I will admit right at the beginning that I got the idea of this post from another site. When I read that post on the “things that make me smile”, I started wondering.
So, I took out my pen and notepad and started jotting down the things that make me happy and bring a smile to my face!
You cannot depend on others for your happiness. You should always be able to stay happy from within. Life has its lows and downs, and it is okay to feel sad.
However, it is equally important to get over the sad phase and continue with your life. Most of the time, apparently there are more reasons to be sad and distressed than to be happy. But is it really true?
What if we are ignoring the small things that make us smile? Don’t forget that our lives are made of these seemingly inconsequential things and moments. We have to cherish and be grateful to them.
Things That Make Me Smile
I am sharing my list of 50 things that make smile! I would love if you also share your list with me 🙂
1) Play Badminton
Nowadays, I can not play as much as I would like to but whenever I manage to the racquet in my hand and exerting myself on the court brings me a lot of joy!
Sleep is non-negotiable for me. Just the thought of hitting the bed and sleeping and relaxing brings a smile to my face when I am exerted from the work. A good night of sleep fixes a lot of problems with me.
3) My Pet Dog
Even at my worst, my pet doesn’t judge me. He is always there for me whatever my mood is. He doesn’t need a lot for me in return but all the tail-wagging, cuddling, licking and smiling he showers with me all the time!
Whenever I have my sister or parents visiting me, I am happy! I have a spring in my steps and a smile on my face. With them around me, I feel like no problem is insurmountable. Sitting with the family and discussing my issues not just make me feel good but also give me insight to the problems.
When I am feeling sad, I ditch the calorie chart and make my favorite dish or dessert. This boosts my mood and definitely makes me smile! It is one of my essential ideas for self-care
I love dancing. I dance when I am with my friends or even when I am alone. Dancing instantly changes my mood. It helps me that I am a trained dancer. Whenever I am able to choreograph a dance sequence or crack a new move, I cannot help smiling the whole day!
7) Listen to my favorite song
I am sure I am not the only one who smiles while listening to songs. I have a playlist of my favorite songs which are also a mainstay of my self-love playlist. They never fail to get my pulsing running and feet tapping. And when that happens, I am smiling and dancing!
8) Playing guitar
I love playing guitar even though I am just beginning. I try to play my favorite song and sing to it. This makes me happy and diverts my mind from the stress.
9) Learning a new language
This is something new for me. I have started learning Spanish and it has been a very revealing experience for me. While at first it was hard, slowly I picked it up. Now, I am having fun learning this absolutely beautiful language.
10) Video call with friends
In this pandemic, I am unable to meet my girlfriends. So we have our weekly zoom calls where all of us girls gossip non-stop about office, boyfriends, crushes, and fashion. Every video call leaves me laughing like a mad girl! Read girl code
I love the rain, raindrops falling on my face, and a long drive in rain! Rain calms me down with a faint smile across my face.
12) Winter season
The chilly season always makes me happy. woolen clothes, warm blankets, long nights, and steamy soups are all I need to be happy.
13) Watching a movie or a drama
I love to catch up on a rom-com movie or a drama when I am feeling a bit down. Caution: I don’t Netflix and chill as I end up binge-watching.
14) Taking a warm shower
A warm long shower always soothes me.
15) Organizing my wardrobe
Cleaning and organizing my (mostly messy) wardrobe declutters my mind.
I am smiling as my typing this post.
17) Having a cup of warm Coffee
A warm cup of coffee resets my mood.
18) Spring season
Spring season with all its colors brings smile to my face.
Seeing those lush green trees may make me happy
Also read: 40 Self-Love Journal Prompts
21) Looking at clouds
I can watch those fluffy cotton balls for hours!
Now, who doesn’t love babies?
23) Clicking pictures of nature
Some people love doing nature photography, especially those of sunsets and birds.
24) Sitting near a fire on a winter evening
I am not a pro at it but I love watching calligraphy videos on YouTube.
26) Eating ice cream
27) Having warm food
28) Wearing PJs
29) Cuddling with my warm blankets
Seeing these small fresh droplets on leaves and flowers bring me unexpected joy
31) Appreciation by a client
When I get appreciated by a client for my readings, I glow for the rest of the day
32) Help a stranger
I do get a lot of requests from strangers all day. Nothing please me more than to know that my suggestions or readings helped them.
Watching the sun rise instantly boosts my creativity.
34) The slender and thin moon on a dark night
35) Watching a squirrel munching on nuts- such an adorable sight
36) Eating mangoes
37) Getting a hair spa
38) Wearing my favorite outfit
I feel confident and ready to conquer the world when i wear my favorite dress.
39) Buy new stationery
40) Ticking things off my to-do list and feeling productive
Isn’t it obvious?
42) Reading a book with a happy ending
43) Watching cute cat and dog videos
45) Sitting in the library
I rarely go to the book library (due to pandemic) but the smell of old books makes me happy
46) Scented candles
47) When I forgive people
48) When I feel confident
49) When I make my parents proud
50) When I wake up early