My life

Things that make me happy

This is a rather random and definitely not a comprehensive list, but sometimes even I need reminding of the little things that do it for me.

  1. Mini versions of things. For example, walking past the travel toiletries section in a supermarket always brings a smile (or a downright giggle) on my face.
  2. Jigsaw puzzles. If I’m ever stressed or need to unwind, that’s the surest way to do it. I’ll put on an audiobook and jiggle away.
  3. Candles. Instant cosiness guaranteed. And cosy people can’t be unhappy or grumpy, it’s a well known fact.
  4. Snow. Instant uplifting effect in the otherwise dark and gloomy winter nights.
  5. Trees. I guess I could expand this to all things growing out of the ground, but I have a special place in my heart for trees. Connection on a spiritual level, some might say. Am I a bit of a loon? Sure. Am I a loon because I enjoy walks through the woods or climbing up a tree with a book and staying there for hours? No, I don’t think so.
  6. Bunnies wearing hats. Who wouldn’t be cheered up by this? I have a picture of it that I cut out from an old calendar and now keep on my wall for those emergencies where I don’t have time to do a jigsaw and there is no snow, but I need instant uplift for my mood.
  7. Mischief & Chaser. Our cat and dog. Spend some time cuddling either of them and poof, the world is a better place already.

As I said, these are only a few items from a very long list, but boy does it feel good to have it written out like that. I may print it out actually and stick it on a wall or something.

For emergencies, you know.


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