What makes you smile, other than sex, what makes you do your happy dance?
For me it's finding a fossil. I know that might sound boring but it's always been my zen thing to do. I wake up early I load up on morning carbs at the nearest IHOP and I go out to a public dig site and I spend the day digging in the dirt. It's actually more fun than you might think.
Looking through my camera telephoto lens and seeing a species of bird I've never seen before.
Bonuses if the the sun is low, and behind me, and the bird doesn't notice me.
Photo is of a dark morph, short-toed snake eagle, photographed near Lamnarai, Thailand. I've not seen one since.
Food!! Especially my favorites that I can rarely get -- In-N-Out, El Pollo Loco and Tito's Tacos. Seriously HAPPY.
Riding my motorcycle. There are some roads around San Antonio that had many people on our ride positively laughing. They were very hilly.
Seeing natural beauty (think any waterfall, Utah, Grand Canyon, Smoky Mountains, etc.).
Seeing wild animals in the wild.
Back yard flowers blooming. Especially hibiscus.
Making music with others. Picking a little banjo. Vine ripe tomatoes, fresh from our organic garden. Hooking and landing a steelhead. The smell of fresh made bread. Listening to live music. Solving a problem. Listening to live music at a pub in a foreign country. Traveling. Spending time with grandkids. Fly fishing. Cuddling with sweetie pie. And the list goes on and on. In a great place.
My favorite is when I use my fingers to whistle to my horses and they run in full bore from the pasture. Puts my heart in my throat everytime!
A close second is sitting outside on a warm summer day with my dogs playing chase the squirrel and the horses lounging around the barn leisurely swatting a few flies with their tails and creating a little dust with their hooves.
I love to introduce people to new things. Be it music, art, film or other people. I am a bit of a dictator when people come round. If someone says " can you play Dark side of the moon? " I will say no (I presume they have it in their own collection anyway and if not, why not?) but I will put on " Dub Side of the Moon " etc.