43 Glorious Things To Be Happy About

When times are hard, it’s good to remember that there are wonderful things in the world that can make us happy. No matter how big or small, there’s a little bit of magic in the everyday just waiting for us. Here are 43 things that are just a little bit brilliant, and always make me happy – and will probably make you happy too!


  1. Rainy days
  2. Mint hot chocolate
  3. A good book (I’m currently reading The Girl With All The Gifts)
  4. Super soft blankets
  5. Red nail polish. (It’s my colour of choice lately and I love it)
  6. Painting (my latest series of paintings are bringing me great happiness)
  7. Handwritten letters
  8. Cute beanie hats
  9. Adventure Time pjs
  10. Binge watching Elementary
  11. Candles
  12. Collage art
  13. Fairy lights
  14. Fires
  15. Starry evenings
  16. Preparing for Christmas
  17. Hot showers
  18. Support from friends
  19. Inspiration hitting suddenly!
  20. Cute notebooks
  21. Finding chocolate you forgot about
  22. Discovering an easy hairstyle that looks oh-so-good on you
  23. Gingerbread everything
  24. Crunchy leaves
  25. Cute Autumn/Winter fashion
  26. Binge blog reading
  27. Those fluffy bootie slipper things that keep your feet extra toasty!
  28. Trying new makeup looks
  29. Having a good natter with an old friend
  30. Getting lost down a rabbit hole of Pinterest
  31. Hitting a new milestone
  32. Surprising your Mum
  33. Getting someone the PERFECT gift for Christmas
  34. Peppermint tea
  35. Starting a new journal
  36. Planning trips (even if its 10 miles down the road)
  37. Glitter (always makes me happy tbh)
  38. Watching animal documentaries
  39. Fresh flowers
  40. Dancing (even if it’s super awkwardly in private to your fave advert)
  41. Staying in bed all morning and refusing to leave unless absolutely necessary
  42. Every episode of Broad City ever
  43. Making cupcakes (even if you’re really bad like me, you feel super proud afterwards!)


What about you guys? What always makes you smile? And what’s especially been making you happy this week?



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  • Planning trips are the best, the idea of going away is just exciting all round!
    Kathy x

  • I’ve had such a bad week, so reading this was actually quite uplifting – might go and have a nice hot shower and make myself a peppermint tea for afterwards!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Sharon Reid

    Reading this post made me feel happy! Cuddles with my cat, listening to the rain, fairy lights and Autumn walks are all things that make smile!

    Sharon x

  • Ellis Woolley

    There isn’t a single thing here I don’t love haha πŸ™‚ awesome post! x

  • Rachael Dickinson

    Such a good post. Being thankful for the little things is often quite difficult but it is so important!!

    Rachael xox

  • This make me feel so happy about the little things, that in the end are the most important ones! Love this post Jemma πŸ™‚


  • Yessss thank you for this Jemma! It can be so easy to forget about the lovely little everyday things that make life special!

  • This is such a good list of things to be happy about πŸ™‚

    Megan / http://www.meganmarieblogs.blogspot.com

  • The Sunday Mode

    I think my eyes just went straight for the food on this list, I love everything gingerbread’y and I’m surprised I haven’t tasted a mint hot chocolate before! That sounds amazing.


  • Is it too cheesy if I say your pictures?? Everything is so bright and colour and cute, they just light up my feed! SO KEEP DOING DAT!

    Right now, anything Xmas, food, Disney, Xmas, food, and errrr did I mention Disney? πŸ˜€

    Sarah πŸ™‚

    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Bethany

    I love this post! Sometimes it’s really hard to remember to find the good in things, even when everything’s going tits up. I think Christmas cups, oversized jumpers, and snuggly blankets are my top three things to be happy about right now!

    Bethany || babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

  • This is an awesome post! It’s important to cherish the little things in life. I haven’t had painted in a while, I took an acrylic painting class and I loved it, though it was very challenging. I’m so looking forward to Christmas! I also had peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks earlier πŸ™‚


    • Oooh nice! Aww Im glad you liked it, thanks for reading! x

  • Great post. I think it is so easy to get caught up in negativity and negative thinking, it’s so important to take moments to think about the positive and happy things too. So many of these are my happy things too, especially reading a good book! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • Definitely! I totally agree, sometimes its nice to stop and remember what matters ^_^ – the little things! xx

  • Lovely post! Definitely one I will come back to if I ever feel sad!
    Grace xx

  • Awwww, I love this list. I feel happier now πŸ™‚ xx

  • meg

    Elementary, yessss. So in love with Joan (and her wardrobe).

    Meg | Elmpetra

    • She is like STYLE GOALS hahaha. I could never pull it off, but it looks amazing!

  • Hitting a new milestone always feels good! Did you hit any this year? πŸ™‚

  • Thank you for this list! I’ve been having a crap week and this post made me feel better! β™₯


  • What a great list. I agree with so many of these.
    Coloring this week though has been my outlet and my happy place.

  • Alisha Valerie.

    Love this list babe. The two which stood out to me the most were mint hot chocolate and candles, two of my best loves ever! ??✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    http://www.AlishaValerie.com || http://www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

  • Serena Monique

    Love this list!