Everyone knows them. Those times when you just pause and think, this is brilliant. When you can’t believe how good your life is at that time. Well, I’ve created a list of some of the best moments you can have. I physically cannot do any of these things without smiling, and God knows we all need to smile a bit more.
Getting into a bath that’s the perfect temperature
You’ve run a bath. You’re tired, you’re pissed off, you cannot stand the earth at the time. And without testing the bathwater first, you lower yourself in. It is perfect.
When you wake up at the right time without an alarm
Wednesday morning. You groggily open your eyes to the golden light streaming through your open window. You take a few seconds to acclimatise yourself to your surroundings. Shit. You’ve overslept again. What time is it? Reaching for your phone, you see that the time is 6:48. Brilliant.
Tossing an apple in your hands
There is no full explanation for this one. It just feels good. It sounds pretty bizarre, but try it. After a minute or two, you’ll feel better about everything.
Putting a video in a VCR
The single reason why I watch videos instead of DVDs (although price does play a major part). The too-satisfying-to-be-true clunk and whirr of the machine in front of you coming to life. Instant nostalgia and comfort.
Opening a book and simply smelling it
A personal favourite of mine. It doesn’t matter if the book is old, new or someone else’s, smelling a novel is something that every single reader does. Whether they admit to it or not.
Having a cat (or any other furry animal) sit on your feet for no apparent reason
This one is a bit more complicated, but bear with me. You’re lying in bed, and a small orange thing slinks into your room. Sighing, you expect it to start asking for food, but instead it jumps onto your bed and settles itself onto your feet, all the while purring. Who needs a heated mattress when you’ve got a four year old ginger beast sleeping on your toes?