In our view, values and principles are the foundation upon which our lives, careers and relationships are built. So, we asked folks we admire to open up to us about the values and principles that matter most to them.

Comfort Abiodun | Film Director

Being able to evoke emotions and positively impact others through my work makes me happy. Read more>>

The Honeys of Happy Hour | Digital Creator & Food Influencer

We find happiness in new and fun experiences. We love and cherish the atmosphere that happy hour cultivates among friends and family. Through this shared love for fine dining and unique deals, we find happiness in each moment spent together and our ability to share those experiences with others. Read more>>

Sydney Thompson | Mechanical Engineer & Business Owner

One value that truly stands out to me would have to be integrity. What is integrity exactly? Integrity is when one moves with wholeness, honesty, and unwilling to compromise their beliefs under any circumstances. When you create a foundation that is so solid with in your self nobody can degrade your character because you are confident in who you are. Integrity allows you to create boundaries and boundaries creates clarity. I stand on integrity so strongly because your word is everything. Read more>>

Rana Walker | Founder & CEO, Potluck Yoga…all things yoga and mindfulness

What makes me happy is all things mind, body, spirit. As an Emmy Award Winning Life Coach,Therapist, Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, Speaker, Author, Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher, Producer and Breast Cancer Thriver knowing I’m making a difference brings me great joy and fulfillment. Whether, it’s in the form of paying it forward through community service, making someone laugh or vice versa, opening my heart to listen to what’s going on with others while holding space for them, sharing resources, traveling, family, learning and love. It also makes me happy to know that I am part of a global community and understand the interconnectedness of each of us. Read more>>

Arion Hewitt | Digital Marketer, YouTuber & Makeup Artist

That’s a great question. I think I’m actually at the stage in my life where I’m figuring out what truly makes me happy. What I know so far is that my family makes me happy. I recently left my hometown to come to live in Houston and I miss them so much! They are the one thing that can put a smile on my face no matter what I’m dealing with. I know that being a creative makes me happy. I love coming up with new ideas and bringing them to life. Sharing projects that just started as an idea in my head is what makes me feel most accomplished. Read more>>

Brooke Alyson | Nightbird Lead Vocalist

What makes me happy is seeing people from all walks of life, age groups, religions, both sides of political parties, etc. etc. dancing and having fun at our shows. It also makes me happy when fans come up to me at a show and say we lifted their spirits or somehow touched them in a way. We have also had fans tell us a memory of being at the event stayed with them and got them through difficult times. Seeing the smiling faces brings joy to my heart! Read more>>

Imani Ruffins | Mom. Wife. Police Officer. Treat Maker.

Making other people happy, makes me happy. It’s like a connection to them. To see “happiness, and gratitude is enough for me to be happy even it’s it just in the moment. Read more>>