C'mon, get happy

Readers share their secrets for finding delight everyday

We asked, “What makes you happy?” and, wow, you told us. At last count, more than 5,000 readers responded to our happiness questionnaire on The usual suspects popped up: there are lots of cuddly pets, laughing babies and considerate partners out there making you happy right down to your bones. But joy comes in unexpected places, too. As one reader felt moved enough to write, happiness is “when I walk into the grocery store and find that a new chocolate bar has just been imported from Belgium.”

We’re happy that you’re happy. That’s why we wanted to share the complete results from our survey. Read on to find out what makes you totally blissed out.