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What makes you happy?

Work, study and other obligations keep us busy living our lives. Most of the time we do these things automatically, we forget to enjoy and appreciate what makes us really happy.

The more I think about this, I came to a conclusion, things that make me happy are things we tend to take for granted. They are food, family and beautiful weather.

Anything related to food makes me happy, from doing the groceries, looking at food, preparing food, styling and eating it. Food always makes me happy.




Beautiful weather
I started appreciating beautiful weather after I moved to The Netherlands. Back home when I lived in Indonesia I took the sun for granted, it shone and shines everyday. Now I know better.


The Netherlands has been experiencing Indian summer now. Sunny days with comfortable temperature of 23 degree Celsius in October is quite special although I know this is a sign of global warming.

Family is the place I come home to. My family will always be there for me. I lighten up when I see them.

Those three are what make me happy. What makes you happy?

Pics have been published earlier on my Instagram account @yoyen2008.


48 thoughts on “What makes you happy?

  1. What makes me happy, my hubby, my family, my friends, food (hobinya masak dan makan haha), jalan kaki bikin aku happy juga πŸ˜€

  2. Similar with you… food and family make me happy. Weather… not really since Jakarta is mostly humid and very warm. In addition to those, what makes me happy is sharing with others. It makes me feel special and content that God give me additional blessing that I can be thankful for.

  3. Mendengar kicauan burung bikin hatiku seneng mbak. Seperti pagi ini πŸ˜€ semoga hari ini membahagiakanmu ya mbak πŸ™‚

  4. What makes me happy: travel, my kids, my dog, going to the beach, colours, food, and moving furniture/change the interior around my house 😍

      • I live by the river but the beach is only 10 to 15 minutes drive from home 😊 The interior perhaps not that often, especially if it requires painting or make holes on the wallπŸ˜€ but moving around the furniture is quite often, it’s a therapy for me, kinda…

  5. Sama denganmu mbak yo. Juga, buku film musik teman dan jalan2 sendirian kadang bikin happy karena tidak perlu nungguin teman yg sedang mampir ke toko sebelah cuma sekedar lihat harga gantungan kunci yang gak jadi dibelinya hehehe

        • Ya bertiga tuh maksimum, itupun kalo tujuanku ke mal itu lebih krn ketemu temen daripada utk misi pribadi kayak menemukan sepatu olahraga yg tepat misalnya..

    • Ha…ha…bener Ru. Aku kalo shopping niat beli barang sukanya memang sendiri, ngga tergantung orang. Yup, musik, film & buku. Sepertinya aku tulis diatas hal yang dasar banget ya.

  6. What makes me happy? Nomer satu kalo lagi abis browsing blog makanan, dapet inspirasi, bikin sendiri terus orang2 pada suka… Puas banget rasanya trs enak lagi kenyang haha. Atau pergi keluar terus beli barang2 rumah random aja gt, terus pas ditaroh di rumah jadinya bagussss… hal2 kecil kaya spice rack atau bedsheet baru aja udah bisa bikin senyam senyum hehehe.

    • Yes, sama. Karena selera orang kan beda tapi kalo masakan kita orang yang makan suka rasanya, itu memuaskan πŸ™‚ Good for you, things that make you happy are things you don’t take for granted.

  7. Loved it! Your conclusion is pretty much mine too! As you I also came to appreciate the weather after I moved from Brazil to Germany… Cold days used to be my favorites, today I am very happy when I see the sun!! Food and family are basically everything, you are right!! I guess we have to value thing that we normally take for granted! Have a great week ☺️😘

  8. mooie foto’s mbak! i think i am very easy to please. i find happiness in little things.. like when i’m biking and get all sweaty, when i am knitting, when my cat licks my finger just because he wants it, when i coincidentally see cute wild flowers when i walk pass by it, or just when i meet a friend whom i havent seen for ages (:

    • Bedankt Oppie. Yes, simple litte things we usually take for granted. They make us happy. That’s why I wrote this post πŸ™‚

  9. What makes me happy are : my husband, my little mister, cooking ( yupp all the cooking i’ve done recently actually make me really happy ) while listening music ( the melody n lyrics ) those two things are perfect combo to make me really happy . And sometimes i kinda find my happiness in simple things πŸ˜ƒ

  10. Yang bikin bahagia sama kayak mba Yo Food πŸ™‚ Semua hal ttg makanan bikin bahagia, duduk sebelahan sama Ai, terussss waktunya tidur malam setelah seharian lelah beraktifitas. πŸ™‚

  11. Sama mba.. Makanan selalu berhasil buat bikin aku seneng. Kalo keluarga udah pasti apalagi sejak punya suami, susah seneng sama2. Sama aku suka banget nikmatin waktu ngeteh sore hari sambil dengerin lagu. Rasanya tenang bgt πŸ™‚

  12. Sama gua juga Family, Food and Travel for sure. Family gathering and enjoying good food is on top of my list. Sama dari persiapan belanja ingredientsnya, preparing and consuming them give me a very happy feeling. Going shopping alone also makes me happy:):):)

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