Happiness Questions – Part 1

Happiness Questions – Part 1

happiness, sleep, laugh

Yes they are!

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.  ~ Thornton Wilder

In dancing around the internet to find something to post tonight I came across the site linked below:

http://thinksimplenow.com/happiness/life-on-purpose-15-questions-to-discover-your-personal-mission/

The author includes a great story about how she came around to figuring out what gave her life purpose and what made her happy in life.  During this discussion she listed the 15 questions below to ask yourself to help you consider how to live a happier life, I really like them so here they are, tomorrow I’ll share my own answers, enjoy and of course, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

15 Questions:

1. What makes you smile? (Activities, people, events, hobbies, projects, etc.)

2. What are your favorite things to do in the past? What about now?

3. What activities make you lose track of time?

4. What makes you feel great about yourself?

5. Who inspires you most? (Anyone you know or do not know. Family, friends, authors, artists, leaders, etc.) Which qualities inspire you, in each person?

6. What are you naturally good at? (Skills, abilities, gifts etc.)

7. What do people typically ask you for help in?

8. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?

9. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?

10. You are now 90 years old, sitting on a rocking chair outside your porch; you can feel the spring breeze gently brushing against your face. You are blissful and happy, and are pleased with the wonderful life you’ve been blessed with. Looking back at your life and all that you’ve achieved and acquired, all the relationships you’ve developed; what matters to you most? List them out.

11. What are your deepest values?

12. What were some challenges, difficulties and hardships you’ve overcome or are in the process of overcoming? How did you do it?

13. What causes do you strongly believe in? Connect with?

14. If you could get a message across to a large group of people. Who would those people be? What would your message be?

15. Given your talents, passions and values. How could you use these resources to serve, to help, to contribute? ( to people, beings, causes, organization, environment, planet, etc.)

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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