It’s Friday! I have to admit that I’m still on a bit of a high after last night’s Blogging With Success event – I had so much fun and met lots of lovely people. I’m so pleased that people came along and enjoyed themselves. I woke up with a smile on my face today, for sure!
I have been thinking recently about the little things that can turn a meh day into a YEAH day and, even though there are lots of things that I share with you guys, I really wanted to hear your views this time! So I took to Twitter and Instagram to ask the simple question, What makes you happy? and I was blown away by the response.
Sometimes the world can overwhelm us, so choosing to find a little nugget of joy whenever you can is so important! I loved reading your answers and really want to share what everyone had to say, just in case you need a little pick-me-up today…
What Makes You Happy?
When it rains all day, but when I leave the house the sun comes out : ) (@emma.mcr on Instagram)
Real, handwritten snail mail letters (@sheandherbrightness on Instagram)
Watching my husband build Lego whilst drinking a cup of hot chocolate (@vintage_tookie244 on Instagram)
A cup of tea when I wake up makes me happy (@msmezza on Instagram)
Sleeping in clean sheets after a hot bath (@zynpgur on Instagram)
Cuddling up on the couch with a fluffy blanket & my husband, watching Drag Race! Small things (@_ejand_ on Instagram)
Food, hugs from my husband and dog, getting a sense of achievement from something (@teacakeandmake on Instagram)
A day at home on the sofa and in pyjamas with lots of movies, snacks, tea, blankets, warmth, @pamela_graham and the dug (@jamesvsburger on Twitter)
Food, wine, friends, family and Eddie! [her sunglasses-wearing dog!] (@laurafromaura on Twitter)
My cat [having seen a further photo of the cat, I can confirm he is ADORABLE!] (@jemmasaid on Twitter)
Travelling. Head butts from my cats. Big Skirts. Ordering dessert. A really good book (@lastyearsgirl_ on Twitter)
Happiness is being surrounded by those you love, preferably with coffee, cake and your furry friends (@ananyah on Twitter)
Reading, watching or speaking to someone inspirational! Always gives me a pep in my step. Also: cooking/ eating (@glasgowfood on Twitter)
Being content. I’m happy when I’m not trying to be bigger, better or like someone else. Being happy being me works! (@bigcitylilnurse on Twitter)
That moment when you step off an aeroplane knowing you’ve got x amount of days to explore and enjoy a new place (@TheSundayGirl on Twitter)
The sound of the sea, fresh air in my lungs, wellies on my feet and chatting about life n’ stuff with someone I love (@HouseOfHerby on Twitter)
When I’m in a good headspace where I can genuinely say I do not give a toss about anyone else’s opinions and I’m not comparing. Also, when my cat smooshes her face against mine because that is a pure, golden moment (@rosekeats on Twitter)
Good wine, good food and good friends & family. What more do you need? (@Glasgowfoodgeek on Twitter)
Food – seriously and genuinely, it’s the only thing that makes me properly happy! Not great, but it’s the truth! (@LPearsonSmith on Twitter)
Someone taking the time to ask me how my day was (@AforAmbs on Twitter)
Feeding people. Love having a full table of friends or family passing food, sharing stories and complaining that they’ve eating too much (@sarahmacp on Twitter)
Time with my boyfriend, friends and family – if there is cake and tea involved, even better! (@frocksfairycake on Twitter)
Making other people feel happy and cared about, whether that’s making them laugh, being supportive or a gesture of appreciation (@papercutpanic on Twitter)
A good chin wag full of hearty laughs, putting the world to rights and positive girl plans always makes me happy (@letsdostuffs on Twitter)
Stormy weather. Makes me feel so calm, and that is not something that happens often at all (@lydipop on Twitter)
When my crush pinches me when I say he’s gorgeous! [um, cutest Tweet award!] (@AngieLoveDesign on Twitter)
Sleep (@CandelleCo on Twitter)
Cuddling up to the person you love and feeling cosy and safe in their arms. This includes cuddles from animals too (@hellorogue on Twitter)
Sunday afternoon adventures, discovering new places (@misslinnyo on Twitter)
Sunsets (@yazminaaa on Twitter)
Good food, family, friends, and of course, make up (@Saskiasumakeup on Twitter)
Being able to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Happiness for me is warmth and comfort (@fromfiona_ on Twitter)
Making other people happy and serving others! (@HstlandHrt on Twitter)
A stodgy dessert and a good yap with my mum (@MaverickBaking on Twitter)
What an awesome list! Thank you to everyone who got involved by sharing what makes you happy – proof that social media is still a positive place, if you ask me!
I’ll be back here on Monday morning with details of a fun giveaway to kick-start your week – so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend…
Images: things that have been making me happy lately – hot off the presses of my Instagram!