50 Things That Make Me Happy Tag

50 Things That Make Me Happy Tag | Carrie Meets Martha

Being happy is something I hear people talk about a lot. I’m sure you’ve heard the countless mantras about happiness. My happiness mantra is a little less conventional. I tend to say you are as happy as you make your mind up to be. I truly believe that happiness is a mind set. Just like you can choose to be positive or negative, you can also choose to be happy or miserable.

I tell you my secret to being happy – be grateful. If you reflect on each day with gratitude you realize how much you actually have to be grateful for. Also, I recognize the feeling of being content as happiness. Being happy doesn’t necessarily always mean being overjoyed or ecstatic. Sometimes happiness is quiet and serene – it just feels peaceful. Everyday I have moments that make me feel ecstatic happy and others that make me feel at ease and content. I live for it all and I’m grateful for all the different ways I experience happiness.

When I came across the 50 Things That Make Me Happy Tag I thought it was the perfect way to share with you all and hopefully inspire you to seek out what makes you happy, excited, overjoyed or at ease, peaceful, and content every day.

  1. Time at home with my husband
  2. Cuddle time before bed with my dogs
  3. Long talks with my mother
  4. Hugs from my dad
  5. The sound of my nephews and niece laughing
  6. Family dinners around my mom’s dinning room table
  7. Slow Sunday mornings at home with French press coffee
  8. A fresh manicure
  9. Getting all dressed up
  10. A new pair of shoes
  11. Successfully completing Whole 30
  12. Early 2000’s hip hop and r&b (What’s Luv? by Fat Joe and Ashanti is my fav!)
  13. A brand new notebook or planner
  14. Our wedding video
  15. Playing my guitar
  16. Experimenting in the kitchen
  17. Texting my best friend as we watch The Bachelor
  18. Anything palm print
  19. Shopping sprees
  20. Cozying up with a book
  21. Getting a really good deal
  22. Quiet blogging time
  23. Walks along with water with my husband and fur babies in the Spring
  24. Summer days spent at the beach
  25. The fall…everything about it
  26. Weekend getaways
  27. Vacations with Mike
  28. Girls outings with family or friends
  29. Looking through old pictures
  30. Good hair days
  31. The American Museum of Natural History
  32.  Day trips to New York City
  33. Bad reality TV (Real Housewives of just about anywhere junkie)
  34. Going out to Brunch
  35. Kraft mac & cheese
  36. Carbs
  37. Encouraging words from Mike
  38. A clean and organized house
  39. Crossing things off my “to-do” list
  40. Trips to Henri Bendel
  41. Seeing women support other women
  42. Date nights with Mike
  43. Bath & Body Works 3-wick candles
  44. Interacting with my readers and followers
  45. Watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  46. Making lists
  47. Going to bed early
  48. Productive days
  49. Packages at the front door
  50. Sex & The City marathons

What are some things that make you happy? Can you come up with a small thing, event, or action each day that brings you some kind of joy?


  1. January 21, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    To me, what makes me happy is quality time with my family and listening to classical music. PS: It is my first time in your blog and I LOVE it already. Keep up the good work <3

    • January 22, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Quality time with family is key! Thank you so much doll, I really appreciate it! <3

  2. January 22, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    That is such a great idea for a post! I love packages at the door too. It’s like Christmas 🙂

    • January 29, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by!

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