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# get happy
Open thread: What makes you happy?
For us, it’s dogs, chocolate, sunshine and….Google Maps. But what makes you happy?

SOMETIMES, IT’S THE simple things. Sometimes, it takes a lot to raise a smile.

What is certain, however, is that most of us have many, many reasons to be happy. And they’re all around us.

So, we’re putting the question to you, our readers.

What makes you happy?

Here are some from staff:

Sunday brunch, Croke Park on a sunny day, a hug from my mum.
Going to the cinema for a double bill on a rainy day, the smell of newly-cut grass in May and looking up on a street and spotting a beautiful detail on a building that isn’t normally in your eye view.
That time late in the evening when you’ve done everything you have to do that day.
A weekend with nothing to do and a stack of books. Sunshine, plane tickets, cats, dogs and the beach.
Real spring weather.
Labradors and dogs in general.
Going into Google Maps to look at the street view of places that I associate with happy times in my life. The fact that the sun always appears to be shining in Google Maps helps

Over to you, let us know what brings you joy in the comments section.

Read: Could you be happy for 100 days in a row?

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