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40 Reasons why we’re still Happy

Louise Clarke
Louise Clarke

Digital Content Manager

It’s fair to say that no one knew what 2020 had in store for us and this year has, shall we say, had many challenges. For most it’s been a very uncertain time and for some, downright miserable. So with everything crossed that things begin to return to normality sooner rather than later, it’s time to take stock and look back at the things we have learnt from Lockdown.

Despite the uncertainty we have had some moments when we couldn’t help but smile and the reasons behind the smiles are surprisingly simple. So here’s our home-schooled happiness, our list of isolation insights and reasons why we’re still ….Happy.



40 Reasons why we’re still Happy

  1. Not being woken up by car doors slamming and engines starting
  2. Hearing the birds sing (again)
  3. The glorious weather we have had
  4. Spending time with the family
  5. Zoom calls with the family
  6. Your kids joining your work zoom meetings
  7. Virtually re-connecting with old friends near and far
  8. Walking to your local shop
  9. Discovering a new walk right on your doorstep
  10. Reading a book without falling asleep

  1. Getting crafty
  2. Starting a new hobby
  3. Re-discovering an old hobby
  4. Watching old movies and homemade popcorn
  5. Wearing slouchy jumpers and sweatpants
  6. Spending time in the garden
  7. Lunch times spent outside
  8. Bike rides
  9. Home baking
  10. Decluttering everything
  11. Seeing a supermarket shelf full of toilet roll
  12. Homemade cocktails in the sunshine
  13. Taking a nap
  14. Home deliveries and knowing your delivery driver’s name
  15. Actually chatting to your neighbours
  16. Helping someone out
  17. Not having to fill up with petrol
  18. Waking up and remembering you don’t have an hour’s commute
  19. Having the time to look through old photographs
  20. Podcasts
  21. Mowing the lawn on a Wednesday
  22. Cutting your husband’s hair (Not letting your husband cut your hair)
  23. Community spirit
  24. Buying fresh flowers and actually appreciating them
  25. Talking to your dog or cat about your emails
  26. Kahoot Quizzes
  27. Time taken over meals
  28. Trying new recipes
  29. Upcycling
  30. Holding hands because you decided to walk somewhere


As for what the rest of 2020 has in store, well, let’s hope it’s less eventful and more fruitful. It’s going to be a time for us to steadily rebuild a new way of working. With a strong team spirit and a positive mindset we look forward to the rest of 2020 with uncompromising determination.

Stay safe, Stay Happy

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Louise Clarke is a Happy Content Manager, designer and illustrator. She is an author of kid’s books, and joined Happy in 2016.



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