Things That Make Me Happy

Things That Make Me Happy
I know, I know. SEO rules dictate that blog posts should be at least 300 words long. But then there are some days, you just don’t care for SEO rules or any rules as such. And all you have time and energy for is a classic blogger listicle. This is a list for one of those days. A list of things that make me happy, and as an added bonus, they don’t even cost a bomb (or much, in fact). Because some days just don’t go your way. Because some days are tougher than the others. Because some days you just need a reminder that the smallest of things can bring the brightest of joys.
  1. Fresh flowers
  2. Sleeping in
  3. Being on the beach
  4. Long showers
  5. A chilled can/bottle of cola
  6. Baby + dog videos
  7. Fresh bed sheets
  8. A good book
  9. Wandering through the streets in new places
  10. A warm wrap in a chilly office/movie theatre
  11. Uninterrupted afternoon naps
  12. Big, bold red lips
  13. Fitting back into older clothes
  14. Pedicures and foot massages
  15. Cooking something that turns out delicious
  16. Fish curry with rice, Bengali style
  17. Being able to help someone
  18. Reading an
  19. Lift a higher weight at the gym or finishing a 5km walk/run sooner than you expected
  20. Molly’s and Elsie Larson’s Instagram stories featuring their kids
  21. Getting a great haircut
  22. A sweet comment from a reader on a blog post
  23. Browsing books in a book store
  24. Capturing a photograph with great light
  25. A heartwarming movie
  26. Discovering letters from old friends
  27. A song from your childhood playing on the radio
  28. Handwritten letters
  29. Pet hugs
  30. Floating on your back in an open pool while it’s raining
  31. Having a laugh fest with your people
  32. An unexpected warm hug
If you’re having a hard day, think of this as a big, virtual hug going out to you. Just know that things will get better. What are the things that make you happy? What’s on your go-to happy list?  Image via Unsplash/Brigitte Tohm

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  1. We’re totally in the same mindset it seems now☺ First of all, I agree with you and I’ve been just thinking about this. I love reading great, in-depth posts, but sometimes all I wanna do is just scroll through a list like this and refresh my inspiration bowl (like I did with yours).
    Also, it seems spring is really here and puts us into a positive mindset – I’ve already drafted a similar “things that made me happy this week” post. One of my great goals this year is to become much more attentive to the maybe small, maybe big things that make me happy or smile and really spend some time on appreciating it. A lot of us spend so much time on focusing on the negative, I want to turn that around.

    Loved your list and all the positivity,

    1. So glad that this post resonated with you, Viktoria. I can’t wait to read your “things that made me happy this week” post!

      The day that I wrote out the post, I was having a tough day. I think this was just my reaction to remind myself that it’s only a bad day, not a bad life. I have so much to be thankful for and happy about!

  2. I couldn’t agree more with wandering the streets of new places, it makes me feel so happy I love exploring new cities! This post put a little smile on my face! Thank you for sharing ☺️

    1. I love wandering about too. The houses and gardens and maybe getting sneak peak inside as I wander by…adding to my daydream of the housde and occupants.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the list, Lisa. It’s all about the little moments, the tiny things that make our lives so much better. :)

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Jupiter. I find it so heartening that despite living in completely different parts of the world, there are some things that bring such universal joy. :) :)

  3. Thanks for the reminder to stop and smell the roses as they say. I’ve been so caught up in my to do list I haven’t been able to just enjoy being here and having the sun shine on my face.

    1. I have started to stop and smell all the flowers and plants I can when on a ramble about my city. I have meet some interesting people and had chats about flowers and gardens…on elderly man even gave me some delightful huge home grown tomatoes…picked right in front of me in the sun…they were warm and the most delicious thing….from a kind stranger. Isn;t life full of delightful surprises

  4. Oh this is such a lovely list! I think it is really important that we try to always focus on the positives in life and this is a great way to do it x

  5. This LIST made me happy! Truly! I love a night off, a good book, kitty snuggles, forehead kisses from my husband, a relaxing bath, a glass of cab sauv, hot coffee in the morning, driving through the country, and SO many more things!

  6. I looked at this list and the replies….and they made me happy. It really is quite simple things we all love. I did not notice anything on the happy list resembling: argue with neighbour/spouse/kids or remain grumpy for entire day and share that with strangers. We all want the simple happy things….the smell of a newborn or oranges being peeled or a beautiful perfume wafting for just a second. The happy place is in the heart and soul for all to share.