Sometimes all it takes is a change in mindset — no matter how small — to turn a crappy day into a good one. To help you shift into a happier gear, we’ve rounded up five things from around the web that inspire and delight us, and we hope they’ll do the same for you. We’ll be sharing our favorite happiness-boosters each week, so be sure to check back — and share your own in the comments below!

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1. This friendly little raccoon

"Hi! How ya doin? Good? Great!"

2. This rendition of the Game of Thrones theme song — on a ukulele

Even if you're not a fanatical GoT fan (is anyone not?), you can still appreciate how impressive it is that someone can make this kind of music on a ukulele.

3. This pancake that looks like a dinosaur

According to his website, Jim is "just trying to make some cool pancakes for my daughter." We'd say he's nailed it. If you need more proof, check out his Star Wars pancakes.

4. This diary of a cat who is very, very sad

Okay, so the title might imply that this video isn't really an upper — but just you watch. If you've ever encountered a cat in your life, at some point you are going to laugh really, really hard in response to these cats' tales of woe.

5. This duckling who has learned to walk and is really (really) happy about it

Remember when just toddling around made us feel this happy? Let's all take a page from this duckling's playbook and express some appreciation for life's wonders this week.

What's making you happy this week? Share in the comments below!

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