I don’t know about y’all but the things that make me happy are not-so-stereotypical. (Well, most of them) So I wanted to make a list of all of them so I could come back to this post whenever I wanted to feel better and turn my frown is upside down. So this post won’t be your typical “Things to Smile About” post, that is bombarded with photos of children blowing bubbles, hope for world peace and avocados. Instead, feast your eyes on these smile-worthy photos and thoughts that will put a little bit of some sweet and sparkly light in your life.
Yeah the first item on this list is butterflies. Why? Because the first thing I thought about when I thought about happiness, is the joy i get out of seeing a butterfly following me while I am on a stroll in the park. Sounds cheesy as hell but hey, it makes me smile and if makes you smile too. (Well, unless, of course, you have a heart that is darker than my coffee).
I know what your thinking: “Why isn’t this number 1!?” Well, my friends, that is because this isn’t an “in-order” ranked list, and secondly, that would have been WAY too predictable coming from me. 😉 Now about that glitter…
Why can’t everyone just go all out and dress like this all the time?!
3. The Scents of Christmas
This one just makes me start cheesin’ out of control! Nothing is like the smell of Cinnamon Vanilla candles and Pinecones!
You’re never fully dressed without a smile. Rainbows definitely help us look super sharp.
5. Fluffy Dresses
Because who doesn’t smile when they feel like a princess?
6. Singing in the Shower
We all do it. If you don’t, you need to, because it makes you smile so big! Particularly when you get really into it. You gotta grab the shampoo bottle and use it as your mic, pretend your other bottles are the audience and the water coming down is a spot light! It is magical and your voice always sounds better in the shower. 😉
7. Disco Balls
Oh, yes. Mr. Disco Ball. He has been so good to me the past decade. I grin every time I see one. Not just any grin, but the kind of grin that makes your eyes sparkle. Kind of like the face kids make when they get told they’re going to Disney World.
8. Packages at the Door
The smell of happiness is equivalent to the sweet, sweet scent of that Amazon Prime cardboard box. New candle scent anyone?
8. Food Coloring
Only God could make Unicorn Poop cookies without food coloring. Tis is why we must appreciate it, for it makes food look magical and extra yummy.
9. Crazy Straws
Let’s hold up our crazy-strawed cups and toast to never growing up!
10. Fireplace n Whiskey
The fireplace burning on a friday night, a bottle of whiskey and conversation? Yes, please. This is the only thing in life that makes me feel like I’m an adult. Oh, wait, I am an adult. =(
11. Tye-Dye Shirts
They look even cuter paired with a big sunshiny smile! 🙂 They will change your life.
12. Bubble Baths
On exception: If you take your bubble baths with your heels on, you are way TOO happy.
13. Cute Guys with Puppies
Supposedly there is a dog in this photo. I couldn’t spot it though. Can you?
Oops, wrong photo. Here you go:
14. Dogs in Costume
Life includes bulldogs in thongs and hip-huggers. Life offers us all kinds of happy explosions of giggles.
15. Lightning Bugs
Yeah, I hate bugs more anyone in the world, but not these beauties. They are so enchanting and bring back so many childhood memories. 🙂
16. Black Licorice
When I am missing a boy like “Candy“, I really mean I miss him like black licorice.
When a sexy, numba-one stunna walks by me and I get smell good cologne, I melt a little inside. Bliss in a bottle.
18. Mermaid Shell Bras
Victoria’s Secret makes some girls happy, but what they got over at VS can’t compare to a Mermaid-Shell bra. I guess it isn’t practical, but hey, it still makes me happy.
Step 1: Buy a Boa Step 2: Wrap in on Ya Step 3: Tilt Ya Head Back Step 4. Bring it back up slowly. This sweet kitty will partially demonstrate:
20. Playing Mario Kart
If you are fun, you play this. Plain and simple. 🙂
Things that also make fun people smile, but didn’t make the official list include, but are not limited to: water guns, trying on old-lady clothes and pumpin’ your fist to Michael Buble on the weekends.