kids happy

  • a car in my favorite color
  • making and giving friendship bracelets
  • the far side of the moon
  • unlumpy mashed potatoes
  • the feel of the wind on your cheeks
  • pony rides at a child's birthday party
  • the little rubber hammer that tests reflexes
  • Christmas dinners
  • going to the nursery with your Mom
  • thinking of the word that has eluded you
  • the point where the drinking-fountain water is at its perfect height
  • licorice sticks
  • picking up and looking at at least one rock every day
  • white-out pens

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.