- the company of friends
- family outings to the park
- a list of favorite oxymorons
- a dream come true
- spending a school day at the museum
- Peace on Earth
- ghost towns
- someone who leaves you alone when you say "leave me alone"
- the toot of a train
- eating anything I want at grandma's
- picking up and looking at at least one rock every day
- summer camp chow
- the first event of the school year
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.