Happiness is everything. Where there is happiness, everything else is possible and so we asked the community to tell us what makes them happy.

Giselle Ayupova | Artist

Like most human beings I am happy when I am with my loved ones. I grew up in Russia and later moved to the USA after college. My parents and relatives are all in Russia. I don’t get to visit them as often as I would like to. I am happy when I get to see them in person. I am lucky to have met my husband. He is a wonderful person and despite sounding cliche, he is truly my best friend. We greatly enjoy each other’s company. I am happy whenever we get to be together. I am also an artist, I am happiest when I am in front of my easel focused on the canvas in front of me. When I paint, the outside world and all of the worries and problems cease to exist. All I think about is the canvas in front of me and what I want to accomplish. I always listen to my favorite music while I paint. Read more>>

Orna Feinstein | Visual Artist

Being in the studio, listening to music I love, creating art at my own pace. I enjoy exploring ideas and materials without hesitations or worries whether the work will sell or not. My other passion is world traveling. I enjoy meeting new people, learning about different cultures, customs, foods and traditions. I am fascinated by the beauty of our planet. Read more>>

Kay Blake | Author & Creator

In light of how 2020 has been, I feel that different things make me happy now than they did in the past. Before things like a day out with friends, sunshine, reading and watching a favorite show would make me happy. However, 2020 has been a hell of a year for me on many levels and my perspective changed a little. Now I try to take the little things throughput the day that makes me happy. Example Oh, I wrote some words today. Oh, my podcast got a new listener. I was able to get some fresh air. Those kinds of things. Read more>>