50 things that make me happy

50 things that make me happy

Thank you so much to the lovely Sammy from From Mamma With Love and Katy from What Katy Said for asking me to join in with this little happiness post, sharing 50 things that make me happy.

So without further ado, here’s my list:

1. Rosalie’s smile

2. My rock, Jimbo

3. Seeing Rosalie and Daddy together

4. Sunshine

5. Walking in the countryside with my family and not seeing anyone else

6. Visiting my parents and showing Rosalie where I grew up

7. Catching up with friends, old and new

8. Eating pizza

9. Reading a good book (on my kindle)

10. Watching Rosalie dancing

11. Picnics

12. Having flowers in the house

13. Baking cakes

14. Eating cake

15. Cadbury’s Dairy Milk

16. Jimmy’s hot chocolates (the full works, with cream and marshmallows)

17. Blue skies

18. Crisp, bright autumn days

19. Taking Rosalie to the swings

20. Writing this little blog of mine

21. Taking photographs

22. Drinking earl grey tea

23. Devon – visiting and dreaming of moving there

24. Decorating our house and making it a home

25. Making the garden look pretty

26. Seeing Rosalie with her grandparents and the joy she brings them

27. Watching cheesy sci-fi

28. Being warm

29. Cosying up under a blanket to watch a movie

30. The smell of cut grass

31. Singing (in private, I’m not a singer, I don’t sing)

32. Dancing (badly) around the kitchen

33. Watching Rosalie sleeping (so beautiful and peaceful I also want to cry, good tears)

34. The first blossom on the trees in spring

35. Cream Teas (cream then jam, the only way to eat a scone)

36. Jim coming home early from work

37. The run-up to Christmas – the anticipation, music, food…all of it!

38. Seeing Rosalie’s enthusiasm at Jolly Babies

39. Jim making me a latte after lunch at the weekend

40. The Greek Islands – many happy holiday memories and I’d love to take Rosalie

41. Lists and being organised in general

42. Reading books with Rosalie

43. A clutter-free house (in my dreams, I have yet to encounter the reality)

44. Hearing Rosalie’s laugh, and being the one to make her laugh

45. Going to the movies and eating all the popcorn before the film starts

46. Looking through my wedding album

47. New slippers

48. My Kenwood Chef mixer, the unsung hero of my kitchen

49. Going to London to watch a musical (haven’t done this in so long!)

50. Having a plan

I think I’m a bit late joining in with this, so most people have done it already, but if you haven’t then I invite you to write your own list of 50 things that make you happy – it’s quite cathartic and I rather enjoyed it. It actually made me realise that although the joy Rosalie brings me has rather taken over my life, and many of the things that make me happy are quite ordinary, there are some things which I haven’t done in a very long time. Maybe I’ll have to rectify that!

Now go, write your list.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    From Mamma With Love
    April 16, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Lovely list! I do love reading these! I completely agree with 41 and 50!

  • Reply
    Vickie Rich
    April 16, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Ahhh lovely, lovely, lovely! Cream then jam is definitely the only way to eat a scone.

    Like Sammy I've been loving reading everyone's 50 things lists. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    April 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks Sammy πŸ™‚ Good to know you're a fellow lover of lists and plans!! x

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    April 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks Vickie! I know, jam first is just so wrong!! x

  • Reply
    LittleOandme
    April 17, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Fab list. I love reading these they put a big smile on my face! I forgot to out cakes on mine, eating not baking πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Reply
    Carie
    April 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Oh what a lovely list – and I'm with you on the correct way to eat a cream tea – anything else is Cornish not Devonian!

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    It's really interesting seeing what makes everyone happy isn't it? And the things you read on someone else's list that you forgot to put on your own! xx

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Precisely Carie, the Devonian way is the only way!

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