Happiness is...

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    A kitchen full of food.

    A car tank full of gas.

    Money to pay the rent.

    A hub that gets daily traffic.

    What say you?

    1. Dancing Water profile image60
      Dancing Waterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree!

    2. profile image0
      LindaTuckerRDAposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Happiness is enjoying your life today because you are not promised tomorrow.

      1. prospectboy profile image88
        prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I like this reply. Need more people in the world who think this way.

    3. ratche24 profile image61
      ratche24posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cup of coffee and sitting on the couch with my wife and puppies. Nothing better.

    4. Cantuhearmescream profile image80
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Does one view count?

      1. Cantuhearmescream profile image80
        Cantuhearmescreamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Oh wait, that's my own :-(

    5. Jason Marovich profile image88
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      According to empirical data surveyed by Weiten, Lloyd, Dunn, and Hammer (2009), happiness depends mostly on the following factors:

      1.  Factors relatively unimportant in determining our general happiness:  money, age, gender, parenthood, intelligence, and physical attractiveness.

      2.  Somewhat important:  health, social activity, and religion.

      3.  Very important:  Love and intimate relationships, work, genetics. and personality.

    6. profile image0
      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Being able to literally breathe and have good health.  (mine is going fast)
      To see others happy
      To make others smile
      That's what makes me happy.  If I can make someone else happy that is my happiness and if I can make at least one person a day smile then I've done my job for the day.

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    ClusterCritterposted 5 years ago

    I totally agree on the fourth one.

  3. Paul Corvan profile image76
    Paul Corvanposted 5 years ago

    A hub that generates money!smile

  4. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    Yep, that about sums it up for me.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I keep plugging away on that hub thing. Haven't had a success in a long time though. Starting to get somewhat perturbed about that...

  6. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    Why stop at one hub that generates money?  I'd like ALL of my hubs to generate money!  Okay maybe gettin a little greedy.  But you aim for the sky and hit the ceiling, right? big_smile

  7. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I do indeed keep aiming for the sky. Problem is I think the Adwords Tool keeps giving me fake ammunition.

  8. profile image0
    ClusterCritterposted 5 years ago

    So it is more like a hub that gets daily traffic and generates enough money to pay rent, fill the car with gas, and stuff the kitchen with food.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I've done the math as to how many more hubs I'd have to write to hopefully accomplish that. The answer was disconcerting to say the least.

  10. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    I'd be happy with gas money and the occasional box of hot wings.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Me and my Doritos and root beer are happy as we speak. big_smile

  12. vocalcoach profile image96
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    Eating chocolate without gaining weight

    Being hugged by my grandchildren

    Reaching 400,000 views (which I just did)

    Sitting by a cozy warm fire on a very cold night

    1. Dancing Water profile image60
      Dancing Waterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lovely!

  13. profile image0
    ClusterCritterposted 5 years ago

    Keep your spirit up, you are much better than me - I haven't even got my Adsense approved.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Happiness is.......
      Eating uni sushi everday instead once a week.
      Having unlimited amounts of ca$h at my disposal.
      Being forever preternaturally youthful without invasive surgery.
      Having 1 million views on HubPages.
      Having a very large apartment with 2 walk-in closets for ALL my clothes........

      In ESSENCE,  I want it ALL...........
      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7909015.jpg

      And a Hubscore of 100............

      1. vocalcoach profile image96
        vocalcoachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm with you!  (Will substitute the shushi for chocolate)  smile

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    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    A house with enough room for a lot of kids.
    Having the funds to adopt a lot of kids.

    1. Dancing Water profile image60
      Dancing Waterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful!

  15. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    A car that immediately starts up when I turn the key.

  16. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Hearing on the news that the bad guys have been caught.

    1. vocalcoach profile image96
      vocalcoachposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes!!!

  17. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    coffee and a good e-cigarette smile

  18. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago
  19. Paul Corvan profile image76
    Paul Corvanposted 5 years ago

    "So it is more like a hub that gets daily traffic and generates enough money to pay rent, fill the car with gas, and stuff the kitchen with food" -- I couldn't agree more ClusterCritter LOL!

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    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    Happiness, right now, is..........
    my prodigal kitty coming back home.
    She's sweet, but sometimes mean.
    But she was gone for 3 days, and I'm so happy to see her!

  21. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    "Happiness is..."

    Discovering new keywords in Google Trends. Found 3 or 4 of them.

  22. ytsenoh profile image84
    ytsenohposted 5 years ago

    ....actually getting compensated nicely for what you write.  I've been here 3 years come this summer and I still average $10 a month or so.  A "zazzle" ad on everything.  Love the connections here, just disappointed in the work that goes in which reaps little benefit.  And, I am a patient person.  So, I would say that for today, happiness belongs to people in Boston, we finally are have a legitimate spring day in the Midwest, and I'm grateful I have my health.  It's a cha-cha day!

  23. fpherj48 profile image79
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    Holding a newborn baby
    Being his/her Grandma!

    Taking a long, slow walk, on a beautiful, breezy day

    An entire day to yourself, to do whatever you choose.

    The "Full Treatment" at a Day Spa.

    Loving and being loved right back

    Triple scoop Ice Cream Cones

    1. Dancing Water profile image60
      Dancing Waterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree here!

  24. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Having friends to talk with.

    1. Cantuhearmescream profile image80
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ...having friends at all ;-)

  25. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    ... slightly higher traffic than the day before.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Same here. Most peculiar for a Saturday.

      1. liesl5858 profile image89
        liesl5858posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Happiness is having a roof over my head, have enough food to eat, have a job to go to and have good health.

  26. silkwormy profile image79
    silkwormyposted 5 years ago

    Happiness is...

    faith, hope, and lots of love! :-)

  27. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    A mayo, turkey, cheese, mustard sandwich. With a root beer chaser. And I'm dedicating this particular sandwich to Randy.

  28. brakel2 profile image78
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    Happiness is
    Being alive
    A loving family
    great friends
    Frozen yogurt
    Being on HP
    Friends on HP and Google+
    Loving God
    Making more money on HP
    Good sex

  29. Zelkiiro profile image94
    Zelkiiroposted 5 years ago
  30. Good Guy profile image85
    Good Guyposted 5 years ago

    If happiness is all the above, then one just needs one item, MONEY.

    Happiness is more than that.  It is a state of mind.  Money no doubt will greatly contribute to one's happiness, but money foolishly used to seek happiness will ultimately lead one to despair and sorrow.

    I have just written a hub dedicated to my son on the subject of happiness.

  31. profile image0
    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    Happiness is fulfilling your purpose.

  32. grand old lady profile image84
    grand old ladyposted 5 years ago
  33. SAM ELDER profile image74
    SAM ELDERposted 5 years ago

    Happiness is nostalgia for past.

  34. Paul Corvan profile image76
    Paul Corvanposted 5 years ago

    Happiness is being content of what you have and who you are smile

  35. profile image0
    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    I like Pauls answer. I watched this documentary on Netflix a few months ago. It's great.

    https://www.facebook.com/HappyMovie?ref=ts&fref=ts

  36. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Happiness is being in perfect health, having an above average to genius level IQ, and a high sense of self.  If one has these components, HE/SHE can achieve what he/she set his/her mind to achieve.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What about someone with downs whose understanding is limited. Or someone with cancer who has just learned to live life to the fullest b/c they realize there is more to life than the comp?

    2. Zelkiiro profile image94
      Zelkiiroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hrm...I only have 1 out of 3.

      33% is a hell of a failing grade.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm a she so I met one of the criteria myself.

  37. damian0000 profile image72
    damian0000posted 5 years ago

    Happiness is when you get to the stage where you stop thinking that everything everybody says about you is always right

 
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