A List of Things That Bring Me Joy



1 | The aroma and atmosphere inside bookshops.

2 | Coffee dates.

3 | Kept promises.

4 | Making lists.

5 Witty comebacks.

6 | Instant friendships.

7 | Exploring new places.

8 | A baby's laughter.

9 | Kindness from strangers.

10 Seeing old couples.

11 | Places, songs, and scents that trigger sweet memories.

12 | Capturing a moment in time with my camera.

13 | Looking at old photographs.

14 | Walks at night, the moon and stars in full view.

15 | Breakfast in bed.

16 | Falling asleep to the sound of rain.

17 | Homes that have been transformed into museums.

18 | Salty beach air.

19 | Vintage paperback books.

20 | A chandelier over a dining room table.

21 | Calm boat rides.

22 Seaside walks.

23 Classic Christmas music.

24 Inside jokes.

25 | Spiced and cozy scented candles: cinnamon, wood, evergreen, amber, sandalwood, autumn, etc.

26 | Old, antique maps.

27 | Walking on the main street of a town.

28 | Gothic novels.

29 | Absorption of information.

30 | Cozy, quaint rooms with lovely details.

31 | Staying at a bed and breakfast.

32 | Talking to bright children.

33 | Supporting local small businesses: cafes, bookshops, diners, etc.

34 | The scratching sound the pen makes as I write.

35 | An enchanting log cabin or cottage in the woods.

36 | Sweater weather.

37 | The warmth of a mug in my hands.

38 | Painting while listening to instrumental music.

39 A collection of hot sauces.

40 | Political consciousness.

41 | An old skeleton key, and pondering what was behind the door it opened.

42 | Practicing calligraphy.

43 Aimless driving with favorite old songs.

44 Handwritten letters, writing and receiving them.

45 | Reminiscing.

46 | Bonfires and campfires with good company.

47 | Things that taste, smell, feel, sound, and look like autumn and winter.

48 | Breakfast on the porch.

49 | The yellowing pages of old books.

50 | Having passion.

51 | A classic, timeless, feminine style.

52 | An atmosphere drenched in history.

53 | Road trips.

54 | Wanderlust.

55 | A conversation that begins with a book.

56 Poetry that doesn't rhyme.

57 | Overcoming writer's block.

58 | Long, empty, winding roads and trails.

59 Watching with curious fascination.

60 | Beautiful arrangements of books in libraries and bookshops.

61 | Trying new recipes.

62 | Discovering new music.

63 Gothic, Renaissance, Tudor, Victorian, and Gregorian architecture.

64 | Teachers learning from their students.

65 Getting lost in the world of a good book.

66 | Watching history documentaries.

67 | Social and emotional intelligence.

68 | Adding cinnamon to my hot tea and lattes.

69 | The lawn of an old English country home.

70 | Answers.

71 | Reading a favorite book again.

72 Visiting old places: ancient, historical, abandoned.

73 | Reading poetry.

74 Market squares.

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