People Divulge What Always Makes Them Happy No Matter How Down In The Dumps They Are
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We are hit with so much of the macabre, everyday.

We need outlets for sunshine.

We need ways to feel happy and keep going.

These last few years have been a lot.

So let's indulge in ways to stay smiling.

Redditor busyarm-1700 wanted to hear about all the ways we can brighten a day. They asked:

"What makes happy no matter how down you are?"

I dance. I dance every chance I get. Especially to Ms. Whitney... she'll cure any mood.

Natural Beauty

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"Nature. A good walk in the forest, sitting by a lake for a while or hiking in the mountains, that’s like therapy for me."


Hard LOL

"Friends doing some really dumb things or jokes to cheer me up."


"Yeah I was gonna say someone genuinely trying to cheer me up helps. Even if they're doing the most basic things or saying the dumbest things just to get me to laugh, it helps a ton."


Let's Ruminate

"April is my hardest month for my depression and last week was particularly rough. I started ruminating when I was sitting on the couch. Then the rumination led me to just being angry at the world and I'm about ready to get up and just go drink my sorrows away when my dog Yoshi jumped up on the couch and farted on her way up. I will never not laugh at that."



"My cat."


"The only reason I keep FB anymore is because of the countless cat groups I’m in.. then on Reddit it’s r/catswithjobs"

"Then my 3 cats at home who love to follow me around the house and remind me to go to work in the office, remind me it’s time for their nap so I must lay down with them, and get really concerned if I work too late into the day. I don't deserve them."





"Cringe dopamine fan. I'm a serotonin enjoyer."


Dope, good dope for the win. And do spend time in nature.


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"The black lady at the gas station who always tells me 'Have a nice day, honey."


The Never Fail

"Pizza. Pizza has never failed me. Pizza doesn’t yell, pizza doesn’t hurt me, pizza is never disappointed in me. Even when pizza is cold, it still makes me happy. When people talk bad about pizza, I get sad. I ask, What did pizza ever do to you?? There is only one bad thing about pizza. That is when you eat all of the pizza, then there is no pizza left :( "



"Music saves lives."


"I live my life by music. Happy, sad, angry, pensive. Doesn't matter. I've got something for every mood I have, and even palette cleanser music for when I need to purge earworms. Too bad I still can't play an instrument worth a lick."


Old School

"Cartoons. I'm 35/f but if I really feel down I'll put on my favorite cartoons to binge for a while. I think it's a healthy coping mechanism. Healthier than my unhealthy ones anyway."


"I feel the same way. Those old Tranformers cartoons and even a couple of the newer ones always bring a smile to my face and remind me of good times. Same with loonie tunes, Popeye, and rocky and Bulwinkle."



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"The scene from 'Spaceballs' where they are combing the desert."


Spaceballs. Brilliant. Also watch "The Golden Girls." Nothing but joy.

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