kids happy

  • walking a different way home
  • LifeSavers, gum, and M & Ms
  • satellites
  • the dog snoozing on the rug
  • sinking a basketball without hitting the rim
  • getting out of wet clothes
  • taking the time to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday season
  • touring an interesting factory
  • fire-escape flower pots
  • rereading a chapter or two from a favorite book
  • Brownie snacks to prepare / prepared Brownie snacks
  • five minutes put to good use
  • someone who sings and plays guitar or has some other special talent
  • a favorite babysitter

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.