Little Things To Make You Smile

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Life is so busy isn’t it, and we are under so much stress and pressure during our days at work that we completely forget to smile! I know that when I’m ridiculously busy and stressed out, I completely forget about cheering myself up and feeling better about everything.There are so many things that make me smile, and a lot of things that I feel eternally grateful for, so What are some of the things that make me happy?

ย 1. Lay Ins

The best feeling in the world is when you don’t have to get up early, there is no alarm in the morning, and you can just chill out in bed. If it’s cold the last thing you want to do is get out of a nice warm bed, and the best thing about it for me is when I can roll over and see my husband and he gives me the biggest cuddle ever.

2. The Sunshine

I know this sounds so strange, however when you wake up in the morning, the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day, doesn’t that make you smile a lot more than it would if it is was cloudy or pouring with rain? Think of all of the blog photos you could take if it was sunny? It’s everyone’s dream right or is that just me?

3. Spending Time With Loved Ones

When you have people around you that you love everything seems so much better, you get to spend times with the one you love you smile a lot more, you are more positive and you feel so loved. I am so lucky to have so many amazing people around me who raise me up when I am down, who appreciate everything and who love me unconditionally. Life is most definitely beautiful.

4. Beach Nights

I love going to the beach, and in the summer there is nothing better than a walk along the beach while the sun is going down, feeling the sand between your toes, feeling the warm summer breeze coming off the sea, it’s so beautiful!

5.ย Speak To Your Best Friend

I have to admit, speaking to my best friends is one of the easiest ways to make me smile! They always know the right thing to say, but also they always come out with the best lines to make you forget everything that is going on!

6. Eat Some Of Your Favourite Foods

When things aren’t their best, eating your favourite foods literally make you smile from the inside out. I know when I’m not feeling too positive, I love to eat chocolate & strawberries (well at least there is some fruit in there right?) my tummy then smiles and so do I!

7. Bake

Baking is the perfect thing to do all year round, however, when you’re in need of smiling, try to bake some in some funny shapes then with the people around you, get them to try and guess what shapes they are! You will end up having good fun with the responses they come up with!

8. Go Pinning Mad

Obsessed with Pinterest? Well of course you are. Set aside some time to just go pinning mad and enjoy it! Don’t think oh I could be doing something else, just do something fun especially for you! I’m still trying to get into Pinterest!

9. Look Back At Old Photos

I love looking back at old photos, especially ones from my Nan and Grandad. Recently they bought out loads of old photos from when my Grandad was a child, and even bought out a wedding photo from when they got married 61 years ago. It makes me smile so much and I get to see who I look like in my family!

10. Take Silly Photos

I love taking silly photos with my husband, family and friends, they make me smile so much and not only that, I can look back on those photos and see the incredible times we had together and the memories that we made together.

What are some of the things that make you smile? Share them in the comments!

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27 Comments

  1. 20/01/2016 / 11:17 am

    This was such a good post! I’ll have to keep some of these in mind when I get a little down because I often have no idea how to pick myself up again. Have a nice day ๐Ÿ™‚

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      20/01/2016 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much Amy! I’m so glad that you liked it. I completely agree, I am the same, sometimes I just get so stuck in a rut, and these little reminders help me when I’m not so happy! If there is anything I can do please do let me know!?

  2. 20/01/2016 / 4:19 pm

    Great post! Food always makes me smile. A yummy meal with great friends make my day, any day!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      20/01/2016 / 4:44 pm

      I completely agree Liyana, good food and great friends, it’s definitely the perfect combination to make you smile! ??

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      20/01/2016 / 6:07 pm

      Oh my gosh Rhi! Thank you so much darling it honestly means a lot. I hope you have a wonderful day!?

  3. 20/01/2016 / 10:50 pm

    Hi Amie! Thanks for tweeting me a link to your blog after today’s #lbloggers chat!

    I really enjoyed reading this post! I love how you decided to focus on the things that make you happy! Life can be so busy sometimes that it’s important to take a step away and try to find the good/positive moments. I agree with you that lay ins and eating my favorite food are also things that make me happy! I also like taking a nice hot bath or watching one of my old favorite movies with nice cup of tea. Anything that can help me relax tends to make me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing this and I’m happy I came across your blog today!

    ~Crissy
    http://www.whimsicalfawn.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      21/01/2016 / 1:35 pm

      Having a nice hot bath and a cuppa is always a must! I now have the overwhelming urge to watch all my favourite movies (especially Disney because well, it’s Disney) ??

  4. 20/01/2016 / 11:04 pm

    I love little posts like this. ๐Ÿ™‚
    It really is about the little things in life.
    I love lay ins, silly photos, old photos, sunshine and all the things you mentioned in this post.
    I am looking forward to the summer months and having a little more sunshine actually.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      21/01/2016 / 1:38 pm

      I’m definitely looking forward to Spring, I’m not a summer lover personally because I hate not being able to cool down! I am definitely looking forward to having more chances to take blog photos though!?

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      21/01/2016 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you so much Alicia!?

  5. 21/01/2016 / 4:16 pm

    Hi Aime!

    This post is just too perfect <3 especially with a new year approaching!
    A lot of us forget how capable we are of achieving change, a new year means new goals and accomplishments!

    Little posts like this remind us why waiting up each day with a smile is worth it, just a great read to start my day ๐Ÿ™‚

    I'm apart of The Girl Gang as well, nothing but positive vibes ovvaaaa here!

    Jenn xx
    http://www.aspoonfulofsugars.wordpress.com

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      21/01/2016 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much Jenn it honestly means the world! I’m so glad that you liked it, I wanted to remind people that the little things can make you smile too!?

  6. 21/01/2016 / 6:39 pm

    Pinning things makes me so happy! Tania xx taniamichele.blogspot.co.uk

  7. 21/01/2016 / 10:21 pm

    This is such an amazing post! Baking and photography really makes me feel better! Also just having a little day about me. Not worrying about anyone else and just relaxing without a care.

    Lovely post,
    http://www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

  8. 22/01/2016 / 9:44 pm

    I love this post girlie !! I agree with everything single one of these things making me happy too! Food in general will always make me happy .. Alongside taking country walks (as a beach is WAY to far for me!).. Spending timed with my loved ones (especially my hubby).

    Great post lovely !!!
    So much love being passed to you girl!
    Saira
    http://www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    X

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      23/01/2016 / 12:35 pm

      You’re so sweet thank you so much darling! You can honestly never beat good food, it’s always one of the best feelings in the world! I love a good country walk, in the trees and the fresh air, hearing the birds, best feeling ever?

  9. 22/01/2016 / 10:52 pm

    Amie, I loved this post. It’s the little spark of positivity that I needed right now. Lists like this are perfect for making you realise all the small things that you’re grateful for :). Lay-ins are definitely something that makes me happy when I let myself have one…but then again, I also love those super early, action-packed mornings of productivity! Beach nights are another that I love too. Care-free nights spent at the beach remind me so much of being younger, so many happy memories there!
    xxx
    Tasmin | Grandiose Days

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      23/01/2016 / 12:38 pm

      Oh gosh Tasmin, I hope you’re okay darling! Please know if there is anything I can do to help please message me, I’m always here for you no matter what okay! I am the same, I love a good productive day, but I always want to be able to lay in and relax, so I think it is definitely about balance! I hope you’re okay and please do let me know if you need me ?

  10. 23/01/2016 / 5:49 pm

    Lovely! I’ll have to keep these in mind for when I’m feeling down too. Like you said, it’s all too easy to focus on the negatives and not the positives. It’s great, sometimes, to take a moment to look at the positives! Things that make me happy? My little kitten, I have so much love for him. Reading a good book, knowing I can pick up a book and lose myself in it is such a great feeling. And loads more ๐Ÿ™‚ I just need to focus more on them from time to time! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      25/01/2016 / 12:08 pm

      I completely agree! Cats are so relaxing right? I have spent the weekend cuddling with my in laws cats and they’re so cute! They always know when something is wrong too. I hope you have a wonderful week my love!?

  11. Wind Rose
    08/05/2016 / 12:10 am

    It’s so easy to get wrapped up in life’s complicated maze. This might sound silly, but when I’m having a bad day, I always feel better and can’t help but smile when I get home and my dog is so excited to see me. She always helps me put things into perspective. Dogs only need a few simple things to be happy and I think us smarty-pants humans should takes some notes from them!

    Thanks for the reminder!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      08/05/2016 / 12:21 pm

      That is the amazing thing about pets, they always seem to know when something is wrong too! And they’re just so loving and caring! ?

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      23/05/2016 / 9:37 am

      I totally agree, I need a serious lay in!?

  12. 27/02/2017 / 12:17 am

    I love this! It’s so important to remember what makes us smile. I think spending quality time with friends and family, my boyfriend and my boyfriends dog are definitely up there haha x

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.uk