I can easily say that I have had days that started out badly from the moment I awoke. It's the worst. I wake up with a feeling of dread, not at all looking forward to the day ahead. For the most part, I am a positive person. I enjoy the little things in life, and on the days where I don't feel like talking to anyone and crawling into a hole, it's the little things like this that remind me of the precious lives we live. Here is a collection of some happy thoughts to make your bad day not so bad.
1. The feeling of the sun on your skin
There is no better feeling in the world than feeling the warmth of the scintillating sun on your skin. The alliteration in that sentence is another reason to be happy!
2. The sound of innocent laughter coming from a playground
I enjoy taking strolls through my local park, and one thing that always makes me smile is seeing and hearing children play at the playground. With not a care in the world but whose turn it is to go down the slide, I envy the joyous life of young children.
3. Laughing uncontrollably with the people you love
Whether you are reminiscing about the good times or simply laughing in the moment, uncontrollable laughter is a feeling like none other.
4. Seeing the sun set and rise
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The tranquil beauty of the serene sky rising above and setting below is something I deeply cherish. Living by the beach, I have been fortunate enough to see these sights countless times. The beauty of it all makes you sit back and appreciate being able to live another day.
5. A strong cup of coffee in the morning waking you up and opening your eyes to get you ready for the day
Here is to the obsessive compulsive coffee drinkers. Don't restrict yourself to coffee only in the morning... Coffee is an any day and anytime kind of drink!
6. The crunchy sound of leaves when you step on them
Oh, the crispy and crunchy sound of stepping on leaves. It's a very satisfying feeling if you ask me. Some might say the feeling is even transcendental.
7. The smell of new shoes
This unique smell is something I oddly enjoy when purchasing a new pair of shoes. Just wait until you wear them a couple times. You won't want to smell them anymore.
8. Coming home to your dog
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Relationships with animals are so intimate, and it's so strange because they can't even respond to us. Dogs speak through their late night cuddles and unexpected face licking!
9. Staring at your collection of books
Staring at a pile of books is so satisfying. The feeling is extra special when they are your very own books and all the memories float in your mind about each novel.
10. Discovering a new band or musical artist
Hearing a different sound than usual is the best. You know it's real when you're 30 seconds into the song and you have already fallen in love.
11. Your favorite knitted sweater
It's a hot day sweater and a cold day sweater. It's a dress up sweater and a dress down sweater. It's an everyday sweater and your favorite sweater. Using the wise words of Spongebob, "The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time."
12. The smell of waffle cones
The. Best. Smell. Ever. You are simply lying to yourself if you say you don't appreciate the smell of fresh waffle cones.
We all have bad days. The only way to cope with the bad is to think of the good. If these thoughts don't make you crack a smile on the days that are the worst, simply think of the things that do. We never know if we will see the day that lies ahead, so take advantage of the gift of life that we are given every day.