Monday, 22 August 2016

50 Things That Make Me Happy | Tara Berries

As a child I was constantly picked on which made me a pretty miserable child. In reality though, when I am with my friends and family who treat me right I am a very positive person. I try and always look on the bright side of things and it doesn't take much to make me happy. When I was reading Paula's blog Thirteen Thoughts I noticed she did a 50 Things That Make Me Happy blog post and I thought I would do the same.

50 Things That Make Me Happy:

1. Christmas mornings with my family. When we eat breakfast together and open presents it is just such a peaceful time.
2. Staying up and reading a good book through the night.

3. Re-reading the Harry Potter series.
4. Long, quiet car rides.
5. Mornings in Toronto with my best friend.
6. Breakfast at a restaurant with endless coffee.
7. Watching Netflix with friends.
8. Swimming in a pool or lake.
9. Drinks with friends.
10. Chipotle Mexican Grill
11. Spending Time with my nephews.

12. Unlimited bread/bread sticks at a restaurant.
13. Taking an evening stroll.
14. Coming home to my dog.
15. Teaching students.
16. Playing games with my students in the gym.
17. Watching My Bestfriend's Wedding.
18. Cozy scarves.
19. My sister's homemade pizza.
20. Going to Taylor Swift concerts.

21. Blasting Taylor Swift music in the car.
22. Seeing my friends find happiness.
23. Having my hair freshly done.
24. Re-watching Gilmore Girls.
25. Plane rides (surprisingly).
26. A hug from a nice smelling guy.
27. Kayaking on a lake.
28. Butter tarts.
29. Enjoying a Starbucks drink.

30. Calvin Klein underwear
31. Nicely pedicured toes.
32. Hot apple cider in the fall.
33. Purchasing anything from Kate Spade.
34. Having multiple books on my to-be-read list.

35. Watching my friends be successful.
36. Teaching kindergarten.
37. Using my planner.
38. Making lasagna rolls with my mom.
39. Staying up late.
40. Christmas Eve dinner with cabbage rolls and perogies.
41. The leaves changing colour in the fall.
42. Comfy sweaters.
43. Bath bombs.

44. When I am just about to fall asleep and my cat comes to sleep with me.
45. Making homemade banana bread.
46. A nice glass of wine.
47. Playing Settlers of Catan with my friends.
48. Going to the beach. 
49. Listening to podcasts.
50. Browsing an independent bookstore.

There are many more things that make me happy but these are the ones I will bring up in conversation over and over again. The ultimate dream is to live in Stars Hollow and eat and drink at Luke's everyday but since that can't happen, these things will have to do. All of the photos you see in this post are from my Instagram which you can follow by clicking here. Let me know in the comments what some things are that make you happy and if you plan on writing 50 Things That Make You Happy, leave a link in the comments and I will check it out!

Xo. Tara Berries


  1. Seems like you have a lot of reasons to be happy! I love Gilmore Girls, comfy sweaters, and a nice glass of wine! I have also found a new joy with podcasts recently! Thank you for sharing!

    Erin |

    1. Isn't Gilmore Girls great? I am excited for the 4 episodes they are filming for Netflix!

  2. Ok, I need to make myself a list like this! There are so many reasons to be happy!

    1. You should make a list as well! I would love to read it.

  3. First comes Love is such a good book - definitely read it ASAP!

  4. This list makes me so happy! One of my favorite things to do is stay up late with a good book! I can't even tell you how many times that has happened. And I'm definitely all about singing along to TSwift in the car and Starbz. Such a good combination!

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Thanks for the comment! Taylor Swift and Starbucks is the best kind of combo :) Glad to have made you happy!

  5. It makes me happy just reading this list!! These are all great things! 😊

    1. Thanks Amanda for lovely comment! Glad I could make you happy!

  6. So many great things! I love reading happy lists. They definitely make me happy too.

    xoxo, Jenny

    1. Thanks Jenny. Glad you like reading happy lists as well!

  7. Cat snuggles are the BEST. That definitely makes me happy too!

    1. I would be very unhappy living without cat snuggles!