- 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.