100 Things That Make Me Happy

One of my goals this year was to write a list of 100 things that make me happy. I write weekly happiness lists, but I felt like this was different. I’d love to see any lists you have like this, so link me over!

100 Things That Make Me Happy

1) When shows like Arrested Development reward you for watching with ongoing and subtle jokes/references
2) When someone can’t wait to give me a present they bought me
3) Finishing a knitting project
4) Strangers complimenting street art as I’m installing it
5) Seeing really bright sweaters poke out of my closet
6) Blowing bubbles and watching them float away

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7) The smell of garden hoses
8) Using labels for stores, businesses, hospitals, etc. as out of context stickers
9) Guessing how many of one thing I’ll need and being exactly right
10) The possibility that one day I’ll be in a room where they release confetti from the ceiling
11) Finding things I had as a kid at a thrift store
12) That Dr. Pepper 10 tastes so much better to me than diet Dr. Pepper
13) Seeing that someone linked to me on their blog
14) The beautiful pictures that Katie Sokoler takes of colorful things
15) Being extremely excited for something the night before it happens
16) When my coworkers participate in my little projects of agency-wide morale boosters
17) When Bug lays on his back, belly exposed
18) Songs from 90s made-for Disney Channel movie soundtracks
19) Fountain Barq’s rootbeer from WaWa
20) Wearing boys’ clothes
21) Bug being with me in a fort I built in my room
22) The amount of options there are with different types of garland

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23) All types of decorative tape
24) When everyday objects are clear
25) Finding the end of a skein of yarn on the first try
26) Seeing mini free street libraries (example)
27) Walls full of flyers and posters
28) Finally knowing what the singer is saying in those crazy garbled lyrics
29) Walking out of the gym
30) When people open the thing they’ve been saving forever for me
31) Identifying with women I consider idols
32) Seeing really happy pups walking down the street
33) People wearing large amounts of flannel in 90s movies and TV shows
34) Finally putting an artist to a song you’ve anonymously loved for a long time
35) The feel of cotton pajama pants in the evening
36) Seeing pictures people took of me doing things when I didn’t know I was being photographed
37) The glamour of gold that I once found tacky
38) The smell of my vanilla spray-in conditioner
39) Seeing unexpected miniature versions of everyday items
40) Using what’s just been fixed after it’s been broken for a long time
41) The view from the top of a Ferris wheel
42) Glowstick vendors on the corner at night
43) Plain outfits with outrageous shoes
44) Finding the last item of what I need in the store
45) Exploring a new paper/stationery store
46) Buying balloons for “no reason”

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47) Taking pictures of my friends while they’re taking pictures
48) Large formations of people (flash mobs, human rainbows)
49) My confidence of not wanting to ever go to a high school reunion and moving forward in general
50) When car paint or the ground looks like it has glitter in it
51) Having an awesome job

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52) When my dad buys me vintage postcards of Baltimore
53) Knowing I have the option to ignore politics
54) Bow ties
55) Christmas clearance items that can be used all year long
56) People making corny jokes about my last name
57) Unironic and majestic T-shirts of unicorns and wolves
58) Laughing till I cry at the same thing more than once
59) Waking up to good morning
60) Doing party line dances with big groups of people
61) How bright my carpet is after I vacuum
62) When I plan enough to be prepared, but not too much that I can’t enjoy the spontaneity of the experience
63) Precise V5 rolling ball pens (in black)
64) Having to pull multiple loads of mail out of my PO Box until my arms are full
65) Brand new supplies (craft, office, yarn, etc.)
66) The smell of kids bath foam spray
67) When people make me food
68) When I can attribute how I’m feeling to a specific thing
69) Work parties where people are really enthusiastic
70) Knowing I’ve done something unique
71) Realizing my imagination is cooler than I give it credit for when I remember my dreams

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72) Seeing that I lost weight on the scale
73) Participating in a scavenger hunt
74) Obtaining a list of resources that provokes inspiration
75) Feeling hydrated
76) That I’m always the first to get drunk and the first to get sober
77) Videos of cats like Maru, or baby sloths, or other animals
78) Being moved by something so much that not crying is not an option
79) Hearing people say that I leave trails of glitter behind me
80) People on the street asking me to take their picture
81) Watching as piles of things turn into progress and productivity
82) Characters like Leslie Knope, Hannah Horvath, Amelie Poulain, and Harriet Welsch
83) Reading extremely abstract lists
84) Mermaids
85) Misty photographs that make me yearn for a place I”m not sure I’ll ever get to be
86) Blank white space, representing possibilities
87) Warm water on the beach/my toes

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88) The date of my birthday
89) When I do something that feels like I’m honoring my grandmother
90) Catching the clock at 11:11 and using that minute to create magic via wishes
91) Having plans that I’m really looking forward to
92) Being able to contribute to a collaborative project
93) Watching choreographed dance
94) Memories of sequined leotards
95) The optimistic enthusiasm I tend to get on Sunday nights
96) Figuring out the right setting for the massage chair while I get my pedicure
97) When someone cracks an egg (figurative) on my back
98) Helping out organizations that help animals
99) When the moon in any shape is lighting up the sky
100) Original ideas

What are some things that always make you happy?

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