TAG//Fifty Reasons To Be Happy.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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I've always wondered what happiness really was. Of course there's the definition to the right, but what does it mean to be happy? I've come to realize that happiness means something different for everyone. To some it could mean having a family and being successful. To others it could mean having food on the table. Everyone has their own definition of happiness. I haven't quite figured out mine yet, so I wanted to try something.

I keep seeing this book pop on my Tumblr feed called "14,000 Things To Be Happy About," and although I haven't gotten around to reading it, it gave me an idea. Why not list a couple things that make me happy? A couple 50, to be exact. And how about we make it into a tag? I challenge each of you to make a list of 50 things that make you happy. If you have a blog, do a blog post and leave the link in the comments. If you don't have a blog, write it down on a notebook or list a couple off in the comments. Maybe by sharing what makes us happy, and seeing what makes others happy, we'll find what happiness means to us! (:

**DISCLAIMER: I'm not sure if this is already a tag...so if it is, please let me know where it's from so I can give credit to the person who thought of it.***

I'll just be listing these off as they pop into my head, so it might not totally flow, but without further ado...here are my 50 Reasons To Be Happy.

1) The feeling you get after reading a good book.
2) Being around family and friends.
3) Waking up today.
4) Being appreciated.
5) Helping someone else.
6) Traveling.
7) The smell of freshly baked cookies or cake.
8) Pizza.
9) Having the opportunity to go to college.
10) Writing.

11) Music.
12) Falling asleep to the sound of rain pounding on your windows.
13) The warmth of the sun on your skin.
14) A day on the beach.
15) Having a good hair day.
16) Dressing up.
17) California.
18) Shopping.
19) The color blue.
20) Oreos with peanut butter.
21) Oversized sweaters.
22) Getting a strike during bowling.
23) The adrenaline rush you get from riding a rollercoaster.
24) Summertime.
25) Drawing/doodling.
26) Ellen Degeneres.
27) My mom.
28) Homecooked meals.
29) Freedom.
30) Chocolate.
31) The comfort of your own bed.
32) Saying yes.
33) Graduating.
34) Laughing 'til you cry.
35) The way cotton candy just melts in your mouth.
36) Planning surprise parties.
37) Giving gifts.
38) Making crafts.
39) Finding out new things about yourself.
40) Inspirational quotes.
41) When a song just explains exactly how you're feeling.
42) Did I mention shopping?! (;
43) Having someone you can trust with your whole life.
44) Learning new things.
45) Being complimented.
46) Exercising.
47) Being healthy.
48) When there's no traffic.
49) Meeting new people.
50) Making your dreams a reality.

WHEW. It took me this whole week to come up with 50 things that make me happy. As you could probably tell, I just listed what came to my head in the order that it came to me, no editing or rearranging. This was a fun post for me and I hope you guys will find what makes you happy! Leave some things that make you happy in the comments below. (:

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