Wednesday, July 25, 2012

50 Things That Make Me Smile...

Life has been pretty rough lately so I'm going to do one of my favorite writing exercises to lift my spirits a bit. Any time life hasn't been going so well, I like to write out a list of things that make me happy or make me smile. I don't put a lot of thought into it, just list of things as they come to mind. It's kind of an easy reminder that while things suck right now, there are still plenty of things to be happy about. Plus, I always end up feeling a little better spirit wise after doing this. Here we go.

50 Things That Make Me Smile.....
  • The Dark Knight Rises being so so so good.
  • Christian Bale.
  • When people love the food I create.
  • Swimming.
  • My adorable niece always being so happy to see me. (And no, that doesn't change my mind in the least about wanting a kid. I still don't want one, at all. ;))
  • Rollerblading.
  • Cinnamon rolls.
  • The smell of a brand new sketch pad.
  • The Avengers.
  • Ice skating.
  • When a song I actually like gets stuck in my head but only for a little while.
  • DIY Projects.
  • Watching my youngest brother play hockey.
  • Adorable bunnies.
  • My new haircut
  • The movie Brave, for having a lead female princess who isn't looking for her prince charming.
  • Also, the beautiful soundtrack in Brave. Gorgeous Celtic music.
  • Sweet tea.
  • Sweet tea lemonade.
  • Days where I can actually sleep in.
  • Video games.
  • Walking into a wonderfully air-conditioned house after being out in the Texas heat.
  • Comic books.
  • Finding Batman and Avengers socks at Target.
  • S'mores. 
  • Making people laugh.
  • Getting an actual handwritten letter and/or a card in the mail.
  • Sending a handwritten letter or a card to someone randomly.
  • Finding gift cards I had long since forgotten I had.
  • Boobs.
  • Evenings with my boyfriend and friends at Top Golf driving range.
  • New cookbooks.
  • Unexpected gifts.
  • Fruit.
  • Comfy clothes.
  • Lazy Sundays.
  • Doing something nice for someone I care about.
  • Thunderstorms.
  • When my boyfriend has a day off & we spend all day doing fun stuff.
  • Jello shots.
  • Air hockey.
  • Massages.
  • Doing something nice for someone I don't know.
  • Brunch.
  • How good freshly cleaned sheets feel.
  • Doctor Who.
  • A shower after a long day.
  • Hugs.
  • Funny movies.
  • Loud rock music.
Happy Wednesday!


Atiya Luv said...

Love all your 50 things :) have a few there that make me smile as well...about 40 of them!!!

Love the Post Ashley!
thanks for sharing!!


Alice In Puckland said...

I love when you do these posts. Most of these things are things I enjoy too which makes me feel better and smile more reading this as I'm reminded of all the greatness I have too. :D Loveee.

Jack and Jill said...

Such an awesome post. It's so important to focus on the positive. I love the fact that so many of the things on your list are either geeky, or food-related, or otherwise just fun; most of these items are things to which I can really relate. I feel like I need to do something similar.


Mrs. M said...

Love this post.

I read it twice! :-)

Cougar in Training said...

What a wonderful blog post and list! Made me smile!!!