GRAND OAKS NEWS: Happiness

By Christine Engels

Acting Activities Director

What is Happiness? The definition of Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

What makes you happy? I would have to say my happiness would be defined in family, church, playing the piano, residents. These residents at Grand Oaks Nursing Center are so special to me. Every day I look forward to coming in here and seeing their shining faces.

I went around and asked some of the residents what they define as happiness and these are the answers:

  1. Being surrounded by all of you that love me.
  2. Family and chocolate
  3. Bob my husband, God, and children.
  4. Amateur Radio.
  5. God, music.
  6. Love, family, activities.
  7. Family, being on my farm taking care of the animals.

Everyone’s happiness is defined differently. Think about what makes you happy.