- Clean bedding: I think everyone enjoys this. Clean sheets, fresh new duvet cover and pillow cases. Extra points if it is a brand new bedding set. Even more bonus points if the bed is cool and it is a summer’s day.
- Sitting down when your feet hurt: The sweet sweet relief of kicking your shoes off and putting your feet up. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes for the train ride home.
- When you’re running late but your train is running late too: Speaking of trains. The feeling of knowing you’re going to miss your train (in particular the evening commute train) is not a nice one. But getting to the station to find it’s still there or hasn’t arrived yet is such an amazing feeling.
- Good tomatoes: Biting into a proper summer cherry tomato and feeling flavour explode in your mouth is just pure bliss. I will eat tomatoes all year round but I relish them during summer when they are their very, very best.
- Losing track of time: I need to know what time it is. I like to know when things are going to be. How long they’ll last. How long is left. But sometimes, I get so swept up talking with someone that I forget entirely about keeping track of what time it is and it stops mattering. Those times are the best.
- A really good sneeze: Not much more to say. Aichoo!
- Getting a present spot on: I love giving presents. Celebrating an occasion with someone is a wonderful feeling and getting them something to mark that occasion that they truely love and appreciate is just awesome.
- Finishing a project: I get such a feeling of accomplishment. Of achievement. Of ‘Oh yes, look what I’ve managed to do’. This applies for everything from knitting a cardigan or cooking a meal to completing a nasty spreasheet at work.
- Hugs: I am a hugger. I love a cuddle. They are cosy and safe.
- Getting a proper letter in the post: Nowadays all that comes in the post is bills and bank statements and charity newsletters that I don’t want to read. But I have one friend who I write to and even though we’re not the best at quite responses (me in particular) when that little envelope with a handwritten address turns up it is so exciting and satisfying that I want to do a little letter dance. Sometimes I do.
- Getting a bargain: I am a saver. Saving up for things. When I was younger it was always holiday spending money. Now it’s things like a house deposit or actual holidays. And I love a good deal or bargain. Finding something in a sale or using a voucher when going out for a meal makes me smile. I’m not totally stingy but I do enjoy knowing I’ve gotten something for less.
- Being organised: I am disorganised by nature and I have some hoarder tendencies. This means I struggle with keeping tidy and organised. But I am slowly getting better and every now and again I have a really motivated moment and manage to wrestle my life into some sort of order. And for the week or two that this lasts I feel so much better, calmer. The eventual goal is to be like this all the time but it is an uphill struggle.
- Sharing food: Good food is important to me. I like making food, eating food and most of all sharing food. Whether this is a meal with friends, trying and swapping dishes or taking a cake into the office and watching people enjoy it just fills me up with happiness.
- Being in the sunshine… With a breeze: Oh summer. I do love you for the three-ish weeks you make an appearance here in Britain. But I do feel the heat very easily. I’m talking 27 is getting a bit warm for me. Although admittedly, I’ve never done those lazy laying by the pool holidays. Maybe I could take the heat better if I didn’t have things to do. But providing I’ve slapped on the sun cream (my pasty skin burns at the me mention of sunshine) I do like the feel of the sunshine. And a gentle breeze just to stop it feeling like I’m being cooked makes it just delightful.
- Having a hair cut: A few years back I chopped my locks off into a pixie cut and I have never looked back. I think my hair is getting long when it hits about 4-5 inches. I love the feeling of having it all cut back down to 1 or 2. Sure, it’s a bit chilly in the wind but I really don’t like the feeling of hair on my face or neck or around my ears. When I had long hair I used to tie it back every single day. When my hair is short I can get on and feel comfy. If my hair doesn’t move when I move my head, I am happy.
So those are 15 of my favourite feelings and as both the you tubers above also said, that was harder than I thought. It shouldn’t be that tough to come up with 15 things but I got stuck on about 10 for quite a while.
Thinking the up though made me smile though. I hope more people do this as I love positive things and sharing things people enjoy.