102 Small Reasons To Be Happy, For When The World Seems A Bit Too Big

If you wanted to, you could find a million things to be upset about with the world and be disappointed with life about, or you could try to think of a million things to be thankful for and a million and one reasons to love life.

Sometimes it is important to be angry with cause, but other times we need a reminder of what exactly we have to be thankful for, reminders of why the world is good.

Here are 102 of my reasons for you to be happy.

1. Buying a hula hoop and shaking it!

2. Watching your parents try to facetime

3. Making a checklist that you can cross everything off of

4. Peeling an orange in one peel

5. Rolling down a hill

6. Facing fears, big or small, spiders or skydiving

7. Dancing in public

8. Forgiving

9. Wearing your favorite outfit

10. Saturday mornings

11. The pink beating heart emoji

12. Podcasts

13. Potpourri

14. Smiley faces on steamy windows

15. Clouds from an airplane window

16. Rearranging furniture in your room

17. Mismatched socks

18. Mountaintops covered by clouds

19. Movie marathons

20. Dad Jokes

21. Pink Lemonade

22. Unexpected phone calls

23. The smell of fresh cut grass

24. Taking out a high ponytail

25. Rushing the field after a win

26. Sprinkles

27. And sprinklers

28. Comfortable silence

29. Rainy days

30. Sunny days

31. Watermelon-seed-spitting contests

32. Cooking something new

33. Long drives

34. Sunny bright rooms

35. Cookie dough

36. Babies sneezing

37. Babies laughing

38. Marrying the person you love

39. Jesus

40. The countryside

41. Falling asleep to the sound of a storm

42. Reading books without them being assigned

43. When your parents are proud of you

44. Finding something you believe in

45. Walking barefoot in the grass

46. Water fights while washing the car

47. Mango smoothies with good whipped cream

48. People telling you they miss you

49. The sound of Ed Sheeran’s voice

50. Late night showers

51. Front porch conversations

52. Your favorite summer night (I know one just popped in your head)

53. Kids excited about something in the toy aisle

54. Clean sheets on freshly shaven legs

55. Big breakfasts

56. Fresh daisies

57. Reading old messages

58. Your memory box tucked under the bed

59. All green lights going through downtown

60. Your grandma’s cookies

61. Museums

62. Listening to other versions of the same story

63. Natural light leaks on your pictures

64. Ice cold water in a mason jar

65. Disney World

66. Military Homecomings

67. Free stuff

68. Bubble wrap

69. Adult coloring books

70. Coffee

71. Pay it forward Chains

72. Target dollar section

73. All of Target???

74. The Ellen Show

75. HGTV (chip and jo most importantly)

76. The fact that you can YouTube how to do just about anything

77. Murals hidden in corners of big cities and small towns

78. Taking a good selfie

79. Cozy sweaters

80. Yellow rain boots

81. Holding someone's hand for the first time

82. Making lists

83. Making new friends

84. Re-watching your favorite episode of your favorite show

85. The fact that the Packers mascot is literally a hunk of cheese

86. Good handwriting

87. Buying flowers

88. Running errands

89. Forehead kisses

90. The beats of live music moving through your chest

91. Chronological feeds

92. The lines on your skin after a good sleep

93. Sand crabs digging tiny holes after the tide goes

94. Showers after spending all day at the beach

95. Good hair days

96. Sunsets

97. Belly laughs

98. Potatoes in literally any way, shape, or form

99. Jean jackets

100. Birkenstocks

101. Your hair stylist washing your hair

102. Making other people happy

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