- coin pinball machines
- the spot in your house that makes you the happiest
- my own tools
- cleaning off my desk
- being forgiving of myself and others
- log cabins
- hot rolls
- getting invited to a friend's house
- someone who leaves you alone when you say "leave me alone"
- Tilt-a-Whirl rides at fairs
- room service
- Canada geese in a V
- asking thoughtful questions
- an exciting plot
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.