101 Ways to Be Happy

This is my 101st blog, so I am going to share with you my ideas for101 ways to be happy. In no particular order…

  1. Go outside
  2. Examine a ladybug
  3. Drink a soothing warm drink
  4. Call your mom (unless she makes you unhappy, in which case, see #5)
  5. Don’t call your mom (unless you can encourage her to be happy and remain happy yourself, in which case, see #4)
  6. Call your dad (ditto from #4 and #5)
  7. Smile at a stranger
  8. Be kind
  9. Watch something funny
  10. Look at something beautiful
  11. Say something beautiful
  12. Light a candle
  13. Smell a rose
  14. Get a massage
  15. Look forward to something
  16. Hope
  17. Read the Bible
  18. Take a walk
  19. Do something silly
  20. Plant a flower
  21. Play with your kitty
  22. Paint
  23. Fall in love
  24. Stay in love
  25. Dance
  26. Go for a walk in the rain
  27. Share
  28. Play
  29. Color
  30. Do a puzzle
  31. Tell someone you love them
  32. Let someone tell you they love you
  33. Splash in a puddle
  34. Kick rocks along a dirt road
  35. Go swimming
  36. Do tricks (handstands, hold your breath a long time, etc.) in the swimming pool and insist someone watch you
  37. Go to the beach
  38. Go camping
  39. Tell a funny story to someone who loves to laugh
  40. Tell a funny story to someone who snorts when they laugh
  41. Eat a grilled cheese sandwich
  42. Use different colored pens on your calendar
  43. Pick daisies
  44. Watch the sunset
  45. Watch the sunrise
  46. Get away from the city’s light pollution and stargaze
  47. Make homemade pizza
  48. Eat chocolate-covered strawberries
  49. Go on a picnic
  50. Look at Pinterest
  51. Send someone a hand-written note
  52. Say, “Thank you.”
  53. Say, “Please.”
  54. Say, “I appreciate you.”
  55. Say, “I love you.”
  56. Get a pedicure
  57. Choose a nail polish in a color you wouldn’t normally choose
  58. Go on a weekend retreat
  59. Make chocolate chip cookies, eat them fresh out of the oven with cold milk
  60. Watch your favorite movie
  61. Run through a sprinkler
  62. Sit by a fire on a cold night
  63. Go on a campout
  64. Go on vacation
  65. Go on a hike
  66. Try coffee ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough crushed in it
  67. Try something new
  68. Go to a museum
  69. Tickle a child
  70. Tickle a grown up
  71. Make a new friend
  72. Call an old friend
  73. Blow bubbles
  74. Make homemade ice cream 
  75. Finger paint
  76. Make homemade play dough
  77. Do a project with someone you love
  78. Plant a garden
  79. Tend a garden
  80. Wash your neighbor’s car
  81. Mow your neighbor’s lawn
  82. Talk to your neighbor
  83. Go to a movie
  84. Sit in the sunshine
  85. Watch snow fall
  86. Exercise
  87. Use fancy dishes
  88. Use colorful paper plates
  89. Sing along at the top of your lungs to the radio in your car
  90. Play a game
  91. Look through photos from a vacation
  92. Daydream
  93. Walk through a garden
  94. Go to a park
  95. Doodle
  96. Wear your favorite shirt
  97. Draw
  98. Write
  99. Read
  100. Pray
  101. Laugh!

3 thoughts on “101 Ways to Be Happy

    • i knew you would be, but as i made the list i realized that calling my mom makes ME happy, but that’s not the case for other folks…so i had to put in the disclaimer! 😉 love you, momma!!

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