What makes them or has made them happy?

What makes me feel really happy is to be free to act, speak and realise my dreams.

Hazar , 26 years old, Tunis (Tunisie)

What makes me happy is telling myself every morning, while reading the Happython, that I am not the only one who thinks like this.

Nicolas , 22 years old, Nice (France)
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What makes me happy is getting up in the morning, stretching out on my sofa and letting the sun warms my bare feet through the window.

Bertrand , 23 years old, Bordeaux (France)

What made me happy was seeing that people haven't yet forgotten Ingrid Bettancourt and her thousand-day-detention, November 19, 2004.

Hervé , 20 years old, Paris (France)

What warms my heart and makes me happy is when nothing relents, seeing that my ideas come back stronger and more definite.

Jeff , 22 years old, Marseille (France)

To know that there's at least one person on earth who loves me for who I am, who shares my sad and happy moments and who never gets fed up saying “I love you”.

Khaled , 20 years old, Alger (Algérie)

What does make me happy is to watch the waves lapping on the fine sand

Nadine , 33 years old, Mons (Belgique)

What makes me happy at this moment is that I have got rid of everything in Paris, my job and a hard life, to retire and live in Tunisia at a wonderful man's side.

Françoise , 52 years old, Rades (Tunisie)

What makes me happy is telling myself that I am going to see the man of my dreams on my right during my classes.

Clémentine , 18 years old, Gennevilliers (France)

What makes me happy is seeing my reflection in the eyes of my son.

Vincent , 25 years old, Madrid (Espagne)
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What makes me happy is that I'm in good health, I'm active, I've got good morals, and I rarely get angry!

Brahim , 36 years old, Agadir (Maroc)

What makes me happy is a warm day with the wind and the blue sky of spring… A day like today.

Lorenzo , 23 years old, Milan (Italie)
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What makes me happy, it is in the morning when I wake up in my lover's arms and he kisses me lovingly

Olympia , 32 years old, Paris (France)

What makes me happy is when my neighbour kindly offers me « tourtisseaux » to thank me for a small favour.

Annie , 47 years old, Paris (France)

What makes me happy is seeing my parents together.

Sarah , 20 years old, Casablanca (Maroc)

What makes me happy is to see happy sports people.

Hythem , 23 years old, Tunis (Tunisie)

My children ‘s smiles make me happy.

Sandrine , 32 years old, Brabant Wallon (Belgique)

What makes me happy is the shoo-shoobidoos, the waboo waboos and all the rest.

Abigaëlle , 40 years old, Noisy-le-Grand (France)

What makes me happy is seeing my bunny thanks to the webcam.

Jonathan , 31 years old, Bordeaux (France)

What makes me happy is all that is beautiful, pure, frank and honest and that doesn't cost anything because these are the simplest things that are the most wonderful.

Steven , 33 years old, Rivière-du-Loup (Canada)
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Oh… little everyday trifles make me happy … a smile, a hand in mine…a look, a laughing child…happiness is very relative…but we must know to appreciate the little things.

Angela , 40 years old, Benidorm (Espagne)

My little world makes me happy… I first of all have all my pets: Loulou, Fofinha, Nina, Cleo, Cesar, Micas they are my dogs who, I can assure you, are also very happy with 3400 feet of field and two little houses… My cats: Tigrao, Faisca, Princesa who have 4 little kittens Milady, Aramis, Dartanhan, Portos… My tortoises whose names are: César and Cléopâtre…. My birds in big cage…

Silvia , 23 years old, Pombal (Portugal)
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The fact that I've met my soul mate makes me happy.

Sadek , 26 years old, Béjaïa (Algérie)

What makes me happiest is laughing, with time, over things I've cried a lot about. That's how I finally tell myself that life is too beautiful but it's us who often see the world in black.

Aysel , 20 years old, Macon (France)

To travel to Europe to see my brother's son who was born the day before yesterday.

Mohamed-Amine , 19 years old, Casablanca (Maroc)

What makes me happy is the feeling of a smile!

Emmanuelle , 27 years old, Marseille (France)

To help people as much as I can makes me feel happy.

Sou , 30 years old, Tunis (Tunisie)

What makes me happy is seeing that the head of a busy bar can stop working for two minutes because he saw a blind man trying desperately to walk across a crosswalk and help him cross arm in arm… that really make me happy to witness scenes like that ! Long live solidarity between people of all horizons !!

Greg , 20 years old, Nice (France)

My grandfather's eyes that sparkled whenever he saw me arrive. The wind that strokes my face, the sun that warms up the heart and finally, just feeling alive!

What makes me happy ? To be a granny, nothing is more beautiful than to see your family grow larger and be able to play the doting mother again. It makes you feel young again.

Liane , 54 years old, La Louvière (Belgique)
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What makes me happy is when in the dreams' fall when the breath of the day raises my eyelids, I'm aware that the moment when finally I'll be free is close. Every minute, every second that goes by is a step towards our reunion, my darling, my Night, my life.

A particular moment in the summer of 2002 really made me happy. My father and I went fishing to the little river going near my childhood's village, in rocky canyons. He fishes with the hand since he was a little boy and this year I was also successful when I got a fish with my hand. The atmosphere and this moment of complicity both made me reach heaven.

Françoise , 22 years old, Vietri di Potenza (Italie)
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What makes me happy is thinking through the best moments I've lived to determine which one is the best and thus reliving them.

Kevin , 19 years old, Chatenay-Malabry (France)

What makes me happy is to listen to Danièle's music, dance the tarentelle and tammurriata and sing with my friends (especially napolitean songs).

Anna , 45 years old, Naples (Italie)

Ce qui m'a rendue heureuse c'est d'avoir eu ma fille.

Sophie , 28 years old, Laval (Canada)

What makes me happy is listening to Metallica while petting a kitten.

Pauline , 20 years old, Toulouse (France)

What makes me happy …To share a meal and an evening with friends.

Mado , 43 years old, Verviers (Belgique)

What makes me happy is returning home, soaked, during a storm and hearing the rain beating against the windowpanes while I heat up tea!

Elodie , 17 years old, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France)

I am happy when I travel around the world and get to know different possible ways of being happy.

Marcella , 37 years old, Cagliari (Italy)

To see my baby's birth.

Fatima-Zohra , 30 years old, Marrakech (Maroc)
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Tomorrow's day is already making me happy.

Julie , 23 years old, Marseille (France)

The smile of a child after an X-ray treatment… A baby holding out his hand… All that makes me happy!!

Laure , 34 years old, Blois (France)
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lived my greatest happiness after having gone through a period of depression. I walk outside and I kneeled before the color of the starry sky and I told myself: God it's beautiful!

Yann , 35 years old, Toulouse (France)

What makes me happy is seeing my best friend again after almost two years apart.

Samya , 17 years old, Mohammédia (Maroc)

My cousing Mathilde, 3 and a half years old, was skeptical when we told her, after school, that her little sister had been born during the day. But if you had seen her when she finally met Alice, she was ovewhelmed with joy !!!

Angélique , 23 years old, Chambly (France)

What makes me happiest is the love of my future husband who, despite leukemia, helps me to get through life.

Lucie , 33 years old, Deux-Montagnes (Canada)

My 14 years old son has a very worn stuffed bear and I hadn't been able to find one just like it to replace it. Today, I search online and I finally found it. I order four in advance and I feel like the happiest of all mothers.

Chloé , 22 years old, Reims (France)

What makes me happy is falling in lovein the metro every morning ! Stranger from line 6, if you recognize yourself…

Julia , 18 years old, Paris (France)

The purchase of a house in the country made me happy. It gave me a goal.

What makes me happiest is all the little daily pleasures... Why search so hard, look what we have near

Louise , 43 years old, Chicoutimi (Canada)
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What made me happy was to spend my birthday evening with my son and his girlfriend, and tomorrow it will be the same with my sister and her husband. Hurray for the family!

Josette , 52 years old, Saint-Nicolas (Belgique)

What makes me happy is the first kiss in a love affair…The first craziest moments…

Samuel , 28 years old, Paris (France)
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What makes me happy is seeing that my best friend is always there, even when things aren't going well.

Maxime , 22 years old, Lyon (France)

What makes me the most happy is the love of my future husband who, despite leukemia, helps me to overcome all in life.

Lucie , 33 years old, Deux-Montagnes (Canada)

What makes me happy is to have been able to get a good education « educazione » !

Daniela , 32 years old, Ancône (Italie)

What makes me happy is to see the smile of people I like and the sunset. It's to hear the voices melody and children laughing. It's to smell flowers perfume and that of hot coffee. It's to feel under my fingers the softness of the skin and the grains of a fine sand beach…

Happiness is when I see my mother again, for whom I'll always be the same kid (even if I'm not this kid anymore) and to see her face lighting up and smiling.

Mehdi , 27 years old, Tunis (Tunisie)

Yesterday at work, I thought myself the black beast and eight girls offered me chocolate. I live in Japan, and, here, it's the women who offer chocolate to men. My day had started very badly, and finished very well…

Benoît , 25 years old, Tokyo (Japon)

Brought up and educated in Brazzaville, The Congo, by missionaries. A war has broken out... Everything is destroyed, the town devastated, there is nothing to be found anywhere. However with courage the sisters go back to work, open the nursery and primary schools without any materials. They send out an SOS to ex-pupils of which I am one. Since that time I am running around the shops with my limited means of a retired person. Paints, folding books, etc. etc.... meetings with the people who will carry my packages to Brazza. And in return I receive letters and drawings from little children thanking me and calling me godmother and sometimes mother, this is happiness !!!

The happiest day of my live was when I left the hole I was hidden in for a month during the war in Rwanda. That day, the sun shone like it will no longer and the breeze was a caress that no man has ever given me. It was June 21, 1994 around 3 :00 p.m. I was 14.

Prisca , 26 years old, Brunoy (France)
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What makes me most happy is when I see happy people. That's the reason why I try to make people happy. Sometimes a simple smile is enough…Fortunately there's a universal language that everybody can communicate with: the “language of the heart”.

Maïssa , 21 years old, Tunis (Tunisie)

What made me really happy? The first time my son smiled directly at me.

Nathalie , 30 years old, Saint-Hyacinthe (Canada)
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To eat chips makes me happy

François , 23 years old, Calais (France)

What makes me happy is knowing that laughing works your abs!

Maud , 20 years old, Paris (France)

What makes me happy is that it's raining today instead of a day when the weather's nice.

Arthur , 18 years old, Toulouse (France)

What makes me happy is feeling so small in front of a stormy ocean, smelling the spray on my face : I simply feel content, and I realize the futility of all my little everyday worries.

Marcelle , 62 years old, Québec (Canada)

Whenever I start to really like a person, I look at them straight in the eyes and I tell them that I love them (which is always true) : the glint that I see shine in their eyes, sometimes only for a fraction of a second, fills me with joy, and I am happy.

Louis , 47 years old, Lyon (France)

What makes me happy is to have the possibility to organize a great party with all the family where my brother could come with his children.

Chantal , 37 years old, Tervuren (Belgique)

What makes me happy every day, it is to see black slaves'sons and daughters appointed to fairly important positions, in a country where there were schools for Whites and schools for Blacks, buses for Whites and buses for Blacks, just very few decades ago.

Alex , 43 years old, Paris (France)

What makes me happy is to eat braised fish with my fingers, in the shade of a tree, in the Ivory Coast, and to watch the sunrise on Buttes Chaumont Park.

Aline , 28 years old, Paris (France)
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My happiness has already lasted for a long time. It renews itself every morning when I go to sample a cup of tea in one of the many Parisian cafés. It's a moment of pure joy, I let myself lapse into dreams in the ambiance of the cafes, and I can no longer do without it.

Nicole , 57 years old, Paris (France)

So passionate, so tender, to hold me in your arms, kiss me gently and… tu make me fall on the bed ! You are so clumsy, my love, but how I love you, ooof ! I think about it in the metro, and I burst out laughing. I am happy.

Florence , 21 years old, Paris (France)
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What made me happy was my title of European champion of table tennins in all categories and my boyfriend.

Angéline , 22 years old, Evry (France)

Lots of things make me happy : I bought an appartment, I slept with a girl and I stopped smoking !

Lolie , 21 years old, Paris (France)

What made me happy is when I was offered a chimpanzee, which was my dearest dream.

Ophélie , 21 years old, Valenciennes (France)

What makes me happy is to be pretty.

Daniela , 32 years old, Ancône (Italie)

What makes me happy is to get up in the morning and think that I'm still there despite the past difficulties.

What makes me happy is to get up in the morning and thank God for letting me sleep in peace.

Rabah , 31 years old, Grenoble (France)

A moment of happiness: the kiss from this little girl who thanked me for having cured her mommy. What made me happy yesterday was passing the evening with the man I love, dancing all night with him and showing him that his black skin and my white skin show at the same time both contrast and harmony.

Muriel , 48 years old, Blois (France)

What makes me happy is getting back home after a long day at college, putting my hand in my mailbox and discovering a postcard from someone I love.

Adrien , 18 years old, Marseille (France)
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I no longer remember exactly when, But it was approximately in 1996 that I decided to “do something with Internet” It took me until April 1997 to get together the equipment, the connections and the supplies, but then bang, I saw photos of people far away appearing before my eyes, with immediacy of connection and of memory. Wow. For each question I had to do with actual things, ideas or sources of ideas, or how to do something, etc. etc. I could find the reply in a few minutes, and that's when I realised: One doesn't need to know how to reach one's goal before one has decided it - simply dream it and the answers to how you can succeed are on Internet – even if you wish to work towards an enlightened planetary civilisation…

What makes me happy is living the life I've always wanted to live.

Frédéric , 21 years old, Strasbourg (France)
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For you I am not merely a thing, my happiness is you, Pilou.

Katie , 46 years old, Bruxelles (Belgique)