Honest Stories • October 17, 2016

10 Things That Make Me Happy

10 Things That Make Me Happy | KiaSalter.com

Life is hard. Life can also be repetitive, grueling, and exhausting when you’re everything to everyone. If you’re a mother, you’re the person who gives of herself every day to make sure your family is happy.

If you’re a father, you’re the person who makes sure everyone is safe and secure. And if you’re single, you have to make sure you have food on the table and security all at the same time. Every day, we all sacrifice more and more for the greater good. But just because life isn’t easy, doesn’t mean we should forget about ourselves. Which is why I wrote this editorial. I wanted to share 10 things that make me happy in order to spark the conversation of self-care.

Have you thought about the things that make you happy lately? Well if you haven’t, this is the perfect time to. And maybe while doing so, you might discover some new things that might make you happy and smile in the process.


10 Things That Make Me Happy | KiaSalter.com


10 Things That Make Me Happy | KiaSalter.com

1. Being Creative
When I’m able to express myself through design, I feel free.

2. French Fries
Who doesn’t love the taste of hot, fried potatoes. I so want a fry right now.

3. Listening to Great Music
I know how to read and play music so it goes without saying, I love music.

4. Exploring/Going New Places
I don’t mind getting lost and discovering something new and beautiful.

5. Dancing
I love to dance slow, fast, or skip around while vacuuming the floor.

6. Watching Movies
Netflix and my movie collection keep me stress-free every weekend.

7. Shop With my Mom
Shopping with my mom is an adventure. Trust me, you’d love it too.

8. Laughter
I discovered I love to laugh 6 years ago and now I can’t stop smiling.

9. A Good Book
Enjoying a good book with a comfy blanket and lemon tea is my thing.

10. Family & Friends
My family may get on my nerves at times, but they are mine. And I love them.

10 Things That Make Me Happy | KiaSalter.com


10 Things That Make Me Happy | KiaSalter.com


Self-care doesn’t require much money in order to be achieved. It just requires your time and a little bit of effort in order to make you smile. But then again, the simple things always seem to do that. I hope you enjoyed reading about 10 things that make me happy.

What are some things that make you happy? I’d love to hear them so please make sure to comment below.






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  • Love the list. Netflix makes me happy too. It’s important to take care of ourselves because it’s a job that no one else can do. LOL. It can’t be outsourced *sadface*. Happy you are doing well Kia! xoxo

  • Great post girly!! some things that definitely male me happy, Family, my dog, chocolate, love, and good 80’s rock!! haha!

    xo Olivia

  • And your 10 things makes me happy too! Amazing the commonality we’ve got!