26 little things to appreciate in life

gratefulAfter having the busiest week and feeling particularly stressed, I decided to get positive in this weeks post and compile a list of things to be thankful for. Hopefully, a lot of these are universal to us all but you might find a couple that are particularly relevant to me! I really enjoyed writing this post and it truly did the job – reading through this leaves me in a much better mood. Yes, there are all those big things like having a roof over our heads and access to clean water and we should be appreciative of all that too. But this post is primarily all about the little things. I’d love to know yours so let me know in the comments!

  1. A fully stocked fridge. So much to choose from! So much potential! I mean you’ll probably go for what you always have but it’s the choice.
  2. Waking up after an 8 hours sleep. You might not have appreciated a full night sleep when you were younger but is there a better feeling?
  3. The greeting from your dog when you come home. I could have had the crappiest day but having someone who is so bloody happy to see you every single time you get in is just the loveliest.
  4. That smug feeling when you’re proven right. Well I did tell you…
  5. The Killers Mr Brightside. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing you will rock out to this legendary song.
  6. A frothy coffee on a Monday morning. ‘Cause yknow, how else are you supposed to get through Monday?
  7. Forehead kisses. They’re just nice ok!?
  8. Hitting every green light on your drive. No one can stop you!
  9. Binge watching an awesome TV show on Netflix. The limit does not exist…
  10. A proper belly laugh. The kind where it hurts and you just can’t stop.
  11. Your dressing gown. The cosiest garment in all the land. You won’t wash it nearly as much as you should but you don’t even care.
  12. Chocolate. In whatever form you deem fit, the world is a better place because of this beautiful stuff.
  13. That first refreshing drink from a can of fizzy. Is it just me who gives a happy shudder?
  14. Putting your out of office on when you’re going on holiday. I’m out of here, bitches!
  15. A baby’s giggle. C’mon, you know it’s cute.
  16. Fresh bedsheets. If you don’t do that contented wiggle when you get in, you’re missing out.
  17. When your favourite shop has free delivery. Take my money! Take it all!
  18. Chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven. So warm…so gooey!
  19. Sinking into a hot bath. A Sunday night bath with candles, a bath bomb and a good book is just what you need before a new week.
  20. That Friday feeling. It’s the weekend! Two whole days of freedom!
  21. The first BBQ of the year. Summer is most definitely here. Now pass me a burger!
  22. Receiving a compliment on something you’ve worked hard on. Why yes I did make this curry all by myself and damn right it’s amazing!
  23. Waking up before your alarm goes off. And realising you get to go back to sleep for a little longer.
  24. Taking off your bra after a long day. Need I say more?
  25. Listening to the rain when you’re lying in bed. One of the best sounds to fall asleep to.
  26. Fresh stationary. I mean yeah, you’re probably going to mess it all up by day three but for once you actually feel like you’ve got your shit together.

If you liked this post, why not read 17 signs you know you’re getting old. 

Emily x

  • It’s certainly true how the little things can really make a difference to our day! Glad you’ve found your happy 🙂

  • I agree with all of these! The fresh sheets one is so true and with fresh pyjamas after a hot shower, it’s even better aha. I think one of my favourite feelings has got to be that feeling just after finishing a really good book! (Rly nerdy I know haha)

    EscapesAndEpiphanies | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • Emily

      I’d actually agree with you about finishing a good book Meera! SUCH a good feeling!

  • First time on your blog and gotta say I LOVE your header!!!
    And this is such a lovely post I love it!! Made me smile

    • Emily

      Thanks so much Ella!

  • This weekend I woke up after a 10 hour sleep and it was DIVINE. Also on that note, fresh bedsheets are like my absolute faaavorite!!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  • I am so calm after reading this post! After each one I was like “oh yes, that’s the best feeling ever.” It’s the little things that make me the most happy for sure. Getting all the green lights and seeing my dog are at the top of the list. Great post!
    Steph x.

    • Emily

      Aw I’m so glad Stephanie! I think I could have written one of these lists on the appreciation of having a dog to be honest!

  • Missy May

    I do appreciate all of this but, girllll… 24 is everything as a woman with a bit of meat on her chest. Lol!! Halleluyah for me!! Ha!


  • A lovely post – we take life too seriously and I love refreshing reads like this! Hope you’re well lovely and hope you’re having a fab afternoon too! 🙂

    Layla x


  • I’m all for Mr Brightside, how can anyone not be haha! Loved having a read of this xx


  • I agree, there is nothing better than waking up after a long nights sleep!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • This is such a beautiful post Emily – filled with positivity and gratitude! Totally agree with you about that blissful feeling of waking up after 8 hours of sleep, haha 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Giveaway: £200 Voucher Fenn Wright Manson! (designer womenswear) x

  • Aw, this is definitely one of my favourites posts. I agree with many of these and appreciate the little things in life. We’ll be having loads of proper belly laughs with my friends tomorrow for St Paddy’s. happy weekend, lovely. xx/Madison

  • We don’t stop and appreciate these often enough do we?

  • Oh my your list is so wonderful and you are right! I never appreciated sleep till I had kids..now having 8 hours of sleep straight is a luxury x

  • All of this yes. Yes. Yes. I am trying to practice gratitude everyday and have been doing mental lists but I think I might want to share a post like this eventually! So grateful for the whole discography by the Killers haha

    S | Je M’appelle Chanel

    • Emily

      Definitely recommend doing one Sonia – it really makes you feel nice and fuzzy!