Have you ever thought about writing down a list of things that make you happy? On a sad or lonely day, a reminder of the simple things that surround me and fill me with joy is exactly what I need to shake the blues. Or at least, put a tiny smile on my face.
I know there’s things that I’ve forgotten. A list like this should grow as we grow, and it can never be too long. So here it is, my ever-expanding list of little things that make me happy. Please, add something from your list in the comments below. Help me build my list!
A warm cup of mocha latte on a cold day.
A fuzzy cat curled up next to me.
The same fuzzy cat playing with a string, toy, or spec of dust.
A hug from someone I care about.
A kiss from my hubby.
The look of pure joy and awe on a child’s face when they discover something new.
A cool breeze on a warm day.
Writing a scene that comes out better than I planned.
A square of Dove Dark Chocolate melting slowly on my tongue.
Warm sun on my face.
A good book.
The feeling of strength that comes after lifting weights or doing yoga.
A shoulder rub.
Taking a photo that exactly captures the feeling of a moment.
Cosmetics that makes me FEEL beautiful.
Leaving the store with a purchase that makes me giddy with excitement and happy I spent the money.
Squishing my toes into brand new, freshly cleaned and vacuumed carpet
A rainy afternoon/thunderstorm.