The Little Things

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While writing my last post, I had the idea of creating a list of “the little things” that make me happy and make my world a little better. So, here it is. I’ll be updating this list or making additions as I think of them, but you gotta start somewhere!

It’s easy to focus on the things that go wrong in life, or the “big” things that might not go our way, but I encourage you to appreciate the good, little things in life… they’re pretty great.

  1. Good hair days
  2. Hats on bad hair days
  3. Rain while you’re sleeping
  4. Soft blankets
  5. Fluffy pillows
  6. Clean sheets
  7. Warm laundry
  8. Wearing something new for the first time
  9. Eating your favorite food
  10. People who hold open the door behind them
  11. Holding open the door for people behind you
  12. Running into someone you haven’t seen in awhile
  13. Eating the cookie dough before the cookies are baked
  14. Eating warm cookies out of the oven
  15. Double-stuffed oreos
  16. Golden oreos
  17. Cookie dough ice cream
  18. Dark chocolate
  19. … pretty much all desserts
  20. Lemonade on a hot day
  21. Lemonade any day
  22. Chick-fil-a (any day except Sunday)
  23. Green lights
  24. Making someone smile
  25. Making someone laugh
  26. Giving compliments
  27. Getting compliments
  28. When someone notices when you’ve changed your hairstyle
  29. Friendly waiters/cashiers/employees
  30. Warm tea when you’re sick
  31. Fuzzy socks
  32. A fully charged phone battery
  33. When your favorite song comes on
  34. Windows-down-weather
  35. Finding a song you love and listening to it on repeat
  36. Free Wifi that actually works
  37. People who respond quickly to texts
  38. People who remember your name after meeting them once
  39. “Text me so I know you got home safe”
  40. “Drive safe!”
  41. “Do you want anything from ______?”
  42. Watching helpful Youtube videos
  43. Sales at your favorite stores
  44. Trips to Target
  45. Milkshakes of any kind (see #15-19)
  46. Making s’mores on a campfire
  47. Looking up at the stars
  48. Reading a good book
  49. Breezy days
  50. Sunsets
  51. Sunrises
  52. Any time spent on a beach
  53. When your food is ready quickly at a restaurant
  54. Not having to wait too long in line
  55. Getting a good grade on test/paper/assignment
  56. Having friends in your class
  57. Feeling good after a workout
  58. Post-workout/post-beach/post-long-day showers
  59. Dogs
  60. Playing with dogs
  61. Pictures of dogs
  62. Just dogs
  63. Painted nails
  64. Good outfit days
  65. Sleeping in
  66. Watching a good movie
  67. Eating your favorite snack
  68. Fresh fruit
  69. Chocolate-covered strawberries
  70. Bouquets of flowers
  71. Wildflowers
  72. Getting homework done early
  73. When people remember details about you
  74. “Bless you” when you sneeze (at least twice a day if you’re me)
  75. Watching your favorite show
  76. Meeting someone who likes the same shows as you
  77. Meeting someone who likes the same music as you
  78. Hearing a song that was stuck in your head
  79. Getting packages in the mail…
  80. … even if you bought them for yourself
  81. Finding a parking spot close to the entrance
  82. New shoes that don’t give you blisters
  83. “How was your day?”
  84. “Good morning!”
  85. “Good night.”
  86. “See you tomorrow!”
  87. Spending time with good friends
  88. Quality time with family
  89. Making new friends
  90. Learning something new
  91. Remembering a good memory
  92. Finding something you lost
  93. Laughing so hard you cry
  94. Hugs
  95. And pugs… more dogs
  96. The first bite of food
  97. People who offer to drive you
  98. Inside jokes
  99. Movies you can watch over and over and still enjoy
  100. Days when you fall asleep happy


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