The Happiness Tag

Hi friends, how are you? I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. It’s been a bit of ups and downs for me, but I am thrilled to share today’s post with you, because this is just full of optimism and, well, happiness, and I love it.

I have the INCREDIBLY AMAZING AND #FOREVERCRAZY Yarravy @Hiraethforthepages to thank for this wonderful tag. If you don’t know her yet, well…what are you waiting for? She’s one of the sweetest people out there, and you will love her. Garanteed.

Book tags

List five things that make you happy:

Planning a trip / thinking about holidays

fun sheldonI can’t even BEGIN to explain how this makes me happy. Lately I’ve been having kind of a hard time with my internship, and being away from my family isn’t easy everyday. Whenever I’m thinking about this, however, holidays, and summer, and just TRAVELLING again, well I get all giddy and excited because there’s nothing like AN ADVENTURE, right?

Reading a great book

Yeah okay, that one is REALLY obvious, but what can I say? Books are making me ridiculously happy, like, I get a huge smile on my face or I scream at pages because things are happening and I LOVE IT.

My family

FAMILYI can’t even begin to explain how thankful and happy I am to have a supportive, great and lovely family. I love them so, so much. Oh, by the way, my sister is on the blog, in case you missed her…SHE IS INCREDIBLE so go say hi!

Making people happy

I’m not really a people person, even though I try to. Then I just remember, ugh, people are the worst sometimes. However there are sweet things happening at times, and when I get to do something, or like, put a comment on someone’s blog, I’m able to help someone and make them happy…well, I like it.

The book blogging community

lizzie mcguireYOU GUYS are making me the happiest, I swear. Blogging is hard, and there are struggles, but I met such incredible people on here, and I have the best conversations. I’m really glad I started this adventure a year and a half ago, and everyday you manage to put a smile on my face. THANK YOU.

List five songs that make you happy:

Okay, so I’m going to cheat a bit on that one and make this about videos that are making me happy, because songs is just TOO hard…

When you look me in the eyes, Jonas Brothers

Okay, please don’t judge me on that one. I was a huge fan of them when I was younger, and right now there’s still a pang of nostalgia, and something really special about that song I can’t and won’t forget. FORGIVE ME for that.

Carpool karaokes

Has ANYONE seen those videos? I mean, they are instant-mood lifters, and damn, can JAMES CORDEN SING? That’s crazy. I also kind of want to get in one of these.

carpool karakoe

Vlogbrothers videos

You all know by now I love John Green, and I especially like the vlogbrothers videos he’s making with his brother Hank. They are funny, insightful, I am learning an awful lot with it as well.

Cute animals videos

I’m a sucker for cute animal videos…okay. But you are too, right?

cute koala

Music videos with a story

There’s something that makes me particularily happy, it’s music videos WITH AN ACTUAL STORY. I mean, I have nothing against people singing in the music video, but isn’t it much better when there’s a story fitting the song? I love it.

Nominate five people:

Alright so, I’m going to nominate for this tag a few lovely people here, and ALL OF YOU GUYS if you feel like doing it!

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews
Becca @ Becca and books
@ The Orangutan Librarian
Makayla @ Random Reads!
Poulami @ Daydreaming Books

Let’s share some positivity today, and let me know one thing making you happy! 💕

Do you watch cute animal videos as well? Is there a song/artist you’re kind of ashamed to listen to? Don’t be, and share it in comments! 💬

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84 thoughts on “The Happiness Tag

  1. This post is so cute 💞 I love reading what makes other people happy! The blogging community is so wonderful. I was really nervous when I started, but it turns out I had nothing to worry about because everyone has been so kind 😊 Also yes at music videos with an ACTUAL story. They’re the best!

    And thank you for the tag!

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    1. It really is ❤ I was so worried as well, and kind of alone until I found the blogging community, and reaching out to other people was hard at first, but now that I did, I am SO glad for it, everyone's so welcoming, I love it 🙂
      You're welcome, I can't wait to read your blog post! ❤

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  2. This could literally be my happy list as well! Planning a holiday is definitely number one, there’s nothing that compare because it’s always so exciting and there is always so much to look forwards to! I really REALLY need to get on planning my next one and soon too! Also yes to reading a good book, there’s nothing like knowing you’ve found something new to add to your favourites shelf.
    I love the blogging community so so much as well, I can’t count the amount of times I’ve seen a post or comment from someone that’s made me smile and just made my day a little better! I really love this tag, it’s such a positive one and it’s great to highlight things that make you happy as well!
    (I really need to check out the carpool karaoke’s as well, everyone seems to love them and I need to see what all the fuss is about!)
    This is such a great post Marie, I really loved reading it! 😀

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    1. Oh you’re so right, planning definitely is one of the BEST things, I love it so much ❤
      I always get a smile on my face whenever I get comments and everything, it's just so incredible to be able to connect with other people like that and talk about everything, books and travel and lots of stuff, I love it so, so much ❤
      YES please do, I love those videos, they are incredibly funny! Thank you so, so much!

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      1. It’s the second best thing about going on a holiday (the first is obviously actually going on holiday!)
        God I completely agree, and it’s always nice when people have read and appreciated what you’ve posted enough to comment as well! I’ve met so many amazing people through WordPress honestly I’m a little in awe of how just amazing this community is ❤️
        I’ll get to those videos ASAP then! And that’s all right! ❤️

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      2. God I am terrible with packing and unpacking. I will leave it to the last minute to pack but then live out my suitcase for weeks after I’m home because I can’t be bothered to unpack. That’s what I did with Venice, I literally did not unpack my suitcase until after I’d been home for a couple of weeks!

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  3. My favorite vlogbrothers videos are the really old ones they made when they first started the channel… the video quality might be a little less, but they’re hilarious! 😀

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  4. I loved this post 😀 . Carpool karaokes are one of the best things ever. I agree, that videos are instant-mood lifters. And When You Look Me in the Eyes?? I love that song 😛

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  5. Your list of 5 things that make you happy look a lot like mine! 😀 But I’m done traveling. I went to live in Japan and traveled there. I’ve had my share, now all I want is stay in Bordeaux and travel through my books, hehe!
    One thing that never fails to make me happy is to take care of my dog. Playing, cuddling, going for a walk, everything with her brings a smile on my face.
    I’m not really ashamed of it but my friends make fun of me for knowing the entire discography of Taylor Swift. I resisted a long time. Now I sing her songs as soon as I’m in the shower, or the car. Or cleaning. Or cooking. Or putting on nail polish.

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    1. Ohh really? That’s incredible! I get it though, well it’s great if you found one place you really want to settle in 😀 I’m still on a travelling frenzy, and I don’t think it’ll stop anytime soon 🙂
      Ohh that’s so great, and your dog is SO cute, I get why you’d want to cuddle her all day long.
      TAYLOR SWIFT! Don’t be ashamed, I will sing every single one of her songs with you. LOVE HER! 😀
      Thank you so much Donna!

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  6. Aw.. this was such a heartwarming and cute post! I absolutely loved reading it! And thank you sooo much for tagging me! ❤

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  7. JONAS BROTHERS – only 90’s kids will remember. This song is still one of my favorites, though.
    This post was the sweetest! I’m the type of person that is constantly complaining about things that make me unhappy; sometimes, I forget to praise the ones that actually make me smile and laugh.
    And, oh my god, yes, carpool karaokes. They’re an instant pick me up. I watch every single one – even the ones that feature artists I don’t like, just because they’re so much fun!

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    1. Oh yes, me too! ❤ It makes me so nostalgic to listen to it ❤
      Definitely, I'm one of those people complaining just as well, it felt great for once to try and be positive, ahah. I would LOVE for you to do this, actually, if you get the time, please do! ❤
      They are way too much fun, and I find myself singing along all the time 😛
      Thank you so much Lais! ❤


  8. Carpool karaoke, YES!! I love James Cordon, he just makes my day. From Gavin and Stacey to his charity skits now these XD have you seen his Stevie wonder one? I tear up every time! 😀

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    1. OH YES please, do it, I would love to read your answers to this ❤ Oh yes, Hank's videos are so great, I'm not that much into science, but once in a while I watch one of these videos, he's passionnate and you can really see it, I love that about him! 🙂 Thank you so much Geraldine (miss you!! <3)

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  9. Carpool Karaoke is the greatest thing invented for late night television, LOL. They’re just so fun and infectious to watch – even the celebrities I don’t particularly like manage to put a smile on my face (I’m thinking that has something to do with the cinnamon roll that is James Corden.)

    This is such a lovely tag. It’s a great reminder of what we have to be happy about in our lives. ❤

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    1. Haha it really is, once I watch one, I just need to watch another…or even re-watch it. I can’t stop, ahah. James Corden is so funny, and he really can sing, ahah.
      Thank you so, so much Aimal! (I missed you around the blogosphere, I hope everything’s okay for you! <3)


  10. Thank you for sharing this, Marie! There’s been so much negativity and drama going round in the book community recently, so it’s so nice of you to share some things that make you happy. OMG, When You Look Me in the Eyes gives me so much nostalgia! I completely forgot about that song until you mentioned it – I just YouTubed it, and now I’m thinking about how much I used to love that song as a kid. Who doesn’t love cute animal videos on the internet, either? I swear I could spend all day watching puppies, haha ❤

    Denise | The Bibliolater

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    1. Definitely, and I’m glad if I can share some positivity and happiness for a change. I’m not here for all the drama, haha, and it’s great for a while to kind of, well, remind ourselves of happy things 🙂
      Thank you so, so much Denise! ❤ ❤


  11. Absolutely love this tag!!! I agree about travelling and reading (as you know)!! 😀 Thanks a million for tagging me- I can’t wait to do it!! I don’t know how I’m going to narrow this down to just 5 things that make me happy though!

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  12. LOVE THIS 🙂 I love all your responses and no matter what this tag is constantly all kinds cute! By the way, I LOVE THAT YOU CHEATED BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL PERFECT 🙂 Cute animal videos are ALWAYS a good option! XD

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      1. Aha it’s okay! You were always going to be nominated ONE HUNDRED PERCENT because when you’re not making me smile, you’re making me laugh so hard I cry 🙂 Being too cute is dangerous and let me tell you, animals are dangerous 😉 I CANT STOP ITS AN ADDICTION.

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