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 share our favorite happiness-boosters each week, so be sure to check back — and share your own in the comments below!
1. This story about 55 donut shop customers who paid it forward
As she pulled up to a drive through to pick up her coffee, Eileen Taylor decided to pay for the coffee of the person behind her. Then that person decided to pay for the coffee of the person behind them. And so on, and so on — until a total of 55 people had paid it forward. The only reason the giving chain stopped? There were no more customers at the drive through.
2. This collection of affirmations from young girls who are proud of their bodies
By the age of 13, 53 percent of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies, writes Interrupt Magazine. To find out what young girls like about their bodies, photographer Marie C. interviewed girls ages 4-8. Here’s hoping these girls can say the same things in their teens!
3. This friendly reminder from Quinn the Ghost
Good to know.
4. This bond between a father and his son
Familial love has never looked so photogenic!
5. This 79-year-old woman who broke 15 track and field records
When Flo Meiler was 64 years old, she did what any stereotypical grandmother would do: She started pole vaulting. Since then, she’s broken the world record for indoor pole vaulting for the over-75 group in addition to records for the 60-meter hurdles, steeplechase, discus, 4X100 meter relay, 200-meter hurdles, and the hammer throw. Her favorite motto? “You’re never too old.”
What’s making you happy this week? Share in the comments below!