Little Things Which Make Me Smile

In a world whereΒ I don’t even want to read the news because another tragedy might have happened, and in a time where jobs are tough to get, houses are hard to afford and life is generally hard it can be the little things which get us through. Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot to change my solemn/ anxious/ sad mood to one of smiles and happiness; it might be a single YouTube video or a conversation with a friend. Here are some of the things which are almost certainly guaranteed to put a smile on my face and remind me that life can be pretty great.


Literally anything to do with cats is likely to make me smile from watching a cute video on YouTube to popping round a friends and having one not look like it wants to kill me. Unfortunately, as I’m in a second floor flat and am never in I can’t have a cat of my own but with a computer full of cat photos I just need to browse through to get that warm fuzzy feeling.

Having a Β Lush filled bath

I rarely stop and actually relax. I might be watching a movie but I’ll be replying to e-mails as well, but when I have a bath it’s complete relaxation and there’s very little else I can do. I go out all out when I have relaxing baths by lighting some candles and popping in a lush bath bomb so I can watch the bath water change to something pretty.

Lazy Day

Finding out something I want is on sale

I don’t tend to buy things on impulse that often (unless I’m on holiday). I’m the person who will research various sites for prices, read reviews on products and look around for discount codes, so nothing makes me happier than finally thinking I’ll place my order/ make a purchase and finding out that it’s on sale. Some things are just meant to be.

A friend asking to meet up

I am usually the organizer with pretty much all the friends I have and I am the one who plans things, invites people and generally sorts out awesome things to do. So when a friend plans something and invites me or suggests we do something it makes me so happy because it means they’ve actually thought of me and not waited for me to organize something. Little things but guaranteed to make me smile.

Booking something

This can be anything from cinema/ theatre tickets to flights or a hotel to go away. I get this massive buzz when I book something as it means plans are coming together, and being a bit of a control freak I like to organize and plan everything to a T. Knowing I have a day/ evening/ weekend planned just eases any anxiety I might have that plans won’t happen.

rockafeller at night

Ticking off things from my achievement lists

Being a complete sucker for lists (and wanting to put as much in my bullet journal as possible) I have achievement lists; things I want to achieve each year. It makes me so happy when I achieve one of them as they’re not simple things like I have on my to-do lists they’re more life goals and aspirations.

Other things which make me smile include:

  • Winning items on Ebay I really want
  • The first time I use a new lipstick and finding out the colour suits me perfectly
  • Face masks
  • Getting post which isn’t a bill
  • Waking up and not instantly wanting to go back to sleep
  • Smiling at strangers on the street
  • Sleeping in fresh sheets
  • Walking along a beach
  • Writing in a notebook for the first time
What things make you smile?
August 19, 2016
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  • Reply Keely Gallagher

    Nail Mail *always* makes me smile. And giving a compliment to a stranger is really uplifting too πŸ™‚

    August 21, 2016 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Savi and Vid

    Think I agree with everything you’ve mentioned above, especially Lash bath bombs and booking something – aah therapeutic πŸ™‚

    August 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Claire Mason

    Finding out something I want is in the sale makes me happy too. I avoid the news at all costs these days. It’s soul destroying most of the time.

    August 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I absolutely LOVE booking something, especially holidays because they really keep me going and give me something to look forward to and work towards xxx

    August 22, 2016 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    I love getting post that isn’t a bill. Fab post.

    August 22, 2016 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    Booking something and having it to look forward to is an amazing feeling x

    August 22, 2016 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Don't Cramp My Style

    Aww I agree with everything! Especially the fresh shits and going back to sleep! Sleep is everything for me ! πŸ™‚

    August 23, 2016 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Nikki Hamilton

    I agree with everything on your list especially the friends organising stuff! πŸ™‚ xx

    August 23, 2016 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Serena Reidy

    Cats make me smile too! I love watching cat videos!

    August 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Fashion Du Jour LDN

    This list has made me smile reading the little things you enjoy are the same things I do…though I may prefer French Bulldog videos to cats πŸ˜‰ I agree, the world seems to be full of so much horror atm, so it has really made me enjoy the little things, no matter how small.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

    August 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Sarah@WhimsicalMumblings

    I love this little list! I agree with all these points apart from I can’t use Lush products!! Noooo!! They hate my skin πŸ™ I love getting post that isnt a bill too! Makes my day!

    August 23, 2016 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Brand & Beauty

    Such a good post! I love cats too, I have two cats one at my boyfriends and one at my mums πŸ™‚ They are always so cuddly and nice company. I agree with you on everything, but the ting that makes me smile the most is definetely when I book for hotel or a nice holiday with a friend or my boyfriend!

    August 23, 2016 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Leesha Starr

    Lovely post. I love booking things too, it doesn’t matter how small it gives me something to look forward to

    August 24, 2016 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Hannah Latoya Bond

    Booking things is great, it is always something to look forward to x

    August 24, 2016 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Elizabeth

    These things all make me smile too. The funny things my kids do make me smile, measuring out the right amount of ingredients on the first go does too – like 50 grams of butter, exactly. A bit like peeling long strips of wallpaper or getting the fuel right on the .00 πŸ™‚

    August 24, 2016 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    If I am feeling down the two or rather things that are most likely to make me smile is cats, black pugs and comedy. Its true the world can be a sad place but there are still many encounters with happiness to find xx

    August 24, 2016 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Christine Dodd

    Cats! Love them! Love everything about them. Never fail to make me smile.

    August 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply MakeUp Fun

    I love Lush products! I like having small things that make me happy around, I can relate with some of your picks.

    August 24, 2016 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    I found a dress I had been looking at was in a sale this week, always a nice surprise!

    August 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    Oh cats and booking something for me too! I love how hilarious cats are – they seriously cheer me up! Kaz x

    August 24, 2016 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply fashion-mommy

    Little things can make all the difference, I recently got my dad a book he’d been searching for for ages from Amazon, his face was just perfect, totally made his day.x

    August 24, 2016 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    Face masks make me happy too. I woke up today, had coffee and treated myself to a clay mask – so well needed! :))

    August 25, 2016 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Phill

    These two make me smile a lot! That’s a great list πŸ™‚

    August 29, 2016 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Dana Andersen

    I love positive posts like this! Cats make me smile big time too, i have two and it doesn’t matter how down i am, i can guarantee they will be able to put a smile on my face πŸ™‚

    August 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Viki Marden

    I certainly can agree that a lush bath is the best, I espeically love intergalactic πŸ™‚ sorry for the late comment x

    August 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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