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Little Things to Make You Smile

I always know I'm in a good mood or feeling happy if I catch myself sporting a big goofy grin just going about my day-to-day business. All it takes is a simple moment or a kind word to perk me up and get me grinning. However, sometimes, and I don't think I'm alone on this, a smile is a lot harder to come by than it should be. In an attempt to make every day smile worthy, I've put together a list of little things that always leave me with a happy feeling. Check them out and add your own!

  • Getting a random hug from someone you love.
  • A latte executed just how you like it.
  • Rain on your roof at night.
  • And a sunny morning the next day.
  • Scarves, purses, and new shoes!
  • A phone call from an old friend.
  • Green lights all the way home.
  • Receiving an actual card in the mail.
  • Getting dressed in the morning and realizing it's going to be a "skinny" day.
  • To see the rest of my list


  • Finding $20 in your pocket.
  • Seeing pudgy baby legs poking out of a stroller.
  • Coming home to a clean house.
  • A work day that flies by.
  • Licking the frosting off a cupcake.
  • Free parking.
  • Seeing an elderly couple holding hands.
  • Puppies and kittens.

What little thing puts a spring in your step?


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defygrav12 defygrav12 8 years
-- Hearing a favorite song on the radio; there's something more special about knowing you're listening to it with hundreds of other people, rather than on a CD. -- Having newly-washed, clean sheets! -- Seeing pudgy squirrels. -- Seeing kittens/puppies. -- Anything about Disney. -- Reuniting with old friends and realizing that, thankfully, some things never change.
jenniferjane jenniferjane 8 years
** When my 5 mile run feels easy ** ** Wooly caterpillars in October ** ** The grin on my Grandpa's face when I visit him ** ** Going from a size 14 to a size 8, and not even knowing it until I went to buy jeans!! ** ** Loving Joe every single moment and the fact that it STILL hasn't faded ** ** Reading Dracula on a chilly Autumn night **
shopgirl123 shopgirl123 8 years
one more thing.... death cab for cutie.... any song, just fills my heart. seriously, their music saved my life.
tglynn tglynn 8 years
I feel better just reading these :]
rossinaross rossinaross 8 years
and i get butterflies hahaa
rossinaross rossinaross 8 years
i forgot to mention the one that makes me smile the most! - when my boyfriend looks at me and gives me my favorite grin, his crocked smile, and i butterflies all over ! aah!
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
Trying out new make up. Putting on a new outfit and feeling amazing in it. When my hair looks great. My cat. When my god mom calls just to say hey. :D
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
So many, and most are already listed but... * The realization that you're developing a deeper bond/friendship/relationship with another person * Being on a thrill ride (rollercoasters, etc) * Getting a new piercing * Chatty, smiley, friendly customers (I work in retail) * Compliments, especially about my personality/myself as a person * Realizing how great my life is even though I usually don't see it * Finally getting hold of the name of that damn song, so I can FINALLY download it (also mentioned by others but rated highly by me...finding a forgotten song on the ipod) * Finding that perfect outfit for an outing or costume party * Fast loading internet * The cool change after an unbearably hot patch of weather And PLENTY more
lovelie lovelie 8 years
Hmm..New shampoo to use, buying a new tv on dvd series, waking up to coffee already made for me, a glass of wine, reading a great article that perfectly relates to the current mood I'm in, and of course my dog who can make me smile after just about anything
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
OMG, cute old people make me smile all the time! Plus, every time we see a super cute old couple, my boyfriend gushes and compares them to us in 50 years, and I smile even bigger :) Here's my list: -when my 2 year old neice wakes up and comes and gets in bed with me (ok, smile my ass! I nearly cry :) ) -surprise notes from my boyfriend -SHOE SALES -freshly waxed eyebrows -snow -new lipstick -sundays!!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
There are so many things, a lot of them are already listed. I'm very sensitive, so the littlest thing can make me happy but I can also get upset if the littlest bad thing happens. Here's some of my "happy things": - Getting a good grade on a test/project, etc. - Compliments - Having a friend say something sweet & personal to me, like calling me their BFF or sending me a nice text - Lots of text messages from friends, makes me feel wanted - Overcast skies and rainy days - Having a good dream & good night's sleep - When someone says "I love you" or gives me a hug - Starbucks frappucinos, if they are well made, especially the seasonal ones like Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha - Cuddling up with a good book - A cuddle from my dogs or cat - Talking about Disneyland (I swear, I'm an adult! I just love it there) - Making the boy I baby-sit for smile or laugh - Hearing my favorite song on the radio or pop up unexpectedly on my ipod - When my friend offers to buy me lunch or dinner if I don't have money and many more...
shopgirl123 shopgirl123 8 years
I forgot! - seeing a butterfly - hearing my dog's collar as he walks aroud - buying a single truffle thats way too expensive and decorated more extravagantly than a wedding cake -seeing a wedding :D little things like this blog post that stop to realize the joy in life :)
shopgirl123 shopgirl123 8 years
i love everything you guys said, but to add a few: - hearing/seeing the randomest thing that brings back a great memory, reminding you your not alone - getting a ton of texts at once :) makes me feel special lol - compliments from random strangers ( duh! :P) - a warm fire when it's raining - hearing about something good that happens to a bff - old cabbies that talk WAY too much and laugh at their own jokes - tea in a cute cup - looking in the mirror and realizing your gorgeous ;) - reruns of full house - soo much more!
Phunkometry Phunkometry 8 years
Seeing anyone being nice to someone else (a stranger). Or being nice to someone else, or having someone else be nice to you. There are so many things that really ruin my day way more often than things that leave me smiling for the rest of the day. It's sad. I don't remember who said it, a comedian, I think... something to the effect of: You know how to completely ruin someone's day? Drive by them as they're walking down the street and just yell, 'a**hole!' They'll spend the rest of the day sulking, wondering what the hell is wrong with them... etc. It's so true though. People really need to put more value on being nice!
rossinaross rossinaross 8 years
love the whole listt!! you girls are awesome. for me - goodnight/goodmorning messages from my boyfriend - the random email that just says 'i love you' [from him aswell] - when i get pictures of my nephews and nieces in spain :) - getting good grades - feeling sexy when i wear something that 'I' think looks good on me - listening to an old song i loved while driving - listening to a song that has a special meaning to me - waking up after a great night sleep - waking up after a great dream - old couples holding hands - cute babys laughing - my boyfriend and his daughter - my tiny nephew telling me 'i wov you'
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 8 years
* Doing something and seeing someone doing something selfless * Reading heart-warming stories in the news. Gives me hope that the world isn't all bad. * Getting in touch with an old friend * Hearing babies laugh * Having my 12 year old sister ask me for advice * Buying ice cream from the ice cream truck makes me feel like a kid again * Reading an amazing book * Finding things that you once thought you lost * Getting sweet little surprises from my boyfriend * Trying out a recipe for the first time and having it turn out perfectly! * Trying on new clothes and realizing that you need a smaller size ...and many, many other things. =)
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
-Freshly baked cookies! -Seeing really cute boys randomly. :) Haha. -When it's a "Wow, I look good" day.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
When hubbie says, "I love you." A phone call from my beloved sister. My English teddy bear. Yes, I still cuddle with it! Buttery, vanilla-scented candles. A clean and organized residence. Dim, warm-lighting in a room. If there's a scent of a buttery, vanilla candle, even better!
inksee inksee 8 years
saying hi/smiling at a stranger, and having them smile back =)
bluestar bluestar 8 years
When my mom calls me at work because she's baby-sitting my nephew and she puts him on the phone to tell me everything that's going on in his 2 year old world. Awwwwww :)
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
All good stuff Sugars... :) `Today, washing my hair and it curled just right so no hour-long flat ironing session :dance: `Seeing my boys running from the school bus home smiling to see me. `Unexpectedly running across a picture of a loved one you haven't seen in awhile. `Saving up to buy something, and when you get there it's on SALE! `Being in love and equally being loved. `Getting someone who's misunderstood and being gotten ;) `Deliciously clean, soft, high-thread count Egyptian cotton white sheets... ummm.. ...going to take a nap ;)
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Me too, shopaholichunny :-D Also... *Realizing it's going to be a good hair day. *New mascara. *The first day back for seasonal Starbucks drinks (especially peppermint mochas!). *Coming home to find that my husband did the dishes. *Feeling that first crisp fall breeze and noticing that some leaves are starting to turn.
nikecold nikecold 8 years
Realizing iots skinny day. Licking the icing off of a cupcake. Old couples holding hands. These make me smile too. Sometimes, just the smell of rain and mud makes me smile. Chocolate always makes me feel better. Sometimes just looking in the mirror and having a good hair/face day. Realizing how, despite always having a lot of inconveniences and setbacks, everything usually turns out fine, I guess I'm pretty lucky.
Nina_79 Nina_79 8 years
My two cats, the make my laugh when they play and when they want their cuddle time. My husband coming home. A good cup of tea.
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