Happiness is…

  • Cream cheese frosting
  • When the radio is psychic
  • Regina Spektor
  • The internet
  • Clean sheets
  • Beautiful stationery
  • Mexican food
  • Golden retrievers
  • My sister by blood and my sisters by soul
  • Licorice
  • The satisfaction of reading the last page in a really good book
  • The smell of rain
  • Fresh air
  • Cheese
  • Picnics
  • Pretending to have a British accent
  • Ian’s love notes, written on the shower glass when it’s all fogged up
  • Earl grey tea
  • When you catch a stranger smiling about something they’re thinking
  • Apple cider
  • Reading blogs
  • Being at home
  • Twilight (the time of day)
  • When you can feel the warm sun on your skin
  • Cooking with my Mum
  • The smell of citrus
  • Seeing Ian’s face light up when he sees me & knowing mine has done the same
  • Snail mail
  • Skim flat whites
  • Laughing uncontrollably
  • Burgers
  • Cuddling under the doona
  • Memories of my Grandmother
  • Bright nail polish
  • The feeling of sand between your toes on the beach
  • Sushi
  • Discovering a new recipe and cracking it first go
  • Spending hours in a cafe, reading a good book
  • Surprising Ian with cookies
  • Dreaming up new decorating ideas for our first home
  • Walking bare foot on soft grass
  • Feeling smitten
  • Ordering books online
  • Organising my cupboards
  • Old couples holding hands
  • Charity
  • The smell of fresh herbs
  • Beer ads
  • The feel of Ian’s feet on mine, under the covers
  • Holding newborn babies
  • Being able to cook or bake with no deadline
  • Iced coffees
  • Trees
  • Floating on my back in the pool
  • Red lipstick
  • Sharing a meal with friends
  • The crunching sound my computer’s recycled bin makes when it empties
  • Illustrations
  • Drew’s face when I read him Fox in Socks
  • Getting a genuine & meaningful compliment
  • Photos from Sheela
  • Knowing all the words to a song I haven’t heard in years
  • Finding the perfect gift
  • Tiramisu
  • Rainbows
  • Collecting random, pretty things
  • Being in love
  • Learning something new
  • Puppies
  • Not having to set an alarm
  • Inside jokes that never die
  • Smelling like my soap + shampoo after a shower
  • Hugs
  • Runculus
  • Slurpees
  • Walking home in the dark
  • Cobbled streets
  • The quiteness of a library
  • Crinkle cut potato chips
  • The way my hair feels under water
  • Watching Ian try to whistle
  • Making lists
  • Summer nights
  • Eating cold pizza for breakfast
  • Remedial massages
  • Freshly vaccumed floors
  • Women of substance.
It’s the little things. 
xx
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2 thoughts on “Happiness is…

  1. I know why we r great friends! There were only a few things I couldn’t relate to. Oh, I did of course replace ian’s name with my fantasy hubby! And i replaced british accent with bad irish accent! I also started talking out loud like marika (con the fruiterer’s wife) the other day. It was completely random, noone was there to hear me but i did have fun entertaining myself…and i was quite goid too! I think you left Pinterest off the list! X

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