Thursday, 10 March 2016

It's the Small Things in Life

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While listening to the radio on the way home from work yesterday, they were talking about the results of poll on "What makes people feel happiest."

Believe it or not most of the results were little things, with sleeping in a freshly made bed topping the poll.  It made me wonder what would be on my list, so in no particular order, here are some things that make me happy.
  • clean sheets
  • a nice glass of chardonnay
  • a clean  and tidy house when all my family is away
  • fresh flowers
  • a nice meal with my family
  • finishing a good book, and knowing the author has more written
  • hearing my children and husband laugh
  • going for a walk on the beach
  • fun with friends and family
  • when my sewing goes right
  • smelling woodsmoke on a cool winter evening
  • getting proper mail - ie: not bills or special offers from companies
  • eating a meal I haven't had to prepare
  • the smell of fresh sun dried washing
What are some of the things that make you happy?


  1. I love it's of those things too but freshly made up bed when all the bedding has been out in the sun - just the best!

  2. Love your list it could be mine! Mmmmm fresh!!

  3. I too, love fresh bedding and spending quality time with my family.

  4. I think you've just about put together a list of things I also enjoy, I love a walk around the garden early morning or late evening so that would be an addition, sunsets and sunrise and the smell of Daphne in the Winter.

  5. What wonderful things to bring you happiness!! I am very glad for you that you have all of these happy things in your life! I would agree with all of them! xx

  6. I love your list and agree with all of them. The fresh sheets do make me smile. When I put our flannel sheets on for the Winter months, they are so cozy.

  7. What a lovely idea Julie! I heartedly agree about freshly laundered sheets, and a much-enjoyed book. I would add a nana nap on a hot Sunday afternoon, a warm bath after a brisk walk in the the Winter and the sun shining on a Spring afternoon with the smell of blossom in the air.

  8. Love your list! and agree with all of them, but a glass of sav would be my preference! Oh, and listening to rain on the roof when all tucked up & cosy in bed. Oh, and driving with full volume up listening to a favourite song!


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