50 Things That Make Me Smile

I was tagged by the beautiful Grace from PrayerandPassports and to do this 50 things that make my life extraordinary challenge, or 50 things that make me smile! 50 things is A LOT but as I was writing my list I realized just how much GOOD there is in my life. It’s so easy to go through your days focusing on everything that’s WRONG, and everything that makes you unhappy. That’s when we fail to appreciate the small things in life that make our life so worth living for.

So for Blogtober day 3, I am sharing with you 50 things that make me smile! At the end I will be tagging 5 others to do this tag as well! Enjoy! & thank you again Grace for tagging me. (:


50 things that make me smile. The small things in life that are extra ordinary. Practicing mindfulness.


50 Things that Make me Smile

  1. Dogs, especially my own. (how could you not smile when seeing a pup?)
  2. My boyfriend. (because duh)
  3. My family. I am blessed to have a pretty supportive mom, dad and brother! Love them to pieces.
  4. Sunsets and sunrises. They are so dang beautiful.
  5. Coffee (can’t go through my days without it. Turns my grumpy soul to a happy soul)
  6. Flowers, they are gorgeous and I am sure make everyone smile!
  7. Lighting my favorite candles. SO GOOD.
  8. Gossip Girl (because it’s one of my all time favorite TV shows, I can’t get sick of it.)
  9. Paying it forward. I love doing acts of kindness for others, like over tipping and paying for the person behind me. Makes me smile and feel good.
  10. My blogging community. My BossGirlBloggers members make me smile on a daily basis.
  11. The holiday season. Just something about the holidays brings me cheer and excitement!
  12. Traveling, I love to explore new places.
  13. Big cities – something magical about them. Especially NYC.
  14. A bubble bath…especially when paired with a glass of wine.
  15. And of course, wine … because YES. I especially love white wine.
  16. When I randomly find extra money lying around that I didn’t know I had. (:
  17. Fall weather, it’s so cozy and I love it!
  18. The beach, especially listening to the waves.
  19. Sounds of rain while I am falling asleep. It’s so peaceful.
  20. Babies…I love kids and can’t wait to have some of my own!
  21. Ice cream, surprise me with ice-cream and I will forever be happy.
  22. Weddings, I smile every time and can’t wait for my own!
  23. New makeup, because I am a makeup addict. Nothing like a new makeup palette am I right?!
  24. Cozy, soft blankets. Gimme them all!
  25. Warm, clean bedsheets. Nothing better than that, right?
  26. Summer sunny days, how could you not smile? Unless it’s too hot!
  27. Watching the first snowfall while I am cozied up on the couch in front of a fire place.
  28. Random sweet comments.
  29. Driving down small back roads blasting country music.
  30. Country music in general.
  31. My grandpa used to make me smile all the time. Miss him everyday.
  32. Watching my favorite Netflix shows &/or movies.
  33. Singing even if I am the worst at it!
  34. Blogging, because it’s so much fun!
  35. Giving gifts and watching peoples reactions. Love making others smile!
  36. When I achieve a goal, it’s the best feeling!
  37. When I prove others wrong. Don’t doubt me!
  38. Celebrating with friends. Always a good time!
  39. My best friends who are always there for me.
  40. Tacos, queso and margaritas!
  41. When I find a good deal! Love me some budget shopping!
  42. Nature, I love seeing it’s beauty.
  43. Hugs. I am such an affectionate person. I love a good hug!
  44. New experiences
  45. Thanksgiving surrounded by family and food!
  46. Hoodies
  47. Random acts of kindness.
  48. Surprises! As long as they are happy surprises!
  49. Seeing other people smile.
  50. Teaching others. I love helping others learn especially when it comes to going after a life they love!




Now I tag:


Hope you enjoyed this tag! What makes you smile?

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25 Comments

  1. October 3, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Over half of these I can agree with for myself! ESPECIALLY coffee! Lol

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 3, 2018 / 6:57 pm

      Coffee really is so great! Makes things better, speaking of, time to go get me some now!

  2. October 3, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    As a caffiene addict myself, I 100% agree with your coffee smiles.

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:53 am

      So glad you agree coffee is a mood lifter (:

  3. October 3, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    Xoxo
    Gossip Girl

    Yaaaaas! Lauren you are so relatable ❤️

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:53 am

      Thank you grace! You are awesome 😍💓

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:53 am

      Aw you are very welcome! Glad to help (:

  4. October 3, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    #14 SO MUCH YES! Especially if you throw in a delightfully trashy romance novel. Recipe for perfection.

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:52 am

      YES! Couldn’t agree more (:

  5. Paula |The Value of a Moment
    October 3, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Such a wonderful idea for a post, Gratitude is so important!! Your list is fantastic, and I agree with sooo many of them. Thank you so much for tagging me, I look forward to creating my own list!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Thank you so much! Can’t wait to read your answers (:

  6. October 3, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Seriously, I love everything on this list too and reading it put me in such a good mood!!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:52 am

      That makes me so happy to hear (:

  7. October 4, 2018 / 12:41 am

    I can relate to all of those! Love bubble baths, wine( although I am a red wine fan), finding money in old purses… it’s like Christmas! Christmas… because it’s so cheerful and I love all the bright lights! Summer time.. being free and able to travel. Meeting new people, coffee dates with friends, and dinner dates with the hubby!

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:51 am

      So glad you can relate! I love everything you mentioned as well! Especially the holidays (:

  8. October 4, 2018 / 2:44 am

    Lovely. What a great way to get to know you a little bit more. #18 hits home. I grew up next to the beach and I miss it everyday as I currently live in the desert. Thank you for sharing these.

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:51 am

      Thank you so much! & oh wow, what an adjustment! Although I love warm weather! I secretly always wanted to live in arizona.

  9. October 4, 2018 / 3:46 am

    Oooh! loved reading this list. If I were making my list, it would be almost identical. Thanks for starting my day on such a happy note – I know I will be singing for the rest of the day.

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Aw thank you so much (:

  10. October 4, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    So much to be grateful for 🙂 Thankyou for reminding me!

  11. October 4, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    I LOVE this. It’s such a good perspective. And makes you think about the things that make you smile.

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 4, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      Aw thank you so much!! (:

  12. October 9, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    Lol, great post you have there, I can totally relate to making people happy, hanging out with friends, gossiping with my friends, falling in love with nature and lots more. I gat my eyes on you tho, cus you said:

    “Babies…I love kids and can’t wait to have some of my own!”
    *giggling
    I don’t know if it’s odd tho, because I’m a guy that reads almost all your blog posts I some times save them offline, to access whenever I wanna, even tho sometimes you’re always like “girl bosses” but hey what about guys, we definitely wanna be bosses too. Lol

    • ellduclos
      Author
      October 9, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      haha thank you!! My brand is essentially helping women go after their dream life and become their own boss by finding self confidence etc. & I have a community that I run called BossGirlBloggers because I really wanted to help other like minded women who are going after their dream life like myself. Nothing against guys or anything!! (:

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