When life gets tough (because it does!) it’s important to remind yourself of the things that make your soul happy, the things that make you smile, and the things that give you purpose in life. What are the things that make you YOU? Since I am currently needing a little reminder of all the good things in my life, I am going to try to come up with a list of 25 things that make me smile. Let’s see if I can get myself (and even you guys) to smile by the end of this post. To spread the happiness around, I will be tagging a few bloggers to write about the 25 things that make them smile as well.
So look out for the tag at the end of the post! Here we go…….
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25 THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE:
SAVE FOR LATER!
1. MY FAITH IN JESUS
I have made it this far in life because of God – physically, emotionally, spiritually and professionally. In my 22 years of age I have never felt as much love, comprehension, support and comfort from anyone or anything in life as I have from Jesus. And please don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the love and support I receive from my loved ones. I am surrounded by amazing people, but God’s love is just something else. It is superior to anything I have experienced before. Whenever I’m feeling sad, lost or hopeless, there is no one else I rather talk to or go to than God. He always lifts me up!
2. MY LOVING AND CARING FAMILY
I am so blessed to have incredible parents (the best in the entire world, seriously), supportive sisters, an outstanding nephew, a precious niece, loving grandparents, fun cousins to be around and aunts and uncles that I share good memories with. God has definitely blessed me with a great family who I am so grateful for.
I have so many happy memories with my family that I will always cherish.
3. MY BLOG MAKES ME SMILE SO BIG
The birth of my blog has not only brought me a new baby (yes, my blog is my baby) it has also brought me purpose. Ever since I created my blog, I have felt like I have purpose on this earth because I am doing something I love. I have always enjoyed creating, but I never really knew how to release my creativity other than through my art. So, my blog has become the main outlet where I can share my creativity with the world. Creating content gives me something to look foward to and be happy about.
4. MY BLOGGING FAMILY
One of the greatest outcomes of creating a blog has been meeting incredible bloggers who I can now call my friends. Honestly, I never thought I would meet people that would understand me as much as my blogger friends do. Being able to network with like-minded people has changed my life around. I know that whenever I am going through something that my friends IRL wouldn’t understand, my blogger friends can understand. I am so lucky to have become friends with such supportive, inspiring and up-lifting bloggers (you all know who you are!)
5. WORKING OUT
Without exaggerating, working out is one of my favorite things to do in life.
There is something about exercise that fascinates me so much. I love working out, trying new exercises, giving my body a challenge, and seeing improvement everyday. And while there there may be times that I’m not as motivated to workout, I always push myself to get a workout in because I know my body will thank me later.
There has honestly never been a time where I have regretted working out.
I have loved art ever since I could remember. I can’t begin to imagine just how dull the world would be without art.
As a kid, I would always draw and sketch fashion designs (I wanted to be a fashion designer, lol) and as a teenager, I spend most of my free time painting. So, I planned to major in art. Although I switched my major to accounting, I have always remained connected to art in one way or another. Everytime that I get to draw, paint or even sketch designs on my free time, I am one happy girl!
Some of my best memories include traveling.
I love to travel. Traveling is truly one of the best things that life has to offer. My dream is to travel the world with the people I love while doing what I love. Most of the traveling I have done has been in the states (I’ve visited over 13 states!)
Although only country I have been to other than the USA is Ecuador, I am definitely grateful to have been able to travel as much as I have at only 22 years of age.
I would definitely love to visit Brazil, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Egypt, Israel, and so many other wonderful countries, someday.
OTHER THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE:
I absolutely love writing for my blog and writing on my journal.
9. READING MY BIBLE AND STUDYING SCRIPTURE
Every moment I devote to reading the Bible is so special to me.
I love journaling on my regular journal and my bullet journal (I recently started using a bullet journal and I’m completely obsessed!)
11. WATCHING MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS
I enjoy watching TV shows like Gossip Girl, TVD, The Originals, Dynasty, and Violeta while eating a snack!
12. GOING TO HOTELS
There’s something so magical about them.
13. ACHIEVING MY GOALS
The feeling of achievement really fulfills me.
14. CREATING MY OWN WORKOUTS
I enjoy creating workouts for myself and my blog! I love combining exercises, coming up with different routines, testing them out myself and turning them into a blog-worthy workouts. Here are some of my workouts!
15. PUTTING ON MAKE-UP
Although I don’t wear makeup often (I’m more of a moisturizer, mascara and lipgloss kind of girl), I do enjoy doing a full face on special occasions, haha.
They are the cutest things on this entire planet. I have always been so close to all of my little cousins because of how much I love kids, haha!
17. DOING CRAFTS WITH KIDS
My cousins and their friends know that I’m their girl when they want to do crafts. I enjoy creating projects with kids and watching their creativity flow. It’s the cutest thing.
18. WATCHING YOUTUBE
I love watching Pamela RF (or better yet doing her workouts, haha), the ACE family, Daisy Marquez, Bretman Rock, and Tina Halada.
19. INTERACTING WITH MY FRIENDS AND AUDIENCE
I love interacting with my Twitter, Instagram, Blog (WordPress), Pinterest, and TikTok family. Responding to comments and returning the love always makes me so happy!
20. LISTING ITEMS ON EBAY AND SELLING THEM
I love getting “get ready to ship, your item sold” notifications.
21. LEARNING NEW THINGS
I enjoy learning new things about God, the Bible, blogging, fitness, entrepreneurship, social media, etc.
22. GOING ON WALKS
Whether it’s the morning or the evening, I love going on 20-30 minute walks to get steps in and relax my mind.
23. LISTENING TO MUSIC
Music definitely makes me smile. I love listening to music as soon as I wake up, when I’m in the shower, when I go for walks, and when I work on projects.
24. MAKING PIZZA
Making pizza with my dad and sister is always fun. Not trying to brag, but we really make the best NYC style homemade pizza!
25. PRACTICING SKIN CARE
Major heart eyes, haha. I love putting on masks and oils, serums, and lotions.
Well there you have it!
I honestly thought this list would be harder to make but I feel like I could still list many more things if I wanted to! I might have to do a longer list next time, haha.
Anyways, I’d really love to read about the things that make YOU happy so I’ll tag some bloggers to share their list of the 25 things that make them smile! And If I didn’t tag you in this post, I still want to hear about the 25 things that make you smile.
Until next time,