Many people think that they have to spend thousands of dollars just to be happy. Truth is, the best things in life are free! In fact, many people will agree with us when we say that the thought of the things listed in this article make us happier, no matter how weird they seem.
50. The Royal Family
The best thing about this family is that they remind us that it is not always about the money or the status. Just the simple picture of this happy family will surely put a smile on your face. Look at how adorable they look!
49. Cleaning the bathroom
For many of us, our bathroom is our haven so the idea of bathing in a clean place can surely make you happy. Additionally, it has been proven that cleaning the bathroom can be quite therapeutic. This is most true if you will focus at the task in hand.
48. Cleaning the wax from your ears
Removing wax from your ears may seem icky but it can bring some sense of relief that you can not get from anything else. Additionally, this act can be quite ticklish. Do this in the morning and you can surely have a great start of the day!
47. Squeezing a spot
The presence of zits can be bothersome for most of us. That is why popping zits is quite relieving. The thought of getting rid of your pimple is just so heavenly!
46. The ‘pop’ when you open a new jar of jam
All jam lovers can surely relate to this! Popping up a bottle of jam is quite hard. This is why you would surely love the feeling of being able to successfully do it.
45. Loosening your jeans after you’ve eaten
If you have eaten too much, it may feel as if your jeans are too tight. During these times, loosening your belt is the best thing to do. The feeling after you do this is quite refreshing indeed!
44. Picking an easy peel orange from the fruit bowl
One of the most stressful thing that you can do is to peel an orange. Finding an orange that is easy to peel is a very rare thing. That is why you will surely feel accomplished when you are able to pick an easy peel orange from the fruit bowl.
43. Getting a seat on the bus / train / tube
We all experience how hellish it can be to ride a bus or a tube after work. After all, who would want to stand up for the entire ride after having a long time at work? When you finally get to sit, you can surely be able to breathe a sigh of relief.
42. Singing in the shower
No one is blessed with a great voice. That is why many of us would rather keep our voices to ourselves. When you are in the shower, you can be able to let it all out!
41. Getting new stationery
Nothing beats buying new stuff. If you are an arts lover, then you will surely take pleasure in buying new stationery. Wow, another paper to write on (or admire!).
40. Watching your breath float away in cold air
Winter season can sometimes be a pain in the ass. However, you must understand the fact that not all many people are blessed to experience snow. One of the perks of having a cold season is seeing your breath fly away in the air!
39. Putting on a brand new pair of socks
Only feet lovers can relate to this! Many people would love to have brand new shows. However, it is only your sole that can experience the joy of having brand new socks.
38. Putting your Out of Office on before going on holiday
Works can sometimes get to us. That is why people would sometimes wish to get away from it. Writing your out of office reply is a sign that you are finally getting the vacay you deserve so that is surely a nice feeling!
37. Smell of a fine wine
This is a feeling all wine lovers can relate to. Fine wine is rare. Having a whiff of it can surely make you giddy.
36. The smell of new books/magazines
Nothing can ever beat the nostalgic smell that old books have. Today, many ebooks are available for us and many people say that books will become obsolete. This feeling is one of the reason why books are here to stay.
35. Dancing like no one is watching
With the pressure that the society has placed upon us to look perfect all the time, many of us highly appreciate the moments when we can be ourselves. When you dance like no one is watching, your are showing society how rebellious you can be!
34. New car smell
The smell of leather is one of the best scent in the world. Let us not mention about the fact that you work hard to buy your new car. That is why enjoying that new car scent is really one of the rewarding things on Earth!
33. Swimming in the sea / lake
Since we are all used to being in front of the computer all the time, we tend to forget the amazing feeling of being in touch with nature. Well, swimming is one good way to bring that feeling back! The heat of the sun, the press of water in your body and the proximity of nature are surely some of the best feelings in the world!
32. Popping bubble wrap
Many people may think this is absurd. However, a lot of people can relate to it. The reason why popping bubble wrap is so enjoyable is the fact that you do not have to focus too much attention to do it!
31. Stepping on crunchy autumn leaves
The smell of autumn can surely make you giddy. But do you know what is one of the best things about autumn? Stepping on the leaves and hearing them crack loudly!
30. Making a perfectly baked cake/pie
Baking is probably one of the most difficult thing to do in the world. This is why many would surely be overjoyed when they finally got their recipes right! Plus, it also means you will have a lovely dinner to serve to your family!
29. Remembering the name of something/someone you thought you’d forgotten
Trying to remember something is like an itch that needs to be scratched. In fact, many people would not even be able to fall asleep not unless they finally remember that thing that they have forgotten. This is why you will surely be able to breathe a sigh of relief when you are finally able to remember it!
Rainbow was created to help us remember about God’s promise. When you see a rainbow, you will surely be able to remember the story and promise behind it. Who would not smile with that thought in mind?
27. Doing exercise
Exercising is probably one of the best sources of happiness and there is a scientific explanation behind it. When you exercise, it also helps your body to release endorphins which are said to be happy hormones.
26. Waking up before the alarm and realising there’s more time to sleep
Adults are the only ones that can relate to this. When we grow old, you want to take as much time as possible to stay in bed but you have to get up for work. Waking up only to find out that you have more time to sleep is surely a priceless feeling.
25. A perfectly cooked steak
There is nothing like a steak that is cooked to perfection. The juice, the soft meat and the char grilled taste will make your mouth water. Plus, it can also make your heart skip a beat!
24. That ‘Friday feeling’
Friday night is the start of the weekends. If you have been working hard during the weekdays, having some time to have fun is surely a treat! Thank God for weekends!
23. A soothing massage
You use your muscles in about every act that you do. Because of this, it is expected that your muscles will take its toll. But no fatigue can ever beat a long and relaxing massage.
22. Talking to or playing with your pet
Pets are like your babies. You feed them, play with them and even talk to them! In fact, many owners feel that talking to their pets is one of the most relaxing activities that they can do, even if they look a bit silly.
21. Bacon cooking in the morning
As they say, bacon makes everything better. Just simply waking up to the aroma of bacon cooking is already more than enough to jumpstart your day. There is no better way to start the day!
20. Doing something active outdoors (e.g. bike ride, run, country walk)
God created nature for us to enjoy it. This is why people feel relaxed and happy every time they are in the beach or taking a look at trees and flowers. Want to double your happiness? Do a happiness combo– exercise while enjoying nature!
19. Chocolate melting in your mouth
We all know that chocolates are sources of happy hormones. That is why many depressed and stressed people tend to overeat sweets. If you are feeling a bit sad, just simply allow chocolate to melt in your mouth– that will surely solve the problem.
18. Freshly cut grass
If you are a nature lover, the scent of a freshly cut grass is one of the best source of happiness. There’s nothing like the smell of freshly cut grass in the air.
17. Seeing a fresh coating of snow
Many people love the snow. There is a nostalgic feeling to it and it also signals the start of the holidays. So there is no reason for you not to be excited about it!
16. Having a long hot bath
It is not all the time that you have the luxury of time to enjoy a long hot bath. That is why you have to do a mini dance everytime that you get the chance to!
15. The thrill of personal achievement
When you work hard for something, you would surely be happy when you are able to achieve it. Nothing can ever compare to the feeling of success, especially if you work hard for it. So set your goals and do everything you can to achieve it!
14. Freshly brewed tea / coffee
Even if you are not a coffee lover, you will agree when we say that nothing can perk you up more than the smell of a brewed coffee. This is one of the best ways to start your day! Plus, getting your caffeine fix can also help you to get through a busy day.
13. Listening to the rainfall/thunderstorms when you’re inside
Rains and thunderstorms can be scary. Sure, you may have some fears but listening to them when you are inside your home is quite a happy feeling. After all, you know that you are completely safe and protected inside, right?
12. Finding a bargain in the sales
I think there is not one person who doesn’t love bargains. Buying quality items at half or one-third of its original price is just like hitting the jackpot!
11. When your favourite song comes on the radio
As many people would say, songs are created to help people communicate what they feel. Whenever you hear your favorite song in the radio, you will surely be happy and you will even jam with it. This is an instant pick me up even if you are in a stressful situation.
10. The clean feeling after a shower
We all love taking a bath. The feeling of soap running in our body and the fresh water hitting our skin is surely a good feeling. However, feeling clean and refreshed after the shower is a much better feeling to enjoy!
9. Doing something for others
Society has taught us to be selfish. It teaches us to keep everything to ourselves. However, we must remember the saying that it is always better to give than to receive.
8. Freshly made bread
Today, we are used to eating everything that is easy to cook. We always eat fastfoods, instant noodles, junk foods and the likes. This is why it is quite refreshing to finally eat a hot and freshly made bread.
7. Snuggling on the sofa with a loved one
Finding time for your loved one is difficult. But when you are finally able to find the time not just to talk– but also to snuggle with them, it is surely one of the best feelings in the world!
6. Laughing so hard it hurts
As they say, laughter is the best medicine. But how about that feeling when you laugh so hard your stomach hurts? At that time, you may feel as if nothing can ever go wrong in your life.
5. Having time to myself
Sometimes, we get too busy with work that you forget to spend some time for yourself. When you finally get to do that, you will realize that you have been needing it for the longest period of time. Now, isn’t that a wonderful feeling?
4. Finding money in unexpected places
Have you ever experienced accidentally finding money in the pockets of your old bags? How about finding a few change from your old wallet? It is like life is giving your free money!
3. People saying ‘thank you’ or a random act of kindness from a stranger
With all the crimes and bad news that we have been hearing, it may seem impossible for us to experience kindness ever again. This is why many people get surprised when they see random acts of kindness. When you experience this, your faith in humanity will surely be restored.
2. Feeling the sun on your face
Many people shy away from the heat of the sun. If you do this, you will miss out on a lot! Nothing can ever compare to that feeling you get when you feel the heat of the sun in your face.
1. Sleeping in a freshly made bed
After a long day at work, we all would love to relax and just simply lie in our bed. But did you know that there is a much more relaxing feeling than that? It is sleeping on a freshly made bed! Oooohhh!
Many of you can certainly relate to the amazing thoughts that these things can evoke in us. Who needs money when you can surely be happy just by experiencing these simple things?