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   Posted 2/16/2010 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Good day to all~~

What makes you happy? I mean the kind of happy deep in your heart and soul. Is it exceeding your expectations of yourself? Doing something you didn't think you could do? Finishing a lifelong ambition? Maybe it's seeing a smile on your child's face. What is it that makes your heart sing?

For me it's the ones I love, and the top of that list is hubby. No matter if it's an email during the day, his laughter at the end of a phone call or hearing his car come home at night, he makes my heart keep beating.

What makes you happy all the way down to your toes?
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   Posted 2/16/2010 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that's a really good one, but kind of difficult. I'd say first of all my husband's laughter. He laughs a lot, but he thinks I'm the funniest person in the world and I can hit him with a zinger and boom! The deepest, hardest, most heartfelt laughter comes spilling out of him. Then of course all my kids have the greatest sense of humor. All 6 of them together can keep me laughing until it hurts, but in a good way. Our son, Daniel is a 2nd Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He just got back from Afganistan. When he came home, it was the best day! He makes everyone around him laugh! And his son and daughter, our grandchildren plus his wife are all the same! They are so funny. It's a joy to me. So, I guess what makes me happy, that is laughter! How nice! My "sister's" from the family I have made are 3 of the funniest people in the world! I surround myself with happy, funny people. This is actually very revealing to me! Thanks Chutz!
DXed-Syringomyelia C-1 to T-1, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Type II, Adhesive Capsulitis "aka" Frozen Shoulder, IBS, Panic Disorder, ICC (Interstitial Cystitis), Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder
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   Posted 2/16/2010 3:13 AM (GMT -6)   
When my 4 year old does the right thing or tries to do something out of love and compassion.

For example: When we go shopping and he sees something laying on the floor he will pick it up and place it back on the shelf, or if he sees someone having a problem getting something off a low shelf he will get it for them and hand it to them.

At home he will, without asking, help load and unload the dishwasher because he doesn't want me to have to bend over. He does the same thing with the laundry a lot of time.

Though what makes my heart really sing is when he will come up and give me a big hug and tells me I am the best Daddy in the whole world.
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   Posted 2/16/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I know it should be my family, don't get me wrong they do make me happy.

After a long cold snowy winter there is nothing like the first really warm & sunny day. Putting on my bathing suit, lying back on the lawn chair and just letting the sun bake me. Man, I just can't wait, I want this feeling so badly right now. Then going to the green house to shop for flowers for my yard and pots. Gotta love this feeling!!!!!!!
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   Posted 2/16/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
What makes me happy is that sense of contentment I get when all is right in my world...my family is healthy and happy, work is going well for hubby and/or I, my friends are doing well...things like that.

When there is a feeling of peace in my life - that's what brings me deep happiness.

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines
(plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
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Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Nortriptyline
Other: Vitamin D, Multi-Vitamin

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   Posted 2/16/2010 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Sunday I went to visit my new puppy, she is only three and a half weeks old. It was so nice and warmed my heart. That has been the best feeling since I lost my dog in November to cancer. So that has been so comforting to me. Only four and a half weeks and I can bring her home.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 2/16/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have to agree that this is a good one today! WOW! There are a lot of things that make me happy, but I have to say that the love from my wife is the greatest of them all. She is a wonderful woman! She gives me a smile, only for me, that makes a man melt! Deborah is my rock, and is a firm foundation in my life. Knowing that she is my support and loves my deeply makes me happy clear down to my toes. What more can a man ask for in life. Life is about relationships, and how we conduct ourselves to other people has a great bearing on our happiness in life.

I have never understood people who cannot see this, and how they are robbing themselves and others in life. My mother always told me (not a Forest Gump quote) that you pretty much reap what you sow. If you treat people like they are lower than dirt, your going to get treated that way in life as well.

Now for the material things in life that make me happy! Ridding my Harley, has always been a great joy of mine, and of course it is always better when you have someone to share it with.
My Biggreen Egg grill has been one of the items in life that has given me a time to relax, and has brought much joy as well. We have a ton of friends that always show up for a feast on the summertime weekends. Wonderful times and memories!

Thank you Chutz!


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   Posted 2/16/2010 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
my dogs & my family.


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   Posted 2/16/2010 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to stay happy and positive all of the time. I have problems and hurt like everyone else but that is a bump not a mountain and you have to climb it no matta what. My happiest times are with my hubby and family. We are blessed to have two wonderful children and 3 grandkids, I still have my mom what more could I ask for..I also enjoy my friendships and take them seriously. When I make new good friends it makes me happy, Deborah and Michael, and Suzane from HW are my new joys.

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   Posted 2/17/2010 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
You all are a great bunch and have warmed my heart with yout thoughts.

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."

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Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

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