Happiness · Lifestyle · mental health

50 Little Things That Make Me Happy

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I first saw this post over at Reader Voracious Blog  and loved it! I often share #MyDailyGratitude on Twitter, so I was really excited to think about 50 things that make me happy. I find it’s so important to appreciate the small things in life. Focusing on the good helps to change my perspective and keep my mood looking towards the positive. 

So here’s my list of 50 little things that make me happy . . . 

  1. my cats ~ so sweet
  2. my sister’s cats ~ so quirky 
  3. a cool breeze on a hot summer day
  4. dark chocolate
  5. books
  6. writing bookish blog posts
  7. the joy of sharing positive content with others
  8. my pretty planner
  9. gorgeous flowers constantly in bloom
  10. my favorite rose ~ smells amazing!
  11. candles ~ hello Pink Sands from Yankee Candle!
  12. Law & Order SVU 
  13. Criminal Minds
  14. ER ~ the tv show
  15. my favorite old comfy chair
  16. sitting outside to read
  17. enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature
  18. the autumn leaves changing colors
  19. iced or hot green tea
  20. lavender essential oil
  21. peppermint essential oil
  22. my mom
  23. finding the perfect pen
  24. the perfect book, movie or tv show at the right emotional moment
  25. yoga pants
  26. growing vegetables indoors during witner
  27. fresh herbs ~ hello, basil, sage and parsley!
  28. chocolate mint that I use to make soap
  29. positively impacting people’s lives
  30. sweet & salty kettle corn with peanuts
  31. watching the butterflies outside
  32. guided meditation
  33. learning new things 
  34. sunny but cool days
  35. not having to take care of others for a bit
  36. rest and relaxation
  37. cozy blankets
  38. yummy desserts
  39. strawberries and homemade whipped cream
  40. helpful, kind people
  41. watching my little plants grow into something pretty or delicious
  42. the colors red, pink and purple
  43. coconut oil lotion
  44. the hummingbird that’s been visiting lately
  45. restful night’s sleep
  46. watching my cats enjoy their catnip plant
  47. my adorable cat forming his paw into a hook shape to pull his treats closer to him while eating
  48. photography
  49. lists and post it notes
  50. interesting PBS programs 


It was such a joy to create this list. A wonderful reminder of all that there is to be thankful for each day! 

I would love to hear what makes you happy. Leave your joy in the comments or even make your own blog post. Have a wonderful day!