To start the week off, I’m going to keep it light and positive. Every day I manage to find something tiny or simple that makes me feel super happy. I feel like in order to have a good day and a good life, all you need to do is appreciate the smaller things and then the rest will fall into place. Or even if you’re just having a negative moment, if you think about these things, they can cheer you up a little. So here are 10 random little things make me feel happy. You might read a few of these and think I’m absolutely loopy but it’s all good. These are just feelings, senses, random things as opposed to people. That can always come in another blog.
1 – The smell of coconuts
I LOVE the smell of coconuts. Which is weird because I don’t particularly care for the taste. I have a coconut scented shampoo for my horse and whenever I give her a bath, I drift off to an island, sunning myself with music playing in the background and I the thought of that quite a bit.
2 – Fairy lights
I have fairy lights in my bedroom because they make me happy. I like looking at them. They give me a warm wintery feeling I suppose. I probably look like one of those people who never take their Christmas decorations down but I don’t care. For some reason, they spark a smile. I also think they are great to add into a photograph. So pretty!
3 – Fresh laundry
Fresh laundry is one of my favourite scents but have you ever added a scented dryer sheet when you’re drying your laundry? Oh my gosh. I stand there smiling to myself. I probably look insane. Not really something that would make someone over excited but ya know, whatever 🙂
4 – Cooler weather
I love walking out of the house in a morning and feeling the cool, fresh air. In Florida, it’s a rarity, so when it finally arrives I lap it up. It makes me feel very grateful. I know I’m always going to have a good day when it’s cooler. Florida problems!
5 – Fluffy Socks
Don’t ask me why fluffy socks make me so happy but they do. They always have. Every Autumn and Winter, all I want to do is get clean and comfy and put some fluffy socks on and watch a movie in bed. Am I getting old?
6 – Anything floral
I love flowers!!! I love how they look, how they make me feel, I like a floral pattern, I LOVE floral scented candles or bubble baths. Flowers are just cute and pretty. I wouldn’t say I’m an artist but have always enjoyed drawing them. I once drew some up and got the design tattoed on my foot. Love love love flowers. Instant happiness haha.
7 – Warm covers
In winter I put my bed cover in the dryer for 10-15 minutes and right when I know I’m about to jump in bed, I grab it and wrap myself in it. Oh my gosh, best feeling ever! I feel so cozy and warm.
8 – Country Music
Yuuuuuup, I love Country. I mean, I don’t like it as much as I like Rock/Metal which I was brought up on, but listening to it makes me really happy. I have this thing where every Sunday, I listen to nothing but Country whenever I’m in the car. It puts me in a great mood! I can’t relate to a lot of it. I don’t drive a truck, I don’t drink beer, I don’t party and I don’t work on a farm but hey, it’s all good haha.
9 – The sound of horses munching on hay
One of my favourite things to do is sit in the stable with my horse and listen to her munching on her hay. It’s such a relaxing sound that has sent me off to sleep a few times! I really appreciate the moment of peace I can have with her.
10 – Being barefoot on grass
When it’s warm outside and the sun is shining on the grass, I love walking out into the garden and feeling it on my feet. To be honest, if Florida wasn’t so full of bugs and way too hot during summer, I’d probably spend more time out there. I like nature. It makes me appreciate life so much!
There we go, that was an easy post, although it did take me a while to put together because my laptop is running really slow lately. BLAH! Either way, I’m feeling extra positive. I could keep the list going but we would be here all day. I hope everyone has a great week!