We regularly ask our interviewees what makes them happy because at the end of the day, what else really matters? We’ve highlighted some of the responses below.

vlad shurigin | Luxury Lifestyle Photographer

I’m happy for every experience life brings me and try to maintain a positive outlook. I am blessed to do what I love every single day. I want to make others feel welcomed around me and empowered. I want to motivate people to be the best versions of themselves and show people that they can achieve anything they set their minds too. Read more>>

Lynne Hilliard | Licensed Massage Therapist and Public Servant

First of all, I like to differentiate between joy and happiness. I think that joy is an internal gift that comes as a result of how we live and treat others. I have joy when I feel connected to God, to myself and to others. I believe that happiness is a by-product of joy. Read more>>

Eirenne Estergard | Artist and Teacher

Rain and the smell of creosote bring me joy but I don’t know why. Being in nature and feeling connected to the way things grow and move in predicable patterns sometimes, but not always. Admiring nature makes me happy because it’s designed so well and makes me think there is purpose to any form. Although it can seem random and chaotic, there is a deeply rooted knowing of direction and expression. Read more>>