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Little Things That Make Me Smile

Updated on September 28, 2010

Choose Your Quiet Place

If happiness were sold over the counter ,along with personal growth capsules ,with maybe some spiritual joy snack bars thrown in for good measure ,someone would no doubt be a millionaire !but its not....

How-ever its the Little Things that make us happy, and if pay attention those things are more available than you think.

My face loves to smile, sometimes I even smile when Im feeling sad. I dont know why face does that , but maybe its because it has learned to be patient and if I just smile the feelings will follow.

Yes,thats it tell your face to smile (alot) and eventually the emotions will follow.

When I was a young mother with two step sons , a teenager , toddler playing at my feet and nursing a 4 week old cranky baby I read those words ' choose your quiet place' and laughed til I almost cried...............yea right.!

So of course trying to imagine the unimagineable while juggling a busy workload is a laughable suggestion ,however the seed is planted and just as all good gardeners know the next best thing to do is simply ..........wait

Not Long Now....

Who Me...
Who Me...

Contentment Arrives

  • Little Things that Make Me Smile
  • People who keep their word.
  • The early bird who gets to sing his song first
  • sunrise
  • the smell of babies as they snuffle and latch on to feed
  • smell of fresh bread wafting through the house
  • clean fragrant bedsheets
  • happy smiling children playing
  • a man protecting his loved ones
  • loved ones ,brothers n sisters openly showing encouragement
  • hot soup on a cold cold day
  • iced water on a hot summers day
  • kind strangers who offer a smile or word
  • unexpected beauty like seeing a brand new butterfly land nearby
  • message from a friend or family
  • looking at photos down memory lane
  • spondaneous hugs
  • soft voices
  • good music
  • handmade gifts
  • fresh flavorful coffee
  • rivers and lakes to remind me im alive.

If youd prefer not too vote ,scroll down and listen to a great song!

Whats In It For You?

Does money buy Happiness?

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    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from -Oceania

      Thank-you for taking the time to comment-made my day!

    • liesl5858 profile image

      Linda Bryen 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      That was a great hub about the little things in life that matters. Well done Eaglekiwi.

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from -Oceania

      It is a good thing to rise above our circumstances by smiling ,it helps us to pause and not panic. To embrace courage instead of fear. Thank-you for your well thought out comments.

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      Shankar paudel 

      7 years ago

      I think we face many problems in life and if we seek the oppourtunity carried behind the problem, we may get success and happiness. Every day we should smile. Smiling while takling with other make talk impressive and increases our persionality.

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Your article certainly made me smile. I loved it.

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      Thats an awesome list trish!

    • trish1048 profile image


      10 years ago


      Here's my list: stimulating conversation, spending time with my kids and granddaughter, spending time with my best friend, ice cream, a good book, a wonderful old movie, dancing, time off from work, sitting by the lake in the park, soft mood music, dinner out with a dear friend, browsing for or buying antiques, searching fleamarkets for that million dollar item (hah!), puppies/kittens, my two cats, rain on my roof, the first snowfall, Christmas, the ocean, seagulls, pets adopted from shelters, good health, talking with the elderly, volunteering for the pet therapy program for the nursing homes, falling in love, board games and finally, sleep :)

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      thanks cindy! happy you stopped by.

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      Cindy Vine 

      10 years ago from Cape Town

      great list, we have to remember the little things

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      Youre very welcome!! thanks again

    • Teresa McGurk profile image


      10 years ago from The Other Bangor

      neat list -- the whole hub is uplifting, thanks!

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      Jama. lol@exercise , get more sleep ,take time out ,lack of sleep being the major killer lol the human mind & body is incredible huh? and here we still workin that brain! (though a few are maybe suspect) lol.........thanks for stopping by too

    • JamaGenee profile image

      Joanna McKenna 

      10 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Eagle, it's a wonderful list!  I like *your* sense of humor too ("choose your quiet place....yea right").  So true!  Like when my doctor told me to "get more excerise".  I had a 6-yr-old and a toddler at home, and I was taking a full load in college.  Hellooo...exercise was *not* the issue...*sleep* was the issue.  ;D  

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      Candie V 

      10 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      My greatgrandparents had 11 kids (9 made it to adulthood) in a tiny home, she used to put her apron over her head when she wanted to be alone.

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      William thankyou for stopping by and making comment . i appreciate your time to bring that poll to my attention too.

      Below is a hub you may enjoy too.

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      10 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Lots of nice thoughts, Eaglekiwi. I couldn't vote in your poll, though, because my answer would be: "No, but it helps."

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      Aww thanks I really appreciate your encouraging comments!

    • compu-smart profile image


      10 years ago from London UK

      Your Right! Its those little things that can make such a big differance!

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      Im touched ,many thanks

    • noelmix profile image


      10 years ago

      That was a great list

    • GeneriqueMedia profile image


      10 years ago from Earth

      Thanks. =) I appreciate!

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      Hey thankyou ,my theraputic side coming out.

      I have read a couple of your hubs too ,wow!

    • GeneriqueMedia profile image


      10 years ago from Earth

      VERY cute and uplifting Hub.

      You make me smile. =)

      I like to see kids playing, stranger's helping one another out...someone teaching teens to be good young adults...etc.


    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      thankyou for dropping by, you have some great questions too!

    • Lgali profile image


      10 years ago

      very nice list very good hub


    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Awww very sweet and I love that song....Thanks for the wonderful reminder...and glad to meet you...G-Ma :O) Hugs

      "Someday you 'll wish upon a star...and find your dreams are behind you" great video.......

    • Eaglekiwi profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from -Oceania

      your welcome and it was a pleasure to respond.

      Inspiring even.

    • mayhmong profile image


      10 years ago from North Carolina

      That's a great list to remind you that small things in life really do bring a smile to your face. Almost every person that respond to this request said the same thing?! Thanks for responding to my request.


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