What makes you feel alive? A list of life-affirming, happy things

12th July 2019 2 min read 1 Comment

I’ve borrowed this idea from the wonderful post ‘what makes you come alive?’ by Cup of Jo. I adore her list of little moments that fill her with joy – my favourite being “kids with chipped nail polish'”! What a heartwarming image…and so true! As you know, I’m a real advocate for appreciating the small stuff and Jo’s post really got me thinking about the simple and often overlooked details in the everyday that make life so sweet. So, here’s my list.

My first sip of morning coffee
The pattern of seeds in a sunflower
The feeling of magic when you see a shooting star
Forehead kisses
A good runny yolk!
The warmth of the sun touching my skin
The tired, windswept + cosy feeling after a day by the sea
The smell of freshly cut grass
Being with good friends and feeling completely content
Bird song
Dogs in coats
The smell of lavender
Seeing pieces of myself in my family members
Warm water on my neck as I slide down in to a bath
Waking up on Christmas morning
The excitement of reading a good book
Falling in love with a song
The sound of wind chimes
Fits of giggles with my brother – or anyone
The texture of a good chocolate brownie!
Getting in to fresh bed sheets
The squish of sand under my feet
The smell of bonfires
Being in the sea and feeling removed from humanity for a while
Compliments from kind strangers

What’s makes you feel alive? Make your own list in your notes on your phone/journal and whenever you’re in need of a boost, be reminded of the wonderful things that warm your soul!

Love Siân x

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  • suzannesuzyq262 26th May 2019 at 6:17 pm


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    I'm Siân. Welcome to my happy little corner of the internet! I write to remind you to love your rockstar self, to appreciate the small stuff and to go about your miraculous existence with a smile on your face. Life can be magic with the right mindset and I hope my posts can remind you of that magic. Happy reading!

    Siân x

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