What Makes You Happy? A #ThinkKit Post.

The #ThinkKit prompt for today was to take a poll. I went with a topic I want to know more about, what makes people happy. I posted the following question on Facebook, Instagram, Instagram and Google +.

What makes you happy?

Frappacinos and good people – Pat D

Besides the low hanging fruit… Kids, family… I enjoy my wood shop where I build things like step ladders so I can grab said low hanging fruit much easier. – David M

Seeing my close friends and family happy makes me happy. Even if things aren’t going my way, it’s all just an afterthought. Roscoe V.D.

Making my family and happy. This is my first year adopting an “Elf on a shelf” and day 2 has already brought tons of laughter. A smile and a laugh shared is so contagious. Kate C.

Listening to Christmas songs, gifts are not important as Pete and I get older, we just want gather with family and have some good laughter Bonnie M.

Making people laugh. Accomplishing things.
And an XL coffee from Dunkin Donuts. – Chris M.

Random Acts of Kindness. While I give them as much as I can, I’m always in awe when I find myself in the receiving end of one. I’m especially caught off guard when it’s a kind word of appreciation from a patient. At the same time, those sometimes make me sad in the fact that I’m almost brought to tears at times. It just shows how rare they’ve seemingly become. Then again, maybe it just means I don’t take them for granted like I used to. Lynn W.

Nothing makes me happy, I just CHOOSE to be Happy Sometimes when I am a Unicorn I feel ultra happy and liberated from day to day routine of being me. Hazel W.

Snow…and books. Beth G.

Being able to be with family and friends and to put smiles on their faces and make them laugh. And using a sharpie on them while sleeping falls in this category!! John K.

Waking up every morning taking a deep breath, looking around seeing how far I’ve come I’m life, my husband and knowing so much more lies ahead Shannon S.

I am happy waking to another day ~ can’t wait to see what each one brings! Shirley R.

Hearing my sons laugh. Rocky W.

Knowing those around me are happy, especially if I played even a tiny role in their happiness. Pamela R.

Realized goals. A few more: helping others, teaching others, walking through downtown Indy, and writing Jason.

beyond bacon, selfies and cat videos? @IndyGator

Family & friends, good health, creative pursuits. and a good cheeseburger. Randy C.

hearing my children and my wife laugh, helping others, time with family, pizza, and watching sports Aaron B.

Free time! Sara M.

Simple things: first snow, a child’s laughter, a quiet run. Abbi A.

Sharing meals with friends. A good book. My daughters. Bill B.

Coming home each night after work to my girls. (I’d be even happier if the cleaned the kitchen ) Shafferb on Instargram

On the four online social, 22 people responded to this informal poll. I was surprised to learn there were almost as many things that made people happy than people making people happy. Some people told me that people and things made them happy. In these situations, both cases were counted. There was a bigger response from Facebook than the other online social networks. Yes, I polled this question on Google+, I’m crazy like that.
Here is the breakdown:
People make them happy – 16 (Family – 10 / Friends – 8)
Things make them happy – 13

Online social networks:
Facebook – 14
Twitter – 5
Instagram – 1
Google+ – 2

So, now that you know what makes other people happy. What makes you happy?

This is part of the ThinkKit 31 Days of Blogging. Every day, bloggers in the challenge receive a writing prompt and blog about it. This program is to inspire daily writing. For more information, check out the ThinkKit website.


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