50 Random Things That Make Me Instantly Happy Because It's Easy To Forget Sometimes

Life gets really chaotic sometimes and it’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed and down in the dumps. I’ve had a lot going on lately. It’s been hectic at work with the holidays and everyone taking vacations and I’m in the process of trying to find a sub-letter for my apartment – which anyone who’s dealt with NYC real estate knows can bring the stress level through the roof. It’s important to acknowledge the small insignificant things that can make you happy. If we string them all together, we can find that they overwhelmingly outweigh the negativity that we have going on. In the spirit of staying positive, I decided to make a list of 50 random things that have the tendency to give me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Behold:


  1. Chocolate ice cream
  2. When my dogs are being cute and snuggly
  3. A dance partner who is more interested in just having fun than grinding
  4. Feeling the warmth of the sun on my body
  5. Spicy crunchy tuna rolls (with spicy mayo on the side)
  6. A sit down dinner with all of my family members present – each of us in our assigned dinner seats like when we were kids
  7. Fresh flowers
  8. The song Wild Ones by Flo Rida (no idea why – but it does)
  9. Fuzzy socks on a cold day
  10. A hot cup of coffee
  11. When my favorite shows have new episodes for me to catch up on
  12. Tacos
  13. Watching my friends or family get really excited/passionate about something that they’re talking about
  14. Hugs from my mom
  15. The feeling you get when you’re leaving the gym
  16. Live music
  17. Fresh sheets
  18. Whipped cream straight from the can
  19. Red sour patch kids (or any color really, but red’s the best)
  20. Baby laughter
  21. Reruns of any 90s/early 00s Disney Channel or Nickelodeon shows
  22. Playing Uno
  23. Leggings
  24. When a musician I like comes out with a new song
  25. When the subway I’m trying to take pulls up at the exact moment I get to the platform
  26. Roller blading
  27. Succulent plants
  28. When my room is clean
  29. Friendly Uber drivers
  30. Being braless
  31. Phone calls instead of texting
  32. Reconnecting with someone I haven’t talked to in awhile
  33. Random hello texts
  34. Tax returns
  35. Beyonce
  36. Kissing
  37. Girls night
  38. The Parent Trap
  39. Pay Day
  40. Snuggling
  41. Confettti
  42. Movie theatre popcorn
  43. Looking at the clock at 11:11
  44. Watching the sunset
  45. Finishing a book
  46. $1 pizza slices
  47. Belly laughs
  48. Reminiscing
  49. Hanging out with someone on a whim
  50. Massages


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

  • December 2, 2016

    I am all about these too! Especially the puppy cuddles!

  • December 2, 2016

    Tacos and coffee! The best!

  • December 2, 2016

    #10 all day long, every day! Love this list!

  • Silvia
    December 3, 2016

    Coffee & pay day are great ones!


  • December 3, 2016

    My dog is always cute and snuggly and it is seriously the best!


  • December 3, 2016

    Coffee and tacos are my life!!!


  • adriana
    December 3, 2016

    I LOVE The Parent Trap too! And chocolate ice cream! This whole list makes me so happy!

  • December 4, 2016

    This post made me smile! Such a sweet list 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • December 4, 2016

    What a fun list! I agree with you on all of these especially fresh sheets an comfy socks. Ummm..question for you! Where the heck do you find $1 pizza? hehe

  • michelle mink
    December 4, 2016

    Random hello text messages always put a smile on my face.

  • December 5, 2016

    I love this exercise! I need to write out a few things that make me happy 🙂 Chocolate ice cream, fresh flowers, belly laughs, and reconnecting are a few of the ones that caught my eye!

    x Sarah

  • Rachel Timmerman
    December 7, 2016

    I was going to mention the things on this list that make me happy too, but as I was reading through it, I realized that about 95% of what you listed makes me extremely happy too haha 🙂

  • December 11, 2016

    Amen to the puppies and the snuggling!

    Diary of a Debutante

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