These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Every now and then you need to stop and remind yourself of all of the little things in life that you love and appreciate. At least once a day something small happens that makes you really happy; you should remember these things so you can appreciate them more. Here is a list of things big and small that make me happy and appreciative for everything in my life.

  • going on walks
  • making someone smile
  • a warm cookie
  • the first breath of fresh crisp air in the fall
  • babies
  • seeing an old couple holding hands
  • the sound a book makes when it gets opened for the first time
  • seeing someone talk passionately about something
  • checking something off my to-do list
  • belly laughs
  • hearing someone say you made their day
  • shopping with friends
  • ice-cream
  • when your favorite song comes on the radio
  • helping someone understand something (teaching them)
  • doing something you’ve never done before
  • puppies playing with each other
  • a smell that reminds you of something (a good smell obviously)
  • when someone says how proud they are of you
  • getting 100% on something
  • a home-cooked meal
  • taking your shoes off after a long day
  • alone time reading a good book
  • reaching a goal you’ve had for a long time
  • giving praise to someone who deserves it
  • freshly cleaned sheets
  • laughing so hard you cry
  • knowing you still have a few more hours of sleep
  • receiving snail mail
  • finding money in your pocket you forgot about
  • that lazy day you’ve been looking forward to
  • crossing something off your bucket list
  • seeing someone you’ve missed
  • when a candid photo turns out wonderfully
  • cuddling
  • snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes (sorry I couldn’t resist)
  • making a really impressive doodle
  • when something you love is on sale
  • breakfast
  • hearing stories about your parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles as kids
  • your parents/grandparents/aunts/uncle telling you about their favorite memory of you
  • giving presents that people love
  • receiving/giving a handwritten note
  • doing whatever you’re passionate about
  • having a meaningful conversation with someone
  • seeing a child’s imagination come through their play
  • looking at old pictures
  • spontaneous adventures
  • doing something that brings out your inner child
  • little things that end up being big things
  • driving with the windows down
  • a really good hug
  • looking at the stars
  • when your favorite movie is on tv
  • swinging
  • complimenting a stranger
  • when your plans don’t work out but it was better that they didn’t
  • remembering the words to an old song
  • the face people get when you remember something little about them or something little they said
  • volunteering
  • the first bite of food when you were really hungry
  • doing a small favor for someone
  • decorating for Christmas
  • hearing a genuine thank you from someone
  • realizing what you want to do in life
  • playing in the leaves
  • riding around in the back of a truck
  • hitting bullseye
  • eating fair food and not feeling guilty about it
  • riding rollercoasters
  • a cold drink of water on a hot day
  • jeans that fit perfectly
  • the smell of rain
  • being in love
  • making a list of things that make you happy
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About alliegatormu

Hey I'm Allison or otherwise known as Alligator. I am currently a senior (yay grad school!) at MU studying speech-language pathology. I love MU because it reminds me of my high school; it's a tight-knit community where people hold doors for you no matter how far away you are. My favorite time on campus is in the fall, it is absolutely gorgeous. When I'm not studying I'm either reading or watching Netflix (yes I am a junkie). I also really love food, so cooking and baking are fun too!

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