30 simple things that make my world a happier place

It’s the little things in life that can really help to put a smile on my face.  The little moments that remind me that the best things in life often are free.  Since I started doing my #366daysofgratitude project, I’ve become more aware of those simple things that help make my world a happier place.  Here are some of the little things that I love:

An autumn sunset and the text 30 simple things that make my world a happier place

1. That first sip of coffee in the morning – and given the transformation it produces, I’m sure the rest of my family appreciate it too!

2. My girls looking into my eyes and saying “love you Mummy”

3. Freshly washed sheets on the bed.

4. Putting on a brand new pair of tights.

5. Warm towels (or clothes) that have been sitting on the radiator.

6. Curling up on the sofa with a good book.

7. Morning snuggles in bed with hubby and my girls.

8. A beautiful sunrise or sunset.

9. A long soak in a nice hot bubble bath.

10. Clothes drying in the sunshine on the washing line.

11. Hearing my girls shrieking with laughter whilst playing together.

12. Dancing in the kitchen with my hubby.

13. Singing along to my favourite song on the radio.

14. The rare moments when the house is tidy!

15. The smell of freshly-mown grass.

16. Watching my girls blowing dandelion clocks.

Sophie blowing a dandelion clock

17. The beautiful colours of autumn leaves.

18. The look of wonder on a child’s face when they discover something for the first time.

19. Long chats revisiting happy memories with family or friends.

20. Hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows.

21. A Sunday roast with plenty of Yorkshire puddings.

22. That feeling of being cocooned in bed while drifting off to sleep.

23. Sitting out in the garden and listening to the birds singing.

24. Warm sunshine on my face.

25. The cold crisp air of a winter’s day that makes me feel invigorated and alive.

26. A small hand holding mine.

A small hand holding mine


27. Saturday nights watching Strictly.

28. Singing Christmas carols and starting to get in the festive spirit in the run-up to Christmas.

29. The excitement of Christmas morning.

30. Moments of just being still and letting the world go by.

Two Tiny Hands

22 thoughts on “30 simple things that make my world a happier place

  1. Oh I love this list Louise – just wonderful. I too love the feeling of the warm sun on my face, the excitement of christmas morning – just magical and your last one is just perfect – to just be still – that is the best best feeling isn’t it? Wonderful post #FamilyFun

    1. Thank you Helen – just being still is a wonderful feeling, it doesn’t happen very often but it’s blissful when it does! 🙂

  2. This is such a lovely list and I agree with every single one. Saturday nights and watching Strictly is our family time. We let the girls stay up later to watch and all snuggle on the sofa (when we aren’t dancing) shouting SEVEN like Len. A lovely post that I needed to read this morning, thank you 🙂 #FamilyFun

    1. Thank you Emma – we stay up late to watch Strictly too – it’s lovely to have that family time and how lovely that your girls enjoy it too and like to shout out “SEVEN!” like Len 🙂

  3. Oooh fab list. I love getting into bed when they’re fresh sheets, and watching my washing hanging on the line outside. My girls love dandelion clocks too. Strictly, autumn colours, Christmas morning – yes, yes, and yes. I think we should be best friends! haha. #familyfun

    1. Thank you – I do like looking for the small things each day, makes the big things more manageable 🙂

  4. Ha yes I love that first sip of coffee too and freshly washed sheets. I think that’s one of my favourite things ever. That and the sun on my face and having my two with me. This is a fab idea thank you for sharing it at #familyfun xx

    1. Thank you – it was fun to think of all the little things I love and always lovely to link up. Thanks for hosting x

  5. Aww Louise this is a beautiful warm hug of a blog post. Robert has started to hold my finger while he walks and it’s the best thing in the world being led around by him! Thanks you for sharing this with us at #FamilyFun.

    1. Thank you Karen. Love that Robert has started to hold your finger while he walks – it is such a lovely feeling isn’t it? Lovely to link up again, thank you for hosting 🙂

  6. Oh that’s a lovely list. How fabulous to sit down and take the time to think about all the things that make you happy. I bet that made you happy just writing the list!

    1. Thanks Nat – yes writing the list made me feel happy too! Was lovely to stop and think of all the little things I love 🙂

  7. Wonderful list. I’m with you on so many of these. I keep a list called ‘Small Moments of Happiness’ in my journal for when I have a low moment! The one I just added is like your clothes on the radiator – it’s hugging the bundle of washing when it comes out the tumble dryer. I love to bury my face into the warmth and breath in the clean smell. My husband thinks I mad but it’s such a nice feeling.

    Thanks for sharing. This has made me smile! #FamilyFun

    1. Thank you Angela – I love your list in your journal, what a wonderful idea. I love the clean smell and the warmth of clothes out of the dryer too! 🙂

    1. Thank you Alana – it made me smile just making the list, hope it makes you smile too if you make your own 🙂

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