50 Things That Make Me Happy

I saw the “50 Things That Make Me Happy” tag several months ago, and loved the simplicity of it. We don’t appreciate the little things in life enough, so I stood to the challenge, after feeling very 14,000 Things to be Happy About.


  1. Writing
  2. That feeling after finishing a really great book
  3. Gluten-free pizza that doesn’t taste like it came out of the freezer
  4. Getting a venti drink at Starbucks
  5. Opening a brand new, crisp journal
  6. Singing cheesy karaoke songs with friends
  7. The idea of the holiday season
  8. Making people laugh
  9. Watching Sex and the City reruns on the elliptical
  10. Hearing babies laugh, (especially when you’re the cause!)
  11. Taking a night for myself; whether to pamper or to watch some extra Netflix
  12. Waffles slathered in butter and syrup
  13. Watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s with gelato
  14. Planning–whether for the day, the week or for something far away
  15. Beauty YouTube videos
  16. The N*SYNC “It’s Gonna Be May” joke
  17. Not setting an alarm and knowing that you get to sleep in
  18. Seeing an old friend for the first time in a while and feeling like no time has passed
  19. Perfecting a new hairstyle
  20. Stumbling upon a new blog
  21. Getting an ‘A’ on an assignment you worked really hard on
  22. When someone plays with your hair until you get sleepy
  23. The really long hug you get when all you need is a friend
  24.  The magical world of Walt Disney World!
  25. Hearing songs that make you feel like you’re back in middle school
  26. Looking back at old photos and getting that warm feeling inside
  27. Avocados
  28. When you finally receive the package you’ve been waiting forever to get
  29. Licking brownie batter off the spatula
  30. Much-needed sleepovers with your best girl friends
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  31. Having a really refreshing drink by the pool
  32. Autumn fashion
  33. Doing something difficult on my own, and the feeling of independence that comes with it
  34. Burning a candle evenly
  35. Watching Parks and Recreation and feeling really great about being a strong, independent female like Leslie Knope
  36. TACOS
  37. When cats come up to you and knead your tummy (and really just cats in general)
  38. The annual Christmas party my high school friends and I have each year. It’s the one time we’re all in the same place at the same time!
  39. A really good book sale
  40. Old fashioned aprons
  41. Mint KitchenAid mixers
  42. Watching HGTV and Food Network, cuddled up in bed
  43. The feeling you get when you first arrive in NYC
  44. The way Cinnabon is somehow unnaturally better than any other cinnamon bun
  45. Waking up on Christmas morning to fresh snow
  46. How excited my dog gets when I finally come home
  47. Seeing my family for the first time in months
  48. Macarons, (the French kind that look like little mini Krabby Patties, not the yucky coconut ones)
  49. The mystery of where life may take me after college
  50. Knowing that there are a million different places out there, just waiting for me to discover them

The list could go on and on, but then it would be titled “An Infinite Amount of Things That Make Me Happy”, so 50 will have to suffice. Remember to take some time each day to appreciate the small things in life that make it all worthwhile!




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