50 things that make me happy

50 things that make me happy

I’ve seen a few posts like this recently and I think people have been tagged to do them, however I haven’t been tagged but fancied doing one.

Seemed like a really cute and importantly, positive post to get involved with. Turns out thinking of 50 different things that make me happy is actually kind of hard, but it felt like a cathartic process and also brought back some lovely memories.

It reminded me how privileged and lucky to be able to experience these things and mindful of those who aren’t.

Here goes.

  1. Dogs (obviously).
  2. Roast potatoes.
  3. My dressing gown.
  4. Falling asleep quickly.
  5. The hot air hitting me when getting off the airplane in a different country for my summer holiday.
  6. Old people holding hands.
  7. Getting unexpected (but good!) messages.
  8. When my favourite youtubers upload new videos.
  9. Going out for dinner.
  10. My boyfriend.
  11. My family.
  12. My friends.
  13. People remembering something important to me.
  14. Going on really cold, crisp walks in the winter.
  15. Making my bed (well, actually how it feels and looks after it’s made).
  16. Routine.
  17. Learning interesting new facts and information.
  18. Random (non creepy) compliments from strangers and randomly complimenting strangers.
  19. Independent shops.
  20. New clothes.
  21. New tv dramas in the Autumn / Winter.
  22. Minstrels.
  23. Private jokes with my brother.
  24. New skincare products – especially rich moisturiser.
  25. Visiting my grandpa for tea.
  26. Takeaways.
  27. My absolute favourite song coming on the radio whilst I’m driving.
  28. The opportunities that I am able to have.
  29. Jewellery.
  30. Visiting art galleries and museums.
  31. Fresh acrylics.
  32. The feeling after one or two glasses of prosecco.
  33. My parents being happy.
  34. Cleaning!
  35. Being in the moment.
  36. Christmas in London.
  37. Summer evenings.
  38. Pasta and cheese.
  39. Meeting new people who you click with straight away.
  40. Time off social media.
  41. Finding something I’ve lost for ages.
  42. Sitting by a fire.
  43. Smiley babies.
  44. Lighting candles.
  45. Creative solutions.
  46. Laughing so much it hurts.
  47. Cooking successfully!
  48. Doing well in a test / exam.
  49. Writing.
  50. Life.




  1. November 21, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I love posts like this – I did one of these at some point this year too and it made me feel so happy and positive. I just LOVE that dogs is the first thing on your list – I definitely agree. There’s not much that makes me happier than dogs! xxx

    • gradgirldiary
      November 21, 2018 / 11:05 pm

      Yeah I feel so much better for doing it! Haha, love that, I adoooore dogs x

  2. November 21, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    I recently did a similar post and honestly it always makes me smile to see what makes others happy! Roast potatoes are pretty much my life!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    • gradgirldiary
      November 21, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      Yay, they are just amazing !! x

  3. November 21, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    What a great post! It’s too easy to take things for granted sometimes. I love the things on this – especially the final two.

    • gradgirldiary
      November 21, 2018 / 11:11 pm

      Yes, I really did realise how much I take things for granted. Thanks so much 🙂

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