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50+ Things That Make Me Happy

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If there is one topic I am more interested in than traveling, it’s HAPPINESS. I seriously think that’s our reason to be alive, to be and share it with others. Lately I have been filling up my Five Minute Gratitude Journal with the things I am happy about/grateful for. Today, I looked back at it and decided to share some of it with you. I hope it inspires you to create a similar list of your own and keep it close with you whenever you need a secret shifter or just to feel good. Here is my 50+ things that make me happy:

Believing in magic Harry potter style. No, really, I do believe in magic and it makes me hopeful. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Vanilla on my soap, on my food and in my room. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Traveling to a new city and experiencing different cultures.CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Everything about JapanCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink

Inari Shrine Learning French. Those two hours of sitting in the classroom, repeating le de du together with my classmates used to be the highlight of my Thursday. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink The rush mixed with the relaxed feeling of journaling my thoughts. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink A saloon blow dried hairCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink The luxury of laying on the bed at 11 AM in the morning and browsing through Etsy. Ah.. The joy of online shoppingCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Writing messages and reminders on post it notes. Classy. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink A really good meal. Preferably home-cooked meal and I don’t mind whose home.CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink I and my cousins used to have a sleep over every weekend for years until we moved to different places. We gossiped, talked about boys, boys and boys. It was one of my best memories. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Train ride. Because it’s a train rideCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink I have woken up many times in the middle of the night or morning with a book (now kindle) in my hand, falling asleep reading is one of my fave thing waking up. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Oh the statement necklace. I have one in purple color which I sometimes claimed as a hand phone, my Thali or wee weeCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink The smell of coffee beans being brewed when I entered my office building every morning.CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Waking up to the sound of thunders at night and going back to sleep smiling. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Cheese + Wine. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Be spontaneous and you will steal my heart. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Playing board games with a group of friends while drinking. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Traveling with only a backpack and or a carry on. #travellight CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink WiFi connection at unexpected places. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Snail mail.CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink The cuteness of Mickey Mouse ear headbands.CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Dessert.CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Visiting my parents and being treated like a ten years old.CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Staying in a hotel stay with its white sheet, flat TV, free tea, super soft pillows, huge bathroom and the fantastic view. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink
Bali Hotel

When I become super rich, I will be staying living in a hotel ala Chuck Bass. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Super comfortable PJs with smart-ass writing on it. The one I am wearing now says I Don’t Do Morning. Because I don’t. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Having ice cream for breakfast and pancake for dinner. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Everything glittery attracts me, add pink to it and I will have two of it please. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Interesting gadgets and new technology and on the contrary.. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Minimalism puts me in the state of joy. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink People with quirky style, you make my day better. Thank you for living life your way. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Women who appreciate their own body, such a refreshing belief. #bodyappreciation. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Rainy gloomy days lighten my mood. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink GIRL POWER. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Playing with stickersCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Happy people, it rubs off you guys! CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink SATC the TV series, those girls taught me to be happy by being me and to celebrate me. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink There are people out there who already figured things out and sum it nicely in a quote. It can make us either feel warm and fuzzy inside or darn motivated. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Sometimes I have better things to do than going to work. That’s when pre-planned sick leave comes into the picture. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Zipper bag. It makes life much easier and organized. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Putting everything on hold for sometime to read  funny blogs. “A day without laughter is a day wasted” – Charlie Chaplin. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Being really productive. I love going to sleep feeling I have accomplished something today. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink People watching from a coffee shop. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Warm long, meaningful intended hugsCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Sydney skyline. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink People with quirky style, you make my day better. Thank you for living life your way. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Women who appreciate their own body, such a refreshing belief. #bodyappreciation. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Sometimes I have better things to do than going to work. That’s when pre-planned sick leave comes into the picture. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink

Sydney Skyline

CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Getting “lost” inside a book store in between the thousands of books and stationariesCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Giving and getting compliments, this is a small thing, but never fails to brighten our day.  CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink  The word AWESOME. Saying it. Feeling it CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Being treated a pedicure. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink Birthday partiesCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink The internet has served its highest purpose by spreading out cat memeCSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink

And that’s that, my 50+ happy things. How about you? What makes you happy? Have you ever created a similar happy list? Share it with me! So long.. til the 2nd part. CSTEP_Valentine-Heart-Dk-Pink

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  • Phoebe Spooner

    What a great idea! I love basically everything on your list! I might have to borrow this idea so hopefully when I link back to you, we can pass some followers back and forth 🙂 Have an awesome day! – Phoebe @ takenbythelapels.wordpress.com

    • Foreign Geek

      Hi Phoebe 🙂 That’s an awesome idea. I look forward to reading yours!

  • Foreign Geek

    Hi Phoebe 🙂 That’s an awesome idea. I look forward to reading yours!

  • What a great idea to do! I have a gratitude journal too, maybe I’ll share my happy times on my blog too! 🙂 I especially love the ppl watching in coffee houses, getting lost in book stores, and living in a hotel like Chuck Bass! 🙂

  • Reading this makes me happy! Yaaay! You kinda painted a vision for my future house – post it messages everywhere! Hahaha

    • Foreign Geek

      Hey that’d be awesome! Share with me your Happiness list Liz 🙂

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