50 Things that make me happy

Love, Happiness and Health – 50 things that make me happy

Three things we all take for granted in life is having excellent health, finding love and enjoying yourself with lots of happiness and adventures. Life can be hard, challenging and very demotivating at times, but always remember you are doing your best and also that YOU deserve the best! Never settle for a little bit of love when there is someone out there that can change you life for the BEST, always strive to succeed and if you fail pick yourself back up and remember… Your Happiness is Key! I thought I would share with you all a little post about the 50 things that make me happy. Some are little sentiments that make me happy and others are people/things that make my life that bit better.

50 things that make me happy 🙂

  1. Family, I love spending time with my family and they all make me happy – there support is amazing!

  2. Adventures – I enjoy going out and exploring new places.

  3. Comfort Eating – I LOVE food and enjoy sitting down with a good bowl of chilli (my comfort food)

  4. Achieving my goals – I am a profound goal setting, it makes me more motivated and allows me to feel happy when I have completed a set goal.

  5. When I see friends I haven’t seen for a long time.

  6. A smile from a stranger.

  7. Making new friends.

  8. Having a day to myself to relax and de-stress.

  9. Seeing friends happy and succeeding.

  10. Weddings.

  11. Watching live music – concerts, festivals and musicals 🙂

  12. Dancing around the house.

  13. Forest Walks.

  14. Having freshly painted nails.

  15. Shopping.

  16. Being hugged by people.

  17. Cheesey chips!

  18. Going to the beach and soaking up the sun.

  19. Holidays – UK or Worldwide.

  20. Swimming.

  21. Seeing people overcome illness or fears.

  22. Hot Chocolate (not just for winter).

  23. Smiling.

  24. Conquering a fear – no matter how big or small.

  25. Chocolate (any kind will do).

  26. Going to fancy places to eat.

  27. Seeing people celebrating success.

  28. Strawberries.

  29. Laughing until my tummy hurts!

  30. Planning the interior for my new home.

  31. Writing for my blog.

  32. Trying new things – blog events.

  33. A good bottle of Rose.

  34. Going for a drive.

  35. Seeing cute animals – my friend has a new kitten and he’s so cute 🙂

  36. Making people smile.

  37. Sitting by a log fire.

  38. Making memories.

  39. Taking photographs – of any kind.

  40. Walks in the snow all wrapped up in scarves and wellies.

  41. The excitement of being asked to be 2 of my best friend’s bridesmaids in the near future.

  42. Watching my favourite football team win!

  43. Planning weekends away with my special ones.

  44. Helping someone with directions if they look lost.

  45. Window shopping with my Mumma.

  46. Late night chats with my nearest and dearest.

  47. Feeling confident in my outfit choice when going to a event.

  48. When I’ve had a busy day so end up relaxing in the bath.

  49. Flowers.

  50. Being ME!

There is a real mix of things that’s make me happy – from food to people to exploring! I loved writing this post, it’s made me happy writing down all the things that make me happy 🙂

What makes you happy? Is there certain people in your life which make you happy? Or a special place that makes you happy?

I’d love to find out more!




  1. July 1, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    Such a sweet post! so many things make me happy too! and all combined they make life amazing! love strawberries as well!

  2. eviebraithwaite
    July 1, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    This was such a lovely post! Comfort eating is definitely something that makes me happy haha. I relate to so many of these, especially writing and family time, so important to ensure our happiness is a priority!

    Evie x | https://eviejayne.co.uk

  3. July 1, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Love, love, love these kind of posts! I love seeing people reflect on their happiness and what creates it.

    3 things I love:

    Cuddling my cats
    Pepsi Max
    The smell of the air when it’s raining or has just rained.

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

  4. July 1, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    What a great list! I loved reading through it! Seeing cute animals would definitely be on my list of things that make me happy! I always make my friends show me cute photos of their pets whenever I meet up with them. A nice bath at the end of a long day is a good point as well!

  5. July 1, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    This is such a lovely, positive and uplifting post! I haven’t had the best weekend and it’s been so lovely to read this and remind myself of all the fabulous little things in life so I’m so glad I came across it. Brilliant post lovely!
    Alice Xx

  6. July 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Love the list you have of the things that make you happy! YES! Achieving goals feels so good. As long as you feel motivated and everything, it’s worth the effort. Shopping feels so nice – as long as you’re spending money within reason, haha. I know I wouldn’t be happy going into debt because of my shopping sprees. Photography is a nice hobby! Thanks for sharing this list :)!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  7. July 1, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Leading on from my last comment – the things that make me most happy are my little dog, my boyfriend, travelling and food, haha! X

  8. sophieheartsnet
    July 1, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Aw I love this post its so uplifting! We share a lot of things that make us happy and eating is definitely one of my biggest haha!
    Sophie x

  9. abbiejadewanders
    July 1, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Love this type of post and love that you’ve obviously really thought about this 🙂


  10. July 1, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    I loved reading this and it’s definitely made me try to think of 50 things that I could write that make me happy too! I totally agree with comfort eating and strawberries as well as forest walks! Such a lovely post!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

  11. July 1, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Comforting eating is always a win, going for walks, meeting up with old friends and just doing things for yourself are all wonderful things to make you happy. Great post! 🙂 xx

  12. July 2, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Great post!! I can relate to so many of these. Love chocolate and swimming and strawberries and many others haha!! ? xx

  13. July 2, 2018 / 11:37 am

    Ahhh I love reading posts like this and to hear about what makes people happy. I also have to agree that people do take their health for granted. Number 39 makes me want to get out and take photos! xx


  14. July 3, 2018 / 6:04 am

    Lovely list and I’m there for ya hun as you put comfort eating as your number 1 and that would be my number 1 too

    Kate xx

  15. willowmay20
    July 3, 2018 / 8:23 am

    Such a lovely post to read 🙂 they are so nice to read and its great to see what makes people happy and what puts a smile on their faces.


  16. Nyobie
    July 3, 2018 / 8:50 am

    A lot of these things make me happy too. It’s good to reflect on all the things that make us happy, especially the little things that don’t cost anything.

  17. idaforssell
    July 3, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Reading a post like this is just perfect for a gloomy rainy day like today! I went through your list thinking I could’ve easily been the author, (apart from choice of comfort food and I prefer prosecco over rose ?). Life is so busy and all over the place nowadays, I think it would be great for all of us to step back and write our own “happiness lists” – just as a reminder in case we forget why we should be happy. ?

  18. July 3, 2018 / 9:23 am

    Time out of my life with my family is what makes me the happiest!

  19. July 3, 2018 / 9:44 am

    I love this list!! Good for you!! Stay happy and keep spreading the joy!! xoxo ?

  20. July 3, 2018 / 10:17 am

    I love this post! It forces you to look at the things that you are grateful for! Very good for your well being and mental health. Thank you for sharing your list with us. And comfort food and music makes me very very happy. It can change my mood at any given time xxx

  21. July 3, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    I love having fresh painted nails it’s amazing how it can turn your day around ?

  22. theartsyreader
    July 3, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Such a lovely post! Loved it! I totally agree on most of these – I adore spending time with my family and friends, and another thing that makes me really happy is books! Doing research, finding new ones, buying them, talking about them, reading them. Lol 😀 Have a great day!

  23. July 3, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    I love this list! It’s funny how sometimes the simplest thing can make us happy, but it’s so true!

  24. Jennifer @ Minding the Kings
    July 3, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    It’s so fun to read a happy and uplifting post! I too feel happy with freshly painted nails or sitting by a log fire. Waking up on my own and not from an alarm is another of my favorite things. Thank you for the smile today!

  25. wildsmithmek
    July 3, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    What a gorgeous little post! I TOTALLY agree with a good bottle of Rose and cheesy chips!! I also love music and smashing my goals!!

    Lots of love,
    Molly xo

  26. Take Flight with Jen
    July 4, 2018 / 2:53 am

    Lovely post.

  27. Take Flight with Jen
    July 4, 2018 / 2:55 am

    Lovely post!

    • lifeofemmax
      July 6, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Thank you Jen 🙂

      Emma x

  28. July 4, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    I loved reading this. This is so motivational, it makes me want to make this list myself and look at it whenever I feel sad. Great post! 🙂

    • lifeofemmax
      July 6, 2018 / 10:14 am

      I’m glad you found it motivational! I loved writing it and being able to appreciate life is very important 🙂 I’d recommend writing a list, it’ll be surprising what you think of.

      Emma x

    • lifeofemmax
      July 6, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Thank you 🙂

      Emma x

  29. Alys George
    July 6, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    YES to comfort eating, adventures and smiling. So many of the same things make me happy as well, I feel like we would be great friends ?


  30. July 6, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    This is such a brilliant list Emma! I love so many of the things you listed too… cute kittens, swimming, forest walks, holidays, chocolate to name a few! It’s always lovely to appreciate the little things too. Really love this list, thank you for sharing ? xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  31. togetherqueens
    July 7, 2018 / 2:32 am

    Great post ! I’m a huge comfort eater as well lol

  32. July 8, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    I absolutely loved this! It’s so important to remember the good things in life and cherish this. I’d recommend getting the book 14,000 things to be happy about by Barbara Ann Kipfer because it is full of beautiful things in life that make us happy. Thanks for sharing x

  33. nobasisinreality
    July 10, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I love reading these ’50 things that make me happy’ posts! It reminds me that it’s all the little things in life that add up to happiness =)


  34. July 11, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Ooo I love these types of posts! They just remind me how many little things there are to be happy about! Comfort food- yes please!! Haha!
    Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed reading this! ?

  35. July 15, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I can relate to so many points you have written there. My problem would be fresh painted nails (I always destroy them somehow and have to repaint and I hate it) and also I really love comfort food… Even today I have tried new food just get my day going and feel happier 🙂

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