Saturday, 18 October 2014

50 reasons to live

50 reasons to live

50 reasons to live

Top - New Look
Jeans - Topshop
Coat - New Look (Similar)
Shoes - Primark
Necklace - Primark

After reading through my post on suicidal thoughts a few times, it made me realise how much there is to live for and how much people are missing out on if they do kill themselves. "Suicide" is almost used like "Voldemort" in Harry Potter - everyone is afraid to say the word, and to talk about it. I think that it needs to stop being a taboo if we want to stop the leading cause of death of men under the age of 35 being suicide, and suicide being the 10th most common cause of death in the world. This post is dedicated to all of those little things that make life worth living, and would be things that would be missed if someone wasn't here anymore. Sometimes the little and most natural things are the best things.

1) The feeling of the sun on your face
2)Laughing until your tummy hurts
3) That feeling you get when you help someone out or do something nice for someone
4) The blast of hot air when you first step off a plane abroad
5) Dancing
6) Long lie-ins
7) The burn in your muscles after exercise
8) The taste of your favourite food (lasagne/chocolate/cake for me!)
9) Snuggling in a warm bed
10) The feeling when you've been successful at something and you feel like you could do anything
11) Chatting aimlessly to someone about everything and anything
12) Those days you just stuff yourself with food
13) The excitement on the lead-up to Christmas
14) Waking up in the night, then realising you still have 4 hours left to sleep
15) Listening to your favourite music
16) Kisses
17) Massive cuddles
18) Spending time with someone you know so well that you can finish each other's sentences
19) Meeting someone new and just clicking
20) Holidays
21) Being greeted at the door by your over-excited dogs
22) Wearing an outfit that makes you feel amazing
23) Cuddling a baby animal
24) That excitement when you see it's snowing outside
25) Those amazing bursts of happiness
26) Star gazing
27) Making someone smile
28) Hot chocolate by the fire on a wintery evening
29) Knowing that someone is proud of you
30) Compliments
31) Knowing that someone loves and cares about you
32) Receiving an unexpected gift
33) Watching your favourite TV programme
34) Watching a sunset
35) Not being able to stop yourself from giggling at some random thing
36) Exploring a new place
37) Talking to someone until unearthly hours in the morning
38) Receiving an unexpected text
39) Comfortable silences
40) Being warm inside whilst it's raining and windy outside
41) Smelling your favourite scent
42) Laughing about old memories
43) Unplanned days turning into the greatest memories
44) Singing really loudly in the car/shower/house when you're alone
45) Waking up on a day off and knowing you can do anything you want
46) Taking off your bra and getting into comfy pyjamas at the end of a long day
47) Long walks in the countryside
48) Having someone play with your hair
49) Seeing an incredible view
50) Knowing all the words to a song

Remember that each day has the potential to get better - hope is an amazing emotion. Someone would be heartbroken if you weren't here, and all of the little things in life are definitely worth living for.

Today I have just laid around on the sofa, sleeping and being looked after. It's been amazing. Last night I chatted to my mum until well after 2am, and she kept chatting even though she knew she had to get up for work at 6 this morning. She's my best friend and the person I know I can tell anything to - she's a good listener, an incredible advice-giver, and most important of all an amazing cuddler.

Hannah x

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky is by no means a waste of time.
                                                        - John Lubbock


  1. Ahh your dog is too cute!!! I love your outfit, especially your jeans! Gorgeous!