40 Things That Make Me Happy

"The best part of life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself."

Often times, we may be in our feelings a little too much to take the time to think about all of the things that we are actually happy about. It's so easy to dwell in the negative instead of focusing on the positive. That is why I wanted to share a list of 40 random things that make me happy. Writing things down that make you happy can also, make you happy! Thinking of the negative only drowns out all the good in our lives and let me tell y'all, thinking of negative ain't nothing but the DEVIL! Let's make a conscious effort today to change that and not let him win! Let's take the harder road and focus on all of the happiness we have in our lives, no matter how big or small it may be.

What are some things that make you happy? I'd love to hear about them here in the comments, or on my instagram page, @jamariaoliviaj.

1. Singing loud in the car... off key and all!
2. Spending quality time with my husband (it's my love language). :)
3. Eating candy with no guilt.
4. Shopping.. or window shopping online. Adding a lot of stuff I love to my cart and then X-ing out the web page is kind of liberating! :) BUT! That feeling you get when you have a package at your doorstep is also SUPER exciting!
5. Talking to my Mom on the phone or spending quality time with her.
6. Binge watching my favorite TV shows.
7. Walking on the beach.
8. Hanging out with my family.
9. Dancing!
10. Having girls time with my girlfriends.

11. Flamin' Hot Funyuns.
12. BLOGGING! Thank you so much for sticking with me through my ups and downs. xo
13. Decorating my house! I love it so much!
14. Taking pictures! Not me physically taking them.. but like.. getting my picture taken. :)
15. Mani/Pedi time!
16. Beyonce. She gets me.
17. Getting my hair done.. nothing like the smell of fresh hair products on clean hair!
18. The Cosby Show!
19. Taking trips! Travel is life!
20. Pizza. Preferably Slim and Husky's Pizza.

21.  Reminiscing about my childhood. Nostalgia makes me SO happy.
22. Playing games on my phone.
23. Helping Others/Giving advice. I love to see other people come up!
24. Moana. No questions.
25. CHRISTMAS. (see what I did there?) Christmas music too!
26. Bath and Body Works. Like their candles, hand soaps, and wallflower refills!
27. Stalking cool people on Instagram. I can do this for hours!
28. Feeling loved; by family, friends, etc.
29. Spending time with  babies/children.. kids are good at uplifting your mood, unless they are bad then.. they may make you mad, haha.
30. Reading a good book that I stay up so late because it's just too good to put down.

31. Deep intellectual conversations with friends and family.
32. Having parties/gathering at our house.
33. SUNSHINE... it is an instant mood booster!
34. Ordering clothes online and then they all fit perfectly when you get them!
35. White chocolate covered strawberries from Godiva.
36. REALLY hot showers with a perfect water pressure.
37. A clean house! A clean and well organized house! WOOHH!
38. Not having to iron the outfit I want to wear for the day. BEST FEELING!
39. Having inside jokes with people.
40. Thinking about all of these things that make me happy!

 Don't forget to share with me some things that make you happy too! :) Thank you so much for reading. xo


  1. YES! I love this list. And I love singing (off key) in my car too, it's so much fun. White chocolate covered Strawberries (oh my gosh) are so good! What a fun list! I need to do a list!

  2. Yes! All of these things! It's so hard to find time to do so many of them, it's really a treat when you can find the time. Love this post!!


  3. Oh this list is awesome!! Love all of your photos as well! I need to make a list like this!

  4. All of these things make me happy too! My favorite things are getting a massage, spending time with my family and hanging out on the beach!
    xo Jessica

  5. Ok, I love this post! I always love reading about other bloggers!! This is such a fun list and I am seriously the same way with practically everything you listed!!

  6. This is such a cute post idea! Girls time is always a good way to put me in a happy mood.

  7. I love a lot of the same things! Books, movies, tv shows, music, singing, decorating, etc. I did randomly decide to try Funyuns last week after not eating them for years. Not a fan anymore, but I guess they weren't the flaming hot kind.

  8. Aw I love this!! Such a fun post and always love learning more about other bloggers. Also, what a happy post!!

    xo Laura Leigh

  9. What a great post! It is so uplifting that it makes me think about what makes me happy! I'm with ya and I do love a clean and organized house. Something about it is refreshing and if anything helps me feel motivated about my day!


  10. Yasssss I love this list! I’m pretty sure mine would be the exact same (except I’m not married lol) but you won me with #18 lol that’s my favorite show!

  11. Great list. I would have a ton of these on my list too. My car concerts are epic.

  12. this is such a great list, i have never really sat and thought about all the things that makes me happy, i really need to do so

  13. This is such a fun post! It's always good to write down all the things that make you happy in life!

    Megan | www.pipmegan.com

  14. I agree with a lot of these!! It is always nice to make a running list of things that make you happy.

  15. 5, 8, 13, 19 and many others! The only thing that came to mind that's not on your list is that I often enjoy helping people. 💞


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