Little things that make me smile

Little things that make me smile
Bee happy jar

It’s important to take note of the little things that make you smile. Big things like buying houses, marriages, promotions and everything else might be big milestones to celebrations, but sometimes it’s nice to take stock of the little things that make you happy. I was inspired to do this after reading Sophie Cliff's post about things that give her joy and it made me want to write my own, just as a reminder to myself that there's a lot of things I love in life. Here’s my list.

1. Fresh bedding washed with your favourite laundry detergent.

2. Summer days that feel autumnal and are a reason to stay inside with tea, candles and Netflix.

3. Guilt free boxset binging.

4. Getting organised for the week ahead.

5. Waking up and actually getting out of bed instead of hitting snooze.

6. Listening to Harry Potter audio books on my walk to work.

7. Loose leaf tea brewed in a teapot.

8. Standing on the Juliette balcony in my flat and watching the world go by.

9. Being able to share the opportunities I get through blogging with my friends and family.

10. Spending loyalty card points on something indulgent.

11. Laughing at the same viral video that always makes you giggle no matter how many times you see it.

12. Doing sensible life admin like backing up your laptop just in case.

13. Losing hours to a new book.

14. Cheering people on at races as running is really bloody hard.

15. Taking off your makeup properly in a full skincare routine for the first time in ages.

16. Opening a new reed diffuser.

17. Having all of your clothes put away and the 24 hours before your floordrobe returns.

18. Buying myself fresh flowers for no reason.

What brightens up your day? Share the love in the comments.


  1. This is such a lovely list - yes to all of them! x
    Sophie Cliff

  2. Love this post Lizi. Feel it's like a gratitude thing. Maybe something to work into a morning or bedtime routine. :)