We’re not talking winning mega amounts on the Lottery or bagging the holiday of a lifetime in a competition. What we love is the small stuff that puts a mile-wide smile on our face!

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1. Putting on a pair of jeans you haven’t worn for ages and finding a fiver in the pocket.

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2. Seeing a wobbly paving stone, stepping on it and enjoying the thrill as it moves underfoot.

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3. Going downhill quite fast in a car (within the legal speed limit, of course) and feeling your tummy turn over.

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4. Seeing a dog with its head out of a car window.

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5. Finding a toffee in bottom of your handbag – and it’s in a wrapper, so isn’t covered in fluff!

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6. There’s a Buy One Get One Free offer on something you were actually going to buy anyway…

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7. The alarm goes off and you’re about to jump out of bed, when you realise it’s Saturday and you don’t need to go to work.

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8. Bumping into an ex when you know you’re looking particularly hot (even if you do say so yourself!)

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9. Waving from a pier at people in a boat and they all wave back.

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10. You spot a celebrity while out with a pal – which makes you happy anyway! – but, better still, you recall their name and what they’ve been in, so you can tell your mate.

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11. Getting a question right on University Challenge.

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12. Pictures of kittens (and for dog lovers) puppies.

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13. Your lucky number actually being lucky. For example, you’ve bought a raffle ticket, it’s your lucky number and you win! OK, so it’s only a box of Roses, but – hey! – better than nothing, eh?!

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14. The green man is showing when you get to a pedestrian crossing.

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15. You think you’ve finished a bag of Maltesers, but there’s one lurking in the corner of the bag.

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16. A neighbour’s cat is in your garden and lets you have a little stroke without hissing or scratching you.

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17. Discovering there’s a bank holiday on Monday and you hadn’t realised.

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