Summer is my favorite time of year. There are so many beautiful things and life feels freer.

Here are some things to find happiness in this summer; and all year round.

1. Friends

@lindseyyeltonn

"Life was meant for good friends and great adventures."

2. Plants

@thejungalow

Plants are a reminder that everything grows with love.

3. Animals

@_ariesmermaid

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

4. Music

@kgrossmanphoto

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."

5. Clouds

@_ariesmermaid

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."

6. Earth

@_ariesmermaid

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."

7. A book

@submerged_smoker

"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

8. Your inner voice

@moodbymoss

'Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.'

9. Someone you love

Photo by Mahkeo on Unsplash

Love has the power to create a magical world in and around us.

10. The boundless sky

Photo by Guillaume Galtier on Unsplash

Staring at the sky fascinates me, anytime in the day, evening, or night.

11. The sun

Photo by Patrick Selin on Unsplash

"Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows."

12. The moon

@_ariesmermaid

"The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It's always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it's a different version of itself."

13. A body of water

@_ariesmermaid

"Water is the essence of life: The ocean, healthy rivers, lakes, and wetlands are good for our minds and bodies." - Wallace J. Nichols