26 Moments That Instantly Make You Feel Good


Forget getting engaged or swanning off to the Maldives or winning the lottery – it’s the little things, those little sparkly moments buried deep within every day that bring the greatest joys and make you legit look like a beaming, smiley emoji.

So I thought I’d write a list of the damn dreamiest moments you can come across in every day life, in case y’know you need a giant mood boost because OMG WHY IS IT SO DARK WHEN I WAKE UP AND WHY RAIN, WHY.

So yeah, have a good day you little champs, and may it be littered with lots of happy, little things that’ll make you feel on top of the world.

(I think that was the sickliest opening to a blog post of all time. Soz. Might go and watch Crimewatch or something to bring me down a notch).

1. Being offered a cup of tea before you’ve even realised you wanted one. CHRIST, THE WORLD IS A GOOD PLACE.

2. The train/bus doors opening right in front of the place you were standing. And that, dear peasants, is how it’s done.

3. Fully lying back and putting your head underwater in the bath. It’s basically like being back in the womb. Or, so I’d imagine. Right, right?

4. A sunset that turns the sky into bright swirls of Caribbean ocean blue, candyfloss pink and sunflower yellow. Oh boy.

5. Lighting a fresh new candle whist you snuggle down under a blanket on the sofa.

6. Taking off your bra at the end of the day and pulling on pyjamas bottoms right up to your belly button. Hashtag that glam life.

7. Watching squirrels chase each other. Oh you lil guys.

8. Catching eye contact and smirks with a stranger. Feeling like you’ve made a friend for life and maybe they should come to your wedding.

9. Melted cheese.

10. Doing a really good doodle that should probably be framed and put on display in the Tate Modern. Like, can I put this on my wall at home? It’s reaaaaally good.

11. Someone else suggesting you get a takeaway. If it wasn’t your idea then calories don’t count. Known fact. Yup.

12. Shuffling into H&M to snap up the dress you’ve been perving on for weeks EVEN though nah, you can’t really afford it and you’ll probably half be sobbing as you hand over your credit card to find that OMG IT’S HALF PRICE WHICH MEANS IT’S BASICALLY FREE AND NO GUILT.

13. Ripe avocados without a shady decaying black part that needs cutting off. You winning, gal.

14. Doing an almost-clear wee and giving yourself a pat on the back because OMG YOU’RE ACTUALLY PROPERLY HYDRATED FOR ONCE. You got this.

15. Someone bringing cake into the office because they just ‘fancied’ baking. Like erm ok, make mine a supersize slice.

16. An episode of Don’t Tell The Bride that you haven’t seen. LIKE YES, WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

17. Waking up to pure, perfect sunshine streaming through your windows. Today gonna be a reaaaaaal good day.

18. Checking your bank balance on pay day. Like boom, ASOS and EasyJet I’m coming for ya.

19. Falling for somebody’s new bag on Instagram, clicking on the photo and finding out that ZOMG IT’S FROM PRIMARK.

20. Catching your reflection in a window when you’re wearing sunglasses and being like woah, I look like a right sassy boo.

21. Nutella on pancakes.

22. Walking past someone collecting money for charity, reaching into your pocket and feeling fountains of loose change. Bam, good deed did.

23. Waking up and having fear surge through your body, OMG IS MY ALARM ABOUT TO GO OFF IS THIS MY SLEEP DONE. Looking at your phone and it being like 2am. So long suckers, SO much sleep to be had.

24. Making friends with cats in the street. Hmmm, now what shall I name you?

25. Getting lost in your own head during a swim/run/exercise sesh and suddenly realising that haaaaaang on a minute, I’ve done like an five minutes more than I planned to. I should probably become a personal trainer or summin’ tbh.

26. Starfishing across cold bedsheets. Oh my.




  • melted cheese….. just put it on anything


  • 2, 9 and 17 are what I live for.

    Sophie Cliff

  • Miranda

    27) A blog post from Hannah Gale in my inbox

    I really try not to make my comments sound too creepy- hope it worked ha

  • Sophie

    Never ceases to amaze me how many different ways you can present the exact same list, over and over. #bored

    • Miranda

      Stop reading then. Duh

  • I sometimes feel like the only girl who feels really, really, really comfortable in her bra and isn’t desperate to take it off….

    Right with you on the squirrels though, I LOVE THEM

  • The truth of it all! I love this list. I am all over 2, 8, 9, and 14, the train doors honestly make me feel like a superhuman being


  • Number 14. Every time!

  • I think I could eat cheese for every meal every day and never be bored. If it has zero calories tho.

    http://www.prettymadthings.com .. xo

  • Hanifa Dungarwalla

    Possibly the best post you’ve written. Actually, they are all good but this is my favourite!

  • This was just brilliant. Melted cheese though.


  • You had me until cold bed sheets.
    Cold bed sheets in winter means it takes me like an hour to warm up haha.
    The rest of them, my dear, are en point! xo

  • Fi

    Yes to most of these but mainly takeaways that others suggest, spotting stugging Primark finds and the cold bedsheets things. Although that can be made better when you’ve just shaved your legs – utter perfection! x

  • Yes #15 – I wish I still worked in an office (really solely for that reason only, so not really). I LOVE sporadic baked goods days! Also melted cheese makes my heart sing.


  • Yaaas the clear wee and feeling like a boss for being hydrated!
    I LOVE post like these, it reminds me that every day has little brilliant things in it 🙂

    Sarah | Sarah’s Chapter

  • Lauren

    Love this! I totally had Nutella on pancakes yesterday, it was a good day x


  • #4, the sunset one, is a definite plus in Saskatchewan – I think the beautiful sunsets make the fact that we’re buried in snow half the year more tolerable. #13, the avocado one, basically feels like winning life. And who doesn’t love making friends with random cats?

  • Yes for number 17! I live o the ‘sunny’ side of the house, so I love waking up to sunny mornings! Lovely post, as always!

    Lots of Love, Lottie
    Lifestyle blog to make you smile 🙂

  • I thought I was the only one who did number 3! Seriously it’s the best and most calming thing ever. <3

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Lauren

    Ahh your posts never fail to make me smile, I already feel instantly happier and grateful about the small things in life, thank you (:
    Have a great week!
    Lauren X

  • Love this post…. feeling all full of the lergie this morning sat at my desk & this made me smile!!!

  • em

    love this!

  • YES checking yourself out in sunglasses hahaha! ‘OMG I’m totally in Charlies Angels right now.’ Also – seeing yourself in a dark window reflection and thinking you look really cool because it’s all blurry and low lit. Basically a model RN. xx

    The perks of being a hipster- Christmas Yankee Candle Giveaway!

  • This. This. This.


    Love it Hannah!

  • Loved this Hannah, so funny!

    Steph x

  • Awesome post as always. I really love coming back to your blog!

  • It’s amazing how accurate you are with these! hahaha, number one is me everyday!


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