40 Little Things That Make My Heart Happy
Start writing a post
Student Life

40 Little Things That Make My Heart Happy

It's the simple things in life

40 Little Things That Make My Heart Happy

There is a terrible amount of negativity going on in our world right now. Diseases, hatefulness, death, riots, division, the list goes on and on. In these times of stress and negativity, I have made myself stop and think about all of the positive things in life that make my heart smile. I have found it to be very helpful to find a point in each day to reflect on what it is that makes me forget about all of the horrible things happening right now. It really is the simple things in life that matter, and we need to appreciate them.

1. Family 

Family is everything. Every chance I get to spend time with my family makes me so happy.

2. Sunshine 

I love waking up in the mornings and seeing the sun peep through my curtains. When I see the sun and blue skies out, I know it is going to be a great day.

3. Dogs

Who doesn't love dogs?

4. Dancing 

I have been dancing for as long as I can remember. I take "dance like nobody is watching" very seriously (if you have ever seen me dance, you know what I am talking about).

5. Reminiscing on the past 

Reflecting on the best (and even the worst) of times is so makes me smile. I find joy in seeing how far I have come in life, and thinking about how the best is yet to come.

6. Books 

There is nothing like diving into the magical world of a new book.

7. Cleaning 

Unpopular opinion: I LOVE to clean. Vacuuming, dusting, moping, I love it all. It is the best feeling in the world to sit in your freshly cleaned house.

8. Laughter 

The sound of laughter from anybody is enjoyable to listen to. Laughter is the best medicine for sure.

9. A good hair day 

These are rare for me, but when they happen I am over the moon excited.

10. Burning a new candle 

I am a candle hoarder. I love the fresh smell of candles.

11. True friends 

They are there for you when you have good news to share or need a shoulder to cry on. True friends are rare, but when you find them you will be blessed to have them in your life.

12. Kindness

When I witness kindness between others, it truly warms my heart. We could all use a little kindness in the world right now. Even the smallest acts of kindness will go a long way.

13. Good music 

Singing to the roof tops and dancing like a maniac to the perfect playlist full of your favorite music is almost certain to boost your spirits.

14. The smell of fresh coffee

I am a big coffee addict. There is something about the smell of a fresh pot in the mornings that is so refreshing.

15. Rain 

Nothing beats a good rainy day.

16. Being tan 

I don't know why, but I feel 100% more confident in myself whenever I am tan. I'm not the only one who feels this way, right?

17.  Finding money in your pocket that you forgot about 

One time I found $2 in my jean shorts pocket, and I acted like I won the lottery. I am not kidding.

18. Watching sunrises and sunsets 

I am THAT person who gets overly excited and has to take a picture when I see the beautiful scenery of the sunrising and sunsetting.

19. Checking things off a to-do list 

That feeling of relief when you look at your fully checked off to-do list at the end of each week is something special.

20. Daydreaming 

I daydream about EVERYTHING. I daydream about what was and what will be.

21. Cats 

Yes, I am a (slightly) crazy cat person.

22. Exercising 

The feeling after a workout is the BEST. You hate yourself while doing it, but you for sure love yourself afterwards.

23. Writing 

Writing is very therapeutic for me. It is a chance for me to jot down all of my thoughts and feelings, and I always feel better when I do so.

24. Flowers 

The smell and radiant colors of fresh flowers always puts me in a good mood.

25. Singing 

I am not the best singer, but that does not stop me from doing it.

26. Road trips 

Road trips are the best for making memories, both with friends or by yourself.

27. A clean car 

I love the feeling of a freshly cleaned car (both from the outside and inside). I feel like a brand new person driving in my shiny and clean car.

28. Long phone calls 

Late night phone calls with your best friend is the best kind of therapy (plus it is cheaper than actual therapy).

29. Clean sheets 

Climbing into your freshly cleaned bed after a long day is the absolute BEST feeling ever.

30. Being at the beach 

Toes in the sand, the smell of salt, and the sound of waves crashing, does it get any better than that?

31. Smiling 

I smile literally at everybody. Don't mind me I'm just trying to spread some positivity.

32. A planner 

I am an organizing freak. My planner is practically the only thing that keeps me sane.

33. Rainbows 

Seeing a bright rainbow after a dark storm makes me so happy.

34. Accomplishments 

Accomplishments are huge, no matter how big or small they come. Receiving an A on an assignment makes me happy. Simply getting out of the bed and making it to class on time makes me happy.

35. Hikes 

Whenever I go hiking, I always feel like I am on an adventure. I get excited going exploring and discovering new places.

36. Silence 

Ah, the sweet sound of silence. Sometimes you need a little alone time to boost your mood.

37. Fresh cut grass

There is something about freshly cut grass that makes me happy. Maybe it is because it looks neat and clean? I love seeing yards that are kept nice.

38. Clothes fresh out of the dryer 

This is 100% true. It is even better when you put the clothes from the dryer on immediately after they are done. The BEST feeling ever is the feel of warm clothes.

39. Finding that perfect pen that writes smoothly 

There is only one certain type of pen out there that writes smooth for me. If I do not have that pen to write with, it drives me crazy.

40. Hugs 

Yes, I am a hugger. I like giving hugs (judge me).

There is so much to be happy about; stop and enjoy the little things in life!

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

A Beginner's Wine Appreciation Course

While I most certainly do not know everything, I feel like I know more than the average 21-year-old about vino, so I wrote this beginner's wine appreciate course to help YOU navigate the wine world and drink like a pro.

White wine being poured into a glass

Keep Reading...Show less
Types of ice cream

Who doesn't love ice cream? People from all over the world enjoy the frozen dessert, but different countries have their own twists on the classic treat.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

100 Reasons to Choose Happiness

Happy Moments to Brighten Your Day!

A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less

Remember The True Meaning of Christmas

“Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?”

A painting of the virgin Mary, the baby Jesus, and the wise men

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Christmastime is a celebration, but have we forgotten what we are supposed to be celebrating? There is a reason the holiday is called Christmas. Not presentmas. Not Santamas. Not Swiftmas. Christmas.

boy standing in front of man wearing santa claus costume Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash

What many people forget is that there is no Christmas without Christ. Not only is this a time to spend with your family and loved ones, it is a time to reflect on the blessings we have gotten from Jesus. After all, it is His birthday.

Keep Reading...Show less
Golden retriever sat on the sand with ocean in the background
Photo by Justin Aikin on Unsplash

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my dog. I am constantly talking about my love for her. I attribute many of my dog's amazing qualities to her breed. She is a purebred Golden Retriever, and because of this I am a self-proclaimed expert on why these are the best pets a family could have. Here are 11 reasons why Goldens are the undisputed best dog breed in the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments