Social Anxiety Support Forum banner

1 - 20 of 62 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
674 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I saw this topic on another board and thought how lovely it was, so I'll post it here. Life might be a bit crappy sometimes but there are just a few little things that make us smile, here's some of mine, (which I have all done by the way!)

- people-watching and making up little stories for each person
- the smell of wet pavement
- walking, standing or running in the pouring rain when you're soaked through and don't care anymore about getting wet
- laying on the grass with mates cloud watching
- skipping a lesson in school to have fun instead and feeling naughty
- opening a new packet of cereal
- sitting outside in a deckchair with just an umbrella in a storm
- walking into a room and seeing your mates at a table and a seat reserved for you (I miss this one)
- going downstairs early on a day close to Christmas and turning on the tree lights
- the smell of the garden at night
- opening the window at some crazy time of night to to smell that ^ and wonder what everyone else is doing
- having a powercut
- holding a door open for someone and having them say thankyou
- the sound of the sea at night
- having a laughter fit at something that isn't even funny anymore and infecting someone else with it

What are yours?:)
 

·
crazy
Joined
·
2,067 Posts
- opening a new packet of cereal
- sitting outside in a deckchair with just an umbrella in a storm
- walking into a room and seeing your mates at a table and a seat reserved for you (I miss this one)
- going downstairs early on a day close to Christmas and turning on the tree lights
- holding a door open for someone and having them say thankyou
- the sound of the sea at night
- having a laughter fit at something that isn't even funny anymore and infecting someone else with it
I love these - just reading them gives me a little blip of happiness. :)

Some things I like -

- having toast and coffee first thing in the morning
- days that are so nice you can open all the windows and let the breeze in
- my room after getting it all cleaned and organized, with lots of empty floor space
- the sound of distant lawnmowers on a summer day
 

·
killer of conversations
Joined
·
10,545 Posts
I thought I was the only one who liked the smell of the night. Strange how it has a smell.

-the first sip of a cold beverage on a hot day (and vica versa)
-baked goods fresh from the oven
-bubble baths
-anything "homely", like coming home and rushing into an overly-large housecoat
-daydreaming
 

·
breaking free
Joined
·
2,171 Posts
Small breaks when studying hours and hours for AP exams.

Surfing the internet and watching TV have never felt so good! I haven't had any time to relax since Sunday and still have at least 6 hours more of studying to do this weekend. It will feel so good when AP tests are over :)
 

·
In my shiny bubble
Joined
·
2,428 Posts
- Having a nice hot bubble bath with a good book
- Reading a good book in bed before I hit in pillow
- Having my bedroom window open at night and feeling the breeze come through in the morning
- Having my bedroom to myself (i have to share a room with my sister see, but when's she's at uni, it's all mine :D)
- Going on the internet
- Seeing the house look all nice and tidy
-Hearing thunder and knowing I am all tucked up inside the house
-Going for walks
-Sitting in the garden on a nice day doing nothing but reading, listening to distant noises, like people talking or lawnmower's going, watching my guinea pigs on the lawn eating the grass and watching butterflies flying by.
- The smell of freshly cut grass and wet pavement
 

·
finished uni!
Joined
·
449 Posts
- the smell of wet pavement
- walking, standing or running in the pouring rain when you're soaked through and don't care anymore about getting wet
- laying on the grass with mates cloud watching
- holding a door open for someone and having them say thankyou
- the sound of the sea at night

What are yours? :)
:agree

-also-

- The feeling of love at first sight
- The ever-changing weather
- Playing the piano
- Having a cup of hot chocolate on a stormy night
- Babies
- Achieving a goal you set yourself
- Singing in the rain
 

·
Call Me !!!!
Joined
·
4,066 Posts
Aww sweet thread.

Leaving the house on a winters morning n feeling the cold on your face.
The smell of coffee.
Sharing a moment with someone.
Sitting in to watch a movie with all the lights off n everyone squashed up on the sofa.
The smell of fabric conditioner on your clothes.
The smell of your partners perfume/cologne when you brush past them.
The smell of cut grass on a summers morning.
New clothes.
Girls that blush when you look at them.
 

·
Chief Worrier
Joined
·
1,889 Posts
hmmm.
-reading during a thunderstorm.
-coming home from an exhausting track practice, changing into sweatpants, and taking a nap.
-driving with the windows open and the stereo at top volume.
-opening the front door and being greeted by the unconditional love of a dog.
-long car trips.
-sleeping in my bed the first time after i change the sheets.
-reading a new book.
-hot cocoa in winter, mint tea in summer.
-listening to my ipod in the car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
413 Posts
Feeling that nice kind of tired that you dont get at night and taking an afternoon nap.

A nice cup of tea.

and what everyone else said pretty much!
 

·
ಠ ¿ ಠ
Joined
·
913 Posts
Hmm.

I'd say spending prolonged amounts of time all by myself doing whatever it is I enjoy doing, relaxing in the moment with no anxiety to worry about due to others being around.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
95 Posts
Sabu - nothing comforts me like a nice cup of tea. I like to start my morning with one to try to come down from night terrors.

-being young and in love
-the fresh new green of spring
-the way my body and mind feel after an hour of yoga
-the anticipation of traveling
-smoothing lotion into my skin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
-The fact that nighttime now smells like summer. Clematis and smoke and niceness.
-That flicky-hair thing that my boyfriend does when he's playing guitar/ukulele and it gets in his way. And how his eyes go crinkly when he smiles properly. And everything about him, actually.
-Quiznight sunday. It's the one time I'm hanging out with people and just feel like a happy normal person who isn't nervous about anything
-Apple-flavoured lollipops.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,814 Posts
Simple things in life (things I enjoy):

-NBA PLAYOFFS!!
-The smell of cut grass
-The smell of oncoming rain
-Listening to the rain outside
-The radio and free music!
-Fishing
-The internet
-Fast Food (?)
-Learning
-Icecream on hot days
-Pitted-fires
-Hoodies/baseball caps
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
413 Posts
Having a day off, no one else is in the house, the neighbours are at work so I get to play my music as loud as I like and try to sing along with it. ha.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
761 Posts
-Driving around, in the passenger seat with my best friend from high school, windows down, music up, singing, sunglasses, and sun. Sounds sooo cliche or something, but it's not to me.
-Feeling the clumsy thump of my cat's body when he jumps onto my bed in the middle of the night. Feeling him jump 10 feet in the air when I move my foot 1 mm. And knowing which cat it is without ever having to look, lol.
-Kind of weird, but feeling the soft fur of my cat on my chest when I'm holding her like a baby/kid, with her paws holding onto my neck, as she nuzzles her head up under my chin. Maybe it's a maternal instinct?
-Feeling nourished after a meal.
-Wearing new clothes that look good.
-Drinking something and being able to feel the coldness as it goes down your body.
-Washing off after a day at the beach, and going to bed exhausted.
-Drinking a shake after a workout.
-Eating sweet grapes. They're just so fresh and crisp and juicy!
-Making really good lasagna and eating it.
-How food seems to taste better when you're out of town.
-Being able to be naked or in your underwear because no one is home.
-Seeing animals that you don't encounter on a daily basis.
-Attending midnight release events
-Really getting into a book- especially a series.
-The "night life" feeling... just feeling ALIVE at night.

ok I should sleep now. =/
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
3,567 Posts
-When my dog stops eating to look at me
-Stirring at night and noticing that I have 3-4 more hours to sleep
-The end of "Suite; Judy Blue Eyes"
-Cinnamon
-The morning after a big, air cleansing thunderstorm
-Driving through fresh snow
-Driving
-Watching my daughter sing
-Echoes
-Hitting a baseball
-Skipping a stone
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
- Rainy nights.
- Going to bed when I don't have to wake up early the next day.
- First bite into that big mac when I'm really hungry.
- Having conversations with my cat (she's a rich vocabulary).
- Hitting a 3-pointer Swish!
- Runner's high and examining my body in the mirror after a workout.
- A heart to heart with a friend (too rare...).
- Driving and singing along with the radio, drumming with my hands on everything.
- Coffee!
 

·
Protector of the Den
Joined
·
15,034 Posts
- After walking for awhile, looking back and seeing how far you have come. It's even better when the distance looks far bigger than the distance remaining to your destination.
 
1 - 20 of 62 Posts
Top