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Happy Things

A list of things that make me happy

By Chloe Rose Violet 🌹Published 5 months ago 3 min read

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Happiness is something that I am working on. I have struggled with mental health for a very long time. I am currently working on trying some new things for my mental health.

If you have not read my 100 Days of Happy Challenge, please click on the link below and share in my journey of working on being happy.

I love sharing my stories with other people through my writing because I know there are so many people out there struggling in silence. I lost a friend to suicide a few years back and I wish he was still here.

If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health, don't be afraid to reach out. The National Suicide hotline number is 1-833-456-4566 or dial 911 for immediate services. Take care of your loved ones.

Back to the main point of this post, I am working on being happy. Which actually happens to be a huge challenge for me. I have struggled hard with depression most of my life but for some reason this year has been especially dark for me and I don't know why. So I decided to focus on the positive things.

I love so many little things that make me feel happy. Creating this list cheered me right up in all honesty. I hope this list pokes at someone's heart and makes them feel a little happier while reading it.

Chloe's Happy Things

  1. Lavender scented anything
  2. Art journaling
  3. The first snowfall
  4. Warm tea on rainy days
  5. Watching lightning storms
  6. A fresh journal
  7. The smell of old books
  8. My children’s laughter
  9. Tacos make me happy
  10. Poetry
  11. The Legend of Zelda franchise
  12. The smell of gasoline
  13. Going for walks
  14. Shane Dawson videos
  15. Playing at the park with my children
  16. Listening to good music
  17. Spending time with loved ones
  18. The smell of rain
  19. Late night sunsets and early morning sunrises
  20. Late night phone calls
  21. Going to Ruckers
  22. Screaming into the abyss (a.k.a screaming in my car for therapy)
  23. Seeing my counsellor (I fully believe that counselling saved my life and I highly recommend it because not enough people go to therapy when they need to... fun fact of the day)
  24. My grandma's homemade bread
  25. Reading a really good book
  26. Online shopping makes me happy
  27. Conversations with a good friend
  28. Bold coloured lipstick
  29. Matcha flavored anything
  30. Sour patch kids
  31. Caffeine makes me happy
  32. Dr. Pepper in fast food restaurants
  33. Laying in the sun
  34. Exploring new things
  35. Travelling
  36. Cool lake water
  37. Burnt cheese
  38. Roses
  39. Hilary Duff movies
  40. Getting a new tattoo or piercing
  41. Coffee on the dock at the lake
  42. When my hair actually gets curled for once
  43. the smell of bacon cooking....mmmm
  44. Lighting candles in a clean home
  45. Cat purrs make me happy
  46. Playing Zelda games
  47. Trying new things
  48. Playing at the park with my children
  49. Multi-coloured pens
  50. Creating content for Vocal
  51. Siracha
  52. Writing poetry
  53. Creating art with my children
  54. Stickers
  55. Wandering around Indigo (my favourite bookstore)
  56. Rewatching movies and tv series that I love
  57. Baking with my children
  58. Dying my hair bright colours
  59. Doing my makeup (this only happens once in a while)
  60. New clothes
  61. Singing all my favourite songs off-key
  62. The sound of my pen scratching on paper
  63. A brand new vape
  64. Long drives listening to music
  65. Putting on pjs after a long day
  66. Watching childrens movies
  67. Playing freeze dance with my children
  68. A tequila shot at the bar (with salt and a lime of course)
  69. Playing Sims 3 (and killing Sims)
  70. The smell of a newborn baby
  71. Playing Grophland (google it)
  72. Going camping in the summertime
  73. Going to a farmers market
  74. Watching my children jump in bouncy castles
  75. A long hug from someone you love
  76. Conversations about life
  77. Playing board games
  78. Reading my tarot/oracle cards
  79. Holding my crystals makes me extremely happy (I even have specific ones that I sleep next to)
  80. Doing my makeup funky colours

This is all my brain could come up with for things that make me happy. This is a very good exercise for when you're depressed in my honest opinion. I instantly felt better after compiling this list of things that make me happy. I have created happy lists for myself while journaling before but I never had the idea to post them anywhere.

What makes you happy?

Share your own happy things down below in the comment section.

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Chloe Rose Violet 🌹

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