100 things that make me happy 

I first saw this on Dr AOA’s blog and then I also discovered Nana Ama Agyeman Asante‘s list. Initially, I started compiling my list out of curiosity to see what would pop into my mind and if I could make it to 100. It turns out that I had so many things to write down that I was tempted to shift the number to 150. Ladies and gentlemen, here’s to happiness and to knowing a little more about me than I usually let on.

1. CPR

2. Doing anything with CPR

3. Chocolate (KitKat, Kingsbite, Godiva, Lindt-the whole shebang!) *no dark chocolate please.

4. Good music- Handel,Beethoven or Bach (classical music junkie), jazz, Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Joe Mettle..

5. Singing with Gramophone Chorus

If you look closely, you can see me in the second row, singing my heart out.
6. The sound of a bass guitar

7. Hymns

8. The feeling of triumph after praying

9. The smell of rain

10. Hugs

11. Cuddles, kisses and forehead pecks 😍

12. Daddy (or at least my memories of him)

13. Christmas carols

14. Pressing publish when I finish a blog post

15. Laughing until my tummy hurts


16. Spending time with my cousins

17. Quiet mornings

18. The smell of my mother’s Cornish pies

19. The colour purple

20. Dancing with my mother and sister

21. Healthy looking hair

22. Daydreaming about the future

23. Butter popcorn

24. Flavoured lip gloss that tastes nice.

25. Holding hands

26. Club Sandwich with fries (hard to find a good source that is consistent and kind to my pocket these days)

27. Long phone calls with the people I love

28. Crisp and clean bed sheets

29. Lazy weekends

30. Pizza

31. Anything with chocolate in it (not Bounty though)

32. Muesli and fresh milk (Coco Pops and Frosties are not bad as well)

33. Jollof, grilled chicken and fried plantain

34. Plantain in all forms- roasted, boiled, fried (in coconut oil)

35. Old couples that are still in love

36. Family- biological and adopted

37. Sleepovers

38. Feeling needed/wanted

39. Fresh bread (even better with slightly salted butter)

40. Strawberry jam (with pieces of fruit)

41. Underwear with diverse colours, patterns, textures

42. Feeling the heartbeat of someone I care about when I hug them

43. Succeeding at anything

44. Love stories

45. Ghanaian ‘praise and worship’ songs

46. Anything written by Kenneth Hagin

47. Hugs that end with a back rub (my mother’s speciality)

48. Cake-black forest, red velvet, chocolate, iced, plain, name it…

49. Love songs- the older the better

50. Finding a Bible verse that is apt for a situation

51. Honest conversations

52. Movies or books that make me tear up

53. Freshly made kontomire stew with rice or yam or ripe plantain, plus avocado and an egg

54. Cold showers on a hot day

55. Family dinner

56. Easter Monday Processions

57. Palm Sunday memories

58. Bambara beans and chunks of fried plantain

59. Beta Malt 😊

60. Ferrero Rocher

Just take a look at this beauty!
61. Gossiping with Lulu

62. Road trips

63. Taking photographs- and selfies!

64. Apple juice

65. Dimples

66. Men that smell good

67. Clean shaven men

68. Fireworks

69. Nice fingernails and toenails

70. Ice cream

71. Speculaas (Dutch cookies)








72. Breakfast buffets

73. Haribo gummy bears

74. K.E.L.E.W.E.L.E

75. Men that look good in shorts and well-fitting trousers

76. Scented candles

77. Big kitchens, complete with an island

78. The Good Wife

79. Working out- and seeing its results 😉

80. The smell of onions in hot oil

81. Lace dresses

82. Whatsapp conversations that make me smile

83. Blacklist (I love Red!)

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85. Singing with my eyes closed

86. ‘Just because’ gifts

87. Discovering new Kenikodjo readers

88. The salted air at the beach

89. Red nails. Red lipstick. Red shoes.

90. Boiled corn (of course, dipped in salty water)

91. Men with a sense of humour and good dose of wit

92. The smell of baby powder

93. Waking up at dawn to discover that I have an extra hour or two to continue sleeping 😀

94. Pencil skirts, peplum dresses and jumpsuits

95. Surprising people I care about

96. Switzerland and Deutschland

97. Early morning texts

98. Crockery- the more unusual, the better

99. Saying or hearing the words ‘I love you’

100. GOD- who has blessed me with all these things that I don’t take for granted!

54 Comments Add yours

  1. joymanda says:

    Keni. We have so much in common. The ones that struck me the most were Cake, fresh bread, jollof and fried plantain. Even the way you capitalized the kelewele. Emphasis! 😀😀😀


    1. kenikodjo says:

      😍😍kelewele die3! 🙌🏾

      Liked by 1 person

      1. joymanda says:

        No size 😀😀


  2. logmanor25 says:

    Reblogged this on logmanor25's Blog and commented:
    I love Reddington too


  3. logmanor25 says:

    I love Red too (#83)


    1. kenikodjo says:

      You have good taste!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Senorsmiley says:

    50% of the things here make me happy too 🙂


  5. i agree, most of them makes me happy too, especially RED! and your symphonies, gosh! i envy your life.


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Red is awesome! 🙌🏾


  6. bossgirl says:

    Keni,its food thru out…aden! anyway I love the forehead kisses and pegs too ooo


    1. kenikodjo says:

      😂😂 it is not all food! Look again!


    2. abotreh says:

      exactly.. forehead kisses


  7. maripack says:

    Food food food. Its a DB listyou know.


  8. Naa Ashiorkor says:

    ohhhhhh yayyyyyyyyyy chocolatesssssss!!


  9. Eva says:

    just love everything you write.


  10. Mateko says:

    Plantain 🙌🙌🙌🙌


  11. toby says:

    Hope it will not be awkward to say i love hugs soo badly. You were sayings that does excite me too.


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Lol! No, it is not awkward. Hugs rock


  12. Sue says:

    😂😂..three-quarters of this list is edible!!!!😂😂😂😂😂


  13. Naa Densua Yobo says:

    Wow. I am a silent follower of your blog and I am never disappointed whenever I read a post. This list is too close to mine. Ice cream, red, plantain, cake, hymns, my oh my the list is endless. Keep up the good work and God bless you for always giving us something interesting to read


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Awwww 😊 Write your list, I’d love to see it!


  14. Miz Akwele says:

    I’m definitely doing this too.


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Please do! Did you see ‘man bum’ in code? 😁


  15. Oh I love this.
    I should post my soon
    Chocolate, good music, K.E.L.E.W.E.L.E and icecream will be on my list too, but pressing publish when I finish a blog post is the bomb 😂😂😂


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Yes yes yes, please do! You have taste😉 Team K.E.L.E.W.E.L.E! 🙌🏾


  16. missravioli says:

    You can visit Berlin, I will gladly accommodate you! 🙂


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Awww Yaay! Thanks!


  17. Adom Koranteng says:

    Wow! I have read the comments telling you how good you are but I’ll have to say it too….you are an awesome writer! Really enjoyed reading. Looking forward to more. Thumps up!


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Thank you Adom!!


  18. abotreh says:

    Chaaaleee. Nice one. The forehead kisses though.. By the way, I saw you at the CONVOCATION but you disappeared like Castro at the end of the program.. Wanted to talk to you.


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Oh really? I was around for a while oo. Went to take off my robe in the basement

      Liked by 1 person

      1. abotreh says:

        Ok. U didn’t use the bus I guess


  19. Joyy says:

    Anything with chocolate in it (not Bounty though)-I want to stress the dislike for Bounty oh….like how is that thing still popular…smh. Anyway this is just a short rant not some important comment.


  20. Judy says:

    new reader and i’m loving this


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Thanks Judy! You should also make your own list


  21. Maria says:

    New reader alert!!😁😁 Discovered your blog just a few weeks after I read Laurie Frempong’s list of her 100 favorite things, having been inspired by yours here and I’ve been dropping by several times each day to catch up. I’ve enjoyed every single one of them. Your blog is lit meehn!! -to borrow your fave word. You’re super super talented Keni. Hope to meet you in person someday 😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. kenikodjo says:

      Thank you Maria! Hope to meet you soon too!


  22. Nathan K. says:

    I can relate to a lot of things, But Kenneth Hagin meeeehn thats a winner.. God bless you


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Yes! I love Kenneth Hagin!


  23. P says:

    😍😍😍😍 so many things in common


  24. Amy says:

    Yaaaaaah Men that smell good! and dimple


  25. Aba says:

    Oh. You left out the piece of mature coconut accompanying the boiled corn dipped in salted water. If you haven’t tried that then go get the coconut


    1. kenikodjo says:

      Hehe, I deliberately left that out


    2. kenikodjo says:

      Not a coconut fan. I don’t even like Bounty even though I am a chocolate freak


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