I don’t usually gain insight from the morning radio. Yes, when in the car I still listen to the radio, but between songs this morning DJ asked, “What is the one thing that makes you actually happy?”

My first thought was the weather (it’s 75 degrees and clear skies as I write this). Then I changed my mind. It’s my family, my friends, the fact that I really enjoy what I do for work. Or food (they immediately started talking about a sushirrito).

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How did I just find out about this. Who wants to go?

Thinking through those things made me smile and it hit me. The common link between everything on my happy list is smiling. When it’s sunny outside, I smile. When I’m laughing with friends and family, I’m smiling. When I feel like I’ve accomplished something at work, I smile. It’s really that simple. Smiling is free, easy to share with others and something I am in complete control of.

What is the one thing that makes you happy?

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