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Looking Back with a Smile – What Was the Happiest Moment in Your Life?

By Margaret Manning April 03, 2015 Mindset

What was the happiest moment of your life? It’s a harder question that it appears on the surface. Happiness is an abstract concept and one that is difficult to measure. Its source is also a mystery.

Sometimes we can only see happiness in the rear-view mirror as a reflection of the times in our life when we felt truly alive, fulfilled and well – happy!

We often assume that big events – like winning the lottery or getting a promotion at work – will make us happy. But, is this really the case? Most scientists would say that the answer is no.

One thing is for certain. When we look back on our lives, we usually have a clear impression of when we were happiest, even if we don’t know how to be happier now. Our happiest times are usually associated with intense positive emotions and achievement.

What Was Your Happiest Moment?

Looking back, when were you breathtakingly happy? What were the elements that made you happy? Perhaps your fondest memories are of your own accomplishments? Or, maybe you remember a time when fell in love? Or, perhaps you remember the first smile on your child’s face? Are there any trends that tie your fondest memories together? What are they?

Let’s get a conversation started. Please answer the following questions in the comments section below.

What was the time that you were most happy in your life and why? Why do you think that winning the lottery doesn’t make people happy in the long-term? What advice would you like to offer to the other women in the community about how to find happiness after 60?

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The Author

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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