Simple Pleasures: The So Just Be ‘Happy List’

At So Just Be we believe it’s important to be happy, and often it can be the simple things in life that bring us the most joy.  We’ve put our thinking caps on and have come up with a list of some things that put a smile on our faces … is your favourite in the list?

  • A bubble bath with a good book, wine and chocolates
  • The sound of rain on canvas
  • Walking barefoot on a beach and feeling the warm sand between your toes
  • Receiving a handwritten note in the post from an old friend
  • Listening to a favourite playlist or hearing an old gem on the radio
  • Candlelight
  • A beautiful sunrise or sunset
  • A big old cuddle
  • Holding hands
  • Laughing until you nearly pee your pants – often a close call at our age!
  • A cloudless sky
  • Driving with the windows (or roof if you are lucky) down
  • Singing loudly like nobody else can hear when we are in the car
  • Stargazing
  • Finding money we didn’t know was in our pocket
  • Fresh bed sheets
  • The cool side of the pillow
  • A good night’s sleep
  • Putting on clothes straight from the tumble dryer
  • Laughing
  • Picnics
  • Fireworks and sparklers
  • Watching clouds float by
  • Checking something off our to-do list
  • Relaxing in front of a log fire
  • Popping bubble wrap
  • Having nothing to do
  • Rainbows
  • A cuddle with a puppy or kitten
  • A lean from an old dog
  • A glass of wine at the end of a long day
  • Dancing in the kitchen
  • The kindness of others
  • Warm towels
  • A perfect G&T
  • A good stretch
  • Warm popcorn
  • Feeling the sun on our face
  • Fresh snow
  • Swimming in the sea
  • Love letters
  • Growing something from seeds
  • Christmas
  • Being able to do your jeans up again
  • Finishing work early
  • Catching snowflakes on your tongue
  • Fairy lights
  • The sound of waves on the shore

What do you think is missing from the list? Drop your own simple pleasures in the comments.


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