February 19, 2009 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #589438APushetaYidParticipant
what makes a person happy?
Working on middohs..
What do you think?February 19, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm #638697syriansephardiMember
I think family makes a person happy and doing the right things willinglyFebruary 20, 2009 12:34 am at 12:34 am #638698beaconParticipant
Being happy with what you have.February 20, 2009 12:35 am at 12:35 am #638699beaconParticipant
*satisfiedFebruary 20, 2009 1:13 am at 1:13 am #638700qwertyuiopMember
when they do a chesed.$February 20, 2009 2:35 am at 2:35 am #638701chunchieMember
thoughtfulnessFebruary 20, 2009 3:41 am at 3:41 am #638702xeroxMember
When accomplishing things- that is the best feeling!! :o)February 20, 2009 3:49 am at 3:49 am #638703an open bookParticipant
like beacon said, when they are satisfied and content with what they have, and not wishing for something differentFebruary 20, 2009 5:07 am at 5:07 am #638704asdfghjklParticipant
???? ?????February 20, 2009 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm #638705
I think these are some of the things that make a person happy
1)resolution of doubt
2)realizing how much Hashem loves you
3)a sense of satisfaction with everything you are and have
4)the feeling of gratefulness at all the good Hashem gives you
5)the realization that no one or nothing has the ability to control your sense of happiness, being happy is a decision no matter what the circimstances. (Hashem gave us the ability to make that decision)
6)conquering a negative midah successfully
7)Being a giver
8)feeling the true happiness of othersFebruary 20, 2009 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #638706feivelParticipant
what kiruvwife said
but i would say the say thing more compactly:
EMUNAHFebruary 20, 2009 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #638707
well said Feivel thank you. (I just try sometimes put the 9 kavim of speech to good use)February 20, 2009 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #638708an open bookParticipant
🙂 kiruvwifeFebruary 20, 2009 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #638709APushetaYidParticipant
AGREE! EMUNAH!February 20, 2009 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #638711
one more-(for men)-discovering chidushei TorahFebruary 22, 2009 5:30 am at 5:30 am #638712
ames-that one is loaded. You gotta be careful who you say that to. It can be taken wrongly, in a very harmful way.
~a~February 22, 2009 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #638713
anonymisss, did you mean that i was gonna come and say that i’m very happy and i have zero self control??
not sure if that’s what you meant 😉February 23, 2009 12:48 am at 12:48 am #638714
moish, funny that you say that cuz I meant the exact opposite. Like the people who believe themselves to have extreme measures of self control when it comes to eating (or not eating) and tolerating pain-vehamayvin yavin.
Get it now? ames? moish?
~a~February 23, 2009 1:35 am at 1:35 am #638715
yeah got it now. sorry – i don’t think along those lines – i’m a guyFebruary 23, 2009 4:40 am at 4:40 am #638717
ames, i guess that means you’re healthyFebruary 23, 2009 5:05 am at 5:05 am #638718
the pain one is actually pretty common with guys…. Don’t try it please, moish. Ok?
DISCLAIMER:I do not recommend it.
~a~February 23, 2009 5:22 am at 5:22 am #638719
i wouldn’t know i’m not that psychotic. not one of my greater aspirations in life.February 23, 2009 6:36 am at 6:36 am #638720strivingMember
Happiness is knowing where you came from and knowing where you’re going. Even if you’re not smiling and laughing all the time, if you feel that life has purpose and everything you do is in sync with that purpose, then you are really happy.February 23, 2009 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #638721
good job, ames!:)
and moish, I never thought you were psychotic. It actually comes from feeling a need to be in control. It gives the person a very strong feeling of overcoming something “big”. I don’t want give anyone here any good ideas so we’ll stop right here.
btw, once we’re discussing this, anyone ever watched/read The da Vinci Code?
~a~February 24, 2009 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #638722NobodyMember
Contentment ultimately leads to happiness.
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