We regularly ask our interviewees what makes them happy because at the end of the day, what else really matters? We’ve highlighted some of the responses below.

Rachel Turner | Actor & Friendly Neighborhood Big Sister

Call me basic, but supporting others brings me immense joy. As one of eight kids, me being the third oldest and first girl, I’ve always been around others and found joy in being there for people. When you grow up, they tell you that you need to take care of yourself first in order to take care of other people. I’m here to tell you that truer words have never been spoken. Read more>>

Amrita Soon | Singer, songwriter

It’s the little things that make me happy. Like finding matching sox, hearing grandma laugh, time with family, ice skating, finding a giant dandelion, and making a wish on it. Music makes me happy. Writing and performing, getting to express and share emotions, experiences, and stories with an audience make me happy. Happiness is seeing my friends and family happy. I didn’t realize how much happiness was around me until I stopped trying to do everything and be everywhere for everyone. I’m learning that happiness really is fleeting, and you can still feel happy even if you feel other emotions too. Read more>>

Marcello Reyes | Actor

What makes me happy. Is entertaining people and making people laugh like my family, my friends and my fans. Whether they are watching me on a tv show or in a film or on stage in a play/musical or I’m playing guitar for them, or watching me from the stands playing against another team in baseball or watching me perform my karate techniques at the dojo, all of these activities are all forms of art and being an artist and entertaining to me. Read more>>