Happiness Is...
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Happiness Is...

making lists of things that make me happy, makes me happy


We all have times in our lives that we aren't happy, even if you are the most positive peppy person, you will have an off day every now and then. When you are hit with waves of sadness I think that the best medicine is making a list of all the things that make you happy, and not just the usual things like wine (even though, that ALWAYS makes me happy) but the special moments in life that make you all warm, cozy, and you guessed it, happy. Just in case you might be lacking some inspiration, I don't have a problem sharing my list with you.

  • Sunsets
  • Seeing the stars on a clear night
  • Giving and receiving love
  • Opening a brand new pack of crayons
  • Feeling someone’s heart beat
  • Putting fresh warm sheets on your bed
  • Petting a puppy
  • Hearing your favorite song
  • Flowers
  • Wearing a new outfit
  • Feeling independent
  • Watching movies from when you were a kid
  • Experiencing something new
  • Having a clean room
  • Bubble baths
  • Blowing out candles, on any occasion
  • Painting on a canvas
  • Someone scratching your back
  • Monarch butterflies
  • Having a sleepover with friends
  • Golf carts
  • When the light shines just right through the trees
  • Art museums
  • Falling asleep in the car
  • Hot chocolate with cinnamon
  • Getting a tattoo
  • Being at the pool on a summer day
  • Man buns
  • Planning a road trip
  • Acing a test
  • Finishing a paper
  • Hearing a little kid laugh
  • Forgiving someone
  • Sleeping with the windows open on a chilly day
  • The sound of the rain
  • Finding the perfect pen
  • Getting a hug from someone you’ve missed
  • The smell of babies
  • Earning recognition on something you’ve worked so hard for
  • Making someone laugh
  • Eating warm chocolate chip cookies
  • Seeing a dog with floppy ears
  • Spending time with my sisters
  • Feeling confident
  • Learning something new
  • Light shining through the trees
  • A smell that triggers a memory
  • laughing with the people you love

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