50 Things To Be Happy About

It’s not always that I take the time to think about what there is to be happy about, but doing so every once in a while helps me realize that despite having bad days and things to worry about, the positive way outweighs the negative. Even the simplest things can make one happy, like leaves or board games, or baking a cake. I very often forget the things to be happy about, and I let the stress and negativity get to me. I realize there’s no point in sulking or being mad, so I’ve put together a little list of 50 things to be happy about.

50 Things To Be Happy About

  1. Compliments
  2. Naps
  3. Lazy days
  4. Good cups of coffee
  5. Bookstores and libraries
  6. Handwritten letters
  7. Smiling without reason
  8. Long phone calls
  9. Comfortable silence
  10. Good memories
  11. Laughing till it hurts
  12. Family
  13. Best friends and loved ones
  14. Rainy days
  15. Sleeping in
  16. Having a good laugh with someone special
  17. Surprises
  18. Babies
  19. Traveling
  20. Fresh sheets
  21. Weekends
  22. Dark chocolate
  23. Pretty flowers
  24. Picnics
  25. Being productive
  26. Open windows
  27. Silent mornings or nights
  28. Museums
  29. Warm hugs
  30. Movie nights
  31. Being in love
  32. Being loved
  33. Words
  34. Learning new things
  35. Adventures
  36. Art
  37. Empty pages of a notebook
  38. “Good morning” or “good night”
  39. Cheese and crackers
  40. Sweatpants
  41. Jeans that fit perfectly
  42. Photographs
  43. Nature
  44. Animals
  45. Exploring new cities and places
  46. Dessert
  47. Honesty
  48. Food
  49. Smashing a workout
  50. New clothes

And there you have it. While there are many more, these are 50 things to be happy about. I do have to admit, this made me feel really nice, writing out this list. Hopefully, it makes you smile too.

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Just paper?

Reading is the best thing ever. Well, one of the best things at least. Once you pick up a book and start reading, you enter this whole new realm; you forget where you are or who you’re with, and all you can focus on are the words on the pages in front of you.

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Write.

Sometimes writing can be a struggle. At least that’s what I tell myself when I can’t think of anything, but that is completely false. I mean look at how easily I’m writing right now. It might seem to me like I’ve got nothing to write about, or that my mind is completely empty, but in reality, it’s all just psychological. Once I put my pen down on paper and just start writing, there’s no stopping me. It’s the best feeling honestly, just writing out my thoughts and the first things that come to mind, nonstop.

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Summer ’17 Reading List


If you like reading, then good for you. If you don’t, well then I don’t like you good for you too. If you guys didn’t already know, I’m in love with books. Books never fail to make me feel better or to satisfy my need for exploration and adventure. I’ve been reading since a little before I turned 4; I read books that were way more advanced for my age. I was always the kid that had her nose stuck in a book (and I believe I still am that person). As a kid in elementary school, I would spend every free moment in the library. And bear in mind, our school library was huge. Or at least to 8 year old me it was. Sometimes I’d read the same books all over, yet each time felt like a completely different journey. I love reading so much, but lately, I haven’t read as much as I used to. So to make up for all those missed hours, I’m going to read all summer long. How amazing does that sound? Here’s my reading list for this summer.

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When you finally get out of your comfort zone

What exactly is this so-called comfort zone? Well, a comfort zone is a state of mind, you could say; a situation that you would feel the most relaxed and comfortable being in. Whether it be in bed all snuggled up, watching your favorite series, or sitting in your reading nook surrounded by books, everyone has a comfort zone.

Let me tell you a thing or two that I’ve learned about the comfort zone from experience. Although you may feel safe being in your comfort zone, it’s not exactly your friend. Of course, it may seem like a beautiful place – and I’m not saying it isn’t – but by staying inside your comfort zone, you’re not allowing yourself to grow as a person.

Now though it may sound scary to some, you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone. Preferably sooner than later. By doing so, you’re allowing yourself to be more productive and bring about positive changes in your life. You’ll discover new things, learn stuff about yourself that you didn’t already know, and you’ll find yourself happier than ever. You just need to believe in yourself and take that leap of faith. When you get out of your comfort zone, it enables you to feel more confident, boosts your self-esteem, and it also helps you to overcome fears. You’ll feel proud of yourself, believe me.

That’s all I have to say, for now at least. Just thought I’d put it out there.

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Allie x

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