20 Things That Make Me Smile

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Today is World Smile Day, so I thought I’d compile a list of just a few things that make me smile day to day – and hopefully, make you smile too. Let’s jump right in!


1. Cats being cute

2. Gorgeous sunsets

3. Friends – obviously, they’re only the best cheerleaders ever

4. Terrible puns

5. Bookshops

6. A hot cup of tea to start the day (or continue the day or transition to nighttime)

7. Listening to someone talk about their passion

8. Harry Potter jokes (and Harry Potter films, books, audiobooks, merch…)

9. Feel-good podcasts

10. Ridiculous bird squeaks

11. Good music

12. Chocolate pepernoten (small, gingerbread-flavored Dutch cookies coated with chocolate)

13. Dancing

14. Friendly strangers

15. Feeling fit (note that I’m not saying “working out”. Feeling fit is really what it’s about)

16. Discovering a new place; it can be as simple as walking into a new café

17. Warm blankets

18. YouTube videos (some of my favorite are Natalie Tran’s)

19. Cool tattoos

20. Christmas lights

What are some things that make you happy? Let’s spread positivity! x

Marianne is a lover of cats and chocolate. She enjoys pretending she is a local (wherever she is) and will gladly engage you in a philosophical debate about Harry Potter.

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