10 Things That Make Me Happy

Alright alright. It’s time to get cheesy. Today is the first day of the 31-Day Writing Challenge and, to kick off the month, today’s prompt is:

What are 10 things that make you happy?

Honestly, this question isn’t as easy as it appears. (Am I supposed to mention actual objects that bring me joy? Can I include people, even though they aren’t technically things?) (I did it anyway.)

In no particular order, here are 10 of a lot of things that never fail to make me happy.

Let’s type this up, since I don’t have the neatest handwriting.

1. Walking my dog.

(Although usually it’s him walking me, LOL)

2. Charcuterie boards.

With lots of spread & fresh grapes that pop in your mouth.

3. Freshly-cleaned bedsheets.

That fresh out-of-the-shower feeling as you climb under the sheets. It’s like Heaven on Earth. Is it just me?

black and beige book on white bed sheet
Photo by Lum3n on Pexels.com

4. Tarot card readings.

Nothing can change my mind on this. 😂 (Many have tried.) They’re just fun, to give and to receive. Let me live.

You do Tarot readings in the library TOO?

5. My tattoo.

It hurt a little bit.

It says Sandra in Arabic. I’ll write about the meaning in another post.

6. Wine.

Nothing like a fresh, cold glass of Pinot Grigio on a warm day. Or the sweet, cinnamon-y taste of mauled wine during the winter holidays.

I’m no connoisseur by any means, although I’m not opposed to the idea.

7. Skincare.

Not only does this help with me a morning/evening routine (which I need and love), but who doesn’t like healthy, vibrant skin? (I’ve been using these three products forever and truly can’t get enough.)

Also, face masks are a great way to relax at the end of the day and incorporate some self-care into a busy schedule.

Sulfur mask by ZO Skin

8. Traveling.

Oh, the places you’ll go!

9. Sunsets & sunrises.

There’s something always so calming about them…

10. My family & friends.

Duh! (Below is a non-exhaustive collection of said persons.)


I’m very pleased with this little self-reflection exercise, and highly recommend you make a similar list, as well as.

Until Day 2 tomorrow!

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