50 things that makes me happy

Yesterday I got tagged by the lovely Karen from Confetti and Curves in a fun little challenge to list 50 Things That Makes Me Happy. This is the first time I was nominated to complete a blog challenge so I was super excited to accept the invitation – I really enjoyed making this list and I hope you enjoy reading.

Now, it goes without saying that what makes me most happy is my marriage, my family and friends, and all that I’ve achieved up until this point in my life. So I will be listing some of the random things that makes me smile, and some of the little things in life that I may tend to over look. These are the 50 Things That Makes Me Happy:

1. Making my husband laugh – his laugh is infectious!
2. My Mum’s food and advice she gives when ever I need it
3. Long conversations about life with my Dad – and his hugs of course
4. Evening family time with my in-laws
5. Reading a good book that you cannot wait to share with another person
6. Winter – and all that comes with it
7. Ginger sweets – it makes me feel so warm
8. When the house is clean
9. A strong cup of tea with just the right amount of sugar
10. Sleep!! I love my sleep
11. Watching reruns of my favourite series
12. Walking on the beach breathing in the fresh ocean air
13. Doing something adventurous
14. Blogging!!
15. Jumping into my onesie pyjamas
16. The smell of petrol or permanent markers
17. That earthy smell after a rainstorm
18. When my favourite song plays on the radio
19. Good Sci-Fi movies – i.e. Anything by Marvel
20. When India wins a cricket match
21. The feeling when I put my glasses back on after I’ve cleaned them – I can see clearly now…
22. When a baby smiles at me!!
23. Pay day!! Haha
24. Staying at home all day being lazy with the husband
25. After the initial feeling of guilt for over indulging – buying books!
26. Ice-cream – it just makes everything better
27. When I buy a sale item and get to the till, only to have them say its been marked down even further! – SCORE!!
28. Laughing so much that my stomach hurts – I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t enjoy this
29. Sitting in front of a fire
30. Exploring new places
31. When you’re driving and the road makes an unexpected dip and your stomach does that tumbling thing
32. Meeting new people from all over the world through blogging
33. Going home after a long day at work
35. Macaroons – yummy!!
37. When my tablet is fully charged
38. A long, hot shower
39. Gift shopping for someone else
40. Making a difference in someone’s life no matter how small
41. Inside jokes with the hubby
42. Fluffy socks
43. The smell of books
44. Eid morning (and lunch)
45. Getting a gift for no reason
46. Looking through old photo albums and reminiscing about life that used to be
47. The crisp of clean sheets
48. Taking photos – I find I really enjoy photography
49. When I’ve been struggling with a problem for days on end and then I finally get the correct answer!
50. And just for extra emphasis – MY FAMILY!!

That’s all folks – My 50 Things That Makes Me Happy . Thanks again to Karen – the sweetheart behind Confetti and Curves – for nominating me to take part in the challenge; I had so much fun writing this!! Visit her beautiful blog where she talks about all things glitzy and glamorous; from beauty to fashion and some helpful tips to plan your dream wedding.

I hereby tag the following fellow bloggers to complete this challenge:

Candice – Beauty Candy Loves

Poppie Tee – Poppie Tee

Nadia – My Hartjie

Razaan – My Passion for my Little Minions

Tasneem – City Girl Vibe

(And anyone else who would like to complete this challenge, please feel free!!)

I really hope you girls accept the challenge – I would love to read all about the 50 things that makes you happy!

– Nihaad

22 thoughts on “50 things that makes me happy

  1. barefootmegz says:

    This is awesome. I used to do a “100 things I’m thankful for” post over American Thanksgiving, but skipped it last year.
    I LOVE that “tumbling thing” your tummy makes when driving over a dip. I used to go ti Tygervalley purely for the purpose of catching a dip in their parking lot at a speed.
    As for Eid: the closest I’ve come was Iftar with some friends and it was a really wonderful experience.

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    • Nihaad says:

      Aww you should do this one then. It’s such fun and it just makes you remember whats important, you know? Haha I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who loves the tummy tumbling thing!! Everytime is happens I end up with a big smile on my face 😀 its almost like a mini version of a roller coaster ride!!
      I love that you got to experience Iftar! Eid day is truly special, especially in the morning when everyone walks to their neighbours to wish them a Happy Eid, and the children come with their smart new clothes with big smiles on their faces because they know they will be getting some money… It makes everyone so happy 🙂

      You should definitely do this challenge, I’d LOVE to read it!! Xo


  2. Rushda says:

    So sweet! We have quite a few in common…
    And I now refuse to feel guilty about buying books, I can fill several bookshelves with my collections and I’m very proud of it. I love a wall covered with books! Like my own little library 😊

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    • Nihaad says:

      That’s amazing!! I would love to have my own personal library… I don’t have a big collection yet but I am getting there slowly 🙂 it makes me feel so happy just to look at the books I’ve collected through the years – some were setwork books I’ve held onto from High School.

      Shukran for visiting Rushda 🙂 Xo


  3. Sophie Sierra says:

    Such a gorgeous tag! I did mine a while back and it certainly made me smile listing all the things I’m happiest about. Loving your version, such pretty, heart warming photos to illustrate the post and I agree with so many of your sweet things; sitting in front of a fire, the smell of books (especially old ones), and definitely, definitely, definitely a strong cup of tea 😀

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    • Nihaad says:

      Hi Sophie and thank you for reading! I had so much fun doing this post because life can be so hectic that you don’t take time to think of all the little things that make you happy everyday! I will be sure to check out your version of it 🙂


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