I was recently nominated by my friend Gabrielle for the ’50 Things That Make You Happy Tag’, so you can go check out her blog, and make sure you read her version of the tag.
I really like this tag, since I enjoy thinking about the things that make me happy. I find that it’s a great way to think more positively and enjoy the little things!
So let’s start:
Overall, I tend to be happier when it’s sunny outside, versus when it’s rainy or cloudy.
2. Waking up early.
I’m naturally a night owl, so waking up early is a struggle for me, but overall, I feel much happier and more productive when I wake up early.
Bees, specifically fuzzy bumblebees, always make me happy, especially since I have a lot of flora in my yard that attracts them.
For whatever reason, bees often get trapped inside my house, so I have to rescue them a lot during the summer. I love gently putting them on the flowers at the front door, and then watching them fly off.
4. Lofi music.
I love listening to lofi music, since I find it very relaxing.
5. Hot showers.
Having a hot shower always makes me feel better when I’m feeling ill.
6. The smell of rosemary.
I’m not sure why, but I find the smell of rosemary very invigorating.
7. Good quality sweaters.
I really love the feeling of a sweater that’s been made from high quality materials, such as cotton, merino wool, angora wool, or alpaca wool.
8. A fresh cup of tea.
I find tea to be such a refreshing and calming beverage. My favorites are green, peppermint, and earl grey.
9. Mismatched mugs.
There’s something so cute about a collection of mismatched mugs!
10. Soft shades of pink.
As a kid, I went through that weird ‘I hate pink’ phase, but I’m so glad that I grew out of it. Soft shades of pink can be so calming and positive!
11. Growing plants.
Seeing plants start to grow always cheers me up, and reminds me that there’s still hope in life.
12. My pets.
I have four pets (two dogs and two cats), and their companionship makes me very happy.
Hugs are one of the few methods of physical contact I enjoy, they just make me feel so safe.
14. Doing a really good handshake.
I get a bit nervous whenever I shake hands with someone, but whenever a handshake goes well, I feel really proud!
15. Thrift shopping.
Each time I go thrift shopping, it’s like going on an adventure. I’m never quite sure what I’ll end up finding!
16. Seeing beautiful interior decor.
Interior decorating is one of my interests, and so seeing some really beautiful decor makes me feel so inspired.
17. Finishing a difficult task.
Whenever I finish a difficult task I always get such an immense feeling of relief.
18. Drinking water.
Water used to be one of my least favorite things to drink, but now I find that it’s my favorite! I just find it to be so refreshing now that I’ve gotten older.
19. Feeling nostalgic.
Even if it’s a sense of nostalgia for a time or event that I haven’t experienced myself, feeling nostalgic tends to put me in a very peaceful state of mind.
20. Indulging my curiosity.
I tend to be a very curious person, especially when it comes to acquiring knowledge, so I enjoy indulging that feeling from time to time.
21. The smell of fresh laundry.
The smell of fresh laundry is very pleasant to me, and makes me feel pretty calm.
22. Putting together a stylish outfit.
Putting together a stylish outfit puts a good tone on the rest of the day, and I find that I’m more productive when I’m dressed well.
23. The sound of heels clicking on a marble, wood, or stone floor.
It just sounds so crisp and powerful.
24. Eating a comfort food that I haven’t had in a long time.
Maybe this has something to do with the nostalgia of it, or maybe it’s just about indulging my senses, but eating a comfort food that I haven’t had in awhile always makes me happy. Maybe that’s why I only like having spaghetti on special occasions?
25. Being able to walk gracefully and confidently.
I grew up as a pretty shy and self-conscious person, so learning how to walk confidently and gracefully has helped me a lot.
26. Cooking or baking.
As long as no one else is in the kitchen, I find cooking and baking make me really happy! Plus it also gives me food to eat afterwards.
27. Decluttering and tidying up.
Decluttering and tidying up helps me gain a sense of mental clarity.
28. Finishing a craft project.
Whenever I finish a craft project, such as knitting or sewing, I feel a good sense of accomplishment while looking at what I’ve created.
29. Feeling sleepy at night.
As I mentioned before, I’m naturally a night owl, so whenever I actually feel sleepy in the evenings, I become very relaxed as well.
30. Seeing beautiful houses.
Whenever I see houses that are architectural beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, I feel so inspired. I especially love the look of modern houses and tudor houses.
31. Finishing all of my work for the day, and realizing that it’s still early.
I love being able to have some extra free time in the afternoon.
I tend to feel very uplifted and motivated after a good workout.
33. Getting my brace wires changed.
Each time I get my brace wires changed I know I’m getting closer to having straight teeth, which makes me feel very happy.
34. Glittery snow.
Snow comes in all different textures and qualities, and my favorite is when it looks glittery and shiny on the ground.
35. Scented candles.
Scented candles, especially if they smell like vanilla, nutmeg, or cinnamon, make me feel so happy and peaceful.
I also recently bought a scented a candle that smells exactly like my eighth birthday, so smelling that gives me a nice sense of nostalgia.
36. Gentle meows.
The gentle meows that cats do when watching birds always puts a smile on my face.
37. That daze that you feel after finishing a good movie.
I’m not much of a movie person, but feeling that lovely daze is so peaceful to me.
38. Re-watching old TV shows.
There are a couple of TV shows that I watched when I was younger, so much so that I could begin quoting episodes as I watched. Re-watching those shows now is very relaxing.
I know that most people think of dandelions as weeds, but seeing them grow in cracks of pavement and along the sides of country roads is so inspiring. Dandelions are a sign of resilience to me, and they also remind me of when I was a kid and would search for dandelion leaves to feed to my pet rabbit.
40. Streams of water in the middle of a forest.
I’m fortunate enough to live near some large forests, and whenever I find a stream of water while hiking, I feel very happy. I also have a favorite stream, and the ground beside it is covered with the softest carpet of moss, and has a beautiful assortment of wild mushrooms, including wild chanterelles.
The movement that fish make in water is very calming and peaceful, and I find them so very fascinating.
42. Putting on lip balm.
Putting on lip balm just makes me feel fresh and healthy.
43. Wrapping a cozy blanket around my shoulders.
As my blog name suggests, I do love things that are cozy, and being wrapped up in a blanket is definitely very cozy.
44. Banana cinnamon pancakes.
Banana cinnamon pancakes was one of the first things that I learned how to properly cook, and now they’re one of my family’s favorite foods. Maybe I should share the recipe on my blog?
45. Realizing that I’ve already done something that I don’t want to do.
I always feel happy when I’ve realized that I’ve already done something that I don’t like doing, such as cleaning the kitchen, or taking dogs out at night.
The sounds of my cats purring, especially when they’re curled up into little balls, is relaxing and wholesome.
47. When my writing goes smoothly.
Sometimes I have bad days when writing, and sometimes I have good days. I feel very happy whenever I have a good writing day.
48. My eyes looking blue.
I have central heterochromia (the inner ring of my iris is a different color than the outer ring), so often times my eyes look murky green, but I quite like it when my eyes look steel blue.
49. Getting compliments on my glasses.
I wear glasses all the time, but I always feel confident whenever I get a compliment on my glasses.
50. Reaching milestones.
Whenever I reach a milestone, be it on my blog, or for a word count, or anything else, I feel accomplished, and when I feel accomplished, I feel happy.
So those were 50 things that make me happy! I can’t think of anyone specific to nominate for this tag, so if you’re reading this, and you want to participate, then I highly suggest you do so!
Reflecting on the things that make me happy puts me in a wonderful mood, so it’ll probably help you feel happier too.
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2 thoughts on “50 Things That Make Me Happy (Tag)”
Oh, I love dandelions too! There’s something so beautiful about a plant that can grow in the weirdest of places as long as there’s a little bit of dirt. Plus they’re such a bright and lively shade of yellow
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Yay, another dandelion lover! 😀 Yellow is one of my favorite colors, so I love seeing fields of yellow dandelions in the summertime. 🙂