Puppies, sunsets, chocolate chip cookies and more

Posted on June 9, 2011


I was out shopping yesterday and saw one of those wall decorations with an inspirational quote on it. The quote was: “Enjoy the little things in life…for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things”. I’m totally a sucker for quotes like these. But I truly think that’s an important sentiment which we should take to heart. Often times it’s the little things that pass us by because we’re so busy and intent on finding the “big” things. But as we’re searching for those “big” things, it’s the little things that keep us going each day.

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Here’s a list of the little things in life that make us happy:

  1. The sunshine on a summer day
  2. Adorable kittens and puppies
  3. That first sip of coffee in the morning
  4. New clothes
  5. Finding money in your pocket
  6. The sound of the ocean and the waves at the beach
  7. A sunrise
  8. A sunset
  9. A shower after a long workout
  10. Your favorite team winning (like the Red Sox beating the Yankees last night)
  11. A hug from someone you love
  12. Cold water on a hot day
  13. Hot chocolate on a cold day
  14. The smell of freshly-cut grass
  15. The trees in the fall
  16. Fun nights with your best friends
  17. Free cover at the bar
  18. Hilarious drunk friends: Captain America (hahaha)
  19. Getting a good grade/getting complimented on something you worked hard on
  20. Someone standing up for you
  21. Blasting your favorite song while driving
  22. Watching a genuinely good movie
  23. Reading a genuinely good book
  24. Laughing really hard at something
  25. Superb Sarah Palin impressions: Tina Fey
  26. Depositing a check at the bank
  27. Comfy clothes
  28. Taking that perfect picture
  29. Ridiculously unhealthy late-night food
  30. Guilty pleasure shows (like Desperate Housewives, or Teen Mom, or Jersey Shore, hehe)
  31. A “thank you” from someone when you do something nice for them
  32. Just-baked chocolate chip cookies
  33. Laying in your comfy bed after a long day
  34. Being on a boat in the middle of a lake on a beautiful day
  35. Fireworks

    I wonder who THAT cute baby is!! 🙂

  36. Sleeping in on a Saturday
  37. Songs that you can’t stop obsessing over (like E.T. by Katy Perry)
  38. Adorable babies
  39. Netflix
  40. Palm trees
  41. Little boys who are amazing singers: 7 year old sings National Anthem
  42. Water balloon fights
  43. Thunderstorms
  44. Starbucks
  45. A clear night sky
  46. Driving in a convertible
  47. Cool sunglasses that make you look badass like Taoi Cruz
  48. Holding hands with someone
  49. Peaceful silence
  50. Sliced bread

Did I miss anything? Comment below if you’d like!