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10 Simple Things That Can Make You Happy

There is one thing that is true and it’s that life is happening…and it’s happening fast! So much is going on in the world, including in our own personal lives. Everyone is on the go trying to make it, which makes it easy to forget about the simple things.

While some may try to find happiness in bigger, more grand ways, it’s important to remember that there are simple things that cause happiness as well. These are things that many of us often do on a daily basis but may not have given a second thought to how they make us feel. As you read these simple things that can make you happy, think about the last time you’ve done these and how they made you feel. It just might put a smile on your face as you reminisce.

1. Sleeping on fresh sheets

There is nothing like the feeling of sleeping on freshly washed sheets against your skin. It’s the warmth from taking them straight out of the dryer that really does something and puts a smile on your face. These are one of those things that are easy to forget about after a few days, but you always remember once again on wash day.

2. Laughing until your stomach hurts

Everyone deserves a good laugh, and just remembering something that made you, quite literally, laugh out loud can put a smile on your face and make you laugh all over again.

3. Being able to grab the last item

If you’ve ever had a moment where you’re in line and you’re trying to get something whether that be food, a clothing item, or anything else, which you see that there’s only one left or the cashier is telling you they have to check and see if it’s available…then you know how it feels to possibly miss out on what you’ve been dying to get in your hands. However, the best feeling is being able to grab that very last item. The smile of success is one that is big and wide!

4. Snow cones on a hot day

The BEST feeling is a nice cool snow cone or some ice cream on a very hot day! It feels so refreshing and they taste absolutely delicious.

5. Randomly finding money

Who doesn’t love to randomly find money!? The best part is when you find it during a time that you need it most. Whether it be money outside in a parking lot or money you hid from yourself and forgot, the end result is always the same…the feeling of happiness!

6. Slow, peaceful mornings

In the life of an adult, being able to experience slow, peaceful mornings are few and far between but it’s amazing when you do. Once you get that moment of solitude to sit and soak in the beauty of a new day, it makes you appreciate those moments even more.

7. The clean feeling after a nice shower

After working a long day or being outside in the sun, the only thing you want to do is take a nice, hot shower. The feeling of washing off whatever you did that day is just so relieving. The combination of a fresh shower with freshly washed sheets will leave a smile all the way into dreamland.

8. The sound of a thunderstorm while comfy in bed

Some like the sound of thunderstorms as a calming sound to help them sleep. When you’re nice and cozy with those sounds in the back, it makes you feel safe and at ease.

9. The smell of food being prepared and eating said food

As a lover of food, this one absolutely speaks to me! The smell of delicious food being prepared can put a smile on anyone’s face alone, let alone finally being able to take that first bite!

10. The first sip of coffee or tea

When you’re trying to wake up and you have little to no energy, that first sip is like a breath of fresh air. It certainly is a small and simple thing, but it can make you extremely happy!

Did going through this list put a smile on your face? I hope so! As I said, it’s easy to forget about the simple things in life that we do on a daily basis. The next time you need something to cheer you up, think about the feeling you had when you drank your coffee in the morning or take a hot shower and enjoy the feeling of the water against your skin.

What’s a simple thing that makes you happy?


  1. This is a great list as I’ve visited all the good emotions as I went through it. lol I love laughing, the fresh warm sheets combined with the clean shower feeling and slow, peaceful mornings are my faves.

    • Lol I’m glad I could help bring good memories! Slow mornings are definitely a fave! Thanks for reading and commenting ♥

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