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Find Your Happy

Find Your Happy

Life is just PEACHY!

It is! But sooooometimes it’s not—and that’s just the truth. I, as the official, highest level spokeswoman for The Sunny Side International, LLC, Ph.D. United, Inc. (a real title, I swear!) do my best to see the positive peach in each day. The Sunny Side, if you will—but it doesn’t work all the time. (Some of the time is better than never. I like having those odds in my favor. See, it’s working!)

Being happy doesn’t come naturally for everyone, and it doesn’t always for me. (I was surprised by that, too.)  I want to be happy, I love it so.  But I also fall victim to allowing others to fuel my state of being; it’s something I’m working on.  I’m that girl who morphs to the energy that surrounds her. I’ll follow a motivated person to the stars, a mindful person into meditation, heck, I can’t even chat with a Brit without taking on their accent!  (I’m a very impressionable girl, I’m not mocking you, I swear!) So negative energy can drag me dooooown.

And how do I bounce back you ask? Liquor!

KIDDING! (Mostly!)

What I do (and it works) is to heighten my expectations.

The goal is not to expect less from others or yourself, because lord will they take you up on it! It’s to expect more from the little things—the things almost nobody has the power to change or take away. These moments or things or feelings just are—and they take little effort or time to appreciate. Claim that as a win!

Identify the things that make you happy and find more ways to incorporate that into your life! From there, you can blow more sunshine up your asssstronomically average days—and make each one better than the last.

Find Your Happy!

I give praise to the coffee that is set to brew even before stepping out of bed each day.
IG stories keep me entertained and laughing, feeling connected even when I’m alone.
Conversations beyond the basics make me feel whole.
Sliding into my slippers at night—delicious.
Wine—also a yum.

Woven in between the murky things we can’t control are the little things—simple and bright. Whether the day was a great success or a total cluster fucoidan (a sulfated polysaccharide found mainly in various species of brown algae- I swear, look it up!), a few small victories can be guaranteed, if you so choose.

Here, you’ll find 48 Things That Keep Me Happy—the little, bright things that make me smile. It’s as simple as that.

shiny lipgloss
board games
washing my face
vinegar Windex
scrolling through family photos
strong wifi
instagram stories
crisp air
sunday dinner
a bike ride
fizzy, cold seltzer
a lit fireplace
decorated doorsteps
an unprompted I love you
dinner parties
thank yous
blonde hair
sibling peace
green grass
the sound of Poppy eating
real conversation
my slippers
sharp pencils

What's Your Happy?


  • Lisa Sundstrom

    September 27, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your happy list! YOU are on mine! 💕

  • McKayla

    December 13, 2018

    I love this list! I agree with a lot, but my favorites are probably a lit fireplace, creativity, and sunshine.

  • Tracy Marie

    February 1, 2019

    I really love this. This is what everyone needs. I shared it on google, FB & Twitter!!

  • momelite2

    February 1, 2019

    I have done an exercise like this before. After I make my list I make a note of how long it has been since I have done the things that make me happy. For most of them it was fairly recently. : )

  • lm10adhi

    February 2, 2019

    Great fan of your posts. Most of the tips worked for me. I will try to smile positively. Thanks for sharing.

  • JK Darling

    February 2, 2019

    Cool! I agree that we need to focus on the simple and small stuff. I find my happiness in small things too like having a conversation with my parents and friends who are far away, working out, etc.

  • Alexandra Pilonieta

    February 2, 2019

    I absolutely loved your happy list. Happiness is an accumulation of little things that bring us joy. I suscribe to your blog and I can’t wait to read more.

  • shelby

    February 2, 2019

    Definitely love some positivity! Keep on shining!

  • Samar

    February 2, 2019

    The tips are really awesome, but it becomes a bit hard in real life.

    Thanks for the share.

  • Keshia Richmond

    February 2, 2019

    You are right about finding things that make you happy and then milking them for more happiness. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Anna

    February 3, 2019

    Happiness is always just your perspective on things. If you expect negativity, you’ll find negativity. If you expect positives, you’ll find positives… and then it becomes easier to blow more sunshine up your asssstronomically average days. 😃

  • The Travel Bunny

    February 3, 2019

    Lovely list! You made me think about thinking of my own list, then put it somewhere in my office, to keep me going on difficult days. Nice idea 🙂

  • TheKitchenDoc

    February 3, 2019

    My family makes me happy! Your list is awesome

  • wajihabaig

    February 3, 2019

    haha coffee and tidying up! thats two of my happy places too!

  • aisasami

    February 4, 2019

    It is hard to happiness sometimes in times when life is in the pits. Thanks for the bright post!

  • Romualdo II Atibula

    February 4, 2019

    Agree, the little things are the most important.


    February 4, 2019

    I just love this! It’s funny how we spend so much of our days attaching people and things to our happiness. It’s normally within and a personal choice to be and stay happy. Great post, definitely following your blog❤

  • Luna S

    February 4, 2019

    Great article! We have a lot of things that make us happy.

  • Coleccion De Fotografia

    February 6, 2019

    Every single day I am trying to find my HAPPY and of course I am saying YES! Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • thequeenmomma

    February 6, 2019

    Lots of good vibes in this page! Keep the vibrations high!

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