Four Fab Songs – What Are Yours?

music that makes you happy - share your fave songs

A while back I made a list of all the little things that make me happy. List making was one of the items on that list.

I’m not the only one for whom list making has this peculiar effect. Almost a year ago now, reader Annie asked her facebook friends (of which I am one) to make a list of four songs along these lines:

1. a song that makes you happy
2. a song that gets you on the dance floor
3. a song that makes you cry (when no one’s watching)
4. a song that reminds you of being 18

It turned out to be quite a popular game, such that I thought it was high time we repeated the exercise!

Don’t spend hours and hours giving it too much thought (unless you really want to of course – hello Karen Harris), just dive in and pick the first four songs that meet the criteria.

If you think of more songs later – come back and have another go!

Jot your answers in the comments below, or on facebook where some people have already posted some great tunes!

Feel free to share the image your own facebook timeline if you’d like your friends to join in. Tweet at me if you prefer.  Pin the image on pinterest. Instagram. Whatever you like. It’s all good.

This Wednesday I re-join the delightful Michelle Ward of Phoenix98 FM to discuss ‘happiness’, and to answer your happiness related questions. Last month’s questions covered weight loss, hypothyroid syndrome, and what to do if you feel you have to choose between your own happiness or someone else’s. To listen to the show click the big play button in the image below (or if you’re reading this in an email, click here)

If you have a question for this month’s show feel free to drop me a line, post a comment below, tweet either myself or Michelle, or send me a message on facebook. We’ll get through as many as we’re able.

Michelle’s live on Phoenix FM every weekday from 10am.

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What makes us happy? It’s the simple things!

take a smileAccording to an article in the Daily Mailfinding a £10 note in an old pair of jeans came top in a study of 3,000 people and the things that make them happy. Other items in the top thirty included getting into bed with freshly washed sheets, hearing a baby laugh, and finding a bargain. Which prompted me to wonder what would be on my list. And you know me – I can’t resist an opportunity for list making.

Here then, straight off the top of my head and in no particular order, is a my list of happy-triggers – and sure enough they’re more ‘simple‘ than I would have thought.

  • chocolate
  • Great food
  • Sunny days
  • CJ behaving like a kitten
  • Growing my own food
  • Good movies
  • Good wine
  • The sound of the sea
  • Reading to someone
  • Being read to
  • Good, easy going, pub nights out with pals
  • Taking photos
  • Flap jacks
  • The Kids (my niece & nephew)
  • Early summer mornings
  • The Theatre
  • Great music
  • Audio books
  • Writing something I suspect might be pretty good  – and then finding out it is!
  • Baths
  • Being surrounded by trees
  • Animals
  • Expresso coffee
  • Italy
  • Teaching
  • Close friends
  • Creative people
  • Being warm
  • Getting loads done
  • Spices
  • A really amazing night’s sleep
  • Coming home
  • Making Lists
Would love to read your lists. Feel free to share them with the world using the comments box below.