What makes you happy?

by Cathy Paper on January 2nd, 2011

I watched a lot of TV as a kid and this show:Happy Days really made me laugh. It was funny. It was about a Midwestern family. It was about kids growing up. And then there's The Fonz.

As I get older different things make me happy. I still love a good TV sitcom but now my happiness comes from developing people and products and building great relationships with family and friends. And cranking tunes in my car.

I just came across an article in a magazine saying that to stay positive, which I believe is closely tied to happiness, you need to have a ratio of three positive experiences to every one negative to create a thriving, flourishing life. Nearly 80% of Americans are below that ratio at any given time. It's got an interesting quiz at www.positivityratio.com/single.php.

It didn't ask about movies and laughter, but it does make you think about what you feel and what you can do to improve your happiness ratio to 3 to 1. A good dose of Happy Days can surely help. Let me know your favorite episode!


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