60 Happy Things That Make Life Worth Living

60 Happy Things That Make Life Worth Living

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Life is full of happy things. It’s easy to forget that but you just have to look for them. Or maybe read this list and be reminded of them.

This is a sort of follow on from a post I did in January for Blue Monday as a lot of people really enjoyed that so I thought a more general list might do down well, too!

  1. Fluffy clouds.
  2. Clear blue skies.
  3. Rainbows.
  4. Sunflowers.
  5. Hearing your favourite song.
  6. The sea.
  7. Cat toe beans.
  8. Dogs wagging their tails.
  9. Finding money you had forgotten about.
  10. Walking through crunchy leaves.
  11. Untouched snow.
  12. Forehead kisses.
  13. Sleeping in.
  14. Tea/coffee/hot chocolate (delete as appropriate).
  15. Sunrise.
  16. Sunset.
  17. Laughing until you cry.
  18. New stationery.
  19. Films you can watch over and over again.
  20. Discovering new music that you enjoy.
  21. Singing in the car.
  22. Singing in the shower.
  23. Clean bed sheets.
  24. A cold drink on a hot day.
  25. Long, warm summer evenings.
  26. Old people holding hands.
  27. Smiles from strangers.
  28. Handwritten cards/letters/notes.
  29. Visiting somewhere new and it taking your breath away.
  30. That feeling you get after you shower when you really needed it.
  31. The sound of heavy rain.
  32. Adventures with your favourite people.
  33. Seeing the colours of spring bursting into life.
  34. Baby animals.
  35. Those little moments of peace/calm.
  36. “Saw this and thought of you.”
  37. Clothes that fit like they were made for you.
  38. Tucking into your favourite meal.
  39. Waking up and feeling refreshed.
  40. Random acts of kindness.
  41. The scent of new books.
  42. The sand between your toes.
  43. Doing something you thought you couldn’t.
  44. Places that feel like home.
  45. When your takeaway arrives quicker than you expected.
  46. Art.
  47. Feeling like a kid again.
  48. Meeting someone who just gets you.
  49. Late night conversations that you wish never had to end.
  50. Gliding through wrapping paper with scissors.
  51. The smell of fresh bread.
  52. Baking.
  53. Things fitting where you want them to.
  54. Assembling furniture without any hiccups.
  55. Laughing babies.
  56. Getting the last item in your size.
  57. Falling asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow.
  58. Reading or hearing something that gives you good goosebumps.
  59. The glow of candles.
  60. Lists of happy things that remind you of the magic of life and the world we live in.
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  • Zoë 15th April 2019 at 11:37 am

    Ahh this is so sweet! Sometimes its the smallest things that make you happy, and worth living for. xx


  • Kim 15th April 2019 at 1:03 pm

    You had me at fluffy clouds and it just got better from there. I love seeing a rainbow after a stormy day! There are so many things listed here that resonated with me, from that feeling after a shower to getting a little ‘I thought of you gift. Fabulous uplifting post Ruth. I’m pinning this one for later when I need a little cheering up. x

    • ruthinrevolt 22nd April 2019 at 3:55 pm

      Awww, yay! Glad you found it uplifting! 🙂

  • Bexa 15th April 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Aww yesss, such a happy post, this really brightened up my afternoon Ruth! I agree, it is always the little things that bring so much joy and happiness. My favourite thing at the moment is having a relaxing bath then getting into fresh PJs, it’s such a nice cosy feeling. Thank you for sharing your happy list and reminding me that there is so many positive things to smile about. Have a wonderful week! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • ruthinrevolt 22nd April 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Having a relaxing bath and getting into fresh PJs is so nice, I completely agree with you there! Thank you for commenting, Bexa 🙂

  • Sheila Anderson 15th April 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Little things make the world a better place, 😊👍🏼

  • Kirsten 15th April 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Your post made me smile 🙂 Little things are the greatest!

  • Macey 16th April 2019 at 2:36 am

    THE SEA. THE BLOODY SEA. I cannot stress ENOUGH how happy it makes me. I’m so glad that one was high on your list, even if these aren’t listed according to your personal preference. (Are they?!) Old people holding hands always makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. Reading/watching something that gives me chills or goosebumps is another of my favs as well. I love this Ruth; it definitely made me a little more cheery today xx

    • ruthinrevolt 22nd April 2019 at 3:57 pm

      It wasn’t quite in order of personal preference or the sea would have been number one 😉 I definitely share your enthusiasm for it! Glad I could make you feel a little cheerier!

  • Natonya 18th April 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Getting clothes in my size and finding the last one always makes me literally say, “YESSSSS!” out loud!! This was a really cute post Ruth! You always add drops of happiness to every blog post😍

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • ruthinrevolt 22nd April 2019 at 4:00 pm

      Same! It always convinces me that it was meant to be mine so I have to buy it 😉 Thank you, angel!

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