Inspired by Roxi Atomic's discussion, "What are your pet peeves?"  

I thought this needed a more positive word than "unpeeve".



Watching a particularly colourful sunrise over the mountains.

The first ripe tomato of the season.

Being understood without having to go into a long discussion of personal history, societal issues, world view, etc...

Seeing the first hummingbird of the season.

Meeting someone who it seems like you've known forever.

Intellectual stimulation.

Clever turns of phrase.

Being able to extrapolate.

Purring.

Having a place like Atheist Nexus where I can hobnob with fellow non-theists.

Tags: What makes you happy?, happy happy joy joy, unpeeves

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having off work (especially if i have at least a little spending money)

listening to music

playing with my dogs

reading and discussing, receiving new ideas and ways of looking at things

working out

LOVE beaches and carnivals.....carnivals even moreso when they're not TOO crowded (one hour line for five minute ride)

nature trails/hiking/camping (haven't done since I was a kid, but have wanted to get back into with a group sometime.)

porn. lol. hey, least i'm honest
Seeing the sun is out is a good day for me.
I'm with you there! I lived in the Pacific Northwest for a year, and I thought I was going to go crazy! I'm back in Georgia now--and enjoying the sunshine!
learning new things especially about animals, biology or any other type of science
Being in Nexus makes me happy, I get to see others who think rationally and make me realize there is such a thing as intelligence after all.

gardening in the sun

Seeing my kids get good grades in their report cards

teaching my kids the truth (scientific, mythologic, etc) so they wont become victims to religion
Mango gelato and a tropical fruit smoothie after work. :D
I don't really know what the specific things that make me happy are. Usually socialising makes me happy and after that I just feel good and everything seems fun. And I love getting a compliment it just brightens your whole day even if it's something simple (and a bit shallow) like your hair looks great today. I love complimenting other people or making them laugh and brightening someone else's day. I love that accepting feeling you get when your happy, just accepting everything, life, death, happiness and sadness.
Aaaaaah... a penis.
Is that anything like that business from Last Tango in Paris:

Paul: [as Jeanne passes her hands over his pants] That's your happiness and my hap-penis.
making them or getting them?
A pen is mightier than a sword?
If it were true, philosophers would rule over warlords. Alas, as it turns out, Immanuel can't but Genghis can.

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