Finding Happiness

50 Things That Make Me Happy

A photograph of a mother and he daughter smiling happy smiles and standing in front of a stone lion - 50 Things that Make Me Happy - Mrs H's favourite things

Happiness is important.

Sometimes life can run away with you. Seconds run into minutes. Minutes run into hours. Hours run into days.

Time has gone by and you haven’t been able to sit back and appreciate the wonder of the world around you.

My history of long-term depression means it is important that I take time to acknowledge the little things in life that make me happy. The moments that put a smile on my face. That is why this blog was born. As a permanent reminder, of the joy of life.

I was delighted when the wonderful Kat from Beau Twins tagged me in her fabulous post 50 things that make me happy. It seemed perfect for this little blog.

50 things that make me happy

1. My daughter’s giggle.

2. Days out with my favourite man and favourite lady.

3. Afternoon tea with my best friend.

4. Seeing a fabulous musical with my other best friend.

5. Snuggling on the sofa and watching a movie with Mr H.

6. Holding Little Miss H’s hand when we go for a walk.

7. The seaside and paddling in the sea. Even if the water is freezing.

8. Rainbows.

9. Mr H. All the time.

10. Spending time with family.

11. Visiting London Zoo.

12. Baking. Especially if it involves chocolate.

13. The amazing work performed by charities.

14. My blog.

15. My nieces and nephew. And watching them play with their little cousin.

16. Going out dancing with friends.

17. The most amazing group of yummy mummy friends.

18. My blogging friends.

19. A long warm bubble bath. Preferably accompanied by a good book, some chocolate and a glass of wine.

20. Watching geeky TV. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly how I love and miss thee.

21. Listening to Mr H sing and play his guitar. Especially when he is singing one of his own beautiful songs.

22. Little Miss H’s gorgeous blue eyes.

23. Dancing and singing along to National Express by The Divine Comedy.

24. Sunshine.

25. Settling down for an early night with a cup of decaf tea and a good book.

26. Painting my nails and wearing bright lipsticks.

27. Smiling.

28. Watching Lisa Eldridge videos. Girl crush!

29. Writing notes in beautiful and colourful notebooks.

30. Wearing a dress, with thick opaque tights and ankle boots.

31. Snuggling down in bed with a hot water bottle and hearing the rain and wind outside the window.

32. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

33. Watching the developing relationship between Little Miss H and Mr H. There is no love stronger.

34. Afternoon naps on the sofa wrapped in blankets with my baby girl.

35. Painting or doing other messy play with Little Miss.

36. Seeing how much Little Miss H’s Grandparents adore her.

37. Little Miss H’s cuddles and kisses.

38. Watching Little Miss H give her favourite toys cuddles and kisses.

39. The way Little Miss H greets me in the morning. She always says a huge “hello”. Then she introduces me to her favourite toys. It’s Kwazii. It’s Maxi. It’s Tigger. This is quickly followed by the order out as she demands to be lifted out of her cot.

40. Date nights with Mr H.

41. Lunch dates with Little Miss H.

42. Going to the cinema.

43. Going for long walks in the autumn. Followed by a warm cup of tea when we get home.

44. Springtime.

45. Orange and yellow roses.

46. Tea and cake. At anytime.

47. Watching Disney films with Little Miss H. Especially Tangled, Frozen or The Little Mermaid.

48. Receiving unconditional love.

49. Giving unconditional love.

50. Being a wife and mummy.

I now tag:

Lisa at Mummascribbles

Heledd at Running in Lavender

Kerri-Ann at Life as our little family

Katy at What Katy Said

Jenna at Tinyfootsteps

Ali at MyLife MyLove


Becky at 3 Princesses and 1 Dude!

I would love to hear all about the 50 things that make you happy.

What do you think of my list? Would you have included any of these?





  • Reply
    March 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I love your list. So nice to think about all the things that make you happy. You can relect on them whenever you need to x There will be even more to be happy about now with baby bump too I’m sure xx

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    April 28, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    What a lovely post! I too love orange roses, rainbows and afternoon tea! xx

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      Mrs H
      April 29, 2015 at 6:19 am

      Thanks for your comment honey. Oranges roses, rainbows and afternoon tea are the best. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Ashley Beolens
    April 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I love seeing other peoples versions of this list, makes you realise there are so many great, and different things that make each of us happy (and a few we all share)

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Ashley. You are right. The world has to be pretty wonderful for there to be so many varied sources of happiness. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Natalie Smithson
    April 16, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    What a *divine* list. No. 39 made me laugh loudly. “Up” is our command. Recently, she also said “yes” for the very first time. “No chocolate eggs, darling, no.” Baby points at the colourful foil wrapping. “That”. “No,” I tell her. She looks at me with defiance: “Yes.” (I don’t know where she gets it from 😉 Keep on with your list, every day. It just keeps on growing.

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks for your kind comment Natalie. I love watching their language develop. It is gorgeous. This week Little Miss H has started to sing songs and it is the cutest thing ever. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    April 13, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    What a lovely list of things, any one of these things would add a smile to anyone’s face, even on a bad day. Much love to you Mrs H xxx

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      Mrs H
      April 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you lovely Katie. I think I need to print this list off so I have it to hand and I can always remember the little things in life that make me smile. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    April 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Love the last ones, and tea & cake and geeky tv! In fact I love pretty much all them if they make you happy, lovely list! xx

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      Mrs H
      April 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I may be biased but I love my list too. There are so many more things I could have added. And reading all the other lists that are around just makes me realise all the things that I could have included. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Rachel - tenminutesspare
    April 12, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    What a lovely list. I always get slightly emotional reading these posts. It’s such a positive thing to remember all the good bits of life. Really enjoyed reading your list.

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      Mrs H
      April 13, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Oh Rachel, what a lovely comment. Thank you. I love reading these lists because they always remind me how wonderful the world is and that there is so much to smile about. Why don’t you write your “50 things that make me happy” list. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    April 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Love this list, I could add most of yours. I’ve written mine now! x

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Hi honey. Thanks for your comment. I have found that I often have lots I could add from other people’s lists. I love your list too. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    April 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Awww love all of this list. I missed holding Baby’s hand off mine! Grr do you think I can have 51 things that make me happy! 😉
    Such lovely things hun xxx

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Hi honey. Thanks for your comment. There are so many things I missed off my list. I may need to take it up to 100 things. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Mini Travellers
    April 8, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Lovely lovely list. Definitely going to be a lot of those on my list too. Off to write one!

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks for your comment. It was so lovely to write this list and remind myself of all the things that make me smile. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Potty Mouthed Mummy
    April 6, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Such a lovely list and what a lovely idea, has made me think about what would be on my list! xx

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks for your comment lovely. I am so glad I wrote this list. It was a lovely thing to do. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Katy {What Katy Said}
    April 4, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Lovely list of happy things! Thank you so much for the tag, it is going to take me a while to think of 50 things (probably makes me sound like a misery guts haha but I am just no good at thinking of things!) x

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I was worried that I wouldn’t find 50 things. But in the end the list could have gone on and on and on. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    April 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Such positive post. This is such a good idea, writing a list is a great way to make us see clearly what we have in our lives 🙂

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks for commenting. Oh, writing lists should also be on this list. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    April 3, 2015 at 11:40 am

    What a lovely list! Rainbows and sunshine and dresses with tights. Just perfect. 🙂

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you for your comment. Rainbows and sunshine are two of the best things in the world. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Beth Twinderelmo
    April 3, 2015 at 6:37 am

    lovely list! Crazy how the weather can really influence our moods. I forgot rainbows on my list too – they always make me smile xx

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      The weather does always influence my mood. I feel so much happier and more positive when the sun shines. Thanks for your comment lovely lady. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    April 3, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Thanks so much for the tag my lovely, I only just saw this so shall set about getting this….and the one you tagged me in ages ago….finished!!!

    PS: You got me singing along yo The National Express!!!

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      The National Express is one of the best songs ever. I am delighted that I had you singing a long to it. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Kat | Beau Twins
    April 2, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Ah what a gorgeous list, thanks so much for taking part. This makes me happy reading all your loveliness. Xxxxx

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      I am glad my happy list made you happy gorgeous. Thanks for tagging me. I loved writing this list. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    April 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    This is such a lovely post. For Hubby’s wedding gift I wrote him a book with 100 reasons why I loved him, with 1 reason on each page. Oh the memories! x

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      That is such a beautiful and romantic idea. I am sure your husband will treasure that book forever. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    April 1, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Ah thank you so much for the tag lovely lady. What a super idea for a blog post and I will definitely join in and have a think about my happy triggers! X

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      Mrs H
      May 3, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks for commenting. I am so pleased that you like the list and that you have joined in with one of your own. That is fab! Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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