Happiness Questions – Part 2 (My answers)

Happiness QuestionsPart 2

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Opus is a happy critter

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

So as promised here are my answers to my post Happiness Questions – Part 1, this a great activity it really makes you go down deep, I highly recommend it but a little warning, it will give you pause about what you are currently doing with your life, have a happy day.  ~ Rev Kane


15 Questions

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

Children playing and laughing, writing, music, photography.

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

Traveling, sitting and thinking, being in the water, bicycling

3. What activities make you lose track of time?

Thinking, writing, bicycling, photography

4. What makes you feel great about yourself?

Using what I know to help other people, teaching, testing myself, experiencing new things

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?

Charles Bukowski for writing on his own terms, My friend we call Steve for all she’s accomplished

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

I think very quickly, solve problems well, can talk my way into or out of anything, reading people, teaching, public speaking

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

Just about everything

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?

I would regret not having traveled, learned other languages, creating a little home/farm, having gone into space

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.

The things I’ve experienced, the ways I’ve helped my selected family, particularly my nieces and nephews.

11. What are your deepest values?

Honesty, fairness, trying to see the world for what it is, self-reliance

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

Lack of confidence, financial difficulties, addiction – I overcame them with honest self-reflection and hard work

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

Sustainability, a social safety net for society, creating happiness

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

Decision makers then the world, consider the long-term implications of your actions, act as if to leave no trace.

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.)

Teaching people, groups, organizations about sustainability & happiness in their lives.

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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3 Responses to Happiness Questions – Part 2 (My answers)

  1. Pingback: Happiness: A to Z Ways & Words To Express It … | Mirth and Motivation

  2. las artes says:

    Shewit Engdashet (Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:46:57 -0800): “if you want happiness for an hour? take a nap. if you want happiness for a day? go fishing if you want happiness for a year? inherit a fortune. if you want happiness for a life time? help some one else”. chinawoch.

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