Readers share their happy moments
Making chocolate from Jamaican cocoa beans while listening to reggae oldies makes me happy. As I create each piece, I think about the cocoa farmers, the harvesting, fermenting, drying, shipping, roasting, winnowing, grinding, creating new flavours - all to bring the moment of joy to the ultimate customer.
- Nancy, New York
Waking up each morning knowing God has granted me another day to rejoice puts a smile on my face every time.
- Onenetta, Jamaica
Putting on my pyjamas and wrapping up in my blanket in bed totally absorbed in the latest novel. I look forward to going home to that every night. Getting lost in that fantasy world is the only thing that keeps me going.
- Andrea, 55, St Andrew
When I'm in my garden and admiring the fruits and the plants blooming.
- Delores, Kingston
Driving on the highways at the beginning and middle of spring … such peace and healing I experience … . It really make me happy … . Also my children's report cards.
- Carol, Queens, New York
My two daughters make me happy, without a doubt. They are my world. I often tell them I will walk through the fire to protect them. Nia is 13 going to high school this fall and Gia is 10. I gave birth to her on my birthday. Priceless!
- Angie, New Jersey
When I enter the living room after work to be greeted by my wife's and daughter's welcoming smiles.
Seeing my son happy … . That puts a smile on my face.
The praise and worship segment at church on a Sunday morning.
- Paulette, 60, St Catherine
Being financially stable. I have not been happy since the recession hit.
- Lisa, 37, Mona, St Andrew