kids happy

  • your favorite carol on the radio
  • wearing comfy old clothes
  • microwave popcorn
  • a patch-pocketed lab coat
  • eating the last Popsicle
  • freedom to have your own beliefs
  • egg tosses
  • fixing up a scrapbook
  • a tub of popcorn and a $5 matinee
  • reading a lot of strange books
  • the quiet presence of cats
  • feeling a bubble of excitement
  • knowing what you want, believing you can do it, and then sharing it with others
  • reading the inscriptions in each other's high-school yearbooks

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.