25 Little Joys in Life

25 Little Joys in Life

Life is full of great things.. But some little things, as little as they can be, can make your day. I love these little joys in life! Sometimes even more than great news. You know why? Because they can happen over and over again, and are just as good each time. Keep reading to discover 25 of my favourite things in life!

The Little Joys That Canย Make Ourย Day

Here is what makes life extra special and great in an instant. They can sometimes save the day, they sometime take time to come round, but they never fail to make me happy…

  1. Driving through puddles
  2. Licking the bowl after you’ve made a cake
  3. The smell of fresh ground coffee
  4. Popping bubble wrap
  5. When your eyeliner is perfect (on both sides)
  6. Diving your hands in a bag of rice (or any other graines)
  7. Digging your feet in the sand
  8. Starting to feel a connection with that special someone
  9. The smell of fresh cut grass
  10. When you go to check-out and find out the dress is on sales
  11. Getting a very good grade when you thought you had failed
  12. Eating whipped cream from the bottle
  13. Finding out there is one cake left when you thought you had finished the packet
  14. Finding a fiver in your bag
  15. The way the chocolate coating of your biscuit melts after dunking it in your cup of tea
  16. Walk barefoot in the grass
  17. Summarizing your night out with friends
  18. The smell of newย books
  19. Crossing things of your to-do list
  20. Spending quality time with your family or friends
  21. When the new episode of your series is now available
  22. Liking what you see in the mirror
  23. Catching your phone before in falls on the ground
  24. When you find out you got paid more than you thought you would be this month
  25. The feel of fresh new bedding when you get into bed

What is your special little joy?

See you soon, love



  1. 03/04/2018 / 9:23 pm

    Oh my lord the driving in puddles one is SO accurate !! xo

    • Ola Banana
      03/04/2018 / 9:45 pm

      Ugh same here, that’s why I don’t do eyeliner on a daily basis now lol x

  2. 03/04/2018 / 9:38 pm

    I absolutely love this post – there’s so many little pleasures in life that we take for granted. I was nodding my head at every point, though I’m finding it hard to come up with my own right now which has made me realise that I’ve not been very mindful recently, overwhelmed by stress! I’m going to change that now, haha, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    – Maira

    • Ola Banana
      03/04/2018 / 9:47 pm

      Thanks lovely! I must admit its the same for me, this is an old post I had on my old blog, reading it has made me realize that I’ve let stress take over and need to start focusing on the little pleasures more ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. 03/04/2018 / 10:17 pm

    Love these! Iโ€™m such a good girlfriend – I love licking the bowl after baking but so does mu boyfriend – I let him do it! I take the spoon though haha! Feels so good to pass an exam you thought you failed too. Well theyโ€™re all good!!!!

    • Ola Banana
      03/22/2018 / 11:08 am

      You’re the best haha it’s a hard thing to share lol x

  4. 03/04/2018 / 11:36 pm

    I am all about the smell of fresh coffee, fresh bedding and that perfect eyeliner satisfaction. You’re so right, it’s the little things that make us smile the most x


    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 9:03 am

      Isn’t it? I feel like I need to look into the little things more ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  5. 03/05/2018 / 5:19 pm

    This is the CUTEST post, my top 3 from your list are walking through grass & sand & popping bubble wrap! Haha! Thanks for this

    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 8:28 pm

      Aww thanks hun x

  6. Huda
    03/05/2018 / 8:33 pm

    This is such a cute post! I loved how when I was going through the list, I could mentally feel myself doing those things! The smell of new books is definitely one of my favs! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’—

    • Ola Banana
      03/05/2018 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks hun! I love the fact that this post makes people happy ๐Ÿ˜€ x

    • Ola Banana
      03/22/2018 / 11:08 am

      You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  7. Gabrielle
    03/06/2018 / 11:47 am

    Ooh, can relate to SO many of these – especially curling up in freshly washes bedsheets! So relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a lovely week so far!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 1:15 pm

      It’s great isn’t it!? Hope you are having a great week too ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  8. 03/06/2018 / 10:07 pm

    Awesome post! So funny Iโ€™m working on a similar post! Love your list!

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 10:09 pm

      Col! Would love to read it once it’s up! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  9. 03/07/2018 / 10:49 am

    Awh what a cute, uplifting post! Weโ€™ve definitely got to focus on the little joys in life sometimes xxx

    • Ola Banana
      03/12/2018 / 3:37 pm

      Always ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Ola Banana
      03/12/2018 / 3:37 pm

      Haha x

  10. vania
    03/13/2018 / 1:39 am

    yes to licking cake batter! :DD one of my little joys in life is to successfully cook / bake a recipe in the first time! and also licking cookie dough out of the bowl ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Pudding Monster Blog

    • Ola Banana
      03/15/2018 / 4:59 pm

      Getting a recipe right the first time is definitely great ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  11. 03/16/2018 / 3:03 am

    I feel like jumping through puddles always makes me feel happy and kind of like a little kid! (well when Iโ€™m wearing rain boots Iโ€™m happy that is!) And yes! The smell of fresh ground coffee! I personally donโ€™t drink coffee but I love the smell of it! Popping bubble wrap is so much fun, donโ€™t think it ever gets boring! The smell of new books! I swear its just so satisfying opening a new book and smelling that new book smell, or even as Iโ€™m walking around a library/bookstore, I just love being around books!

    • Ola Banana
      03/22/2018 / 11:09 am

      Couldn’t agree more! x

  12. 03/18/2018 / 9:20 pm

    I love the concept of this post! I feel like I always spend so much time focusing on things that arenโ€™t worth my time that I donโ€™t realise all the little pleasures of life. Fresh bed sheets are always my favourite!

    Jenny x


    • Ola Banana
      03/22/2018 / 11:10 am

      I think we all forget about these, so its good to remember them time to times ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  13. 03/18/2018 / 10:50 pm

    I’m not a huge coffee drinker (I’m more of a tea gal, but I do have the occasional one to get me through work) but I LOVE the smell of coffee grounds. I have no idea why, but there is just something about it that makes me feel so warm and zen!

    • Ola Banana
      03/19/2018 / 11:09 am

      Same!! x

  14. 03/19/2018 / 10:55 pm

    This is such a happy and positive post! So true what you say about dipping your hand in a bag of rice haha, it’s such a small and strange but satisfying feeling! x x

    • Ola Banana
      03/20/2018 / 1:58 pm

      Exactly haha x

  15. 03/21/2018 / 12:59 am

    Awww yet another lovely post and you’ve just inspired one of my next blog posts! I feel like I relate to this on SO many levels. I swear some of the simplest things make me happy. Can I just say 1-25 please lol, def pinning this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Ola Banana
      03/21/2018 / 9:15 am

      Happy the post has inspired you ๐Ÿ˜€ looking forward to reading it! x

  16. Lea
    03/21/2018 / 7:24 pm

    New bedding, being all cozy while it’s raining outside and a good cup of tea have to be on the top of my list but everything (except the coffee one) are so great too!!
    Thanks for sharing now I wanna go and buy a new book just for the smell ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lea, xx

    • Ola Banana
      03/21/2018 / 8:37 pm

      Haha sorry ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  17. 03/21/2018 / 8:38 pm

    What a fantastic post! I can relate to so many of these! I love the smell of books- you just canโ€™t beat it- and who doesnโ€™t like popping bubble wrap?
    This post has really made me smile thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Ola Banana
      03/22/2018 / 11:11 am

      Aw thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re welcome x

  18. 03/27/2018 / 10:11 pm

    The feel of fresh bedding is AMAZING. And there’s something so satisfying about popping bubble wrap!

    • Ola Banana
      03/28/2018 / 10:24 am

      Definitely ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  19. 03/30/2018 / 7:34 pm

    Loved every single one of these, it is crazy how the slightest thing can give you joy. I love the smell if not only new books but old books too! x

    • Ola Banana
      03/30/2018 / 8:37 pm

      Oh definitely! Love the smell of old books too! x

  20. 04/06/2018 / 8:40 pm

    Aww I love this post! The little joys in life really are special. My favourites on the list have got to be getting paid more than you expected, spending time with family and friends and licking the bowl after making a cake!! I also love walking my dog and going for a wander round the shops on my own.
    Alice Xx

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 9:01 pm

      These are great picks ๐Ÿ˜€ x

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