positive and its give me strength.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    @Aboumalik trips can give you a different mood and keeps you relax mentally. Why couldn't you make it?
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    @shasha yes. Its all about you not others so keep yourself calm in any such condition. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    Like you @rahil11, my surroundings have a lot of influence on my happiness. Also seeing other people smile is important.
  • zeynabzeynab Posts: 53 ✭✭
    the life has happiness& sadness , it is important that we want to see which of them ,but some times one of them is more highlight than other
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    @bubbli , it's a kind of trip, hmm you know hiking, hitch-hiking,...And because it's my first time, it'd better be a company :smiley: , i am searching for it ! Wait, could you do it with me ?!(Oh finally, i did find someone)! I am kidding ^_^
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Yes very true @bubbli. B)
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    @Aboumalik I also love hiking-my favorite hobby. But, due to hot weather I couldn't resume if for the last 8 months.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    Mmm @bubbli do you like hitch-hiking? This is very different from hiking. I have only hitch-hiked a few times but I don't like it particularly. But I love hiking.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge I hitch-hiked once. But I love hiking as my experience is memorable.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    edited August 2015
    @bubbli In the place where i am, the weather is quietly fine :smiley: ! When I'll do it, I'll let you know :sunglasses:
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    @Aboumalik lucky one. :)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    Thanks @bubbli :blush:
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    Things being uncomplicated make me happy. I was missold an internet pack a couple of days ago. It wouldn't work on my tablet as it turned out it would only work with tablets that don't also function as a mobile phone, which my tablet does. I never knew that this could be an issue, as certainly I'd never come across this as a problem before.

    Whilst the Orange France company manager sorted it out, he told me Orange can't refund me for their mistake. He gave me an alternative package, but one worth half of what I paid and lasting one instead of six months. On top of this I must have queued around three hours and was passed to and from their two shops three times. I was not a happy bunny yesterday afternoon!
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