kids happy

  • school lunches eaten outside
  • Christmas Eve
  • any kind of art that is fun and sloppy
  • sneak previews
  • finishing your spiel
  • Monopoly tokens
  • a doting grandfather
  • perfect timing
  • the World Series
  • the smell of dinner when you come home from school or practice
  • when Dad lets you fly the kite
  • wearing new clothes right after you've bought them
  • common sense
  • a superbly written book

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.