The Little Things That Make Me Happy

I think it’s fair to say I have been dealt more than a fair share of rubbish throughout my life, which I try not to dwell on, so it’s always the little things in life which I try to reflect on that are so important and keep me going. I know I am wildly obsessed with clothes and fashion in general, and wearing something I have wanted for a long time honestly does make me happy, but the best things in life, which are usually free, are what make the days special to me. So, I thought it might be interesting to list a few things that make me smile and happy inside when times are tough. What are some of the things that inspire you to keep going?

  • The love that I get from my pets, it’s priceless and they are part of the family.
  • On a Sunday when my mum cooks a roast dinner, the smell and warmth radiates through the house.
  • Simply holding hands with my wonderful boyfriend.
  • Appreciating nature in the summer time while listening to the animal sounds.
  • A smile or a nice gesture from a stranger. It restores my faith in humanity.
  • Seeing years of hard work finally paying off.
  • Getting really involved in a great book.
  • That warming feeling in my stomach when I help someone out.
  • Snuggling up and watching a romance movie.
  • The way my boyfriend carries our camera and takes my photos without question.
  • Listening to beautiful songs and expressing myself through singing.
  • The butterflies in my tummy when my boyfriend and I first got together.
  • Being near fresh water, like a stream or a lake.
  • Tidying up and organising my bedroom after it’s gotten really messy.
  • Seeing couples out and about exchanging gestures of love.
  • Getting a back massage from my boyfriend when my back always hurts.
  • Daydreaming about the crazy and interesting ideas I always have.
  • And last, but not least, reading the lovely comments from all of you.


  1. Ali
    October 10, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    Thats lovely things to say Lorna, and pets you cannot beat. The love from a pet is priceless, the warmth from them being on your lap is wonderful. I too love the smell of a lovely roast dinner, I am glad all these things make you happy x

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 1:53 pm

      Thanks Ali! I know, on your lap is a wonderful feeling or cuddling them!

  2. October 10, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Such a great post!! While reading each point, I kept saying, like me, also like me..! I can totally understand you as those are also the things that make me the most happy in life πŸ™‚ x

    Pastel Bokeh

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 2:01 pm

      Awh πŸ™‚ I’m glad that you can relate to them too!

  3. October 10, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    Ooooh no! Lorna I just wrote a huge response and it expired πŸ™ I will try to remember everything…

    This is such a lovely sweet post! πŸ™‚ I can really relate to some of the things that make you smile, especially random smiles from strangers & back massages from my boyfriend – I always have a sore back too!

    A few other things that make me smile are:

    Cute kids, they say the funniest things.
    Seeing an elderly couple holding hands (awww).
    Exploring a new country.
    Laughing until I cry.
    The feeling of sand beneath my toes.
    Private jokes with friends.
    Meeting new people and making new friends!
    Acting like a dork with my boyfriend.
    I also love reading blog comments too πŸ™‚


    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 2:50 pm

      Oh boo, that’s no good it expired πŸ™ Your list is great though πŸ™‚ Especially elderly couples holding hands, laughing until you cry, private jokes and acting like a dork, ha ha πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you thehautecookie!

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you Dip It Black πŸ™‚ I love animal cuddles πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 3:40 pm

      Thanks Emily!

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you bunnymysweet!

  4. October 10, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    That picture of you is stunning! love your list btw <3 xox

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. October 10, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    Your blog is really nice, would you like to follow each other? I’d love too!
    I’m waiting you on my blog! Have a lovely day x

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks Marta! I would love to, where would you like to follow?

  6. Kim
    October 10, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    Such a sweet post πŸ™‚ I love to see lists like that, I feel happy inside just reading it!

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 6:51 pm

      Thanks Kim πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it!

  7. October 10, 2012 / 7:21 pm

    your such a sweetheart:…I guess having absolutely fabulous hair counts as a happy-factor too

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 7:27 pm

      It would be amazing to have fabulous hair, mines a bit like straw/hay lol!

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 7:57 pm

      It really does make you smile doesn’t it?

  8. teacupsanddresses
    October 10, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    Aw really touching post!!! Loved it! It’s the small things that bring us the most happiness, aren’t they? I think so =)

    Have a great week!!


    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 9:10 pm

      Definitely! Glad you liked it =)

  9. David
    October 10, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    “And last, but not least, reading the lovely and funny comments from you David.”
    Naaaaaw πŸ™‚ glad I can make you smile… my friend! πŸ˜‰

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 10:51 pm

      Lol! I love all my comments! Did you see my Bristol Fashion Week post? I mentioned you in the writing!

      • David
        October 10, 2012 / 10:56 pm

        πŸ™‚ you did? :O got to read!! πŸ˜›

        • Lorna
          October 10, 2012 / 11:15 pm

          Yeah I did!

          • David
            October 10, 2012 / 11:21 pm

            πŸ™‚ I even posted a comment soo now I’m at 22! ^^

            • Lorna
              October 10, 2012 / 11:24 pm

              22 what? πŸ™‚

              • David
                October 10, 2012 / 11:27 pm

                Comments! πŸ™‚ Easy win every month! ^^

                • Lorna
                  October 10, 2012 / 11:31 pm

                  Lol yeah that’s because you leave so many! πŸ™‚

                  • David
                    October 11, 2012 / 12:02 am

                    πŸ™‚ problem?

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 10:52 pm

      Awh they sound adorable!

    • Lorna
      October 10, 2012 / 11:45 pm

      Thanks Mina πŸ™‚

  10. Adam
    October 11, 2012 / 12:05 am

    A great post! Really sweet too πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      October 11, 2012 / 12:19 am

      Thanks Adam πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      October 11, 2012 / 11:49 am

      Thanks shannon!

    • Lorna
      October 11, 2012 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you E!

  11. October 11, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    Really nice list. Probably I could say that half of this things are accurate to me. But probably the best of bests for me is a hug from my son πŸ™‚ love your blog!

    • Lorna
      October 11, 2012 / 1:12 pm

      Awh that’s sweet πŸ™‚

  12. October 11, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    Love your post dear! I find a lot of the time we don’t appreciate the little things in this crazy life. Especially a simple hand hold, those are just precious.

    The Purse Snatcher

    • Lorna
      October 11, 2012 / 1:23 pm

      Yeah, I find the same thing!

  13. October 11, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    Thats very touching….you are a nice soul because not many people think about helping people and the feel good factor comes to people these days when they help someone….keep it up!

    • Lorna
      October 11, 2012 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you Suman! That’s really kind of you!

    • Lorna
      February 5, 2013 / 12:34 pm

      Thanks arika!

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