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Things That Define Happiness

32 Things That Define Happiness

Happiness comes in all shapes and sizes, but I argue that it's most found in the little things. If you think about the moments that truly bring you joy, they're probably not the most exciting times. Instead, they're likely when you've felt peace, indulged in your favorites, or taken time to yourself. See 32 things that capture the meaning of happiness.

  1. Happiness is taking a long, hot bath.
  2. Happiness is enjoying your favorite food.
  3. Happiness is being around those you love.
  4. Happiness is waking up and realizing you don't have any errands.
  5. Happiness is coming home to your pet.
  6. Happiness is laughing so hard you cry.
  7. Happiness is enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning.
  8. Happiness is crossing everything off your to-do list.
  9. Happiness is making up after a fight.
  10. Happiness is discovering what you're passionate about.
  11. Happiness is being able to relax.
  12. Happiness is falling in love with a new book.
  13. Happiness is saying "hello" after a long time.
  14. Happiness is perfect weather.
  15. Happiness is experiencing new things.
  16. Happiness is doing what you love.
  17. Happiness is looking at old photos and feeling nostalgic.
  18. Happiness is feeling good about yourself.
  19. Happiness is helping others.
  20. Happiness is that warm, fuzzy feeling during the holidays.
  21. Happiness is having tomorrow off.
  22. Happiness is finally finishing a time-consuming project.
  23. Happiness is paying off your remaining balance.
  24. Happiness is feeling safe in a loved one's arms.
  25. Happiness is watching your favorite show.
  26. Happiness is catching up with an old friend.
  27. Happiness is achieving your goals.
  28. Happiness is sleeping in.
  29. Happiness is discovering your new favorite song.
  30. Happiness is buying the perfect gift for someone.
  31. Happiness is when someone takes care of you when you're sick.
  32. Happiness is gratitude.
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