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!
1. These wedding dresses made from toilet paper
DIY has entered a new frontier: Apparently, the craftiest of people now make dresses out of TP. This may not be the greenest clothing option out there (please, please don’t let the TP be recycled), but it certainly is creative. And we all know that gettin’ our creativity on makes us happy.
2. This TED talk on the importance of loving, no matter what
In his moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon explores the differences between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance. By the end of it, viewers are likely to… accept… the importance of both.
3. This, a collection of quirky vines featuring a tiny wooden man
Humdrum chores such as making the bed or tying one’s shoes get reborn via the machinations of Twitter’s video producer, who’s a created a series of “how to” vines devoted to ordinariness in extraordinary forms.
4. This sound advice for “how to not die”
Ever felt like it was all too much? A writer-activist at Crunk Feminist Collective breaks down the importance of self-care in times of busyness and provides 13 actionable tips for taking better care of you. Two of our favorites: “Say no!” and “Purge anything toxic in your life.”
5. This, what may be one of the cutest puppies of all time
According to the redditor who shared this absurdly adorable pic, this little fella is an Italian Mastiff. It’s hard to say whether he’ll bark with an Italian accent, but we’re pretty confident he’ll make the ladies swoon regardless.
What’s making you happy this week? Share in the comments below!