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What makes you happy?

It doesn’t seem difficult to answer “what makes you happy” and most of the people I asked had the answer right away. But… why so fewer people really live for their happiness?


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What is happiness

I would say happiness is a very subjective thing. To feel happiness could have various factors. Some of them come from inside the person and others from outside (environment). Sometimes it would be described as “good fortune”.

What people say

A few days ago I asked my followers on Instagram what makes them happy. The answers were varied. Some of them said “love”. Others said that the idea of being free is what makes them happy. The most mentioned answers were – the beach, books, music, inspiration and creativity. Even reading my blog makes them happy (thank you Ronaldo). A very great answer was: “making others feeling happy and good about themselves”. That was so nice (sorry Jason) that I had to write this down! But all of them agreed on one thing: the small things are what makes them happy. And you know what? Nobody said Sex or money….!


  • It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon
  • If you want to be happy – be. – Leo Tolstoy
  • Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Happiness is this feeling that makes your pulse rise and makes your heart beat faster. After a long winter when you first smell the scent of spring. Or when you sit on the beach and your feet touches for the first time the water. If you bring other people to laugh. A great evening with your friends where you eat, drink and enjoy the talk. A travel, a journey. A hug or a non expected kiss.

I know what makes me happy and I fight for it. I try to create as many as possible happy moments for me as I can. Because we live only once. There is no other life waiting for us – at least not here.




Happy or not happy that is the question

As I mentioned it before, happiness is different for everyone. Most of the people know what makes them happy. But why they do nothing to enjoy moments to get the happiness they deserve? Why?

We know that the happiness doesn’t depend on others. We know also that sometimes the smallest things make us happy. But if I look around from time to time it surprises me. So many people go every day to a work (9 to 10 hours/day) they hate. Precious time of their life. Is it for the money? Does money makes them happy? Even if they have stomach-ache? On the other hand there are people who live a life they don’t want. Day-in – day out. And time flies.

You may say – ha, it’s not so easy to change life and be happy all the time. Of course not. You will never be happy all the time. Happiness is always just borrowed. There will be always good moments and bad moments in life. That’s the crazy thing. We never know how our lives go.  But… exactly BUT we can try to make the best out of it. We can at least try to create our happy moments as often as possible.

Many people are just to lazy to change something.

You are the engineer. You are the architect of your life. Nobody can work on your happiness as you can.

And if you try to hear the birds on the roof you can clearly understand what they sing…”don’t worry and be happy”. 😉


What makes you happy? Let me know what you think.

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sellallyourstuff March 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm

For me happiness is a way of life! Once I changed my outlook on life and how I wanted to be viewed, I found I radiated happiness and it has come back to me ten fold!

    nonsoloamore March 2, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Exactly, sometimes we go in a direction we don’t want to go. Some still go that path but others think about it – like you did – and change it. I’m happy you did that.

2 Travel Dads blog (The Taylors) March 1, 2016 at 2:55 pm

“If you want to be happy – be.” I try to explain this to my 4 year old often. It’s so very true.

    nonsoloamore March 2, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Sounds so easy right? But even lot’s of adults don’t understand that.

journalofnomads March 1, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Great post and well described! Happiness is subjective and different for everybody. Mine is living my dreams and being the creator of my own life. Stepping out of the victim hood and being aware that I am responsible on how I act/react on what happens outside of me. For me, happiness starts with feeling good with whatever I do and wherever I am and enjoying the small things (cliche, I know :)).

    nonsoloamore March 2, 2016 at 6:18 am

    I think the most important part is exactly what you said – you are the creator of your own life. I think that is the “secret” of happiness 😀

Heather March 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Happiness is a choice. Gratitude is a big part of happiness.

My Unsettling Life (@MyUnsetlingLife) March 1, 2016 at 9:15 pm

Firstly I love your happy photos!
Second that is a great post, well done!

    nonsoloamore March 2, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Thank you very much. Al photos were shot in NYC. Happy moments 😉

Florence – ReporterOnTheRoad.com March 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm

This is a very positive message and it gives a lot of energy.
To me, happiness is a way of living, not a destination 🙂

    nonsoloamore March 2, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Absolutely. I totally agree!

Vyjay Rao March 2, 2016 at 6:27 am

Happiness is within and is an individual state of mind, nice post and pictures too.

Patricia – Ze Wandering Frogs March 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Very insightful! We tend to let ourselves bug down by so many things…

    nonsoloamore March 3, 2016 at 10:37 am

    That is true. And we really should stop doing that.

elizabeth March 3, 2016 at 10:14 am

Happiness is a state of mind. You can choose to be happy. If you are happy you make others around you happy.

    nonsoloamore March 3, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Absolutely. If you think positive, positive things will happen to you. I truly believe that.

TravellingBookJunkie (@t_bookjunkie) March 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Happiness is different for different people, what makes one person happy may not touch the sides of someone else.

Archie March 4, 2016 at 11:38 pm

seeing my kids smile makes me happy 🙂

Ruxandra March 6, 2016 at 10:09 am

It’s so true that we are the makers of our own happiness. And the moment I realised it, that’s when I started to love myself more. Happiness is being content with your life (not in a way that you are not aspiring higher and higher) and excited about the future.

Vee N Ric March 7, 2016 at 7:26 am

Hi Claudia.
Happiness is a state..
Of mind, spirit, physical,
Material and financial state.
The stage at which you are
At that point in time
Will define whether
You are happy
Or unhappy
Or how you want to be.
Great post.
Thanks for sharing.

Kristin S. July 26, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Darling friend, l suppose l like people to be happy around me so l try to let them feel good from me. I give what l can. My family makes me happy and my friends. Its when I’m unhappy l realize what makes me happy….God and two loving people. Then water…every drop?

    nonsoloamore July 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    You are a great person and I’m pretty sure that people around you will feel happy because YOU make them feel happy.

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