200 Things To Make You Happy

Happiness is...

Happiness really is an attitude... a perspective if you must. Somedays are good and somedays aren't so good, but, it it is the way that you think about it that will make all the difference.

Being happy is up to you. Looking at the different things in life that brings you happiness is a great way to improve your mood.

For my 200th hub, I wanted to do something special. Therefore, I have come up with 200 different things that have either made people I know, or myself happy. I can't stress enough how happy my husband, my kids, my family, and my wonderful friends make me on a daily basis. However, in this list, I tried to spread out the joy and put other things in there that aren't always mentioned.

I hope you enjoy this list and find a little bit of happiness in it!

Smile - it looks good on you!

Smile's are contagious... so pass one on!
Smile's are contagious... so pass one on! | Source
Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is a great feeling.
Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is a great feeling. | Source

Happy Christmas

Sing it loud for all to hear!

I love karaoke. So many songs to choose from and so many ears to ... er... hurt!
I love karaoke. So many songs to choose from and so many ears to ... er... hurt! | Source

Nothing spells happiness like a relaxing bath!

A bathtub is a great way to relax. Definately puts a smile on my face!
A bathtub is a great way to relax. Definitely puts a smile on my face! | Source

Show me the Money!

They say money doesn't buy happiness, but it sure helps you buy stuff to make you happy!
They say money doesn't buy happiness, but it sure helps you buy stuff to make you happy! | Source

Barbergirl meets RealHousewife

Ok - so this isn't actually about meeting new people. In reality, I have known RealHousewife for awhile now... but it was great to actual meet her in person!
Ok - so this isn't actually about meeting new people. In reality, I have known RealHousewife for awhile now... but it was great to actual meet her in person! | Source

The first time you meet your child

The first time you set eyes on your child, whether it is your first or your last, you are completely overwhelmed with happiness.
The first time you set eyes on your child, whether it is your first or your last, you are completely overwhelmed with happiness. | Source

Dancing The Habanera

Getting into the wild

Nothing is better than getting away from it all with a good old fashioned family camping trip!
Nothing is better than getting away from it all with a good old fashioned family camping trip! | Source

The world is bigger than us

The world is a big place, and frankly us humans are small in comparison. Sights like this really put into perspective how small our problems really are.
The world is a big place, and frankly us humans are small in comparison. Sights like this really put into perspective how small our problems really are. | Source

Read a book!

It doesn't matter what kind of books you are into, getting through without interuption is pure bliss!
It doesn't matter what kind of books you are into, getting through without interuption is pure bliss! | Source

Gimme a kiss

Nothing is better than baby kisses!
Nothing is better than baby kisses! | Source

The Robostir

I have a love affair with As Seen On TV products... it is even better when they do what they promise!
I have a love affair with As Seen On TV products... it is even better when they do what they promise! | Source

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Big Sunglasses!

Nothing speaks attitude like big sunglasses!
Nothing speaks attitude like big sunglasses! | Source
  1. Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with
  2. Sleeping in
  3. A friend you can't imagine life without
  4. Love
  5. The Packers!! (I'm prejudice)
  6. The things your kids might say
  7. Finding a connection with someone else
  8. Writing something inspirational, even if you are the only one that thinks it
  9. Christmas music
  10. Playing the video slots at the casino and actually getting the bonus rounds
  11. Alchol without moderation (sadly it is only a temporary happiness!)
  12. A beautiful photograph
  13. Painted toenails
  14. Reconnecting with an old friend
  15. Karoake singing
  16. Chocolate
  17. The way kids look at the world
  18. A handwritten letter
  19. Being free
  20. Looking through old family photos
  21. Kicking Cancers @ss!
  22. Finishing all the laundry in one day
  23. A premiere of a movie you have been wanting to see
  24. Date night
  25. Finally getting over a cold
  26. No longer having a period!
  27. Impromptu mini-vacations
  28. Surprises
  29. My Lord, my family, my friends
  30. My boyfriend and the unexpected moments of pure happiness
  31. A big bathtub
  32. The moments in the day when I know everything will work out somehow
  33. Long car trips
  34. Visiting family
  35. Accomplishment of a job well done
  36. Family dinners when everyone is getting along
  37. Funny movies
  38. Good music
  39. Laughter
  40. Having a very close relationship with both parents
  41. The smile on a child's face
  42. Money, baby!
  43. Watching my kids sleep, knowing they are healthy and happy
  44. A good, home-made cup of cocoa
  45. Watching a favorite movie with my kids cuddled into my lap
  46. A quiet dinner with my husband
  47. Quality time with family and friends
  48. Finding out my daughter became Employee of the Month
  49. Traveling
  50. Finding something unique on a road trip that wasn't planned
  51. Conversations that last for hours
  52. A good workout
  53. A clean house
  54. Meeting new people
  55. Friendly competition
  56. Seeing the number on the scale go down
  57. No drama
  58. Other people's smiles
  59. Getting to court for jury duty and being sent home because your not needed
  60. Your birthday
  61. A good stretch
  62. The smell of dinner cooking all day
  63. A favorite holiday
  64. Dressing up with no place to go
  65. Hammocks
  66. Knowing all the bills are paid
  67. Buying yourself something special
  68. A good massage
  69. Naps
  70. A good cup of coffee
  71. Someone who listens
  72. Thanksgiving meals
  73. Finding Hubpages and realizing it is more than writing; it's the community
  74. Whipped cream
  75. A refreshing glass of water
  76. Rollercoaster rides
  77. Getting good news from the doctor
  78. A new job
  79. A great big tip for a job well done
  80. Helping others
  81. Coupons
  82. Winning on a scratch off lottery ticket
  83. Saving money
  84. Soft socks
  85. A new pair of shoes
  86. Hot showers
  87. Snuggies
  88. Christmas cookies
  89. Highlights
  90. Baby kicks when your pregnant
  91. Compliments
  92. Family game night
  93. Microwave cooking
  94. Palm trees
  95. Going for a refreshing walk
  96. Complete and udder silence for just a few seconds
  97. Understanding another language
  98. Having a job
  99. Fresh paint
  100. Scrapbooking
  101. Earings
  102. Being crafty
  103. Black Friday shopping deals
  104. The first moments after childbirth
  105. Great sex!
  106. A good book
  107. When someone offers their help, without requiring something in return
  108. Classical music
  109. Funny people
  110. Once in a lifetime experiences
  111. Swimming pools
  112. The kids naptime
  113. Your favorite scented candle
  114. Comments on your hubs
  115. Finding something interesting on the internet
  116. Music television (you know - where they actually play music videos!)
  117. Football
  118. Hula hooping
  119. Camping
  120. Finding a solution
  121. Going to bed early
  122. Waking up without an alarm clock
  123. Learning something new
  124. The first snowfall
  125. Fortune cookies
  126. A doctor you feel comfortable with and trust
  127. A new laptop
  128. Penpals
  129. Impromptu dancing
  130. Red roses
  131. Looking at the world and realizing it is bigger than you!
  132. A bowl of cereal
  133. Ice cream cones
  134. Running into someone
  135. Girl's night out
  136. Boy's night out
  137. Musicals
  138. Going to the chiropractor
  139. Animation Domination on Sunday Night
  140. A good cliffhanger
  141. Reading a book without interuptions
  142. Getting a good report card for your child
  143. Horoscopes
  144. Sales
  145. Doodling
  146. Glitter
  147. Stickers
  148. A sunny day
  149. Swinging, regardless of age
  150. Playing with sidewalk chalk
  151. Using your imagination
  152. Your favorite pair of jeans
  153. Matching undergarments
  154. Baby kisses
  155. Freshly washed sheets
  156. Rechargeable batteries
  157. Kisses in the rain
  158. Bonfires
  159. Fall Colors
  160. Bouncy Balls
  161. Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwhiches
  162. Magic erasers
  163. Falling gas prices
  164. Homemade Chicken Dumpling Soup
  165. As Seen On TV gadgets
  166. Homemade banana bread
  167. Giving to others
  168. To Do lists that actually get finished
  169. Automatic garage door openers
  170. A text message just to say high
  171. Skype - so you can see family from far away
  172. Playing with your kids
  173. A relaxing Sunday drive
  174. Getting in a good crying session
  175. Finding beauty in everything
  176. A million dollar idea
  177. Getting your first payout from writing
  178. A new recipe
  179. Holding hands
  180. Being warm
  181. Having a roof over your head
  182. Sleepovers
  183. Fondu
  184. Writing prompts
  185. Great ideas
  186. The support from others
  187. Loving yourself
  188. White erase boards
  189. Funhouse mirrors
  190. Having a sense of humor
  191. Big sunglasses
  192. Relishing in the opportunities presented to you
  193. Afternoon naps
  194. Owning a car... that works
  195. Group hugs
  196. Having a pet
  197. Jumping on trampolines
  198. Time to yourself
  199. A good hair day
  200. Writing your 200th hub!

How about you...

Are you happy?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Most of the times
  • I am now!
See results without voting

Shout out to my peeps!

I want to say thank you to all those that helped make this list. Some offered what makes them happy, and some... well, I just speculated it based off what i have heard them say.

A special thanks to Austinstar, Cagsil, Just Ask Susan, Keith Worth, Melovy, MythicalStorm273, RealHousewife, Sunshine625, and many others who are not on Hubpages.

More by this Author


Comments 143 comments

Your bestest Army buddy 5 years ago

I think that last picture with the glasses is Barbergirl's favorite pose - I have the same one in my albums!


Cagsil profile image

Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Very nicely stated hub. However, as I was reading it I realized that there were more things on your list that wouldn't make me happy regardless of what I did with my attitude, as you suggested in the beginning of the hub. Why? Because approximately 50-60% of the them didn't apply. But, I still voted it up. :)


Austinstar profile image

Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

A beautiful and useful hub! Voted up. Now, when I feel depressed, I can pick something out of the list :-)


Sunshine625 profile image

Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awesome list!! Congrats on your 200th hub!! I love the picture of you and Kelly!! Fan-freakin-tastic!! :)


fpherj48 profile image

fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

This is absolutely wonderful!! The 200 ways, the happy pictures....and the BABIES...sooooooo precious. Baby Kisses are the BEST!! This was a perfect Hub to celebrate your 200th! and BTW CONGRATULATIONS!! 200 hubs is quite the accomplishment. Up & awesome!


Sunshine625 profile image

Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

BTW #199 can really make or break a day!


shea duane profile image

shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

Love this! Kisses from your baby, no matter how old he gets!


RealHousewife profile image

RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hahahaha I am happy! lol Congradulations on number 200! Wow that is quite a milestone:) And I love all your photos! What a great idea - now leave it to you to try to go and cheer the whole world up!


mythicalstorm273 profile image

mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

This was absolutely wonderful! Some of your points were just fun and made me happy just thinking about how fun it was. I loved picking out which ones applied to me, and how often we take those things for granted! This greatly made me appreciate life in general and I can't wait to read it to Darrel! Also way congrats on the 200 hub! I've been watching that number climb and was waiting to see what you would do for the 200th hub! This was really a great celebration piece :-) Keep up the great work with your writing... it is so worth it to read all of your stuff! Now I'm headed off to read your other hub :-)


aemillervb profile image

aemillervb 5 years ago from Virginia

Love it! These 200 things should be printed out by all and put up somewhere to make them smile if they are feeling down :)

Congrats on your 200th Hub!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@My Bestest Army Bud - No doubt - I think that I know exactly which photo you are talking about.. lol


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cagsil - You are very right - it definitely was from a Woman's point of view... although... you can always think of it from a man's point of view! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Austinstar - Exactly - it is a win-win for everybody around. So feel free anytime you are feeling down to stop on by and choose from the list! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sunshine - Thank you so much... I have been planning this one for awhile, but I procastinated a little bit so I was pushing to get this one done before I published P90X. I absolutely love the picture of Kelly and I - it is one of my favorites!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@fpherj48 - Thank you so very much. I am glad it was able to bring a smile to your face. Baby kisses are my abolute favorite thing in the world. They are just too darn cute!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sunshine - You can never underestimate the value of a good hair day - you should have seen mine after Vegas... I should have brought a hat! LOL


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Shea duane - Kisses and general are wondeful! Always puts a smile on my face!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Glad you are happy - you have great things going for you. And you know - it is important to spread the smiles! It makes life so much nicer! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - and you were wondering why I asked the question on Facebook. I tried to take the responses I got and spread them out a little bit so one particular person's wasn't chunked together. Glad you enjoyed this. It was definitely a great uplifting piece to write. Made me happy just thinking about all the ways to be happy! Now anytime you are feeling down - all you have to do is come back and check this out! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@aemillervb - Thank you so very much. Such a great compliment. Maybe I will have to print this out and hand it out as a Christmas gift in a nice frame! :)


mythicalstorm273 profile image

mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

I wasn't wondering why you asked on facebook, in fact I told mom that you would be writing a hub about it. lol... I know you :-) Still I really liked the list no matter who you used for assistance in coming up with the 200 reasons... I couldn't imagine how hard that was to do! lol.


Just Ask Susan profile image

Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Am I ever late on commenting. Missed this one somehow. Okay maybe not that late :)Congrats on your 200th hub! What a great idea for #200! Loved all the pictures and video's.


RealHousewife profile image

RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh I just thought of 201! How about "hanging out and chatting in person with my hub homies:)" now that! Puts a big smile on my face!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I used Mom's comment - and so now I am wondering how many people think my daughter is too young to be Employee of the Month... lol... but I am going to leave that! LOL


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - Late is better than never ;) Besides - I just got this one done yesterday so technically you are right on time... everybody else just jumped on right upon hitting publish. Love when that happens!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I almost had that one in their like 5 times... and I was like... I can't put all the same so I think I changed it to Chocolate. But Hubbie buddies and chocolate are so similar in ways.... Sweet and awesome! :)

Ha ha - I might have to add to the list! Keep them coming!


Ruchira profile image

Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

wow..they sure area LOT of reasons to be THANKFUL.

Voted up as awesome!


Stephanie Henkel profile image

Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

This is a beautiful list and a wonderful reminder that many of the things that make us happy cost nothing at all - we just have to take time to appreciate the good things in our lives. I remember when I was a young mother how happy I would be when the kids all took naps at the same time and I could settle down with a cup of coffee, a piece of chocolate and a good book for a quiet hour of bliss! Great hub!


midnightbliss profile image

midnightbliss 5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

this is a great list of the simplest things but when viewed in brighter perspective could bring us happiness


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - There sure are... and after I published this a thousand more reasons just came flooding in! I might have to do a part two of this one :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Stephanie - YOu are so very right about that. The simple things in life are often what make us the happiest and they don't even have to cost a penny. The experiences are priceless. Oh yeah - and all kids sleeping at the same time - is worth every second of peace and quiet! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@midnbightbliss - Thank you so much for the compliment. Happiness really is just a perspective. You have to want to be happy for it to happen! :)


Daffy Duck profile image

Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

I see were gonna have propblems come the Super Bowl (if your team actually makes it that is). I'm sorry to inform you the Raiders will win it this year.

#26 is fantastic for everyone. Thank god you brought that up! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - I would love to say see you at the Super Bowl... but I am sure the Packers won't be meeting the Raiders there this year. LOL - Actually I keep missing a lot of the other games so I am not sure how the Raiders are doing. But now they are on my radar if you say they are such a threat. Packers all the way ;P

Oh yeah - and #26 - thrown in to make sure you are paying attetion! LOL (actually that was a suggestion from a friend who just survived Cancer a month ago.) But yes, it is fantastic for everyone :)


Sharyn's Slant profile image

Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Congratulations on your 200th hub BBG. Guess you are really in to this HubPages thing? :) I really enjoyed your list. And your photos are great. Keep 'em coming!

Sharyn


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - Thank you so much... before you know it I will be hitting 300. Yeah - I guess you could say I like this hubpages thing. It does get very addicting! :)


Terry27 profile image

Terry27 4 years ago from The Place Called Love

Barbergirl, congrats to 200 hubs. This is an awesome post. Thank you for the great list of happy things. With all these happy things, it is hard to imagine not being happy.

I am very happy I came across this! :)

I also enjoyed the beautiful pictures and videos. Thanks for sharing all this magic with us.

Terry


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Terry - Thanks for stopping by. It was hard to imagine hitting 200 hubs so I just knew that I would have to come up with something special to celebrate it. Glad this could make you smile and you could find some happiness in it. It is hard to believe with a list this long - there is ever a sad moment in life.


ThoughtSandwiches profile image

ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Within a sea of (black) 90s (on your profile page I mean) BOOM...big old YELLOW smiley face. Very nice. More to the point...you found 200 of them!

As I was reading your list I'd be all...yeah..."Why did I stop doing that? And when?" Too many numbers to list...kudos to the whole thing!

Thanks,

Thomas


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Thomas - Yeah - it was one heck of a list... if I do say so myself. Ironically, I had struggled toward the end to get enough answers. And then - as soon as I hit publish... there was like this flow of ideas! Don't you know it always happens like that! LOL

So - get on those things that you are thinkgin why and when to...


Terry27 profile image

Terry27 4 years ago from The Place Called Love

Hi barbergirl. I just want to let you know that I recommended you on Seek-n-Find's "pay it forward" forum. Thank you for all your positive support.

You are welcome to recommend other Hubbers on the forum if you like.

Here is the link to the forum:

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/90916#post1941552


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Terry27 - Thank you so much for the recommendation. Wow... I am truly speechless. I am definitely going to have to think of a few hubbers to throw out there. There are so many good ones...


Jangaplanet profile image

Jangaplanet 4 years ago

It was nice to ponder your hub and think about what makes me happy! As I’ve grown older, I’ve found happiness so much easier to find. I wonder if that’s always true? Your list is a reminder of what is really important. I really like the Falling gas prices though!:)

I might be 41 hubs to late, so I'll just say congrat on your 241th hub instead! Great pics!

thanks for SHARING.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Congrats on your 200th hub!..I have sure enjoyed reading them I love your lists..of course I would have to change Packers to Saints..but its okay..:) I hope we enjoy many more.

Hug,

Sunnie


marellen 4 years ago

Great list and I didn't know you and Real met. That is awesome. I love your hubs and can't wait for the next 200. Keep them coming.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Jangaplanet - It is never too late.. especially when it comes to something that makes you think of what makes you happy. I am glad the older you get the happier you become. I think part of it is the social pressures drop some and you have found out who you really are. If you like that person, happiness comes naturally. :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sunnie Day - I will give you the Saints... but only in the comments ;) Glad that you enjoyed this and cheers to many more! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Marellen - Meeting Real was so much fun. We had a blast and it definitely was way to short. She is just as great in person as she is through here. It was kind of an impromput trip but they went to Vegas and since I am only a short 4 hour drive away... I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. Thanks for stopping by and I promise to keep them coming!


pooilum profile image

pooilum 4 years ago from Malaysia

Great ideas. Love it. Thanks for sharing :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@pooilum - Thanks for stopping by. Hope it brought a smile to your face. Then I know that I did my job! :)


iiimusicfreak27 profile image

iiimusicfreak27 4 years ago

Absolutely love this! Definitely put a smile on my face:D


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@iiimusicfreak27 - Glad you loved this. I think it is super important to spread smiles and spread happiness. It definitely brightens up the day! :)


iiimusicfreak27 profile image

iiimusicfreak27 4 years ago

It sure does!:D


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@iiimusicfreak27 - :-D


thinbythirty profile image

thinbythirty 4 years ago from Brandon, FL

Congrats on your 200th hub! I hope to get there soon. Today is day one and hub #1 for myself! Thanks for the smiley inspiration!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@thinbythirty - That first hub is always daunting... even getting to the 10 mark seems like a task, but the more you sit down and write the higher the numbers get. So when you are at 1 wondering how in the world will you ever get that many ideas, soon, you are looking back realizing it is possible. Thanks for stopping by and glad I could give you some inspiration! :)


poisonx3girlx3 profile image

poisonx3girlx3 4 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

I love that you included the idea of putting a smile on a child's face. I know that my son's giggle is contagious and can make me smile, even when I think there is no reason to be happy. Just hearing him giggle makes me want to laugh along.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@poisonx3girlx3 - That too is one of my favorites. I was playing with my son the other day and just hearing him giggle made me happy! It is like instant endorphins. Glad you enjoyed this! Thanks for stopping by! :)


Ruchira profile image

Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

BBG I am still waiting up for a part 2 of this hub :)

patiently waiting up...lol


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - Ha ha - I had so many good suggestions after it was written I really should do a second part!... Might have to wait until I get to 300 hubs to make it another milestone hub! :)


cabmgmnt profile image

cabmgmnt 4 years ago from Northfield, MA

I kicked my melanoms's @ss and just meet my brand new 8 hour old niece for the first time yesterday. They both made me very very happy and this hub made me happy, too! Thanks!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@cabmgmnt - Sounds like you have plenty of good reasons to be happy and keep on smiling! :)


hi friend profile image

hi friend 4 years ago from India

interesting


Grace Whites profile image

Grace Whites 4 years ago from Manalapan, New Jersey, USA

I certainly agree with your ideas. I'm happy reading your hubs. I hope that you can post another hub that will make me happy again. I will wait to read your next hub. Keep up your good work.


hi friends 4 years ago

Sure


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@hi friend - Glad you enjoyed this! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Grace Whites - I am so glad that reading my hubs makes you happy. I will dhave to get to work on that second hub, I have had a few pushes for it lately! :)


SaritaJBonita profile image

SaritaJBonita 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Thank you for the list of happy things! I used to do a daily "gratitude list" and I haven't in so long...

Today the sun is out. That's enough to make me happy right now.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@SaritaJBonita - Sounds like a great thing to do... a daily gratitude list. I need to start one of those... and the sun being out... great reason to be happy!


rahul0324 profile image

rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with

Sleeping in

A friend you can't imagine life without

Love

Finding a connection with someone else

Writing something inspirational, even if you are the only one that thinks it

Christmas music

Playing the video slots at the casino and actually getting the bonus rounds

Alcohol without moderation (sadly it is only a temporary happiness!)

A beautiful photograph

Reconnecting with an old friend

Karoake singing

Chocolate

The way kids look at the world

A handwritten letter

Being free

Looking through old family photos

Finishing all the laundry in one day

A premiere of a movie you have been wanting to see

Date night

Finally getting over a cold

Some experienced like these.. some not... some I cannot..

Stacy! You're the best Love


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@rahul0324 - Awe - thanks so much... the ones you listed were good for a smile today. Loved them - especially the one about actually getting to play the bonus rounds. Those are my favorite parts when I go to the casino! :) And then about getting over a cold. Yes - I can totally relate. I have been sick for awhile and I am finally seeing the end of being sick! That makes me very happy!


Richawriter profile image

Richawriter 4 years ago from On Top of the World

Wow! That's a lot of happiness all rolled into one hub.

Nice pictures too!

Keep up the good happiness!

:) Peace


Quittomer profile image

Quittomer 4 years ago from Metairie

That picture of the twirling spoon thing from As Seen On Tv would make me happy. I so want one of those!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Richawriter - Glad you enjoyed this... keep on smiling! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Quittomer - Oh... As Seen On TV products always make me happy :D Thanks for stopping by and sharing!


smalltownlady profile image

smalltownlady 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great suggestions. I see you love karaoke too. Please check out my hub about karaoke. I'd be interested in your comments.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@smalltownlady - Oh I love some good Karaoke. I have to admit though, I usually only do it when others are around if I have had a few drinks in me. But I do like to sing, especially if I know the song well! :)


Peggy W profile image

Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great list! I could start mentioning some of my favorites in your list but then it would become another hub. Loved the photos alongside your list of things to make you happy. Aren't all Wisconsinites, present or past, Packer fans? Haha! Up, useful and interesting votes + tweeted. My computer is still having a problem with sharing to HP followers.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy W - I think everybody is a Packer fan, whether they admit it or not. Even living in California, I see more Packer fans than I do any other team! LOL And that, my friend, makes me very happy! :)


writeronline 4 years ago

Don't worry, be happy. OK!


newusedcarssacram profile image

newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

It is not always that much easy to be happy in life all the time. But there are so many little things around us that makes us happy several times. I appreciate you hub...very nice!


TToombs08 profile image

TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Great list and a great attitude, Ms. Barbergirl! :) #4 Sharing this; tweet, chime, my paper and with followers.


ignugent17 profile image

ignugent17 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading your list and it makes me smile too. Voted up, interesting and funny. :-)


nanderson500 profile image

nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Very entertaining list. Voted up.


Crystal Tatum profile image

Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

Great list - reading it made me happy!


Cogerson profile image

Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

I loved the list you created....although I think #5 must be a misprint....I think you meant to type The Broncos....lol. Voted up and interesting.


mismazda profile image

mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

Great list of things that will make you happy....things that anyone could incorporate in their daily lives.


jennzie profile image

jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

Awesome list! The small moments in life can truly be some of the happiest.


Grace Whites profile image

Grace Whites 4 years ago from Manalapan, New Jersey, USA

This is a good hub. It made me to think not of my problems and worries. You know sometimes, it is good and better to have peace of mind in order to be happy. Thanks to you that I have read your hubs and it made me to remember that life is so good to be sad. Also, if you have some time, you can visit my hub and leave some comments or suggestions for it. Thanks for sharing good hubs here.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@writeronline - advice well written! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@newusedcarssacram - I am glad you enjoyed this! There are so many things to be happy about we just need to focus on those. Sometimes the negative seems to get overwhelming! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@TToombs08 - That might be the very first time someone has said my attitude was great! ;) But hey - everybody needs a list like this to look at. After all, just one happy thought is all it takes! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ignugent17 - Glad you enjoyed this... and I love making people smile! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@nanderson500 - Thank you - glad you enjoyed it! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Crystal Tatum - Thanks - glad you enjoyed it. Hope it makes many more happy!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cogerson - It was meant to make people happy, not laugh... ha ha - sorry couldn't resist. My mother-in-law is a big fan of the Broncos to so I love giving her a hard time about it! Glad you enjoyed the list, but I assure you number 5 was intentional! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@mismazda - Glad you enjoyed the list. It is easy to be happy when you there are so many things to make you happy! :)


vibesites profile image

vibesites 4 years ago from United States

Hot cocoa is perrrrfecct! Or anything with chocolate makes me really happy. :)

Hi barbergirl, I've just followed you. Thanks for posting your wonderful hub. :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@jennzie - Thanks so much. The smallest things not only make us happiest but also create great memories. Glad you enjoyed this hub! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Grace Whites - It is amazing what the power of positivity can do for us. If we think happy thoughts, we have a tendency to feel happier in the long run. Glad you enjoyed this! :)


DMVmimay 4 years ago

Superb hub, you did a nifty work on this. i really like it Stacy! keep on posting more ... shared to my facebook, twitter, and etc... :D


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@vibesites - Chocolate makes me very happy. Glad you enjoyed this hub and thanks for the follow. What a compliment! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@DMVmimay - Thanks for the compliment. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing. That is one of the greatest compliments a person could get! :)


tammyswallow profile image

tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is such a wonderful little happy place you have created here. I didn't realize that you and the Realhousewife met. How awesome is that! This is a great list of things that put a smile on my face!


carol7777 profile image

carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

This is a great hub and worthy of bookmarking, especially when having a bad day. Thanks for all the great reasons to be and stay happy.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@tammyswallow - Thank you so much. Yeah - Real and I met in real life... not just once but twice. The picture I have in this hub is from Vegas. She took a trip to Vegas last year and was originally going to drive out to California to meet up. Well, change of plans and my husband and I drove out to meet them in Vegas. We had a blast even though it was only for a night. Then last year we stopped by their house for a short visit and to stretch our legs when we were driving from Wisconsin to California. We plan on doing it again this year. She is such an awesome person. I am so glad we got the chance to meet in person! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@carol7777 - Awe... thank you so much. It is definitely worth looking at when you are having a bad day! :) No use wasting energy on being cranky!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@VibrantViews - Glad you enjoyed this and I hope you come back if you are ever having a bad day! :)


manthy profile image

manthy 4 years ago from Alabama,USA

voted up & awesome...... I am happier since I read your hub


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@manthy - Awe, thank you. Glad this made you happier! :D


healthylife2 profile image

healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Just reading the list made me smile! Good to remember at least on thing a day that makes me smile rather than focusing on stress. Voted up and shared!


jainismus profile image

jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Great list of thing which give happiness. Shared with followers.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@healthylife2 - Just choosing something positive makes all the difference in the world. Glad this list made you smile! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@jainismus - THank you so much and thanks for the share. I appreciate it! :)


Rolly A Chabot profile image

Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Barbergirl... well done and a great read... a few smiles included...

Hugs from Canada


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Rolly A Chabot - Glad you enjoyed it and it brought you a few smiles! :D


ishwaryaa22 profile image

ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A wonderful list! I am really more happy after reading this engaging list by you. Chocolates, being close to my family, funny movies, HubPages, good opportunities, family photos, craft activities and additionally, romantic books, rom-com films, sweets, tasty food, Archies comics, creative job pursuits and being with my close friend + cousin all give me utmost happiness! Your photos are nice. Wishes you happiness always. Cheers!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ishwaryaa22 - I am glad that this made you feel much happier and thanks for adding a little bit more to the list. Family photos make me really happy and of course chocolate does too!


Londonlady profile image

Londonlady 4 years ago

Wow, 200! This really is an impressive list. Thanks for taking the time to come up with it. Technically this list could keep a person happy for 2/3 of a year! Definitely voted up! (Btw I like #103 about Black Friday, it made me smile!)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Londonlady - That really is a good way to look at it. With this list you can stay happy for almost the entire year.... almost makes me want to do anther one so I can get it up to 365! :)


cclitgirl profile image

cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I love, love,love this hub! I found it from your blog but there are so many reasons to be happy! Even if you are surviving on Ramen. hehe. You also gave me a photography project I idea! I think I love you. HAHAH.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I can't think of anything you haven't covered here! Wow, 200! This list gives us all an idea of all the things we have to be thankful for too! Great hub! Voted up and awesome! :)


MelChi profile image

MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Just what I needed to read on a Saturday afternoon. You just made the weekend feel even better....thank you!! Love everything on your list, there are so many I relate to but don't want to clog your comment section..lol! Will say (as you can see in my pic) I also love a pair of huge sunglasses. Awesome post!!!


daisydayz profile image

daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Well done on number 200!! Great hub, very fun. Most of them things make me happy too!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@cclitgirl - Glad you enjoyed this hub and glad that I gave you an idea for your photography project... there are so many things in life to be happy for... we just have to remember them! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sgbrown - Glad you enjoyed it... it was inspirational just to write it! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@MelChi - Really glad this list was just what you needed to make the weekend a little brighter. And nothing makes things better than a big pair of sunglasses! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@daisydayz - Glad you enjoyed them and glad they could put a smile on your face! :)


sweetie1 profile image

sweetie1 3 years ago from India

Looking at old pictures does bring out old memories but I don't have a hugh bathtub. But I do wish I had one.


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sweetie1 - I love looking back at old pictures. It is one of my favorite things to do! :)


gags3480 profile image

gags3480 3 years ago from Kanpur, India

Really nice list. Voted up & shared.


susan 3 years ago

Happiness is the capacity enjoyment!!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@gags3480 - Thank you so much... glad you enjoyed it! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@susan - Well said! :D


tvfor200 3 years ago

It makes me happy that you made the list...and you're happy!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@tvfor200 - Glad you found this list and it made you happy! :D


Ruchira profile image

Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Such an uplifting hub to read and start my thursday morning...loved it before and love it even now :)

happy thursday Stacy :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - Thank you so much! Glad it can bring you happiness! :)


Lor's Stories profile image

Lor's Stories 3 years ago from Central New Jersey

Animals make me happy

My one year old niece

Visiting my friends

Laughing just to laugh

Kids make me happy as does so many other things .

We should read " Happiness is a Warm Puppy" by Charles Shultz


MarieAlana1 profile image

MarieAlana1 3 years ago from Ohio

I love it! I found you on twitter and just had to check you out. It has truly been a pleasure of mine to read your things that make you happy. I write a hub on the 101 things to be grateful for. It follows along much of the same format. Great hub!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Lor's Stories - Great addition to the list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Keep smiling! :)


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@MarieAlana1 - Glad to hear that you found me on Twitter. That is encouraging that social media does work and that makes me happy! I will have to check out your grateful hub!


Insightful Tiger profile image

Insightful Tiger 3 years ago

What a good idea for your 200th hub! It made me smile :) Voted up and awesome.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working