50 Things That Make Me Happy

My first week back to school definitely kicked my butt. I had another post planned for today but I honestly did not have the time to put in the correct amount of effort for it. I’m crossing my fingers that I will have it up for you next week! In replacement, I wanted to post something more lighthearted. After a rough week of school, I compiled a list of 50 things that make me happy. I hope this will inspire you to think about the things in your life that bring you joy!


My List

  1. My rabbits, Stan, Ollie, and Aspen (and my late rabbit, Bunny)
  2. Photography
  3. Leaves changing colors in the fall
  4. Dressing up
  5. My parents
  6. Alpha Chi Omega & my sisters
  7. Sitting in bed and watching YouTube videos
  8. Conspiracy theory videos
  9. My boyfriend
  10. Learning about psychology
  11. Helping other people
  12. Ed Sheeran
  13. My piercings and tattoos
  14. Sloths
  15. My sophomore year dorm & all of my amazing friends from my floor (shoutout to Butterfield 3rd floor)
  16. Making brownies
  17. My little
  18. Dunkin Donuts
  19. Seeing dogs unexpectedly
  20. Kate Spade
  21. Doing my makeup
  22. Getting feedback about my blog
  23. Running into my sisters on campus
  24. Meeting new people
  25. Room decor
  26. Fake flowers
  27. Traveling to new places
  28. Mugs
  29. Spending time with my friends
  30. Going to concerts
  31. FaceTime calls
  32. My school, UMass Amherst
  33. Animal videos
  34. Finding new blogs to read
  35. Tates chocolate chip cookies
  36. Oreos
  37. Neatly-written notes
  38. Finding things with rabbits on them in stores
  39. New York & New Jersey bagels
  40. My internship with service dogs
  41. Halloween
  42. Hocus Pocus
  43. Old buildings
  44. Rita’s chocolate custard
  45. Leggings that have pockets
  46. Soft, fuzzy blankets
  47. Driving on open roads
  48. Crafting
  49. Train rides
  50. Everyone who reads my blog!


My Challenge to You

Leave a comment with 5 things that make you happy!




  • Ed Sheeran and Making Brownies definitely makes me happy too haha!

    • Lauren Pepperman

      Two of my all time favorite things!

  • I love that you created this list!! Facetime calls make me happy too – I LOVEEEE when I get the chance to have them! My sister and myself used to have them every single day, but now that we are so busy, it is only once in a while. Those are some of the highlights of my day!

    • Lauren Pepperman

      Thanks, Alex! I love FaceTiming people, especially friends who I don’t get to see in person very often.

  • I love watching Youtube videos. If I allow myself I could spend hours watching Youtube videos. There is wayyy too much content to explore.

    • Lauren Pepperman

      I get sucked in and stay up until like 3 AM some days watching them! I need to get out of that habit now that school started, though haha

  • Annaliese

    YOU HAVE RABBITS?!!?! My favorite animal!! 🙂 That would make me happy too! I also love to travel to new places!

    xoxo A

    • Lauren Pepperman

      Yes, I have two with me at school and one lives with my parents at home! They’re the best pets!

  • McKenna Bleu

    So much to be happy about. Family, friends, sunshine, beach and hugs make me happy.

  • 1. Long walks
    2. Listening to new music
    3. Traveling
    4. Coffee dates with friends
    5. Catching up on YouTube

    It’s the little things! We have so much to be grateful for.

  • Loved this list! Here’s mine:

    – traveling, discovering a new podcast, reading a good book, my husband, and connecting with other amazing bloggers/biz owners.

  • Hmmm let’s see, 5 things that make me happy: puppy snuggles, going to the pool, finding a good book at the library, my fiance walking in the door after class and Twizzlers. Loved reading your list!

  • Love this list, Lauren! I love sloths too 🙂 Five things I love include: dancing, getting sucked into a good book, cold, crisp fall nights, my dog, and my family/friends!

    xx Jocelyn // https://lifeinaleotard.com/

  • This is a great idea to do after a tough day! I love family and leaves changing too!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Ash

    1. My blog
    2. Photography
    3. My new flat mate who cooks the most delicious meals
    4. My sweet parents
    5. My new job

  • Ashley

    Awe! Ed Sheeran is my favorite, listening to him right now! My favorite things are: fall weather, curling up on our couch with my fiance, spending an afternoon laughing with my best friends, my dog, and the Packers!

  • Lauren, I absolutely LOVE that you shared this simple list. Life is so much about our perspective – and the simple act of focusing on what makes you happy is such a great way to lighten the mood and lift your spirits. You have officially inspired me to take on the challenge 🙂 (For the record, Ed Sheeran, Oreos and photography also make me so happy).

  • 1. Baths
    2. Fall leaves
    3. Costco samples
    4. A good book.
    5. The post-workout high

    Tori || Victori Media