Little things make me happy.
Green hydrangeas in a vase.
My Bush radio with a dial that says I can tune to Luxembourg! Reminds me of my English childhood. In my mind's eye I can see my brothers listening to 'pirate' radio in their bedroom.
Gingham tablecloth, beautifully embroidered, found at the op shop for a song. I love the fact that one woman somewhere made it for her home, and I rescued it for mine.
Music -always, and especially when it is live music.
Dancing -not in public! But it does feel good.
Gardening. Losing myself in the moment, noticing what has changed, what is responding to my attentions.
Cooking. I do find this relaxing.
Walking outdoors, especially at the beach.
Embroidered pictures in my laundry -more rescues!
Nearly all of these things make me happy and cost very little. Many require a bit of effort, which makes the reward even more satisfying.
Simple things that make me happy.