small things list

They say it is the small things that really matter.  These tiny joys in life that make it all the worthwhile. They also say that appreciation is a gift and that happiness lies more in one’s attitude than in one’s present circumstance.

In need of a dose of happiness myself I have decided to compose a list. A list of small things that make me happy. (I am happier already, just thinking about it) I’d like to share this list with you because I believe happiness is contagious and I like to spread it around.

Of course, this is my list.  Your list, if you decided to make one (which I wholeheartedly suggest) would be quite different I’m sure, but I set this as an example.

Small Things List

*Birdsong in the morning*love in the afternoon*dark chocolate*green*slack key guitar*ocean waves*sunshine*jasmine tea*the impressionists*dancing in the kitchen*singing in the shower*painting my toenails*bee admiring*squirrel watching*beach combing*word puzzles*cats*gardening*blog writing*walking in the rain*taking that perfect shot*reading a book*geekdom*digging in the dirt*playing pool*laughing at myself*the tiny little daisies in the front lawn*running up the stairs*the birds and the bees*the forests with the trees*vivid sunsets*funny movies*bacon*dressing up for halloween*butterflies*ylang ylang*long chats over coffee*watching the clouds roll by**purple shoelaces*the yellow teapot*the blues*chai lattes with extra whipped milk*laughing*looking up at the sky*poetry*music*Dr. Suess*oregon strawberries*star-gazing*autumn leaves* spring trees*going barefoot in the summertime*silence*reading good blogs*stopping and smelling the roses*the perfect kiss*romance*ice cream*rainbows*science*wordplay*humorous banter*intelligent conversation*the eyes of a child*the innocence of youth*the wisdom of age*irony*sleeping in late*dinner parties*picnics*late night talks over candlelight*learning something new*warm summer evenings*A job well done*splashing in puddles*holding hands*talking to the animals*hiking in the forest*walking in the park*ladybugs*pygmy marmosets*cherry pie*sweet peas*rosemary*springtime*moonlight*music*fuzzy socks*driveway moments with NPR*naps*big red balloons*popcorn with lots of butter*blue skies*a wink and a smile*dewdrops*dragonflies*coloring outside the lines*3 little birds*blowing bubbles*the sound of crickets in my backyard*glitter*long lists of happy things*

Just writing this made me happy!

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“Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard’s rustling, a breath, a breeze, a moment’s glance– it is little that makes the best happiness”

**Friedrich Nietzsche**

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20 thoughts on “small things list

  1. Well done and a good deed. We mostly choose to dwell on the pain and loss or the gain and pleasure in our lives… and the list of small pleasures can be nearly endless if we concentrate on them. Reminders help.

    Can get confusing, though: Will a masochist’s list of small pleasures match my list of small pains? Does an ascetic HAVE small pleasures? Of course, perennial fools take small pleasures in fomenting such questions…

  2. I have a dear friend who struggles with depression. She started doing a daily blog entry for things that gave her joy. It seemed to help (a lot)! I’m happy your list made you happy! :)

    • Hi Gunta: Thanks, it did. You know, there’s a lot of indigo to my strawberry..in fact sometimes I’m all indigo. It is the strawberry that I aspire to. Thanks for stopping by. You are very nice. :)

  3. This is a wonderful idea, with some great things on your list -some would go on my list too. I will remember it for a rainy day and write my own when I need cheering up. Thanks for sharing this! :-)

  4. I found I didn’t notice the small things that made life sweet until I was going through a hard place…..and since my enlightenment my attitude has been to massage the awareness more. Make the small things larger. Enjoy.

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