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Mark Roy

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What makes you happy??!!!!

I'm on a Happy Mission!! I always like hanging out with my friends when things aren't going well, what do you do that puts you in good mood??

Topics: happiness

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  • Sep 25 2011: Doing something nice for someone else seems to provide the most gratification. Working through a tough job and having a good product is very gratifying. Noticing exceptional efforts and complementing the perpetrator usually makes me feel good. Helping someone learn, find an answer or solve a problem makes me feel good. In retrospect, my volunteer service in Scouts and Sports makes me smile. Things I have done for the greater good, such a national, state or community service make me happy. Spending time with my wife and family makes me happy, even simple things like going to garage sales together.

    I like treasure hunting too. Try looking at your state's unclaimed property department for money lost by your family, friends, favorite charities, city, county of business. tell them or show them what you found. They can then decide to take action to reclaim lost property.

    If you have parents or grandparents, go do something nice for them. Good quality time and you will both feel good about it.

    Good Luck!
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      Sep 25 2011: man, you are living it up!! Im actually checking into the unclaimed property thing now. Thank you for sharing!
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      Sep 25 2011: How do you suggest I go about starting to check the unclaimed property of my state ( California) I have never even thought of doing that before and it sounds like a blast and maybe a good TED presentation some time?

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