100 Happy Things

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On December 1, 2010, I posted the start of my list titled 100 Happy Things.

The purpose of this list is to have something to look at to remind me of the things that always, always, always make me smile and feel good.

It’s a work in progress…

  1. A good run
  2. An awesome spinning class
  3. Britney Spears’ “Oops (I Did It Again)” music video
  4. Red Starburst
  5. Getting all the dishes done and having an empty sink
  6. Making lists
  7. Finding out at the register that something is on sale
  8. Magazine day in the mail
  9. Finding money
  10. Fall foliage
  11. Apple picking at Gould Hill Orchard in New Hampshire
  12. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
  13. Will Ferrell
  14. Watching old dance videos from competitions and recitals
  15. Playing with a puppy
  16. The High Line Park in NYC
  17. Outlet shopping with Mom
  18. Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton, NH
  19. Seeing really tall people
  20. Seeing really big dogs
  21. Seeing cruise ships on my morning run
  22. Having sore arms
  23. Running in Central Park
  24. When the laundry is all done and put away
  25. Finishing writing an article
  26. Driving with the windows down
  27. When no one sits in front of you at the movies so you can put your feet up
  28. The first time you use a new soap or lotion scent
  29. Ice cream sandwiches
  30. Mom’s fleetchki (noodles, cheese, yum)
  31. Honey’s meatballs (Honey is my grandmother and her Swedish meatballs are to die for—everyone fights over them at Christmas)
  32. Ocean City, NJ
  33. Peeling a Clementine in one peel
  34. Getting real mail from someone
  35. Peeing in the ocean (yeah, maybe I’m gross—but you know you do it, too)
  36. The smell of a campfire
  37. Taking off your bra at the end of the day
  38. Elmo from Sesame Street
  39. Getting the answers right on Jeopardy! (Even if it is “Little Kids Week”)
  40. Andes mints
  41. When delivery food arrives really fast
  42. Having a funny dream and waking up laughing
  43. Eating raw cookie dough
  44. Seeing your food come out of the kitchen at a restaurant
  45. Going on the playground swings
  46. Double Stuffed Oreos dipped in milk
  47. Picking a wedgie (oh so satisfying)
  48. Getting a massage
  49. Having the warm pizza box on your lap in the car
  50. Getting a piece of cheese at the deli
  51. Really hot winter showers
  52. Outdoor showers
  53. Macintosh scented Yankee Candles
  54. Getting out an ingrown hair (whatever, I never claimed to be perfect…or sexy)
  55. High fives
  56. Putting your own shoes back on after you go bowling
  57. When the teacher calls you out for doing a move correctly during a group fitness class
  58. Blog comments
  59. Getting a raise
  60. Slipping into my white spa robe after a gloriously long, hot shower
  61. The smell of new tennis balls
  62. The smell of American Girl books
  63. Hotel lobby bathrooms
  64. When you flip a pancake perfectly
  65. Eating s’mores
  66. Getting out of the car after a really long trip
  67. When the person puts the medal around your neck after finishing a great race
  68. When your last mile is your fastest mile
  69. David Beckham
  70. David Beckham shirtless
  71. Giraffes!!!
  72. When you finish folding your laundry and all the socks match up. No sock orphans!
  73. Everything about the New York City Marathon
  74. Playing SPIT by the fire with my mom at Christmas time
  75. The sound when you empty the trash on your computer
  76. Tyler

26 Responses to "100 Happy Things"

I thought #25 said, “having some arms,” lol – sore is more like it.

This is a really cute idea. Fantastic ones, I was nodding the whole time:)

Finding money in your pocket.

the smell of new dance shoes…it was always my fav…of course becuase old dance shoes don’t smell to hot..lol

I love the idea of this! I’d add a hot bowl of oatmeal to my list =]

Love it!! I laughed so hard when I got to 50!
Jess : )

It made me happy to read this!! I just found your blog and am loving it!

Putting on your own shoes after taking off ski boots. That was the best feeling ever.

Tara Marie says: February 7, 2011 at 12:10 am

Just found your blog- I want to add curling up under a blanket in front of a fire with an AWESOME book!! That is one of my favorite things to do!!!

What a great idea! I love your list and I just stumbled across your blog and think it’s great!

“Seeing really tall people” – So true! I never really thought about this but YES! I would like to add “Girl Scout Cookie season” to the list.

Hearing your favorite song on the radio! :)

Love this list! Made me smile when I read tons of them cause they would be on my list too. Just came across your blog, looking forward to reading more :)

Taking off my bra at the end of the day is my absolute favorite… I’ve never heard anyone else say it! Thank you!!

I love this! By the way, I just discovered your blog and I’m in love :) so glad I stumbled upon it!!

100 Happy Things
66. Hotel lobby bathrooms (The Marriott Marquis in Times Square…beautiful!!)

Listening to my husband trash-talk to other people through his Xbox. Weird…but ultimately makes me smile. :)

40. Taking off your bra at the end of the day…I love this one, I never feel like my day is done until I do. This is a really great list. I would also add the last glass of wine at an outdoor cafe before it gets too cold.

Michelle Dodds says: October 10, 2011 at 6:42 am

This list makes me smile :-) especially 22. I am a 6’2 half Filipino newbie runner. I love discovering and reading new blogs bc I am too shy to ask questions half the time. Thank you for your inspiring and funny site!

Michelle D. says: October 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

Totally true :-) lol almost forgot that one…

This is such an awesome idea. I love it!

stealing this idea and a few of yours. love it! Thanks for sharing.

pink starburst. Pink, I say!!!

Changing leaves, scoops of peanut butter, the smell of snow, babies laughing, the feel of new sneakers

Belting out a song regardless of who is around, a song you may not know the lyrics to but try to sing anyways just because it’s stuck in your head. :) <- I do that just because it's fun and puts a smile on my face. p.s. I'm a horrible singer and usually do NOT know the lyrics.

Tasting all the flavors at self serve frozen yogurt shops just because you can and perhaps trying them for a second time just to be sure. <- I do that too! :)