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.

Madison Hurtado | Actor, Podcast Host, Production Assistant, & Concert Photographer

The thing that makes me the most happy is bringing joy to others. A constant factor in my life is inspiration, whether it’s me being inspired or me inspiring others. I love how movies and tv shows bring out the child in everyone. It allows people to escape their circumstances for a bit without going anywhere but being fully immersed into the screen. Read more>>

Keith Recker | Writer, editor, trend & color forecaster

Setting aside as little as fifteen minutes every day to focus on color makes me happy. I dive into my swatch library, into color spec books from Pantone, Color Association of the United States, Color Marketing Group, Benjamin Moore, and others. I feel my way into combinations of colors. Read more>>

Mia Cruz-Bastian | Artist & Sommelier

I feel that happiness is more of a state of mind that you feel within certain moments and less of a perpetual state that you exist in. I feel happy when I am around my closest friends and we’re telling each other stories of our day, of our lives. I feel that traveling, whether just outside my city limits or across the globe, brings me happiness. Listening to live music brings me happiness in the same way that creating my own art does. The ability to create for a good cause and experiencing tangible creativity brings me the most hope, and I suppose then the most happiness. Read more>>