23 March 2011 in

A smile feels better than a frown

MARCH 23, 2011



I came across this image and on a snowy, dreary day decided to make a list of things that make me happy.

Without further ado here are little things that make me smile:

-Sleeping in
-Being needed
-Breakfast on a Sunday
-Vanilla and chocolate ice cream cones
-Laughing with someone so hard that their laugh becomes funnier than the joke
-Unexpected texts
-Back scratches!
-Staying up so late that you can barely keep your eyes open, but having such a wicked conversation that you can’t imagine closing them
-Knowing that someone is thinking about you because you make a difference in their life
-Wine and girls nights
-Music festivals
-Inside jokes
-The second right after I finish something I've been dreading
-Reading a book that's impossible to put down
-Holding hands
-Going somewhere for the first time and looking at everything with fresh eyes
-Knowing that everything will be just fine
-Hanging out without talking, and not having to explain why
-I suck at snowboarding but I love it because there is something undeniably enchanting about sitting on top of a mountain feeling like nothing else matters
-Camp fires
-People caring enough to make time for me
-Sun, Sun, Sun!
-Knowing that I’m safe because I truly trust someone
-Cheeseburgers with extra pickles
-Not having to ask twice better yet not having to ask at all
-Cuddles
-Music that actually makes you feel something, I'm a sucker for the acoustic guitar
-Clean sheet day
-Birthdays
-Tulips
-Walks along a lake
-Baths
-BBQ's!
-Christmas dinner
-Cracking open a beer on a beach at sunset
-Helping someone out
-Writing
-Pictures that capture a genuine moment
-Making a good meal and sharing it with others
-Learning something new from someone who I respect enough to actually change my perspective
-Patio summer nights with pints and hot wings

This list is not exhaustive it’s also not written in any particular order. I just wanted to smile and thinking about any of these things does the job :) 

What sorts of things do it for you and make you grin from ear to ear?

the outspoken introvert

21 Comments So Far:

  1. I love this list, especially the ones about laughing, back scratches, and staying up late!

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  2. Your list is awesome. You sound like a happy and fortunate person to have these things in your live, and better yet, you are smart enough to cherish them. My list would also include:
    -Kung Fu movies
    -Cesars
    -Fainting goats
    -When you laugh so hard that you pee a little, but just so little that nobody can tell
    -When friends or family tells you that they love you
    -When it is super cold out, but because you are dressed appropriately you are still warm
    -Daydreaming about Neverland
    -Baking chocolate cake but then the mix is so good that you end up eating it all
    -Looking into a bonfire while someone is playing the guitar

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  3. I could practically cut and paste this list and own it! Honest.
    I could add only a few:
    + A night swim on the beach with all the stars in the sky.
    + An unexpected candle light dinner given by a loved one.
    + Snuggling on a cold, or rainy day.
    + Christmas morning smiles.
    + A person you hardly remember comes up to you from nowhere to thank you for something you have done you have completely forgotten about.

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  4. Great list! LOVE back scratches. I like when people play with my hair. Feels so good! Also puppies, kittens, babies, sunshine, and-even though I'm SO sick of winter-ice and snow clinging to trees makes them look so pretty I just have to smile. And hugs. I love hugs.

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  5. That photo is really cute! Good find :) pints, hot wings, campfires, and acoustic guitars make me happy too! Along with pretty much the rest of your fun list!

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  6. Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it. It's nice to see people appreciate the simple things in life as much as I do :)

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  7. What a lovely idea in that picture :D I'm tempted to print something like this out and just leave it around.

    App-O-Plectic

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  8. That crossed my mind, it's a great idea :) I feel people need to smile more often. You can't take life TOO seriously.

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  9. that is the best picture...I might be saving it in my inspiration folder for later:) And I can pretty much put a check next to everything that makes you happy - especially clean sheet day, inside jokes, and wine and girls night. The best.

    ps - thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours! It's a great little place!

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  10. Awww thank you, save away. I love that image! Thanks for stopping by :)

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