100 Things To Make You Happy

100 Things To Make You Happy

There are days when you just need a reminder of all the happy things there are in the world.

Lately, I've had a difficult time looking at the positive things in my life, because I've been so focused on the negative. I've been feeling pretty unhappy and I think it's because I need to sit down and think about some good things in life. I may feel like the list is short sometimes, but I'm sure it is ever so long. There is always a positive way to look at something, you just have to find it. Here is a list of things that make people happy.

1. Sunshine.

2. Trees with pretty flowers.

3. Warm weather.

4. Branches full of leaves.

5. Peaceful fields.

6. Soft blankets.

7. Comfy couches.

8. Air conditioning in the summer.

9. Heaters in the winter.

10. Kittens.

11. Puppies.

12. Family that loves you.

13. Beach trips with friends.

14. Pretty tattoos.

15. Treating yourself to a burger for lunch.

16. Paintings at a museum.

17. Strangers who smile at you.

18. Cuddling.

19. Laughing with loved ones.

20. Laughing at yourself.

21. Face paint at fairs.

22. Winning a contest.

23. Sparklers on summer nights.

24. Bonfires.

25. Cute sandals.

26. Baby giggles.

27. Falling in love.

28. Petting a dog.

29. Flower bouquets.

30. All-you-can-eat buffets.

31. Pizza.

32. Cute boys.

33. Pretty girls.

34. Daisies.

35. Chipotle.

36. Disney movies.

37. Smell of fresh-cut grass.

38. A cool breeze on a hot day.

39. Making someone smile.

40. First bite of food when you're hungry.

41. Painting.

42. Finding a new song you love.

43. Concerts.

44. Being satisfied with your art.

45. Fall.

46. Purple.

47. Art.

48. Dresses.

49. Happy people.

50. Books.

51. Tacos.

52. God.

53. Making new friends.

54. Dancing.

55. Writing stories.

56. Getting your nails done.

57. Your kids.

58. Your mom.

59. Taking a selfie.

60. Taking photos with your friends.

61. Skipping.

62. Ice cream.

63. Making someone happy.

64. The look on someones face when you give them a gift.

65. Getting a gift.

66. Your birthday.

67. Getting a haircut and realizing you actually like how it looks.

68. Your favorite TV show.

69. Your favorite movie.

70. When someone takes the time to listen to you.

71. Sweet messages.

72. Seeing someone in love.

73. Chocolate.

74. Butterflies in your stomach.

75. Having time to relax.

76. Picnics.

77. Card games.

78. Connecting with someone.

79. Watching a really good movie.

80. Rewatching your favorite movies.

81. Someone taking your picture.

82. Being promoted.

83. Cute clothes on sale.

84. The smell of books.

85. Apple cider and donuts in the fall.

86. Tan lines.

87. When someone says, "This made me think of you."

88. Eating at your favorite restaurant.

89. When your mom buys your favorite snack food.

90. Hot showers.

91. The love of your life.

92. Putting on clothes right out of the dryer.

94. Vacations.

95. Re-reading your favorite books.

96. Christmas.

97. Holding hands.

98. Hugs.

99. Visiting friends.

100. Hearing the words, "I love you."

While these aren't the only happy things in the world, they are a few and I hope they have helped to lift your spirits today. I know that they have helped me.

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Dad, it's all your fault.

I always tell my dad that no matter who I date, he's always my number one guy. Sometimes I say it as more of a routine thing. However, the meaning behind it is all too real. For as long as I can remember my dad has been my one true love, and it's going to be hard to find someone who can top him.

My dad loves me when I am difficult. He knows how to keep the perfect distance on the days when I'm in a mood, how to hold me on the days that are tough, and how to stand by me on the days that are good.

He listens to me rant for hours over people, my days at school, or the episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' I watched that night and never once loses interest.

He picks on me about my hair, outfit, shoes, and everything else after spending hours to get ready only to end by telling me, “You look good." And I know he means it.

He holds the door for me, carries my bags for me, and always buys my food. He goes out of his way to make me smile when he sees that I'm upset. He calls me randomly during the day to see how I'm doing and how my day is going and drops everything to answer the phone when I call.

When it comes to other people, my dad has a heart of gold. He will do anything for anyone, even his worst enemy. He will smile at strangers and compliment people he barely knows. He will strike up a conversation with anyone, even if it means going way out of his way, and he will always put himself last.

My dad also knows when to give tough love. He knows how to make me respect him without having to ask for it or enforce it. He knows how to make me want to be a better person just to make him proud. He has molded me into who I am today without ever pushing me too hard. He knew the exact times I needed to be reminded who I was.

Dad, you have my respect, trust, but most of all my heart. You have impacted my life most of all, and for that, I can never repay you. Without you, I wouldn't know what I to look for when I finally begin to search for who I want to spend the rest of my life with, but it might take some time to find someone who measures up to you.

To my future husband, I'm sorry. You have some huge shoes to fill, and most of all, I hope you can cook.

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Spring has so much to offer so prepare for the rainy days of April and the sunny days, full of flowers in May, and everything in between!

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