A LIST OF THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

01 · The aroma and atmosphere inside bookshops.

02 · Coffee dates.

03 · Kept promises.

04 · Making lists.

05 · Witty comebacks.

06 · Instant friendships.

07 · Exploring new places.

08 · A baby's laughter.

09 · Kindness from strangers.

10 · Seeing old couples.

11 · Places, songs, and scents that trigger sweet memories.

12 · Capturing a moment in time with my camera.

13 · Looking at old photographs.

14 · Walks at night, the moon and stars in full view.

15 · Breakfast in bed.

16 · Falling asleep to the sound of rain.

17 · The smell of suncreen.

18 · Salty beach air.

19 · Choosing a fragrance oil over a bottle of perfume spray.

20 · A chandelier over a dining room table.

21 · Calm boat rides.

22 · Seaside walks.

23 · Christmas music.

24 · Inside jokes.

25 · Spiced and cozy scented candles: cinnamon, wood, evergreen, amber, sandalwood, autumn, etc.

26 · Old, antique maps.

27 · Driving on the main street of a town.

28 · Gothic novels.

29 · Absorption of information.

30 · Cozy, quaint rooms with lovely details.

31 · Staying at a bed and breakfast.

32 · Talking to bright children.

33 · Supporting local small businesses: coffee shops, bookshops, diners, etc.

34 · The scratching sound the pen makes as I write.

35 · An enchanting log cabin or cottage in the woods.

36 · Sweater weather.

37 · The warmth of a mug in my hands.

38 · Painting while listening to instrumental music.

39 · A collection of hot sauces.

40 · Political consciousness.

41 · An old skeleton key, and pondering what was behind the door it opened.

42 · Practicing calligraphy.

43 · Aimless driving with favorite old songs.

44 · Handwritten letters, writing and receiving them.

45 · Reminiscing.

46 · Bonfires and campfires with good company.

47 · Things that taste, smell, feel, sound, and look like autumn and winter.

48 · Breakfast on the porch.

49 · The yellowing pages of old books.

50 · Having passion.

51 · Developing my personal style.

52 · An atmosphere drenched in history.

53 · Road trips.

54 · Clear and neutral colored nail polish.

55 · A conversation that begins with a book.

56 · Poetry that doesn't rhyme.

57 · Overcoming writer's block.

58 · Long, empty roads and trails.

59 · Wanderlust.

60 · Beautiful arrangements of books in libraries and bookshops.

61 · Trying new recipes.

62 · Discovering new music.

63 · Gothic, Renaissance, Tudor, Victorian, and Gregorian architecture.

64 · Teachers learning from their students.

65 · Getting lost in the world of a good book.

66 · Watching history documentaries.

67 · Social and emotional intelligence.

68 · Adding cinnamon to my hot tea.

69 · The lawn of an old English country home.

70 · Answers.

71 · Watching Hocus Pocus during the month of October while drinking spiced tea.

72 · Visiting old places: ancient, historical, abandoned.

73 · Reading poetry.

74 · Watching Harry Potter movies consecutively.

75 · Market squares.

76 · Green smoothies.

77 · Using honey in recipes and beauty.

78 · Reading a favorite book again.

79 · Watching with curious fascination.

80 · Vintage paperback books.
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