32 Things That Make Me Happy

Things That Make Me Happy

Last week, I came home to these babies.

pretty shari's berries

Thanks so much, Shari’s Berries, for the most beautiful chocolate covered strawberries I’ve ever seen!

I mean, come on…they were almost way too pretty to eat.


But anyway, they made me super super happy, and that made me want to stop and reflect on all the other things that are making me happy these days.

I’ve been participating in the #100happydays campaign, and I feel like it’s been such a great way to focus on all the good in my life.

Because we all say we want to be happy, right?

But I think the first step is to identify the things that really DO make you happy. And once you’ve figured out what those things are, the best thing you can do is focus on making those things a bigger part of your life.

So here we go…inspired by my delicious Shari’s Berries delivery, here are 32 things that make me happy.

  1. Sleeping in until 10am on a Saturday.
  2. Wearing red lipstick (and not having it go all over my teeth).
  3. Jamming to music on my way to work.
  4. 75 degree weather with zero humidity.
  5. October & November.
  6. My cat, when he’s not meowing at my door at 4am.
  7. Campfires.
  8. Lazy rivers.
  9. Wearing white pants for the first time every Spring.
  10. When someone actually says, “Thank You.” AKA: People who have manners.
  11. Doing random acts of kindness for strangers.
  12. Receiving random acts of kindness FROM strangers.
  13.  Cappuccino.
  14. Netflix marathons with Joe.
  15. Baby kittens, baby monkeys, baby chicks…really, all baby animals. Especially baby goats. Baby goats in pajamas.
  16. The smell of salt water.
  17. Going to bed before 11pm during the work week.
  18. Saving money via couponing.
  19. Peonies.
  20. When Joe turns to me and says, “how does frozen yogurt sound?”
  21. When the outfit I want to wear is actually ironed.
  22. That fresh clean feeling you get when you’ve just brushed your teeth.
  23. Putting on mascara without getting clumps.
  24. Serendipity.
  25. The smell of lavender.
  26. Doing yoga before bed.
  27. Ban.do everything!
  28. Donuts.
  29. When I cook dinner and it’s not an epic disaster.
  30. Champagne.
  31. Packages at my doorstep. AKA, online shopping in general.
  32. Thinking about things that make me happy.

Any of those things sound good to you? Let me know in the comments what kinds of things make you happy! And then…go treat yourself to some strawberries. You know you want to!

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  1. Allison @ Frugal on the Prairie

    August 27, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Girl, I am right there with you on #20 and #31. When my husband mentions frozen yogurt I’m pleasantly reminded that he is my soulmate in every way. And for #31, it’s like Christmas every time a package arrives. Amazon Prime is like my Santa Claus.

  2. Christina @ Embracing Simple

    August 27, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Loved this! and YES to fro yo, that makes me so happy. I love going for walks with my daughter when the sun is shining too, that makes me feel extra joyful. I also adore donuts…specifically boston creme….yum.

  3. Alexandra @ My Urban Family

    August 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Ha, baby goats in pajamas did make me happy! Thanks for sharing your list 🙂 Long walks, especially ones without a purpose, really make me happy.

  4. Nichole @CuppaGeek

    August 27, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Those strawberries! They look so good!

  5. Orly

    August 27, 2015 at 11:27 am

    online shopping, sleeping until 10 am, and people who say thank you are also among my favorite things! especially people saying thank you. i dont expect flowers or a parade, but a thank you after i do you a favor.
    great list!

  6. Chelsea

    August 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Donuts make me very happy as well. <3

  7. Jenny

    August 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    A lot of the things that make you happy are things that make me happy as well!
    These types of posts are some of my favorite to read.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  8. Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    August 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    frozen yogurt always makes me happy!

  9. Johanny

    August 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Spring and Fall makes me Happy, good food and family time too!

  10. Rachel

    August 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Great way to remember the good things in life!

  11. Leslie Wilkie

    August 27, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I love these happy lists. They’re always a great pick me up! Peonies, YES! And packages at my door! Yes, too please! And those strawberries look amazing!

  12. Liz Jo

    August 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    October makes me very happy 🙂 It’s Kyle and I’s birthday that month and it’s when fall really begins for us. Love packages at the door and campfires 🙂

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

  13. Zoe

    August 27, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Peonies!!! I love fresh flowers, especially throughout the summer and going into fall. I love seeing what makes other people happy, because sometimes it is just the little things!

  14. Crystal

    August 27, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    What a fun post! Sleeping in on Saturdays always makes me happy! And I am hoping to do that this weekend. It’s been a tiring week with the transition of back to school!

  15. Jessie

    August 27, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I love this list! “Receiving random acts of kindness FROM strangers” – probably one of my top favorites as well!

  16. Yaya

    August 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This is a great list. I also love sleeping in til 10. Champagne. Packages waiting for me when I get home and chocolate covered strawberries. YUM


  17. Megan Gonzalez

    August 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I love the idea of #100HappyDays. I’m definitely going to check it out. Your list is awesome and I think it’s great to be focusing on the good things.

  18. Sina @ Vegan Heaven

    August 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    What a fun post! 🙂 I love these kind of lists! It’s such a great way to remember great things in life!

  19. Ashleigh

    August 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    This is a great list! I pretty much most of the things on it! I love the smell of lavender the most!! Thank you for sharing!

  20. Megan @ A Dash of Megnut

    August 27, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    LOVE this! I totally agree with people who say thank you! It makes me so happy when people do! Also, amen to the online shopping 🙂

  21. Rebekah

    August 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I’m totally inspired to find what makes me happy. I’ve thought about doing the #100HappyDays for a while, thanks for linking the website!

  22. Clare Speer

    August 27, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Great list of things that make you happy! I love that you wrote them down too – and published them… this will help you remember to “grab them up” probably more! Thanks

  23. Heather Serra

    August 27, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Great list! I LOVE champagne and getting Sherri’s Berries. They really are almost too pretty to eat. 🙂

  24. Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla

    August 27, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I just love seeing what other people like too! Thank you for sharing a little more about yourself, I can’t wait to do this one day! 😀

  25. Crazy shenanigans

    August 27, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Omg I love those berries!!! Their made in my home town.

  26. Alex

    August 28, 2015 at 5:05 am

    That’s a pretty good list 🙂 Just a couple of things aren’t for me. like red lipstick for example. And I’ve just started with #100happydays . So far I love it.

    Have a wonderful week 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  27. Alyse

    August 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Serendipity is, and always will be, one of my favorite movies! Maybe I’ll watch it again tonight…

  28. Jen @ Frugal Millennial

    September 1, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I love the #100HappyDays project! It’s a great way to get you to focus on gratitude and all of the little things that we often take for granted!

  29. Guillermo Tolefree

    December 1, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Wonderful posts on this site! Really interesting ideas. Awesome effort!

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