What floats your boat?

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  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    What floats your boat?

    What is it that keeps your going every day, even if amid stress and frustrations?

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  2. Alastar Packer profile image82
    Alastar Packerposted 3 years ago

    Friends, smiles, altruistic people, babies, writing, funny animals and the list goes on!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ain't nothing going to keep you down, Alastar.  smile

    2. Alastar Packer profile image82
      Alastar Packerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Can hardly wait to hear what keeps yours afloat, Phyllis!

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You know, Alastar, you are one of the joys that keeps my boat afloat. You always bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. You encourage, motivate and inspire me - you are a good friend.

  3. greenteatravels profile image74
    greenteatravelsposted 3 years ago

    Almost certainly the air within its hull. big_smile

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting and a good thought.  smile

  4. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    my kids, their laughter and jokes makes my day even better no matter how horrible the day was

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Kids have a way of doing that for us. Thanks peachpurple.

  5. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 3 years ago

    Seeing the ones I love and care about actually happy. This is what truly makes me happy.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is such a wonderful way of life.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Phyllis.

  6. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    I smile and look up, even when everything else is down. I watch the birds and other things in nature. I think about the positive things in life. I hope for sun over rain.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It always helps to keep looking up and be aware of the beauty of Nature. Thanks, Kevin.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Be happy, do not worry Phyllis. :-)

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am happy, Kevin, thank you. I gave up worries long ago, for worrying never accomplishes anything.

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So did I!

  7. DrBillSmithWriter profile image76
    DrBillSmithWriterposted 3 years ago

    Just read Biilybuc's latest essay, about the old man and the drifter. Being able to leave a "Thank you" in the comments... makes be happy! Floats my boat! Simple, but it works! ;-)

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is good we have HubPages, for many reasons. Thanks, DrBill.

  8. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 3 years ago

    Love, my Sweet Phyllis.

    I've answered so many questions and in so many ways! I have written a lot and expressed the same idea in so many ways! I've seen people saying the same thing and not know that they are saying it in so many ways! Shall I go on?

    My float is this epitome of beauty which takes my Soul lovingly, and caresses it in sleep, nudges it in the morning to remember Gratitude, and guides it - like an Inner Pilot - through every second of the day. I see no dichotomy. Moreover, everyone and everything blends and continue to sing in different ways, the song of Love Supreme.

    Hari Om Tat Sat!!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Manatita - Absolute Reality.  Thank you, Dear and Beloved Teacher.

  9. poppyr profile image94
    poppyrposted 3 years ago

    Writing. The lovely children at the school I teach at. The fact that the opposite of carrying on is suicide, and that's not an option. By the way, I love that picture you posted of the camel and the child. How cute! May I have the source?

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi poppyr and thanks for contributing with your thoughts. I have had that picture in my image folder for at least a year and no longer have the link, but I do know I got it off Bing free images.

    2. Marie Flint profile image91
      Marie Flintposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Stress? Frustration? Unh, unh--don't do 'em. As to "what floats my boat," I'd have to say just about everything--fresh green salads, quilting, singing, Violet Flame, walks in the sunshine, feeding the ducks, and helping people on Hub Pages!

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