kids happy

  • central air conditioning
  • one-of-a-kind moments
  • soup and Saltines
  • believing that smoking and drinking are "icky"
  • handing out invitations
  • grandparents' day at school
  • going into my hideout
  • falling asleep on the couch
  • a family portrait in which no one is squinting
  • the possibility of days off from school!
  • auto bingo
  • uninterrupted study
  • waving out the car's back window
  • Christmas gifts

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.