8 Things That Bring Me Joy
Start writing a post
Student Life

8 Things That Bring Me Joy

The world could use a little positivity.

8 Things That Bring Me Joy
Huffington Post

Over the last several months, I have witnessed, read, and heard more negativity than I have over almost two decades of life. I am sick to death of talking about the election and hearing more negativity and hatred being perpetuated by both sides. So, I thought I would reintroduce some positivity to the world by sharing eight things that have brought me joy in no particular order.

1. B.J. Novak and Hozier

This may seem like an odd combination, but these two fine gentlemen not only make my life better through their comedy/acting/writing and music respectively but also their responses to the election. They were grounded, positive, and profound and I appreciated seeing them on my social media amidst the hatred, anger, fear, and boasting.

I tweeted the responses, too, and B.J. Novak liked my tweet, so that made the whole experience even better.

2. Bonanza

Thank you, Amazon Prime, for bringing me the first two seasons of my guilty pleasure show without the hassle of DVRing or DVD-ing. I've loved this show for a few years now, as strange as it sounds. Even though I'm now realizing that the acting isn't always the best, it still brings me comfort, laughter, and good memories of my grandpa.

3. Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Kids Grape Tea

It's relaxing and tastes like grapes. Enough said.


I'm always grateful for these guys (AND SO EXCITED TO SEE THEM IN CONCERT IN A MONTH). Their most recent album, "Wild World," features several songs commenting on the media and the deeply troubling views some of the world's population still harbor. They made me feel less crazy for thinking what I think and gave me a more eloquent way to express my beliefs. The songs are also all jam worthy, so I had 19 reasons to rock out in the shower and in my car.

5. Bubble Baths

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble...or just relax and watch TV for 20 minutes and do a face mask. Both equally relaxing.

6. Joe Biden Memes

These just make me laugh,

7. Chicken Nuggets

They are tiny dollops of chicken. Enough said.

8. Tiny Kitchen

Tastemade has this series where a person makes tiny food in a tiny kitchen. It is the perfect combination of adorable, impressive, and delicious.

Of course, there are many other things that have brought me joy, but the list would go on for far too long. I am grateful for all the things that have helped make this tumultuous time a little more bright and bearable.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments