kids happy

  • drawing something that looks realistic
  • free throws
  • counting down NASA-style
  • with $5, coming up with a creative combination of things from a convenience store
  • Sesame Street Muppets
  • a soft landing
  • a beautiful call by a robin
  • nature-study trips
  • eating ice cream straight out of the container
  • a blue tongue from an ice dessert
  • tractor pulls
  • the contagious act of yawning
  • the excited noises of crowds, events, rides
  • Jiffy Pop popcorn

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.