August 7, 2017 0 Comments Real Talk


“The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy- it’s all that matters.”— Audrey Hepburn

We all want to be happy but we tend to focus on the negative too often. It’s important to take a minute and think about all the things that truly make you happy, the things that bring a smile to your face. And on a stressful day, you can take out this list to help remind you of all the little things you have to be grateful for, all the things that make you happy.

So here’s a list of 50 things that make me happy! (in no particular order). And hopefully, this helps you all get to know me a little better as well! xx

  1. My family and friends of course
  2. My boyfriend and our dogs Ziggy & Bruce
  3. Listening to music
  4. The smell of a bonfire
  5. Tattoos (I have three)
  6. Dancing in the kitchen
  7. The sound of waves crashing
  8. Elvis Presley (reminds me of my dad)
  9. Receiving flowers just because
  10. Traveling
  11. Doodling; especially when I accidentally doodle something awesome!
  12. Christmas morning; I’ll never be too old for Santa
  13. Watching the sunset at the beach
  14. Hugging my mom (she’s my best friend)
  15. Puppies
  16. Live music; especially during the summer
  17. Quiet time at the end of a long day
  18. Spending time with my sisters
  19. Cooking
  20. Learning new recipes
  21. Sleeping in
  22. Warm laundry
  23. Hot shower after a long flight
  24. Spontaneous weekend activities with my boyfriend
  25. Forehead kisses
  26. Random texts
  27. Candles
  28. Snuggling on the couch
  29. Sitting in front of the fireplace at home during the holidays
  30. Clean sheets
  31. Old photos that bring back childhood memories
  32. Laughing so hard your stomach hurts
  33. Crispy bacon
  34. Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Iced Coffee
  35. English muffins
  36. Going for a boat ride
  37. Listening to my Pop-Pops (grandpa) tell stories
  38. Rainy days
  39. The smell of fresh snow
  40. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
  41. Baby elephants
  42. Big, cozy blankets
  43. Bagels
  44. Staying in bed all day watching movies
  45. Reading old text messages
  46. Christmas music
  47. Cooking an entire thanksgiving meal with my boyfriend
  48. Roasting marshmallows
  49. Singing karaoke (even though I don’t have a good voice!)
  50. Swinging in a hammock on the beach

What makes you happy?!

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