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Little Things 3 – 50 Happy Things

This past week I’ve felt as if all of my creativity and blog post ideas have been sucked out of me. I was ill last weekend, and have been left with a sniffling cold and fatigue which has hindered my willingness to sit down and write. My phone’s also broken, twice, in the span of three days. So, I’m currently phoneless, sneezing the house down and oh yeah, I have another blood test around the corner. It’s safe to say my mood’s a little bit all over the place.

On the brighter side, I finally saw The Incredibles 2 the other day, and let’s just say, my inner 7-year-old was not disappointed. Sometimes you just need a bit of Disney to raise your spirits a little, you know? Talking of which, instead of writing a full-blown, extensive blog post, I thought I’d compile a list of 50 things which make me happy and that I’m thankful for. I noticed while assembling this list that the majority of them are food related, and I’m not even sorry.

I want my blog to be a place where I can share anything and everything, an outlet in which I can offload any thoughts and emotions I have swimming around my currently bedraggled brain. As a result, I’ve swapped a Little Things post for a longer list of life joys as a way of simultaneously sharing a little more about myself and sprinkling a little positivity. So without further ado, here are 50 Happy Things. Enjoy!

50 Happy Things

1. Peanut butter

2. The smell of new books

3. Family

4. Early Mornings

5. Green tea

6. The sound of rain

7. My blog

8. The amazing community that has come with it

9. Strength

10. Remembered dreams

11. Mauve lipsticks

12. Netflix

13. The cold side of the pillow

14. Baggy clothes

15. Having the opportunity to travel if I wish

16. Porridge

17. Breakfast food in general

18. Learning new languages

19. The internet (come on, we all love it.)

20. Good makeup days

21. Clothes still warm from being on the radiator

22. Friends the TV Show

23. Cooking

24. A good book

25. Hearing songs on the radio that I used to love

26. All things chocolate

27. New surroundings

28. Small acts of kindness

29. Passion and ambition

30. Creativity

31. Having the choice to say no

32. Me-time (usually in bed under a mountain of blankets, reading)

33. Fresh bakes

34. Achievements, big or small

35. The feeling after a good workout

36. Bananas

37. Podcasts

38. Exciting deliveries

39. The build up to Christmas

40. Ticking off every-thing on my to-do list

41. World maps

42. Summer mornings

43. Avocado toast

44. Waking up before my alarm

45. New stationary

46. Purple-skied sunsets

47. Answering questions correctly on quiz-shows (it makes me feel smart ok)

48. The Office US

49. Melted cheese

50. Not knowing what the future holds

What are the things that make you happy? 

Evie

49 Comments

  1. This is such a lovely post. We have so many similar loves! Passion, bananas, and the cold side of the pillow are my favourite of your picks. ☺️

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! It was such a fun little post to make. Yess, I’ve especially been loving the cold side of the pillow with this weather lately! Thanks for reading ♥

  2. It’s so nice to see a genuinely happy (literally) post ♥ The run up to Christmas is the BEST! You mentioned new, but what about the smell of old books? :’) x

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! It was such a fun little list to put together! Ah isn’t it?! Oh I loveee the smell of old books as well, is it weird that I smell all of my books? Haha, thanks for reading! X

      • YASSS! The anticipation of it all is almost better than the day itself. It is definitely not weird that you/we smell our books *looks around nervously* x

  3. Such a lovely post! Making a list of things that make you happy is always a great idea. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! Yeah it was so much fun to make!

  4. Cold side of the pillow, friends, early mornings!! Great choices!!!

    Thanks for sharing

    Mike

  5. Love these kinds of posts I agree with a lot! Friends, sound of rain, porridge, small acts of kindness are my top ones you listed

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! Ah they all make me so happy ✨

  6. This is such a cute post! I love reading things like this as I’m quite a negative person so these kinds of posts always make me think a little bit more positively while trying to come up with my own list of things which make me happy. I agree with you about good books and Netflix as well as some of the other things you’ve listed, at the top of mine would definitely be Disney so I love how you mentioned The Incredibles 2 it’s fab isn’t it?

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! I’m the same, so making this list helped remind me to stay positive, and it was so much fun to make! Haha I loved it! Definitely needed a bit of Disney therapy, thanks for reading! ✨

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Yeah I couldn’t agree more! Haha, who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate? Thanks for reading ✨

  7. Okay firstly I love that number one is peanut butter because peanut butter kinda makes the world go round… I love that when having a bad time you’ve compiled this list to feel better instead of letting the bad things really get to you, that’s admirable girl and I hope you’re feeling a bit better! I also love bananas, avocado toast and melted cheese aswell as Friends. I watch it every night before I fall asleep! I’m tempted to do myself a little one of these lists!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Yess peanut butter above everything else. Thank you so much! I’m guilty of letting my negative thoughts get the better of me so this was definitely refreshing and helped raise my spirits a little. Ah yay! Friends will forever be one of my favourite shows. Yes you should! It was so nice to reflect ✨

  8. I’m sorry to hear you’ve not had the best time but you’re totally right, Disney makes everything a little better and I loved the second Incredibles too! This is such an uplifting post and deliveries are definitely on my list too!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Ah thank you, I couldn’t agree more haha, I definitely needed a bit of Disney therapy. A bit of retail therapy is guaranteed to make me happy. Thanks for reading! ✨

  9. abbiejadewanders abbiejadewanders

    This really has inspired me to think of the 50 little things that make me happy, it is so heartwarming. Sometimes we just need to step back and make a good list like this! The smell of new books, learning languages and the sound of the rain would 100% make my list too! x

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Yeah you should def try making one! I let my negative thoughts take over way too often, so something like this was so refreshing and fun to make! Ah they all make me so happy, thanks for reading! ✨

  10. This is such a lovely post Evie! I love so many things here, green tea, cold side of pillow, baggy clothes, new stationery to name a few! It’s so nice to appreciate the little happy things as they can really boost your mood. Thank you for sharing 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! Yeah making this list put me in such a positive mood afterwards! Ah, all such lovely things, thank you for reading ✨ xx

  11. I LOVE this post! I’m all about the happy things and it’s always nice to think about things that cheer you up. Oh man, I still haven’t watched The Incredibles 2!!! YESSS on green tea! They’re so healthy and tasty. I am on board with good makeup days – those days when the eyebrows are ON POINT! I am excited that the -ber months are coming soon, CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE! Ok, maybe a few more months to go. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Yeah it definitely helped to put in a good mood! Ah you need to see it! It did not disappoint! Hahah same, the build up for Christmas is my favourite time of year! Thanks for reading ✨

  12. Love this 💪🏻 Also love how high up on your list ‘The sound of rain’ is, I have an app to play the sound when I can’t sleep 😍

  13. Yes, yes and yes! It’s good for our mental health to write a list on things that make us happy.

    Being sick sucks but I hope you feel better now.

    x Rasya

  14. I love this post! It’s so nice to focus on the things we love. It really can help to turn our mood around sometimes when we are stuck in the negative.

  15. The smell of new books is just like a drug to me. I love it so much! Sometimes when I browse a book at the shop I smell it and people look at me like I am a complete weirdo! I am planning to see The Incredibles 2 this week, hope it will be as good as the previous one!
    Dorota
    http://www.journalofdorota.com

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Haha I’ve probably smelt every book I’ve ever read, is that normal? Oh I hope you enjoy it! I loved it! Thanks for reading x

  16. This is such a feel good post, I’m delighted I came across it! I love the cold side of a pillow and answering quiz show questions right! Best of luck with everything, and hope your well soon!

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! It was so much fun to put together! Ah thank you! x

  17. I love this. It is so nice to take a moment to think of all the things you’re grateful for.

    Ps. 26, 45 and 49 make me happy too.

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      I couldn’t agree more, making this made me feel so much better! Thanks for reading x

  18. This is such a good idea to get yourself out of feeling bad, and I hope that you’re starting to feel a little bit better. I agree with so many of those things on your list, especially any kinds of acheivements, big or small.

    Jas xx

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! Making this list definitely helped raise my spirits a little! X

  19. betterthangoodenough123 betterthangoodenough123

    Thanks so much for sharing your list of happy things. I love making happy lists! I have to agree – the blogger community is awesome, and the build up to Christmas is hard to beat!
    Joan
    kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      It was so much fun to make! Thanks for reading x

  20. This is such a lovely and wholesome post! I totally agree with you, especially on Friends, melted cheese, and baggy clothes!

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Yess Friends is the best! Thank you!

  21. The smell of new books and the sound of rain are a big yes. I also love the smell of the air after it has just rained.
    Another thing I love is bath bombs. A nice warm bath fills me with joy.

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Oh yeah I love that! I haven’t had a bath in the longest time. Thanks for reading x

  22. Aww! This is such a lovely post you made dear!!! There are so many little things to name! I am not a tea person, but when it comes on green tea, nothing beats that! I love smell of new books, clothes! I love the festival feeling, oh there are tons to name!

    Xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com

  23. Loved your post Evie!! Love your blog!! How did you create the writing on your feature photo if you dont mind me asking? x

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you! I used Canva! It’s super easy to use 😊

      • I can never get the dimensions right 😂 xx

  24. I never thought of the cold side of a pillow before. That is so true. I love that cozy feeling. Waking up and having a cup of English breakfast tea and reading a book before I start my day is one of my favorites. 💗

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Ah yes I love mornings like that! Best way to start the day. Thanks for reading! x

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