34 Little Things That Make Life Worth Living

I wrote this the other day as a little pick-me-up for myself. Every so often, I have these moments where I'm just like, "This is what makes me feel alive. This is what I live for. This is what makes everything so worth it." 

And lately, I've been needing that more than ever...


1. Being in a freezing cold room while snuggling up under a warm blanket. Let me lay here for the rest of my life and turn into a personified cinnamon bun. 
2. When you're in a quiet room with tons of people and a text you got makes you smile uncontrollably. 
3. Seeing somebody ​truly ​appreciate your work. Recognition ​can be hard to find sometimes, but once you get it, it feels amazing. 
4. Consuming anything pumpkin flavored during Autumn. Give me all of the pumpkin spice lattes, pancakes, and cupcakes, please.
5. Sunrise.
6. Sunset.
7. And even those gloomy rainy days.
8. Taking a really good selfie for once, and staring at it in absolute disbelief. "I just can't believe that's me."
9. When you get a whiff of a nostalgic scent out of nowhere. "Why am I smelling my best friend from the 4th grade right now?"
10. Checking your email Monday morning and finding out good news.
11. Rediscovering the world with somebody you love. 
12. Watching Disney movies over and over again because deep down, you know they're gonna make you smile.
13. When you're minding your own business walking down the street and a dog comes up to you out of nowhere. Day made.
14. Getting paid to do something you would do for free. 
15. When the waiter brings steaming hot bread to the table and you eat it all, not realizing how much it's going to fill you up. So worth it. (Then again, carbs are always worth it.)
16. Realizing you have the freedom to make the choices you couldn't make as a kid. Ice cream + video games + staying up late = adult paradise.
17. Seeing somebody be themselves in public with zero filter. Everyone is always so to themselves and civilized in public, it's beyond refreshing to see someone break that norm. 
18. The moment your favorite Netflix show ​finally ​released a new season after you waited a year. BINGE WATCH TIME!​
19. Getting home after a long day and immediately taking off your pants. Freedom.
20. When someone tells you that something they saw reminded them of you. If there was a way to show people you care about them, that would be it.
21. Waking up in the middle of the night with a throat dryer than the Sahara Desert and drinking an ice cold sip of water. 
22. The bittersweet feeling when thinking about old friends. "I really loved them...I hope they're happy."
23. Getting a large popcorn at the movie theater because life is too short for small popcorn. Oh and, extra butter please.
24. Aimlessly seeing a movie and feeling really satisfied after. 
25. When you can't think of the name of something or someone and it's on the tip of your tongue...then suddenly, it comes to you. Sweet victory.
26. The day after you do laundry and everything you have is fresh and ready-to-wear. Plus, you know you don't have to do laundry for a while again.
27. Ordering your complicated coffee order and having the barista make your drink perfectly. What better way to start the day? 
28. Successfully completing something that everyone always told you you could never do.
29. Dancing like a maniac at a concert and completing feeling immersed in the moment.
30. When you casually say something and make the entire room laugh hysterically. 
31. Meeting a man that isn't sexist, racist, or homophobic. (Because damn, is that rare or what?)
32. Buying something because you need it and finding out it's on sale as the cashier is checking you out. Bingo. 
33. Remaining soft in a very cruel and harsh world.
34. Seeing words crafted together so beautifully you want to scream them from a rooftop. 

1 comment

  1. Love, love, love this. Especially the part about being snuggled under a blanket in a cold room. There's nothing cozier than that!