105 Little Things to Make You Happy

Are you feeling a little blue because of the weather? Do you need a reminder of things to make you happy? Well, look no further. I’ve come up with a list of little things to make you forget that you’re sad and make you happy.

We all get sad once in a while. In fact, lately I’ve been sleeping a lot and trying to avoid the world. I didn’t realize I was feeling depressed until I just started crying in my car one evening last week…and did the same for the next couple of nights.

It’s normal to feel blue once in a while, but sometimes you really need something to make you feel happy again. Sometimes you just need a little pick me up. Here are a few little reminders you can look at that will brighten your day.

#1 You Have a Ceiling

Be thankful for the roof over your head.

#2 Music

Who doesn’t love music?

#3 Wine

Fermented grapes. They’re the best.

#4 Cheesy Sci-Fi movies

At least you’re not being attacked by radioactive lizards.

#5 Going to a Museum

No matter how bad you feel, there’s always something to cheer you up here.

#6 The Polar Vortex

Isn’t snow pretty?

#7 The End of the Polar Vortex

Isn’t it great to feel warm again?

#8 Hamburgers

I don’t need to explain this one.

#9 Hotdogs

Mmmmm…hot dogs….

#10 Baseball

The best place to get a hotdog.

#11 Books

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The best place to escape reality for a while (sometimes we all need an escape).

#12 Television

Cable TV. Awesome.

#13 Free Wi-Fi

Even if you can’t afford it yourself, just about every coffee shop has free internet access (McDonald’s does, too).

#14 Easter Candy

Cadbury Eggs.

#15 Fireworks

Colorful displays of affection.

#16 Kissing Someone

Even if you don’t get Frenched all year, a kiss on the cheek is well worth feeling happy about.

#17 The Smell of Your Favorite Food

Smelling your favorite food cooking is one of things that make you happy no matter how sad you are. Check out these extra tasty slow cooker dishes!

#18 New Shoes

New shoes.

#19 A New Haircut

Change it up!

#20 Friends

Lean on your girls.

#21 Family

Chances are, their drama is worse than yours.

#22 Ladybugs

Admit it, ladybugs still make you happy.

#23 Ice-cream

Chunky Monkey, banana Splits, hot fudge Sundays….

#24 Bubble Baths

Things that make you happy should always include bubbles.

#25 Hugs

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#26 Boating

Even if you’re not on a boat, just watch them.

#27 Going to the Casino

Spend a day gambling away your cares.

#28 Going out Dancing

It’ll make you happy, honest.

#29 Chocolate

To be combined with the wine.

#30 Meditating

If nothing else, you’ll take a nap. Napping is something that will make you happy.

#31 Yoga (or Not Having to do Yoga)

Either one…

#32 Planning a Vacation

Even if you’re planning for the future, start planning now.

#33 Smiling at Strangers

They smile back!

#34 Video Games

Sometimes, you just have to kill something. For that, video games will make you happy.

#35 Caramel Apples

Carnivals, funnel cakes….

#36 Hockey

Men on ice-skates with sticks, beating on each other. Oh yeah.

#37 Getting a Pet Pig

If it’ll make you happy…why not!

#38 Or a Pet Puppy

They smell so good!

#39 Maybe Even a Pet Kitten

They’re so adorable!

#40 Children Laughing

Children laughing will make you happy, and if they’re crying be happy they’re someone else’s children.

#41 Sunshine (Yes, it Will Come Back)

Warmth, coconut tanning oil…

#42 Thunderstorms

Sometimes, a hard and heavy storm is one of those things to make you happy.

#43 Flowers


Buy yourself some flowers.

#44 New Perfume

Go on, you deserve it!

#45 Making New Friends

Find new places to hang out.

#46 Going Ice-Skating

Believe it or not, it will make you happy.

#47 Pretty Underwear

Your naughty little secret.

#48 A Good Date

A good date will make you happy.

#49 A Bad Date (Aren’t You Glad That’s Over!)

So glad that’s over!

#50 No Date (Single, Like a Boss!)

Hah! You can watch whatever movie you want!

#51 Cookies

Packaged and ready to eat.

#52 Finally Being Able to Buy That New Dress

A new dress will make you happy.

#53 The Holidays

Are coming

#Christmas movies

Who can resist??

#55 Snow Angels

When’s the last time you made one of these?

#56 New Curtains

You should redecorate.

#57 Spending the Day in Bed

Sometimes it’s the little things that will make you happy.

#58 A Warm Cup of Cocoa

With whipped cream.

#59 Coffee


#60 Strawberry Flavored Lip Gloss

You know you lick it off.

#61 Trying Something New

Anything at all.

#62 Warm Comfy Socks

Your feet will be thrilled!

#63 Postcards

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Send someone a postcard.

#64 Candlelight

For no particular reason at all.

#65 Eating at a New Restaurant

Of course you want to try blowfish…right?

#66 The Wind Blowing Your Curtains

Pretty things to make you happy.

#67 Chinese Food

You can never go wrong.

#68 Pizza Delivery

I love the pizza boy.

#69 Glitter Glue

Go crazy. Sparkle something!

#70 Sunflowers

They’re giant flowers, how can that not make you happy?!

#71 Riding a Roller Coaster

Without getting sick.

#72 Running Around Your House Naked When Nobody Else is Home

I’m freeeee!!!!

#73 Thrift Stores

The process will make you happy!

#74 Watermelon in the Summer

Messy and cool.

#75 Hot Soup on a Cold Day

Messy and hot.

#76 Getting Flirted With

Yep, you’ve still got it!

#77 Too Much Butter on Your Popcorn at the Movies

Indulge, it’ll make you happy.

#78 Getting a Tattoo

Go for it, you only live once!

#79 Singing in the Car

It’s okay, everybody does it.

#80 Text Messages

Don’t you just love it?

#81 Unexpected Calls from Your Crush

Yay, he’s thinking of you!

#82 Finally Getting Over Your Ex

It will make you happy to be over that jerk!

#83 The City at Night

Just look at the lights glow!

#84 Going to the Ballet

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Relax, enjoy the arts.

#85 Random Acts of Kindness

Things that make you happy often involve making others happy.

#86 Butterflies

I dare you not to smile.

#87 Free Stuff

It’s free!

#88 Feeling Happy for No Reason at All

Just go with it.

#89 Bubble Gum

You’ll feel like a kid again!

#90 Cooking Something New

Even if you mess up, at least you tried.

#91 Birthdays

Don’t think of your age…think of your presents!

#92 Fireflies at Dusk

Always something to be happy about.

#93 Gummi Bears

These will make you happy. Just eat a bag.

#94 Posting Things on Pinterest

It’ll keep you occupied, that’s for sure!

#95 Ordering from Amazon

Stuff delivered to your door. How much happier can you get?

#96 Drooling over Chris Hemsworth

He looks good in a cape.

#97 Finding a New Hobby

Go find things that will make you happy. Like drumming. Activate Your Passion with a Hobby.

#98 Cookies Right Out of the Oven

Not from a package, but warm and gooey…oh yeah.

#99 Penguins

Come on, you know watching them on TV makes you happy.

#100 Bookstores

Spend a day in a bookstore

#101  Tea

More tea, please!

#102 Stretch

More screeching, less stressing

#103 Pet Love

“ Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

#104 Your Fresh Cotton Sheets

Happiness is…fresh sheets!

#105 Water

Drink more water and you will feel better! Health experts commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters,

Remember, life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.

About the author


Just another hard working mom who loves her kid, loves to write, can’t cook, and has a thing for tentacles! When I’m not hanging out with my Spawn, I’m happily sharing my dating experiences and offering advice and trying to control the chaos that comes with being human.

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