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The Best Page to Cheer Yourself Up

Updated on August 28, 2014

Not that Mr. Twain was wrong, but there are plenty of ways to cheer up when it feels like the world is against you. Don't worry, we've all had those days that have made us want to crawl in bed and cuddle into a nest of blankets and never come out again. Whether it's from stress, work, money, traffic, school, or anything else that brings you down, there's always something that can perk you up again.

For the sake of the people in desperate need to smile or laugh, I have scoured the internet and picked at my own brain to come up with things to make you happy, inspired, giggle, and simply grin.

Scroll through for whatever brightens you up. Don't be afraid if your mouth starts to pull up at the corners - it's natural.

Turn that Frown Upside Down

Studies have proven that the act of smiling releases endorphins in the human body and sends messages to the brain that a person is happy. Trick yourself and your brain by simply smiling more - it's that simple. By smiling, your body releases those signals regardless of your actual emotional state, so your mood is instantly lifted, even minimally, with just a smile.

Listen to Mark Twain

He's right: trying to make someone else happy has numerous positive effects on your mood. This is easier said than done, I know, because when you're not happy you feel like you could set something on fire. But if you suppress that momentarily and try to cheer someone else up, you'll actually start to feel better yourself.

Second Grade Hero

This Monday marked the beginning of classes at Moon School District for the 14-15 school year, and some were more thrilled about it than others. A kindergartner, as he was getting on the school bus, was bawling his eyes out as soon as he stepped onto the bus. A second grader, seeing the boy crying, patted the bus seat next to himself and said, "Here, have a seat next to me." When the kindergartner sat down and explained to the older boy that he was scared of kindergarten, the second grader smiled and said, "Don't worry - kindergarten is easy! You'll have so much fun." The kindergartner, upon hearing this, slowed his tears until he managed a smile with his new friend.

His mother, who had witnessed the whole thing because the bus hadn't left yet, was so touched by the second grader's gesture that she posted the story online and he was recognized by the Brooks Elementary School principal, Lynnette Conti Dinello. The whole story can be found here. If this doesn't cheer you up, I don't know what will.

Try to Keep a Straight Face

  • Sometimes sloths mistake their own arms for tree branches and fall out of the tree.
  • A wombat's poop is shaped like a cube.
  • If you shrunk the solar system down so that the sun was at your head and Pluto at your feet, Uranus would be right where you would expect it to be.
  • Sometimes bunnies scare themselves when they fart.
  • The Roman emperor Caligula declared war on the God of the Ocean, Neptune, so he ordered his men to storm the beach and stab the water.
  • A six-year-old in the UK wrote to the Railroad Museum for a job and told them, "I have an electric train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once." The museum invited him down and appointed him as the "Director of Fun."

Want more? Click here for the full list of facts! Unfortunately I can't take any of the credit for them, so enjoy the rest on

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Be as Happy as These Babies

"When you become senile, you won't know it." - Bill Cosby

"Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid." - John Wayne

"When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car." - Will Rogers

"The only mystery in life is why kamikaze pilots wore helmets." - Al McGuire

"I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder." - Steven Wright

"I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness." - Emo Philips

"I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian." - Unknown

"Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back." - Oscar Wilde

"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named ‘Bush’, ‘Dick’, and ‘Colon’.” - Chris Rock

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." - Winston Churchill

"If aliens are watching us through telescopes, they’re going to think the dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?” - Jerry Seinfeld

“At every party there are two kinds of people: those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” - Ann Landers

10 Ordinary Things That Make You Feel Extraordinary

  1. When you wake up and realize you have more time to sleep
  2. Stretching
  3. The first bite of the food you've been craving
  4. Taking your pants off when you get home (and for girls, taking your bra off)
  5. Warm sunlight
  6. Looking at pictures or hearing a song that reminds you of a good memory
  7. A hug from someone you love
  8. The smell of fresh laundry
  9. Caffeine, in whatever form you prefer
  10. Signing your name like you're a celebrity

And don't forget: EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!


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    • Ally Lewis profile imageAUTHOR

      Ally Lewis 

      4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Haha thanks! Totally agreed - taking your bra off is unbeatable.

    • bayarea profile image


      4 years ago from United States

      Enjoyed this hub! Everything from the quotes to the pictures. I also followed the link you posted here.. wombats do have cubed poops heehehe. I love lists like those.

      (yes, taking the bra off is a wonderful feeling, as well as a hug from someone I love -- nothing beats that feeling)

    • Ally Lewis profile imageAUTHOR

      Ally Lewis 

      4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Thank you! Come back any time for a chuckle :)

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great way to start my day. Still laughing.....still laughing.....thank you and welcome to HP.

    • Ally Lewis profile imageAUTHOR

      Ally Lewis 

      4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Awe you're welcome! Makes me smile to hear that :)

    • profile image


      4 years ago

      It was difficult not to smile reading this and seeing those pictures, thank you.

    • Ally Lewis profile imageAUTHOR

      Ally Lewis 

      4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Yay, glad to hear it!

    • indanila profile image

      Inda Blackwell 

      4 years ago from Hampton Roads

      Your hub cheered me up!!! Who can resist smiling babies?!


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