- running for class president
- the blogosphere
- a piece of really good news as a sign that my luck is changing
- shaking hands with the other team after the game
- Merry Christmas!
- rural roadside stands
- a Saturday afternoon bicycle ride and picnic in the park
- going out to buy school supplies
- not analyzing things too much
- yards knee-high with snow
- an underwater handstand
- meeting an idol
- living in a good safe community
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.