I recently stumbled across a blog post about “List of Kinds of People I Seriously Hate”
And to my dismay I am on that list! Lol Well not me personally but one of the kinds of people she “seriously hates.” lol How rude!
She seems like a very outspoken girl though who is very sure of herself and isn’t afraid to state her views and just be herself, not fearing what others will think or say about who she is. And I think that’s generally something to be appreciated and respected so I wasn’t too annoyed and she also loves animals so that’s alright with me! Anyway, she can’t stand girls who wear low cut shirts, especially when they post pics of themselves and that’s totally me! She said it’s totally slutty and any girl like that will be taken right off her newsfeed or any social media list! But it’s just my style is all! Always has been, always will be! ;-D
She said her and her friends tried to write a list of happy things and it was so much harder than writing the list of negative things.
It surprised me that so many agreed with her. I’m the opposite. I find it so much easier thinking of things I love. I only planned on writing like 20 something things and just couldn’t stop! Now it’s way over 100!
But when I try to write a list of things I don’t much care for, I get stuck before even getting to ten usually! Lol! I guess I’m a little too accepting or easy going?! 😀
Mostly the things on my negative list are : unjust discrimination, animal cruelty, prejudicial attitudes, abuse, homicide….things like that.
Also, I think “happy lists” are often more unique than “sad lists” because the unhappy lists are often universal. If you think about it, who really does like unjust discrimination, diseases, sore throats, child or domestic abuse, homicide…? Pretty much no one.
But not everyone loves the color pink or rainbows or babies!
So happy lists are quite unique.
Inaccurate grammar, Girls who do the duck face, post pics of their messy kids and food all day, piss and moan about their drama, are slutty, post 50, million pics of themselves in restrooms, half dressed, political rants…..don’t annoy me. I don’t mind seeing their stuff or whatever. Whatever floats your boats, girls! Lol
I’m not the most judgmental girl in the world which also means I don’t really judge people too hard who judge me negatively. I’m mostly, understanding of your lack of understanding, compassionate even with your lack of compassion, empathetic for your lack of empathy, accepting of your lack of acceptance.
I don’t like it much but it is what it is, right?!
Anyway, though, Here’s my list of happy!
Inspired by that girl’s list of not so happy! Lol
2.) shopping for makeup, clothes, books
3.) iced coffee especially when it’s really sweetened
4.) meeting people I never met before
5.) finding new quotes, songs, and poems that resonate with me in a deep way
6.) snowstorms and the first snowfall of the season
7.) When the seasons are changing to the next one – it’s something magical
9.) looking into a mirror and loving who/what I see
10.) the feeling of accomplishment, even if it’s something small
11.) making someone smile
12.) random acts of kindness
13.) helping someone
14.) the way it feels to put on comfy pj’s and fall into bed after a long day
15.) hot tea
18.) Hello Kitty
19.) journals and stationary stuff
21.) my long hair
22.) gentle summer breezes
23.) all the different shades of green that appear throughout Spring & Summer
24.) novels and plays with deep, profound meanings
26.) getting a new handbag
27.) learning a new life lesson or being reminded of ones I previously learned
28.) salt n vinegar chips
30.) art journaling
31.) walking in warm or cool weather
32.) seeing people happy and doing well
34.) mindfulness meditation and activities
35.) Buddhist teachings
37.) dreams while I’m sleeping and remembering them when I wake up
38.) being aware of beauty all around
39.) my senses
43.) beautiful buildings
44.) kind strangers
45.) Oldies songs, country songs, love songs
46.) Happy songs and sad poetry
47.) the sky
48.) the moon
49.) getting caught in the rain
50.) taking a picture that turns out more perfect than I expected
51.) love of all kinds, romantic, platonic, universal
52.) walking through a large shopping mall
53.) being surrounded by people
55.) making someone else happy
56.) Belly laughs that hurt
57.) the way it feels when laughing almost lifts me when I’m depressed sometimes or in physical pain
58.) Center City Philadelphia and all the beautiful buildings
59.) buying someone a gift or cup of coffee/tea
60.) people who are open-minded, understanding, and empathetic for other people’s situations, problems, lives…
61.) all the colorful leaves of the fall
62.) Blueberry coffee (coffee with blueberry flavor in it) with cream and sugar
63.) fun/deep conversations with a stranger on a bus or at the bus stop
64.) connecting with people
65.) feeling one with all that is
66.) pretty candles with a sweet fragrance
67.) being able to listen to the same song over and over and never get tired of it!
68.) unsuccessfully trying hard not to laugh at something hilarious that I know I shouldn’t be laughing at
69.) serving people at the store where I work
70.) coca cola
71.) romantic comedies
72.) anything sappy and cheesy
73.) the sun and sunrises and sunsets
76.) sunny afternoons
77.) hot cocoa with whipped cream on a bitter cold day
78.) gray days as well as sunny ones
79.) miserable weather
80.) bright, clear blue sky with big fluffy white clouds
81.) different kinds of accents people have
82.) learning phrases in other languages I don’t know
83.) getting a new or old book
85.) nail polish that stands out
86.) bright colored socks
86.) anything pink
87.) the color red – especially dresses and handbags, and lipstick on girls who can pull it off
88.) the color green
89.) sweet messages
90.) feeling deeply inspired
91.) feeling motivated and taking action for the better
93.) finding beauty in unlikely places
94.) sweet memories
95.) When a certain scent takes me back to a place long gone. The bittersweetness of nostalgia
96.) old writings, books, plays
98.) remembering a song I forgot long ago
99.) When pain isn’t as bad
100.) being filled with deep wisdom and sharing it with others or people sharing it with me
101.) Girls in five inch stilettos
102.) animals playing
103.) my online friends on Facebook, the blog, 365project…
104.) the feeling when a package comes in the mail for me!
105.) Happy surprises
106.) everything related to weddings
107.) animal rescue organizations
108.) movie theatres
109.) the feeling of laying in bed at night reading
111.) learning something fascinating
112.) teaching someone something fascinating I learned
113.) making someone’s day better
114.) physical closeness – waiting for a bus with people, standing in lines at a store with people, sitting next to people….
115.) finding something with the letter “K” on it
116.) peanut butter
117.) french vanilla cream horns
118.) university/college campuses
119.) things not going as planned but then working out even better!
120.) posting sweet song lyrics
121.) snuggling under blankets with dogs or cats
123.) street signs and city lights
124.) the sounds of the city
125.) busses and trolleys
126.) people who build each other up instead of dragging each other down
128.) walking in a light mist
129.) Indian food
130.) fruity or Hawaiian body spray
131.) the way it feels using a new shower gel or hair product
133.) lemons in soda and iced tea
134.) warm places in the Winter
135.) being deeply inspired to create
136.) birds flying around outside
137.) the love of being greeted by my dogs when I walk into a room.
138.) lovers holding hands
139.) old people – they’re cute.
140.) reading about/hearing about someone’s dream finally coming true.
Wow! Life sure is good, isn’t it?! 😀
I never expected to feel this way at the end of this. So uplifted, warm, and in awe at how many amazing things there are to be so happy about. I did not list these all in one sitting; it took like two days but at the very end I felt so warm and light and like I can jump for joy!
Sometimes I create lists like these in my head at night as I’m laying in bed but it feels even different when I write out a super long list like this. When I think like this at night, the joy often keeps me awake! Lol. So I try to think of more mellow, serene things. You know your life is good when you can’t sleep at night because of too many GOOD thoughts!
I don’t have a “real” job, not much money, I live with family, not on my own, I have a depressive and chronic physical pain disorder but I can still say that life is beautiful. Beautiful with all the simple joys, all the sweet wonders that cost nothing or next to nothing.
May you realize all the treasures you are truly blessed with and feel inspired to list them and not be able to stop!