Top Ten Reasons to Be Happy

In 2007 I was having a pretty hard time with a whole bunch of stuff that was going on.  In order to try and pick myself up a bit, I wrote a whole heap of lists.  Things that are beautiful, reasons to be happy, things that make me happy, things that are scary, things that everyone should be able to do... It was kind of fun and it helped me get a bit more perspective on some things.

Anyway, even though I wrote them two years ago, they're pretty much current so I'll paste the relevant ones here.


Things that feel good

1.        Sunshine on bare skin

2.        Breeze on a sweaty back

3.        Hugs and cuddles

4.        Sex

5.        Lying down when exhausted

6.        Touching someone else

7.        Relief from pain

8.        Floating in water

9.        Being on a motorbike

10.   Being recognised by a child





Reasons to be happy

1.        I am well fed

2.        I am safe

3.        I love someone unconditionally

4.        I am loved

5.        I am watching something grow

6.        I am strong enough

7.        I am in the right place at the right time

8.        I am warm enough

9.        I have the chance to witness someone else’s happiness

10.   The absence of a convincing reason not to be



Things that make me happy

1.        A new book

2.        A plane ticket to a new place

3.        Music

4.        Rain

5.        Going home

6.        Friday nights

7.        Playing soccer

8.        Being smiled at

9.        Random acts of kindness

10.   Approval






adjyo adjyo
31-35, F
2 Responses Feb 13, 2009

that is alot to be happy for

:-) I absolutely adore my nieces and nephews. I've got 2 of the former and 4 of the latter. I don't get to see them very often but I love them to bits and when I do get to see them I play non-stop.