Everything that Made me Happy in July

  • Graceland Too by Phoebe Bridgers
  • Seeing people I love after a long while apart
  • Black-eyed susans
  • Identifying trees
  • The IT Crowd
  • British humour
  • Picking wildflowers
  • Paved trails
  • Evening church sermons
  • Chocolate fudge ice cream
  • “We could take your wheelchair”
  • Secondhand bookstores
  • Finding the perfect book for another
  • Three-dollar books
  • An email that says “your order has shipped”
  • Finding old scraps of paper with handwritten words, once used as a bookmark by a stranger
  • Updating my Goodreads account
  • Fresh, unused leather notebooks
  • Replacing bad habits with good ones
  • New stickers
  • Samples of washi tape
  • Codes and ciphers
  • Writing on a quiet evening
  • Fantasy children’s books
  • Tiny sprinkles of rain during quiet hours
  • Someone bringing me my favourite food, because they know I’ll love it
  • The sounds of birds singing above my head
  • A gift of homemade cookies
  • The simple words, “I’m sorry,” paired up with a hug
  • “Thank you for sharing your story with us”
  • Meeting new, kind people
  • Vaccines
  • Showing others my bullet journal
  • Pressed leaves
  • Hearing another talk about a book they love
  • Discussing novels
  • Bright gardens with flowers emerging through the greenery
  • Poems that transport me to the depths of nature
  • Sunflowers printed on a tablecloth
  • Duolingo challenges
  • Chinese dramas
  • The green glow of sunlight through leaves
  • Freshly-brushed hair
  • Enola Holmes
  • Friends falling in love with my favourite books
  • A satisfying ending to a story
  • The poetic, intricate writing of Donna Tartt
  • Crépes
  • Chocolate-covered pretzels
  • The word, saudade
  • Enneagram twos
  • Motherly love
  • Fishtail braids
  • Cinnamon bun tea
  • The sound of crickets on an early morning
  • The number “24”
  • Cryptography
  • Instrumental hymns
  • Remembering God’s promises and love
  • The feeling of being beautifully woven into the fabric of eternity
  • Lavender blooming on the side of the road
  • Kind strangers opening the door
  • Seaside wind
  • Funny, improvised lyrics
  • An isolated house built onto a tiny island of rocks
  • Sailboats
  • Old lighthouses
  • A distant daydream of living in a lighthouse someday
  • Abandoned mansions
  • Hot chocolate with a shot of espresso
  • Strong waves crashing on rocks
  • Large rocks peaking above the Atlantic waters
  • Houses that look like they belong in The Great Gatsby
  • The smell of being close to the water
  • The connection of family
  • Signs with bronze lettering

Keep wandering,

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. The fact that this post is just a list of things that made you happy in July makes me happy because there’s nothing I love more than things that make people happy combined with list formats. <333

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