kids happy

  • donating my time to good causes
  • forces of nature
  • spacing out
  • auditioning for a community play
  • starry-night skies in summer
  • a forklift truck
  • the wonders of being a child
  • a day of crushing popcorn and taffy underfoot, dodging falling ice cream cones, and tripping over toddlers
  • binoculars
  • leaf patterns on the sidewalk after the leaves are gone
  • the smells of Thanksgiving
  • having two pairs of my favorite gloves
  • 10 more minutes when I need it
  • living in a free country

Things for kids to be happy about is a random list of smiley thoughts. It says to young people: enjoy the moment and look positively toward the future.