33 Things That Make Me Happy To Be Alive

  1. My family
  2. Spending quality time with the family.
  3. Watching my siblings make accomplishments, and do the things they love.
  4. Watching the younger kids in my family (my siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins) grow up.
  5. My dogs—especially when they greet me at the door.
  6. Dogs in general.
  7. Spending quality time with friends.
  8. Laughing so hard to the point I either cry or can’t breathe.
  9. A really good hug, especially when I don’t know I need it.
  10. The feeling I get when Friday is finally here.
  11. That feeling when the direct deposit goes into the bank.
  12. That feeling of making a deep connection with someone.
  13. Finding a really good song.
  14. Hearing a song I love for the first time in a long time.
  15. When the bass pulses through my body at concerts.
  16. The energy at concerts
  17. Dancing with my mom
  18. Dancing with my friends
  19. Dancing in general
  20. Watching a really good movie; it doesn’t matter if it makes me laugh harder or cry harder; if it’s good, it’s good.
  21. When an artist I love releases a new album
  22. When a writer I love releases new content
  23. When I have enough money for something I want
  24. Learning new things about people
  25. Learning new things about myself
  26. Car rides—windows down, music blasting, no destination, looking at houses
  27. That exciting feeling I get when I see someone that I haven’t seen in a long time.
  28. Engagement and baby announcements, or just really good news in general.
  29. Trips—to the city, to Florida, to basically anywhere…but the ground.
  30. Really good hair days, because let’s be real: with hair like mine, they are far and few.
  31. When I’m surprised, because I’ve only ever successfully been surprised once ever and it made me react harder than I would have ever expected.
  32. When the sky is beyond words, like when the moon is full and stars are visible, or the sunset is perfect, or when I get to watch lightning bolts dance during thunderstorms.
  33. When I’m just surrounded by the people I love and I get that feeling of home.

Prompt: What things make you happy about being alive?

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A twenty-two year old who lives through words and her Netflix account. She makes herself laugh more than others, and she claims that she is okay with that.

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