We're all different. Odds are, what makes you happy isn't necessarily what makes someone else in your life as happy. This is because our experiences are unique, and the joy we encounter comes from deep-rooted connection to your lives, playing on your nostalgia and love for the past.

Or maybe you just really like the way some numbers look on the clock.

Reddit user, u/ButterscotchFog, wanted to hear some positive tales when they asked:

What small thing brightens your day?

Just Something...Different

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A joke I've never heard before. A creative complement I've never heard before. Just... something different. Makes the day more interesting. The tinniest difference makes a big difference.


A Lineup Of Numbers That Are Perfect

Seeing 12:34 on the clock.


My bf and I always try to remember to text each other at that time hehe... other significant number patterns too


It Trips Something In Your Mind

Rediscovering the songs I used to listen to and either relive the memories, or replace them :P


It's so nostalgic to hear old songs and experience old memories, but then you realize that the more you continue to listen to that song and experience those memories, the old ones go away and are replaced with new memories of you listening to it now.

Makes you not want to listen to any old songs for fear of tampering with the precious memories...


Cute Animals Are In

My dog loves laying on my feet. Just mine, not my parent's or sibling's. My heart sings whenever he does it cause it's clearly a sign of affection he reserves for me.


Scratch That. Cute Animals Are Always In

My husband makes it a habit to send at least one cute animal picture to me a day. It's been years and I don't think he's ever doubled up. If I've seen it before from some other source I get another two or three to make up for seeing one already. It's often frog related. Today was three White's tree frogs being cute in a frog bowl. Yesteray was a bearded dragon getting excited over blueberries.


Enough To Be Nice, But Not So Much You Seem Like A Stalker

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I learned this from visiting a buddy. Learn the names of the people who you routinely visit, IE gas station employees or grocery store clerks, whatever.

Learn a little about them, ask them about their day, call them by name.

It just feels good to make people feel appreciated I guess.

I should add, don't pry


Keeping It Clean On The Road

when you let someone in while driving and they wave at you.


I love this. In fact, I just love when people are driving nicely in general: not tailgating, not jumping around lanes, not speeding, merging correctly, etc. It feels nice, like they are not just respecting the rules of the road but also being courteous as if to say, "yeah, traffic/commuting/driving ISN'T just about me, we're all in this together let's try to do it well."


On You Way Home

In my neighborhood everyday when I come back from the gym at 6:01 AM there are a trail of quails and every morning I stop so they can safely pass the road. If they aren't there I get kind of sad. I like seeing my quails and knowing they got to their destination safely


A Smile Is More Than Enough

The smile of others. Especially if I caused it.



Eight years ago, in New York City,, I'm with my family sitting at a coffee place in the lounge. My parents are talking amongst themselves so I'm zoning out and scanning the room.

Out of the corner of my eye I spot an Asian man obviously waiting for his wife and he's rocking in his chair with drink in hand.

All of the sudden he tilts too far back and starts to go backward but he suddenly catches himself and almost drops his drink but not before stopping the chair from slamming to the ground so it was silent.

He looks around and catches me smiling. He instantly replies with the biggest grin while toasting his drink in a "A-ha!" manner.

I still think about that scene. So wholesome.


Checking In During Quarantine

I can't see my dad a lot anymore, but he makes sure to send me an updated picture of his garden almost everyday.


True Friends Are A Shining Light

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When you can tell someone is genuinely happy to see you, or genuinely sad to see you go.


those are true friends!


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