Nourish The Soul-23 Ways To Be Happy

Happiness like everything else in life is a choice.  Often we forget that happiness arrives in the simplest package.  Let’s strip away the grandeur and focus on the basics.  What can we do to be happy?  Below are 23 ways to indulge in happiness. 

1.       Smile.

2.       Mail a postcard to yourself with the greeting I LOVE YOU.

3.       Re-read your favourite book.

4.      Jot down all the things that make you unhappy on a piece of paper, then tear it up into as many pieces as you can.

5.       Start a flower garden.

6.       Plant a small herb garden.

7.       Laugh.

8.       Start a gratitude journal.

9.       Listen to the laughter of a child.

10.     View old photo albums.

11.     Send a thank you note to someone who would least expect it.

12.     Set a goal.

13.     Start saving for that goal.

14.     Paint.

15.     Play with your child.

16.     Have breakfast for dinner.

17.     Enjoy some toast with Nutella.

18.     Sing. I mean sing out loud!

19.     Read and view something inspiring.

20.    Put on a puppet show for your family.

21.   Decide that guilt is for the birds, and enjoy your favourite snack while watching all those shows you have recorded on your PVR or TIVO.

22.    Enjoy a luxurious bubble bath accompanied by your beverage of choice, while reading that magazine you have been saving for just such an occasion.
23.    Kiss someone you love!

I encourage you to add to this list.  Find simple ways to bring happiness into your day.


  1. I agree, happiness is a choice that we have to make, each and everyday. Even when things go wrong, there is a moment when we get to choose how to react (sometimes that moment is more like a millisecond!). I do love breakfast for dinner, there are several "favorite" books that I could read over and over again, and there is something about singing out loud that makes me smile!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for comment Stacey. You sound like my kind of person. Take joy in the small things and be happy. Sounds so simple, yet many of us don't follow that path. I am glad that you do!
    I am glad that you enjoyed the post. Take care.

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  4. Thank you for your comment Web Designing, I am glad that you enjoyed the post.

  5. Happiness is certainly a choice. Once you make it - it's much easier to achieve and take care of each day. I think happiness is definitely something you have to nurture. It's like a plant. Water it each day with a smile, something fun, and a dash of adventure.

  6. Thank you for your comment Christian. I am thrilled that you took time to read some of the articles on my blog. Happiness, is a gift. One that you have the opportunity to share with the world. To be happy with yourself and life is to find true power.

  7. Here's another Happiness tip- Read Giselle's Blog! It put a smile on my face!

  8. I just knew that the people in Omemee were wonderful! Thank you. Omemee is a great place to live. One of my best friends lives there!

  9. Kool post, Giselle. I especially like #15 and #17. Nothing makes me happier than playing with my kids. And there's nothing quite like Nutella on toast. My kids love it too, so sometimes I can combines the two activities. :-) Paul


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