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Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:58 am

What are some of those very simple things in life that bring a smile to your face or make you feel good?

Getting hot fries at McDonalds?
Seeing you kid smile or laugh?
A good cup of coffee?
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:08 am

The non-aviation forum.

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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:10 am

Eating chocolate...after 3 months, wow...there's nothing better than that!!
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:13 am

A hug and a smile from a friend. That warms my heart!
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:14 am

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 2):
Eating chocolate...after 3 months, wow...there's nothing better than that!!

Guilty as charged!  guilty  A 100g bar has often lasted less than 10 minutes after me opening it. Actually, I'm tempted right now.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:17 am

surprise parties .................
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:26 am

Simple...hummm

Seeing my wife and kids be happy.
Having my kids try to tickle me sensless while in my bed on a lazy Sunday morning.
A decent meal.
A good nap
Driving down an open road by myself.

Flying the pattern @ Sunset Big grin (been WAY tooo long since I did that Sad )
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:27 am

BJ's. 'nuff said.

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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:30 am

When my friends call or come by for no particular reason.

When a stranger strikes up a conversation.

Dancing to great music until I drop.

Playing beach volleyball with my friends.

Chatting online with people I care about, especially 'spazz'

Sleeping on a big reclining seat while flying

Asia de Cuba

Nobu

Skybar

Pacific Coast Highway

Foggy nights

Coming home from work to find my house full of friends having a good time.

Skinny dipping

Frozen grapes
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:32 am

driving out into the middle of nowhere just to hear abosoultely nothing and seeing nobody.
Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:40 am

What are some of those very simple things in life that bring a smile to your face or make you feel good?

Beans  yes 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:43 am

My golden Retriever Lily.
The first cup of coffee in the morning.
Being first into bed after the sheets and all have been changed and newly laundered.
Seeing an old couple shopping together and seeing that they still love each.
The way the air smells after a Summer rain.
Finding what I want on sale.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:45 am

Boobies.

 smile 
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:16 am

Quoting TUNisia (Reply 9):
driving out into the middle of nowhere just to hear abosoultely nothing and seeing nobody.

 checkmark 

Definetly agree there TUN. Nicer then dealing with boneheads in city traffic.

*Driving in Yosemite National Park. The colour of its energy is just amazing!
*People who use their turn signals
*Composing music
*The feeling of acceleration. I get a HUGE grin across my face when driving a very torquey car, or the first part of take off when you get pushed back in your seat.
*The Ocean. It can calm me down in a heartbeat if Im feeling stressed out at all. A nice drive along the beach, or go and sit by the beach.
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:26 am

People who say "hello" at the beginning of a transaction. Simple politeness!

my golden retriever as well, Bailey

driving in my car alone, music blasting, sunroof open on a sunny clear blue sky day.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:28 am

The feeling you get when you finish your last exam for the semester.

Getting into a comfy bed when you're really worn out (often coming about 8 hours after finishing last Exam..)

Going somewhere new, or somewhere you really enjoy, expecially if you've flown to get there.

Takeoff - I only travel by plane every few months so I always look forward to it.

Visiting Wet'n'Wild on the Gold Coast. This usually follows all previous pleasures.

Rain. At the moment It's raining outside for the first time in about three months and I'm loving it.

Cheers,
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:49 am

when I see the Holy Spirit at work....
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:54 am

Things my 11 year old Daughter says "Just out of the Blue".

Sunrise over the Brooks Range in Alaska.

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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:15 pm

I echo what Bezoar said.

When my 11-month old granddaughter hugs my neck.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:19 pm

Standing on stage with my bass in hand, and having the leader of whatever group I'm playing in say " this one's fast and ugly, just beat the piss out of it."

Logan
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:28 pm

Sitting in my favourite Havana cafe (Dulceria Dona Teresa) on Calle Obispo and having a nice cold cerveza (beer), smoking a fabulous Cuban cigar, and talking with my friends.

Now that's heaven.

Steve
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:50 pm

-Clean Sheets
-Seeing my family
-Waking up every morning
-Flying
-Weekends
-5:30
-Friday at 5:30
-Music, especially DMB
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:02 pm

-Talking to the people I care about, wherever
-Meeting new people
-A smile from anyone
-Being able to say something nice about someone
-Having something nice said about you
-Music
-Anything funny

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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:05 pm

- A cold beer with a good friend.
- When one of my students thanks me for my work teaching her/him.
- Once in a while, going to the movies on my own very late at night.
- Every time I visit for the first time a city and its Catholic Cathedral.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:00 pm

Anything that's unexpected and welcome, like when a friend come over with a few frosty beers.

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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:11 pm

-Listening to your favorite song on the radio, regardless of the fact that you own the CD and you could listen it anytime you want.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:26 pm

-Seeing important peple in your life with a smile on their face.
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:07 pm

* Spreading out on the couch, watching TV and petting one of the cats.

* Finding a great bargain on something I wasn't even looking for.

* An unexpected booty call.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:16 am

-getting into a bed with freshly laundered linens

-freshly laundered clothes

-the laugh of one of my best friends

-light turbulence when sleeping

-being in an elevator alone for the brief moment of solitude

-seeing a new email from a special someone

-smell of freshly cut grass
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:28 am

-a smile
-music
-chocolate
-My yellow labrador retriver Daisy
-Flying

And of course, airliners.net Big grin
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:32 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 7):
BJ's. 'nuff said.

Harry

Boy, that simple?
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:35 am

SNUGGLING!!!!

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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:37 am

playing my piano
taking my car to redline
my beagle running down the stairs to greet me when i come home
watching an RB211 744 takeoff or land
experiencing domestic bliss
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:59 am

-Hearing the words "I Love You" said to me truthfully.
-Sitting in a quiet place just listening to music and thinking.
-Putting on clothes right after they have been ironed (Strange? maybe, but it feels damn nice!)
-Surprises of any kind.

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 12):
Boobies.

Nothing related to women is simple, so your point does not count  Silly (not that I don't agree that they can really make a man happy Big grin)
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:35 am

Hugs.
The smell of rain at the start of a thunderstorm.
A good song on the radio.
Sitting at patio with friends.
Uncontrollable laughter.
Running into to a friend on the street.
Driving a car with a manual transmission.
Sitting on a dock and watching the world go by.
Having full conversations with friends without saying a word.
Someone trusting me enough to let me into their heart.
Hammocks.

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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:37 am

3 simple things, in order of their importance:

1. A hug
2. Coffee
3. Beer
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:42 am

Thanks ACDC8, how could I forget Tim Horton's coffee?
I'll also add a bold Australian Shiraz and nice cold beer.

G

[Edited 2005-06-11 23:46:24]
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:45 am

Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 36):
how could I forget Tim Horton's coffee?

Ah yes, must remember to stop by Timmy's tonight and pick up a nice cup of happiness! When I lived in Germany, my parents always sent me some packages every month.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:47 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 37):
my parents always sent me some packages every month.

Your parents must love you very much.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:53 am

Quoting Canuckpaxguy (Reply 38):
Your parents must love you very much.

Not that much, it was only the coffee and no Honey Cruellers ...  Sad
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:45 am

There is a long list of things that might please me or bring a smile to my face. Genuine happiness, however, I get from a far shorter list:

#1:
  • Seeing someone I care about happy. More than anything else, that makes me happy.


Some of the rest, in no particular order. Some happen frequently, others rarely, but they all have a similar result:
  • My very small, but extremely close, group of friends.
  • Any of these friends dropping by for no reason at all.
  • Coming home to see one of said friends asleep in my room.
  • Coming home to see a note from a friend, saying they were there and they've borrowed something.
  • Unconditional love and trust returned from those I love and trust unconditionally.
  • Spur of the moment drinks and dinner plans with my mum. All we really have is each other and I know she's never going to recover from my father's death. But, seeing she's been making slow but steady progress towards coming to terms with it and moving on makes me happy.
  • Random, unexpected text messages, emails, or IMs from friends - just to say hi or to say they're thinking of me. Or just because.
  • Having friends who are loving, trusting and comfortable enough for me to hug and be hugged by, to kiss (just a peck) and be kissed by and to sleep in the same bed as me.
  • Getting online and finding someone I really care about signed on and ready for a long conversation.
  • Someone coming to me for help with a problem.
  • Spending entire afternoons with a friend, in complete silence, yet feeling utterly satisfied at the end of the day.
  • Sight of the ocean.
  • Smell of the first rain of the year.
  • Drinking the first cup of coffee of the day (when drunk in quiet solitude).
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:54 am

Quoting Jasepl (Reply 40):
My very small, but extremely close, group of friends.

Any of these friends dropping by for no reason at all.



Quoting Jasepl (Reply 40):
Coming home to see one of said friends asleep in my room

That one would scare me

Quoting Jasepl (Reply 40):
Sight of the ocean.

Smell of the first rain of the year

Agree with ya 100% there.

Also get very happy when i chat to my 2 year old nephew on the phone, or see him in person. Best kid around.

Also got happy (very sad i know) when i posted my 1000th post here
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:03 pm

Seeing my friends
Hearing a song I like on the radio.
laying outside in the sun and doing nothing.

and the last thing ..flying into the sunset. NOTHING makes me more happy or more alive then flying into the sunset. an example here..

I was at DFW. It stormed like heck. It finally ended and we started boarding for our flight to MCO. it was on the 757. I was seated right over the wing. I laid back into my seat and we taxied to the runway. There was a huge cloud layover above us, and it looked muggy and such. Gross. We turned onto the runway to take off. The engines started up, and we shot down the runway kicking up some water left over. We lifted up, and away we went. I started smiling again because I was flying again! Then the best part ever! We went through the cloud layer and when it parted OMG1 The most BEAUTIFUL sunset I had EVER seen was appearing right before me. It was like flying through the heavens! Then I watched the sun slowly slip down beyond the clouds as the darkness fell over. It was then I could have died and I wouldn't have cared. I felt I saw what I need to see.
Alex
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:10 pm

Quoting Diamond (Reply 8):
Pacific Coast Highway

Agreed.

Also-

-Buffalo Chicken or BBQ Chicken pizza from Wegman's
-Marking everything as accomplished in my daytimer
-Seeing my folks happy and smiling (as they loved and do love me unconditionally)
-The end of a good run
-invigorating music (most of the classical masters, contemporary classical artists, new age and best of the oldies)
-laughing with good friends

-R
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:26 pm

Good unsweetened ice tea, relaxing on Lake Michigan's shore, listening to my ipod, hanging out with my friends, and eating at Maui Tacos in MSP, b/c it means that I'm going on vacation.

Zach
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:29 pm

Watching someone Not give up.
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:33 pm

Quoting VSLover (Reply 28):
-smell of freshly cut grass

You might like hanging around me! I mow yards quite a bit. It pays great.

As for what I love(in no particular order):

-My beagle (Scout) looking at me
-My bird (Timothy) fluffing up
-FOOD!
-Classical music (although some is not very simple)
-Playing the violin
-Fishing
-Riding a small boat in big waves!
-Seeing Fedex 596 fly by
-As mentioned above, seeing the Holy Spirit move
-Fire in the fireplace
-Thunderstorms
-Snow (Don't get a whole lot here in AUS!)
-Flying
-Hanging out with my family
-Hiking
-Standing on top of a mountain in Colorado

Better stop or I will get too complicated!

---Skywatch

[Edited 2005-06-12 06:42:56]
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:53 pm


  • In-n-Out hamburgers
  • Every single time I hear Faith Hill on the radio
  • Sleeping in
  • Sunny mornings
  • Walking aimlessly talking with friends
  • My dog
  • Colorado
  • Flying in an airplane
  • The smell of rain
  • Passion-Orange-Guava Juice
  • Going to the lake and camping out on a beach all day
  • Laughing
  • The smell of jet fuel
  • Belgian waffles
  • Eating dinner outside during summer at 8:00
  • Fires in the fireplace during winter
  • The Amazing Race
  • The feeling you get after finishing a race or run
  • Discovering a song you thought you hated and finding out you love it
  • Falling asleep in the middle of the afternoon listening to music
  • Harry Potter books
  • Christmas trees
  • Singing at church
  • Down-to-earth people


Just to name a few...
 
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:09 pm

Quoting AirVB (Reply 47):
Eating dinner outside during summer at 8:00

I'm with you on that one man!
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RE: Very Simple Things That Make You Happy?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:14 pm

Quoting Jasepl (Reply 40):
Seeing someone I care about happy. More than anything else, that makes me happy.

what he said
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