the salt compass blog madeleine hagan 50 things that make me smile even on sad days

50 Things That Make Me Smile (Even On Sad Days)

In case y’all didn’t know, I love making lists. I keep a bullet journal in my purse almost at all times in case I ever have the need to jot something down like a story idea, a good character name I came across at the grocery store, or a list I made in the middle of a coffee shop over a latte and a chocolate croissant.

After realizing it had been a few weeks since I’ve published one of these said lists, I figured I’d type one up today. So without further ado, here is a list of 50 thingamajigs that have the power to put a smile on my face, even when my day isn’t going so great.

˃      Fairy lights

˃      Thick paperbacks with floppy pages

˃      Notebooks stuffed so full they don’t shut properly

˃      Dancing in the kitchen

˃      Singing at the top of my lungs in the car

˃      Laughing without knowing why

˃      Puppies who can’t stay upright on hard wood floors

puppies who can't stay upright on slippery floors

˃      Misty mornings on the porch with fluffy blankets

˃      Friends on the same side of the ocean as me

˃      People who smile when it’s raining

˃      Frozen raspberries

frozen raspberries

˃      People who feel comfortable enough around me to make silly faces

˃      Finding encouraging notes left by people

˃      When the bugs go to sleep and let me have winter and autumn in peace

˃      Drinking cold chocolate milk from a fancy glass

˃      Kindness

˃      Blue flowers

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˃      Mini M&Ms

˃      Finding new music

˃      The first sip of coffee in the morning

˃      Driving at night

˃      Stamps in my passport


˃      Waves mixing with sand at the tips of my toes

˃      Sunsets on the beach

˃      Sunrise in the car

˃      Pastel sharpies

˃      Having long hair

˃      Sweaters that are too big

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˃      Handwritten letters

˃      Flip flop tan lines

˃      Painting

˃      Non-frizzy braids

˃      Kisses for no reason

˃      Gel nails

˃      Fairy tales

˃      The way lights are reflected on wet pavement at night

˃      When friends play with my hair

˃      Jeans that fit just right

˃      Sending/receiving mail

snail mail
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˃      Polaroid photos

˃      Super old couples that still hold hands

˃      Cuddles after bad dreams

˃      People who are confident without being arrogant

˃      Breakfast at any time of the day

˃      Reading in coffee shops while it’s raining

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˃      Trying new tea

˃      Losing track of time in libraries

˃      Freshly cleaned bedsheets

˃      The way my hair feels when it has conditioner in it


Let me know if there are any I forgot that make YOU smile.

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