In Happiness, My Journal on
September 11, 2015

70+ Amazing Things to Live For

Love the life you lead

Hi Kind Friends!

You may remember that a few years ago I completed a blog series called 100 Reasons to Be Happy. It was a very motivating experience. Last night I decided to turn to a fresh page in my notebook and mimic that experience by writing down as many things that I love as possible. The page ended up holding 74 amazing things to live for.

Some of them are particular to my life but many of them are general enough to apply to anyone. This list is not in any particular order, it just has things written down as I thought of them.

  1. Love
  2. My husband
  3. Children
  4. Family
  5. Cookies
  6. Writing
  7. Reading
  8. Characters
  9. Crispy chicken
  10. Self expression
  11. My blog
  12. Hot and sweet coffee
  13. Cold fresh water
  14. Yoga
  15. Hugs
  16. Small smiles
  17. Cat meows
  18. Dog cuddles
  19. Goal reaching
  20. Star gazing
  21. The feeling I get when Chris does little sweet things for me
  22. The high after a workout
  23. The drama of a good TV show
  24. Finally getting something I have been waiting a long time for
  25. Acceptance
  26. Indulgences
  27. Kindness
  28. Praise
  29. Sugar
  30. A clean home
  31. New discoveries
  32. A few buzzed nights
  33. Helpful massages
  34. Sensual massages
  35. The thrill of a bet paying off
  36. The happiness of seeing families grow
  37. Funny haikus
  38. Plants I can actually keep alive
  39. Thrilling conclusions to trilogies
  40. Anything Harry Potter
  41. Having people that care about my opinion
  42. The revival of The X-Files
  43. Alien life
  44. The fact that the truth is out there
  45. Pretty washi tape
  46. DIY projects that go well
  47. Learning from mistakes
  48. Good curly hair days
  49. Family heirlooms
  50. Cute viral videos of babies and pets
  51. Productive days
  52. Baby’s breath
  53. Happy memories
  54. Fresh notebooks
  55. Filled notebooks
  56. New technology
  57. Working from home
  58. Pretty patterned stationary
  59. Growing through dirt and becoming a flower
  60. Cuddling with Chris inside on a rainy day
  61. Dainty jewelry
  62. Lullabies
  63. Likes on Instagram
  64. Sweet scented candles
  65. Meeting a challenge
  66. Slow kisses
  67. Interesting dreams
  68. Mermaid suits
  69. Trees
  70. Salt lamps
  71. Natural skincare
  72. Family dinners
  73. Glitter
  74. Big sweaters

What do you love to live for? What makes your days fun or de-stresses you after a long day?

I’d love to read some of your responses in the comments.

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  • Tamuria

    It’s so important to spend time being grateful. I started a grateful dairy many years back to help me get over a rough patch and it really did the trick. I love that your list includes the basics, like cold fresh water, and the magical, like glitter.

    September 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm Reply
  • C.A. Villeta

    I love your list!!! Let me add some more…
    1. Oreos
    2. Popcorn movies
    3. Star Wars Episode 7
    4. The battle for equality
    5. Chocolate
    6. Blowing into a dandelion.
    7. Getting responses

    September 14, 2015 at 6:57 pm Reply
  • Dia

    Love this I need to take a moment and think of what makes me happy instead of taking it for granted.

    September 14, 2015 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • Carol

    Love your list! Here are some things on my list: the smell of rain, sleeping through the night, my husband’s smile, cicadas’ sound, pink lady apples, and a fresh pedicure. That was fun! thanks,

    September 15, 2015 at 12:26 am Reply
  • Danii

    Everuday I make time to feel gratitude for all that I have in life. Sometimes it is the really simple things like hearing my cat purr or enjoying the taste of an apple. Always feel more alive after doing this!

    September 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • McKaye

    Okay, I’m obsessed with lists and this is no exception!

    September 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm Reply
  • Juliet

    This list is so awesome and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing!

    x, Juliet

    September 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Marwa (

    I love this idea of penning down the things that make life so wonderful. And if not all,many of them resonated with me!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    September 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm Reply
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