Here at PCH, we believe that “Happy Just Feels Better”!

Throughout life, it’s great to have a positive attitude. All in all, it just feels better to be happy… so that’s why I wake up every morning and put a smile on.

While we’re on the topic of happiness, we recently heard from PCH Fan Chrissy D. She shared a very uplifting, motivational, and positive message in the comments section of a previous PCH Blog Post:

Thank you for your positivity, Chrissy D! Spreading positivity is a great way to be!

Much like Chrissy D., I also like to live my life positively. Ever since I was little, my parents and my grandparents have always taught me the importance of living a positive and happy life. When I was a kid, whenever I felt sad or worried, my mom would always say, “Just think happy thoughts!” That is STILL a phrase I carry with me every day… and it STILL helps me feel happier!

So, during the day, when I wish to feel happier, I just think happy thoughts… I think of all my amazing family, friends, and coworkers that make me smile. Along with thinking happy thoughts, I will also watch a funny movie, eat delicious food, or exercise at the gym to feel happier! All that and a nice, warm cup of coffee is usually my recipe for happiness.

warm cup of coffee
What a beautiful view. It makes me happy to enjoy a nice, warm cup of coffee at the PCH NYC Office!

While I was thinking of my own happy thoughts throughout the day, I began to be curious of what makes other people happy. So, I asked some PCH employees around the office…

 What Makes YOU Happy?

 “Things that make ME happy are cooking and entertaining for my family and friends, jamming out to music with my husband, cuddling with my dogs, and a perfect summer day on my boat!”
– Dillon S.

“A good book and the time to read it.”
– Jane M.

“Know what makes me happy? ROAD TRIPS! There’s something exhilarating about driving along the highway with my favorite people, singing along with the radio, in anticipation of an exciting, new destination.”
-Elaina R. 

 “Traveling the world with my fiancé is what makes me truly happy. To make memories, experience different cultures and learn, is the greatest gift life could give.”
-Matt S.

 “Drinking coffee and reading the paper in the morning!”
-MaryBeth H.

 Seeing lots of people commenting on the PCHblog — motivating others with their ‘in it to win it’ attitudes and expressing their heartfelt dreams and wishes.
-Debbie K.

Speaking of happiness and PCH, imagine how happy you’d be if you won $7,OOO.OO A Week For Life on April 28th during this special early look prize event. Log in and enter now at  and you could win!

And remember… “Just think happy thoughts!”

Nicole M.
PCH Creative

P.S. You know what makes me happy? Hearing what makes OTHER people happy! Please let us know what makes YOU happy in the comments section below!


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  1. I think it’s very important to try and always be positive and have a grateful personality. If you do, I believe it is possible that good things will come to you. A lesson I wish I had learned much sooner. I used to live in a nice ranch home in a wonderful neighborhood in a great city. At one time, we had an income of over $35,000 a year. I lived this way my whole life. I started young. I didn’t know any better. I didn’t realize how much I had to be grateful for. I never wanted for anything. It’s only been in the last couple years that things really took a drastic turn. Because of the passing of the people who raised me my whole life, I lost people that I loved deeply and didn’t thank enough. I could no longer afford to live in the home that I realized I loved so much. I lost my family and had no choice but to move an hour away and lost my best friend. I now live in the middle of nowhere with it being a 20 minute drive to the nearest anything. My only means of transportation no longer runs and I have no income and no way of making income because I can’t find a way to get transportation way out here. It’s a small place and yet I’m in danger of losing it now because I can’t make ends meet. I’ve sold many of my belongings that I loved to be able to keep internet on and am lucky enough to sometimes have someone close by take me to a place to help keep the power on. I’ve been playing every “hit it big” sort of game I can through PCH for the opportunity, for the blessing of a miracle happening that could change my life forever. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions and I’ve gone through. I’ve gone from determined to downtrodden. From hopeful to suicidal. The only thing I want now is to be able to return comfortably to the home I once had, knowing now that I would be thankful, grateful for it and never take such things for granted ever again. It’s the one and only thing in life I truly need. My lesson and what I want people to take from this is to never give up and never, EVER take for granted what you have. If you do, you won’t realize what you truly had until it’s gone. Also be thankful and grateful for any chance you have and for anyone who’s in a position like mine, please don’t give up hope. There’s always a chance. A great quote, I feel comes from The Dark Knight film and that is “sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.” Don’t ever give up and if you have a positive outlook and continue to strive for it, then the chances are that much higher that you WILL win and that you WILL find yourself where you want to be.

  2. In my experience, being happy for no reason is a sign of at least one of a number of issues. I’m all for being happy, but really, reality has to sleep in eventually, especially now more than almost any other time in history.