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What Makes You Happy?

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

What do you do? What do you do on the weekends? What kind of food do you like…. All questions that might come up while getting to know someone new. Now nothing is wrong with these questions, but we are so used to them, and sometimes I feel like I am just downloading my response from a database of answers. Not much thought usually goes into my answers to these questions and I find myself just wanting to get through them to hopefully find something more interesting to talk about.

The other week I had lunch with a new friend. We did not spend a lot of time on the general questions but a question did come up. A question that made me stop in my tracks and think. I was a bit stumped…

“What makes you happy?”

A million things raced through my head, but at the same timeI was unable to actually say anything.. Plenty of things make me happy, and lately I have been very happy and feeling very grateful. So why couldn’t I answer? What finally came out was, “my puppies.” A solid answer. It was honest, they do make me happy.

Then I turned the question back to her. “What makes you happy?”