Think Happy | Be Happy


I am in an amazing mood at the moment as the sun has finally decided to come out!

These past few weeks have been really laid back as assessments are finished for the term and we have been getting barely any homework. 

Only one more week of school until the September holidays! 
I have literally nothing on except:
-catching up with friends,
-sleeping &

Photo via Jasmine Dowling

I have a very exciting collaboration for you all today with Liv from Kaynlivv!
We each wrote down a list of things that make us happy to share with you all! 

It is easy to finish the day thinking about everything that went wrong - rather than everything that went right! Every day or few days, I try and write three (or more) good things about my day. This really helps me to focus on the positive aspects of my life and it allows me to feel happier! I definitely recommend you try this - even if you don't write it down, just make a list in your head before you fall asleep and see what happens.

It's amazing because I have discovered that no matter what, you are control of your own happiness. This doesn't mean that you can never be sad - being sad sometimes is healthy and normal, however, you ultimately have the decision of whether you want to be happy. When you wake up in the morning, you have two choices:

1. Complain about getting up and about the day ahead

2. Be excited and choose happiness

One of my favourite quotes is "change your thoughts, change your world." Although we cannot control what life throws at us, we can control how we respond. You are responsible for your own happiness - and happiness is contagious, by being happy, outgoing and positive you can make others happy too, which makes you feel even happier!

Below are 50 things that make me feel happy - if you have anything that makes you happy, feel free to add them in the comments below.


1. Winter evenings with fuzzy socks, a warm doona, good music, candles and a good book 
2. The smell of freshly baked muffins, that have just come out of the oven
3. Pastel sunsets and vibrant sunrises
4. Going for a run, with the wind racing through your hair
5. Raindrops pattering on your windowsill
6. Going to bed and knowing you can sleep as long as you want
7. Playing a song on repeat for an entire day
8. Spending the day at home in your pajamas
9. The glistening sunshine on the ocean
10. Candle lit bubble baths
11. Yoga on the beach, while the sun rises
12. Cold showers after a hot summer's day
13. When a stranger says hello or smiles at you
14. Chocolate fondue with fresh strawberries and banana
15. Making shapes in the air with sparklers
16. Popping bubble wrap
17. Sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows
18. Receiving parcels in the mail
19. Getting into a freshly made bed
20. Lying on soft grass, surrounded by colourful autumn leaves
21. Swinging on a hammock
22. Sand that sticks between your toes
23. Eating a whole punnet of blueberries
24. Smelling freshly popped popcorn
25. School bell on Friday afternoon
26. Drinking out of a straw
27. Rainbows after a storm
28. Inside jokes with friends
29. The salty taste of sea water on your lips
30. Throwing down your school bag when you get home
31. Melted cheese on toast
32. Watching the stars slowly appear in the sky
33. Flipping through old photo albums
34. Eating a whole watermelon
35. Traveling the world
36. When your favourite song comes on the radio
37. Getting free things
38. Wrapping a warm towel around you, after a swim at the beach
39. Visiting the farmers markets
40. Finishing a big assignment
41. Getting a compliment from a stranger
42. Redecorating your room
43. Eating an ice-cream on a boiling hot day
44. Trying a new food
45. The fizzling of sherbert in your mouth
46. Watching the sun glisten on the ocean
47. Putting your hands around a hot mug of tea
48. Learning something new
49. Falling asleep under the stars
50. Making someone else smile

Click here to see Liv 's list of reasons to be happy!




  1. Reading this post made me feel happy! You have a great blog, keep it up :)


  2. Getting a new clean journal, finding an amazing pen and eating my favorite food makes me happy! HAHA ;)
    Hope you can visit my blog! Leave me a comment if you did. x You have a pretty blog!

    sammiethestargirl.blogspot.com || Bloglovin

  3. Defiantly new stationary makes me feel super happy! Your blog is amazing!!!
    I'm only new to blogging and would really appreciate it if you'd take a look :) Leave a comment if you do xxx


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