Happiness presents itself in so many ways


Imagine a world where everyone was happy, there would be no evil, no wars, no negativity, it would be a lovely place to live.

The other night I couldn't get to sleep so started to think of 'happy places' my mind could take me. I went back to places I'd visited whilst travelling, holidays I had enjoyed or moments with friends and family that have stuck with me forever.

I became so indulged with how grateful I felt when thinking of these 'happy things' I decided to abort my mission of trying to sleep, light my favourite Black Coconut Yankee Candle and instead write down the list of all things that make me happy, so here it is…

  • Laughing so hard your belly hurts so much and you can't stand up properly
  • Going to the park with Teddy
  • Drinking ice cold water when you are really thirsty
  • The first sunset of a holiday
  • An empty beach
  • Total silence outside (hard to find)
  • Rain on a glass roof when you are inside
  • The smell of the air just after a heavy thunderstorm 
  • The smell of Teddy's paws after he's been playing on the grass
  • Food that melts in your mouth
  • Discovering a new flavour 
  • Post-exercise exhaustion and satisfaction
  • Enjoying your job
  • A cup of Yorkshire Gold tea and a sit down after a good days work
  • When someone smiles at you for no apparent reason
  • Being up at the crack of dawn when nobody is around
  • An accidental nap when you least expect it
  • Making someone feel good about themselves 
  • Hearing a song you love and haven't heard for ages
  • Reminiscing with friends
  • Family Sunday roasts cooked by Mum and Dad
  • My brother's terrible impressions
  • Listening to my nephew sing and play the guitar
  • Hearing praise when you doubt yourself
  • Knowing there's support when you feel on your own 
  • A good tasty curry
  • Pizza and wine with friends 
  • Getting to the bottom of a problem
  • A pain-free run (banned by my physio at the moment)
  • Finding something you've lost for ages and you considered gone forever
  • Re-igniting a friendship with someone you've lost touch with
  • A totally selfless act of kindness from a stranger…

Random act of kindnessDear Me page

Dear Me cover


This last one occurred just the other day. I found a package on a wall wrapped up with a note on the front and message on the back. A stranger had wrapped up a book and left it for someone to find. It was a random act of kindness and it really made my day!




  1. Beth Morton July 9, 2014 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Chloe,
    You are a lovely person inside and out – what a wonderful list! I enjoyed reading it and love your sense of optimism and sheer enjoyment of the simple things in life which I know at times, I can forget.
    What keeps me centred (apart from the things you mention on your list) is hearing birds chirruping and for me, the highlight is seeing my nieces and nephews. I feel like I’ve been lifted up in every sense when I see them. Two of them live abroad so for them, I love chatting to them on the telephone.
    You take care and keep being a great person, we need more people like you in the world!
    Beth XX

  2. Sharon Hutchison July 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    Thank you Chloe x

  3. Marie July 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    Lovely list Chloe you have certainly made me think.
    I hope you and Teddy have a lovely birthday he is so CUTE!
    Marie x

  4. Dee July 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm -  Reply

    what a nice blog!

  5. hazel strickland July 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi chloe what a beautiful outlook on life you have and youre list was a joy to read. It’s true that for me as long as we have our health our loved ones and the simple things in life the ever changing country side bird song ect then life’s good

  6. Angie July 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    Lovely list you make me laugh so much on qvc wish you were on more especially the elemis boob xxx

  7. Martyn July 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm -  Reply

    Love you on Yankee Candles…..Martyn xxx

  8. Carol Robinson July 27, 2014 at 11:29 pm -  Reply

    Nice outlook on life, Chloe. Stay happy, love.
    Has anyone commented on how much you look like the lovely Ali Keenan ? You could be her daughter or younger sister !! Peas in a pod you two are !
    Good wishes and have fun,

  9. Katie January 20, 2015 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Chloe
    I think that you are a lovely person. You have a great sense of humour. I think you have been a great addition to QVC. I really like your positivity and also the pictures of Teddy on your blogs. I can tell that you really love your dog to bits. Take Care. Hope you will be on QVC for a long time to come.

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