His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama says this about happiness:
"I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness…"
Although technically nothing outside of myself can "make" me happy (as I am responsible for my own emotions/actions etc.) in receiving this award I am to reveal ten things about myself that "make" me happy. So here I go, in no particular order. Enjoy.
1. The ocean, water.
4. My family, my friends
5. This blogging community and those who have chosen to read my random thoughts
6. The earth and it's drive to produce an abundance of life
7. My dog, Ursa
8. Being able to read and write
10. Having my five senses
and I have to add...
11. Laughter and music
Now, I am to pass on this little bit of happiness, which I'm going to do regardless of whether or not you do awards. :O As always, it's a hard choice.
Brenda at Hazel's Crock Pot Kitchen because I love food
Anne Spollen's Author Blog for her delightful and humorous insights into her kids and family
Angela at The Bookshelf Muse for her continued and wonderful effort to help all of us become better writers
Mary at ResidentAlien for sharing stories about her life in "foreign" lands
Kelly at Kelly Polark for introducing me to music I would otherwise never know about
Tabitha at Writer Musings for introducing me to new books and for being so honest in her opinions about the books she reviews
Vijaya at Reading, Writing, Ruminating for being my first cyber friend and becoming my mentor