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101 Happy Little Things

I don’t know about you, but there are moments when the monotony and stress of everyday life tend to overwhelm me. I find myself becoming wound so tightly I sometimes forget to breathe. It’s in those times that I try to remind myself to slow down… to enjoy a small moment of joy and treat myself. Not treating myself to some grandiose indulgence but to a tiny moment of bliss. These are my happy things.

  • Creating lists
  • A warm cup of tea
  • The rustle of autumn leaves
  • Sleeping in
  • Fresh boxes of crayons
  • Hugs
  • Handwritten letters
  • Christmas lights
  • Belting out Showtunes
  • Warm, crusty bread
  • Baby giggles
  • Mom’s no-bake cookies
  • Starting a new planner
  • Playing the ukulele
  • Sweater weather
  • Dancing in the grocery store
  • The first snowfall
  • Watching the sunset
  • Encouraging someone’s heart
  • The moment things “click” with my students
  • Pedicures
  • Picnics
  • Dresses with pockets
  • Afternoon naps
  • Dried lavender
  • Beautiful photographs
  • Christmas carols
  • Bonfires
  • Traveling somewhere I’ve never been
  • The crackle of old records
  • Dipping my toes in the ocean
  • Blankets fresh from the dryer
  • Dog cuddles
  • Sweet corn with butter and salt
  • Bookstores
  • Sparkly things
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Apple picking
  • Fashion magazines
  • Fresh-cut flowers
  • Boba
  • Meaningful conversations
  • Antique brooches
  • Romantic classic films
  • Rye whiskey
  • Squashy pillows
  • Baby animals
  • Oktoberfest
  • Dressing up for no reason
  • School supplies
  • Brownie corners
  • Coffee mugs
  • Family game night
  • Twirling
  • Gentle thunderstorms
  • Coloring books
  • Ballet flats
  • Candy corn
  • Beautiful journals
  • Feeling the breeze in my hair
  • Grilled cheese
  • Cardigans
  • Hot showers
  • Creating Pinterest boards
  • Tiki cocktails
  • Churros
  • Tote bags
  • Chai lattes
  • Beautifully wrapped gifts
  • Polka dots
  • Reminiscing
  • Tulle skirts
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Leather riding boots
  • Coloring books
  • Being festive
  • Homemade salsa
  • Curating playlists
  • Monogrammed gifts
  • Fountain Dr. Pepper
  • Scones with clotted cream
  • Photo sessions
  • Red lipstick
  • Post-It notes
  • Candlelight
  • Cat eye glasses
  • Mid-Century Modern decor
  • Kindness
  • French onion soup
  • Cranberries
  • Handmade gifts
  • Feelings
  • Strawberry lemonade
  • Flair pens
  • Color coding
  • Stickers
  • Ocean sounds
  • Canvas sneakers
  • Satiny lip balm
  • Pumpkin bread
  • Crisp autumn walks

2 thoughts on “101 Happy Little Things”

  1. It’s great that you have such a long list.
    I read a blog a few months ago that had some happiest questions that really made me think.
    I’m happiest when I am doing X.
    I’m happiest when I am with X, or happiest when I’m with people or alone.
    Things like that.


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