If you are the one who considers life as a bed of roses, you must also remember that it has thrones too. When all big things, huge goals, and enormous deeds go wrong and upset you, some scintillating, fascinating, and charming little things make you happy. Blossoming of flowers, your pet’s gesture of love, affection of a beloved, a perfect bowl of ramen, finding an old friend’s note or a small deed of kindness can uplift all the tiredness and tensions of a stressful day. Astonishingly, humans of the modern world do not pay considerable attention to these little things.
Appreciating the Little Things
According to Bernard Russel, out of all beings on earth, including animals, humans seem to be the unhappy ones. He further argues that an animal can get happy having found his one-time meal, while a human is always searching for new and better earning options and opportunities, being so consumed in the process he forgets realizing what he has and leads a stressful life. But some view life from some other lens; the happy optics. Enjoying the small things that spread the light of motivation, happiness, and euphoria.
We tried to randomly interview some subjects and figure out some little things that are too common and found making people happy. So if you are having a gloomy day, your life seems to upset you, and it all tastes bland, this article is definitely for you. We hope, among our listed little things that make you happy, you find your happy little thing, honor it and enjoy it to the fullest.
1. The Smell of New Books
You must have heard of aromatherapy that instantly uplifts the mood and multiplies happiness? The fragrance of new books does the same to a bibliophile. This is true about some of the old books made up of haze and grass and smelled like vanilla. However, the smell of new books connects one to one’s childhood and reminds of how happy they got every time they got promoted to the next standard and got new books. It felt like an achievement back then, and it can make anyone happy. How little but how calming!
2. A Hug
Biologically speaking, there is a chemical your body excretes when someone hugs you. The oxytocin hormone is the happy hormone. It causes a drop in tension level, high heart rate, and blood pressure. And a hug from a loved one, a friend, or someone who genuinely cares is another little thing happening in your daily life that makes you happy yet goes unnoticed. Money cannot buy everything; this sounds true about a sincere hug.
3. Baking and Cooking
There would be many readers who find joy in cooking and baking. If the day was bitter, one always has an option to end it on a sweet note by baking an instant mug cake or crème caramel. It increases the feeling of well-being and contributes to stress relief. Also, hardly a person does not feel happy by the smell of a chocolate cake topped with fresh strawberries. Under my observation, there is absolutely not a single person alive on this earth who does not feel delighted seeing a good dessert.*WINKS*
4. Having a Pet
Having a pet means coming home and finding a living thing overloaded with the cuteness of love. The feeling of recognizing your pet’s love, realizing that they miss you when you are not around, and the way their body responds to your presence. A cat or a dog is the most kept pets in the USA. Studies have shown that both of these respond to love and care just like humans.
5. Looking Good in a Group Photo
Photographs are meant to cage your memories for a lifetime and beyond. However, not every photographer is trained enough to make everyone look pretty in a group photo. A group photo means a lot more than a portrait, so if you ever find out a group photo of your own and learn that in there only you in the photo who is looking the best. Isn’t it putting up a smile on your face at the moment? That’s how this little thing can make anyone happy and melt instantly.
6. A Birthday Wish from a Distant Person
Not all birthdays are happy ones. Many adults spend their birthdays away from their parents, siblings, spouses, and children. Others are just lonely, so sometimes a birthday wish from a stranger or an old distant friend who has not been around for months and years can make one feel super happy. Some restaurants and online forums appreciate their customers by keeping a log of their birthdays; later on, they send wishes and giveaways at times. Similarly, if it’s your birthday and you are riding on a plane, the whole crew shows up all of a sudden with a cake and wishes you. How fascinating!
7. Being True to Yourself
There are definitely moments in life when things fall apart; you indulge yourself in grave mistakes and mal habits; at this time, being true to one’s self is an art that a few have mastered. Being true to yourself, when everyone is against you, you are in troubled waters and need an extremely fair suggestion, and you look onto yourself. Resultantly, the inner part of your soul, your conscience, tells you where you have been wrong and where right.
There is a famous quote of Rumi, a spiritual poet: you are the problem, and within you is the solution. So when in times of troubled waters, you find yourself to be the best supporter and the most sincere friend, it has the capacity to make you smile and secured. How comfy!
8. Friends Who do not Take Life too Seriously
As mentioned at the start of the article that life is a mess, a bed full of thrones and petals, then certain little things make people happy. One among these is a friend who does not take life too seriously. Imagine yourself being fired from your job and then visiting a silly friend who would ask you to go for a movie or offer you ice cream, tell you silly jokes, and make you comfortable enough to go home and have a wonderful sleep. How good is that friend who appeared little before your big goals?
9. Voice of a Beloved When You are Away
Many of you who are reading this article must have been away from home for a day, a month, a year, and even for a whole decade; you must be remembering a call of a loved one from home making sure you are happy and safe. It can be a call from a child, spouse, parent, friend, at work colleague, or a grandparent. A voice full of love from home seems very little, but the happiness it brings is enormous. It eventually becomes a happier happening when this call is to share some good news. The joy just gets two folds.
10. Deciding not to Think Negatively
When life goes hard, the chances of thinking negatively are doubled. This casts a really sharp negative impression on your personality and behavior. This impact lasts with you for years and affects you’re marital, personal, and work life. But how about deciding not to think negatively ever again? This resolution is a blessing for your life ahead.
Realizing that you will not be thinking negatively anymore and shuffle your thoughts with positive ones as soon a negative thought strikes your mind is the best of all victories you will score throughout your life. Even the criticism you felt negative about would feel nice and be taken as a notion of improvement.
11. Getting your Favorite Gift
While going to buy your favorite thing, realizing that you are out of funds or that item is no longer available, you also missed the last chance of buying it. Oh, how sad! But wait, if you find the same thing, no matter how big, no matter how little, is presented to you by a loved one! Even the smallest souvenir would make you feel like you are on the cloud. Honestly, getting my favorite gifts make me happy.
Mother Nature has the ability to heal the bloodiest wounds and fade away the darkest scars. So many people across the globe have found themselves finding inner peace and tranquility by interacting with nature. A blooming flower, a calm sea, eye-catching spring, cozy autumn, scorching summer, rising sun, sunset, the noise of the waves, animals, and rain; all have a deep impact upon humans. So you are feeling low or have had a bad day, sitting out in an evening, counting stars in a lonely night, and basking in the sun can instantly make you happy.
An open-air cooking session with your loved ones, a bonfire, or a camping weekend can make you happy even afterward when you think of it. All these much ignored little things are calling for a stare. How poor are we humans who have no time to stand and stare at the blessings this universe carries? There are lots of little things to make you elated!
13. Overcoming Fear and Doing What You Want
There is absolutely no joy better than the joy of doing what you want. A long abusive relationship that has been begging for an end, a boring job, an unwanted task, or being indulged in malpractice that your inner self tells you to quit, but you are too afraid to do it. Overcoming the fear inside you is a success like no other. Do what makes you happy.
The time you decide you are going to move on, and have faith in yourself and providence that something better is coming ahead, is another little thing that makes you happy. Hasn’t this article made you think that winning little battles inside oneself appears a tiny task but brings enormous happiness? If yes, do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
14. A Comfy Bath
A lovely warm shower, sitting in your bathtub with your favorite bath bomb, soaking in all the positivity, and getting rid of all the toxins after a hectic day absolutely refreshes and makes you happy. How little does the task of having a bath seems, but the happiness, the satisfaction, and the joy it brings are immeasurable?
15. Reading Divaslyfestyle.com
We do not support self-praise but have you ever felt how happy you feel reading our articles? All of them are full of motivation with which you cannot extend your life and improve the quality of life. From health to travel and much more has been a store and when you find a well-composed article giving you all the replies you were looking for something is another little thing that makes you happy!
Enjoy The Little Things
Life these days is so stressful that around 8,00,000 people die of suicide every year. The reason behind this gruesome fact is ignoring little things in life that make you happy. Just because many things have gone wrong, deciding to ignore millions of things that make you happy can never be considered fair. So if you also have been one of those who has demeaned little things in life, it’s time for you to reconsider the choice you are making! These little things can bring you in a happy mood.
We hope you enjoyed reading this post. Lastly, it is inevitable to mention here that all the little things in life deserve due attention. The above-mentioned little things are not the only ones; each of us has a different perspective, nature, and behavior towards little things, so each of us has a different list of little things that bring happiness. We will love it if you share your little things with us that have ever made you happy.