Monday, 25 August 2014

Little Things That Make Me Happy

We all like feeling happy, being on cloud nine and having a smile like the Cheshire cat. Now I am not one of those people that can be constantly upbeat or bounce of the walls, I have my moody time too and wear a frown now and again. So when I talk about being happy I don't mean that happiness you feel when something exciting has happened, your happy you have friends and family or you passed an exam, we all have those feelings of happiness towards the obvious things. I mean those little things that personally make YOU happy. You might just find yourself sitting on a bus and see something that makes you smile. You might be listening to a song and it makes you smile. We all have these unique little things that make us smile for our own reason and sometimes people might not always understand why your smiling or why your laughing, but to you it means something. I am going to talk about a few of the things that make me smile.

Seeing a cup of tea when I want one, makes me instantly want to curl up into a little ball of glee. I have no clue why but tea just gives me a happy feeling. I think its a bit like getting a hug off someone, its just waiting there with open arms. I feel relaxed and I feel at home no matter where I am when its served and for me it makes me happy.

Sleeping Animals
So before I moved back home I couldn't have any pets in my flat which meant that I was never really around animals that much. Now back at home we have three cats which I adore but it is just when they are sleeping my heart melts. I feel the same towards most animals, when there eyes are closed and they just look adorable.

Phone Signal
Please do not think I am some sort of crazy phone lady constantly on my phone, I am not at all. In fact I could easily be without having internet or texting for a while. What I mean by having phone signal is I feel like I am safe. In a sense that I know I can call someone if I needed to, or if anything was going wrong. I'm not just talking about an emergency call. Being back in the countryside I find it an absolute nightmare to get signal, so when I have got even just one bar if I go some place, I like the feeling of knowing that if I had to I can make a call. It gives me a feeling of content, because you also never know if someone needs to reach you. I probably would add having a full phone battery is nice too.

Elderly Couples
Old love is one of the most beautiful things. Almost a lifetime together and there are still couples together stronger than ever. I was on the train recently and I was sat near this elderly couple who were going to visit there granddaughter. They were just sat there sharing a bag of almonds and were slightly confused by the whole train experience. I was reading my book when they got off the train but it was just the way they were both helping each other and thanking the train staff. It just made me sit in my seat and smile about how lovely it was to see.

Being Early
Now I am a bit of a organisation nerd, so I like to be on time for things, and if that means being 10-15 minutes early, than happy bonus for me. Being late, (usually down to public transport) I do not freak out but it makes me feel uneasy. I just feel like I give off a cheeky smile when I am early and can breathe a sigh of relief that I made it there.

Wearing Pyjamas
Your damn right I am the kind of person to get back from work or day out and get into comfy pyjamas. It just feels so good to be in your lounge wear/sleepwear and get on with things. I am way more productive writing blog posts when I have my pyjamas on (wearing them now in fact). I think at work you usually have to conform to some sort of style, or going out you need to look a certain way. At home I like nothing better than chilling out in pyjamas, it makes me happy, simple.

Watching A Sunset
I know a lot of people like a view and you only have to go on Instagram to see sunset pictures constantly being taken (done it myself). But I absolutely love watching sunsets until the sun goes down. It just makes me happy and makes me feel really reflective too. I always think about who else might be watching it around the world and how different it must look.

My ultimate complaint is a lot of people forget there manners. Saying Please and Thank you is not a massive chore. People seem to spend so much time using swear words now than they do just using manners. This is something that always grates on me and I feel personally very happy when somebody uses manners around me. When I worked in retail I cannot tell you how happy I felt when someone said Thank you to me for my help than someone who just walked away. Kindness is not that difficult and having manners means you will earn respect.

Lots of things make me smile, I am a pretty positive person so naturally I can make myself happy. But it is those little things that just give you a sudden boost of happiness and make you feel a little bit brighter.

Definitely let me know in the comments what little things make you happy? Or even if you feel the same about mine? I would love to know!

Hope you are having a great Bank Holiday Monday!

Elle x



  1. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Fashion gets Fierce.

    1. Very Kind Thank you, I will have a look at your blog, Elle x

  2. I LOVE elderly couples, there's nothing more romantic than seeing them walk hand in hand down the road, it makes me smile so much.

    Phone signal is awesome but not as good as when you discover you can access free Wifi .. LOVE that!

    I'm the same as you, the second I get home I put my PJs on immediately, they're just so comfortable and snuggly!

    Chloe x

    1. Yea having Wifi is pretty amazing too! Glad I am not the only one with the PJs :D haha, Elle x

  3. This is the cutest blog post ever!! I love any kind of cute baby animal xx

    1. Thank you lovely, I know baby animals are just the cutest thing :), Elle x

  4. Especially when it's tea from starbucks! And not even because it tastes better, but it feels so good when someone makes you a drink! :) And yes, watching sunsets is the best! It sucks I can only do it in the summer though ;)

    Every Day In Grace

    1. Oh yes I love a lot of things from Starbucks! and it always feels extra nice when someone has made it for you :) Haha I know we can only really appreciate a good sunset in the summer months, Elle x

  5. Manners and elderly couples make me happy too. Love your content!

  6. Getting phone service definitely makes me happy! I love elderly couples, they are so cute... when I see them hold hands it's probably the cutest thing ever! Sleeping animals, also something that will make me smile and sunsets... ah, my absolute favorite. I think sunsets are my favorite thing to watch, they are just so peaceful and so pretty!


    1. Glad we share similar things that make us smile :) I think sunsets are incredible, they just kind of make you feel a little bit better and perk you up no matter what, Elle x

  7. I love this post! I have just discovered your blog and after reading this post I felt instantly happy hahaa!! Being early makes me happy too, I'm sometimes a little too too early but hey what can you do?!

    You have a new follower! Great blog

    Aimèe |

    1. Aww thats lovely, glad it put a smile on your face :) Haha its always best to be too early than really late! Thank you lovely, gave you a follow too, Elle x


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