Things That Make Me Happy

Things that make me happy Aneta Alaei

In the spirit of sharing more about myself, I decided to share some things that make me happy. Maybe we have something in common?

  1. Lip gloss that moisturizes and is not sticky
  2. When my husband tells me I am beautiful
  3. A good book that I don’t want to stop reading
  4. My kids
  5. Staying up late talking to friends
  6. When my pizza crust gets an air bubble
  7. The smell of lilies
  8. Being recognized for my good work
  9. Being right
  10. Trusting my gut
  11. Getting to experience something amazing with my family
  12. Baths
  13. Good emails
  14. Not caring what other people think
  15. Good eyebrows
  16. Getting a haircut
  17. Learning something new
  18. When my kids are healthy
  19. Dental cleanings
  20. Writing
  21. Perfect strawberries
  22. Soft cheese
  23. New pens
  24. Finding a new show to binge
  25. Red wine
  26. The heat of the summer sun
  27. The lake beach over the ocean beach anyday
  28. A chocolate bar with some crunch in it
  29. Finding something I misplaced
  30. When our truck is clean
  31. Love
  32. Frittata
  33. Pants that fit just right
  34. Teaching my kids something 
  35. Audiobooks while I wash the dishes
  36. Seeing my friends do amazing things
  37. Nature
  38. When Joe Fresh goes on sale 
  39. Meeting my step goal
  40. Home renos we DIY
  41. My Saturday Morning Cleans (where I deep clean the house)
  42. The trailer in the summer
  43. When my kids call things by the wrong words: hamaburgers and the hostiple <3
  44. Persimmons
  45. King size beds
  46. Getting something on sale
  47. Handwritten letters and cards – I keep them all
  48. Video chatting with my sister
  49. When my dogs all start barking at once for no reason at all
  50. Clean counters
  51. Draught beer
  52. Sharing my love for some of my favourite things
  53. Planting my garden
  54. Watching my husband and youngest keep the garden alive because I’ve lost interest
  55. The internet
  56. Rogers Ignite TV
  57. Android devices
  58. Music with a good beat
  59. Mascara that lengthens, separates and thickens your lashes
  60. When my plants get new growth
  61. When my kid who was having trouble understanding schoolwork finally figures it out
  62. Bo Kho – a spicy Vietnamese beef and carrot stew I eat at least once a week
  63. Making something from scratch
  64. Tank tops
  65. Mowing the lawn. Fight over this job with hubby
  66. When the kids all fall asleep quickly
  67. When one of the kids can’t sleep so we cuddle while we watch our fave shows
  68. Finally finishing the last load of laundry
  69. My Lampe Berger 
  70. When I get new jobs (#FreelanceLife)
  71. Stinky cheese
  72. Clean floors
  73. The Big Bang Theory
  74. Connecting with my online community
  75. Lead pencils
  76. Waking up before the alarm fully rested
  77. Fresh baked bread
  78. A fresh SodaStream gas cylinder
  79. My husband
  80. A fridge full of fruit and veg
  81. When I can help out a friend
  82. The feeling I get after I do my workout
  83. Decluttering
  84. Getting paid
  85. Being the big spoon during cuddles
  86. Vaccinations
  87. Tasting menus
  88. Going to Costco
  89. Collecting PC Optimum points like a boss. 
  90. Bras that fit
  91. My futile attempts at learning how to paddleboard
  92. Days that we stayed up past bedtime because we were making memories
  93. Fresh sheets
  94. A new agenda even though I never use them
  95. Fresh flowers
  96. Destroying stuff – I get really excited demo day
  97. Sleeping in
  98. A good show with lots of episodes to binge that either makes me laugh out loud or ugly cry
  99. When I laugh so hard I cry
  100. Sentimental gifts

Tell me some things that make you happy.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. March 13, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    I love this list! Many items on this list also make me happy ? This is just a great exercise to do, even if not as a blog post. A nice way to put more focus on the positive things in life.

  2. March 13, 2019 / 4:37 pm

    This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing your list. I try my best to make a gratitude list similar to this everyday. It really helps lift my spirits. There are so many things to be grateful for and to love in life <3

  3. Debbie
    March 16, 2019 / 9:36 am

    I love these!!! And you!

  4. AD
    March 18, 2019 / 1:26 pm

    Great list! A really good way to express gratitude and reflect on all the right things in ones life! 🙂

  5. kristen visser
    March 19, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    WOW that is quite the list. totally makes me want to create my own 🙂 I agree with some of those you listed but DEFINITELY Pants that fit just right! yessss.it takes me so long to find the right pair but when i do…heaven

  6. March 19, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    What a fantastic list! So many of these things make me happy too. Also clicking with someone new, lavender pillow spray, climbing into a made bed with freshly washed sheets, a good milk chocolate bar with sea salt, the high after a great workout (not enough of those lately, or workouts period), falling asleep beside my youngest and when the bus driving sees you running to catch the bus and waits for you. xox

  7. Shirley OFlynn
    April 20, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    I totally agree, it’s the simple things in life that makes us truly happy. Bicycling through the park is one of the things that brings me joy.

  8. Tara Gauthier
    April 24, 2019 / 3:27 am

    Chocolate ranks high up on my list, I also really love a good, can’t put down book and pairing reading with eating chocolate is a great option!

  9. Tara Gauthier
    April 24, 2019 / 3:35 am

    So many great things to make oneself happy. I am going to come back later and see what have accessories.

  10. JoKing
    April 26, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    These are great I can think of a few.

  11. Jonnie
    April 28, 2019 / 10:44 pm

    We have many “happy things” in common, #99 being my favorite.

  12. May 1, 2019 / 2:25 pm

    I have never made a list but seems like a good idea to be positive

  13. Cheryl Grandy
    May 3, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    Inspiring list! Some are life changing atitutudes; some are tiny moments – all bring happiness.

  14. Debbie White-Beattie
    August 8, 2019 / 1:27 am

    I’ll see your list and add chocolate and really good desserts

  15. mrdisco
    August 15, 2019 / 9:38 am

    bacon makes me hapy

  16. kathy downey
    December 15, 2019 / 10:23 am

    That’s a great list,many of these also make me happy !

  17. Victoria Ess
    December 27, 2019 / 6:41 am

    Your first five are definitely on my list!