20 Times People Feel Happy With The Simplest Things In Life
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We often forget the simple things in life that make us happy. It’s not always a million-dollar jackpot (even though it’ll definitely help!), but soft, precious moments from watching cute animals can easily put a smile on our faces. The kindness shown by strangers towards those in need also often warm the heart, urging people who could to do the same.
We sincerely hope these adorable pictures will help you feel better for the day. No matter how hard the day has been, we hope these can help you go through the day!
“A service dog with her pink Stuffie after a long workday…”
“I don’t have a shoulder cat but I do have a lap goose!”
“My gummy frogs came with a tadpole.”
Let’s talk one of the most common way people feel good through cute things: watching cat videos! Viral cat videos quickly turn into sensations because of their seemingly trashy actions that appear to be endearing to humans. Scientists have looked into this phenomenon to explain why do we feel happy watching tiny hamsters, kittens, and baby pandas.
“Surprise bracelet from two of the elementary school girls i drove for every day.”
“I painted a portrait of my dog Samurai with his favorite ball!”
“I tried to make Ron Weasley out of peas.”
“My 4-year-old nephew drew a very flattering portrait of me.”
“My 90yr old Nana and her 23yr old cat love sending me goodnight selfies.”
“My little sister and her friend with their homemade movie theaters.”
“I’ve spend the last two days turning this old record into a Spongebob window, maybe I do have too much time on my hands.”
“I’m a lunch lady. Today the first graders gave us some letters to thank us for serving them food. This one was my favorite.”
Oriana Aragon, a Yale psychologist explains that people are attracted to chubby cheeks, large eyes, round features. Aragon says this is our survival instinct kicking in, saying, “Our survival depends on us taking care of our young. It’s part of our human species to respond to these features.”
“My great grandmothers sketches of her teachers. 1924.”
“The first selfie my grandpa took with his new phone.”
“Troll guarding bridge near my town.”
“A wooden carving of Shrek and Donkey in front of a house in NJ.”
“At 45 years old, I finally learned how to ollie.”
“Yeah, you might call yourself a runner, but have you done the Portsmouth Unicorn? (…I spent way too much time on this)”
Watching cute videos also triggered dopamine release. “It’s something that gives us pleasure, and makes us come back,” Aragon added. It is a cute fix, a vice that makes us keeps wanting to care for the cute things. Just like how most people are inclined to hold and pinch a cute baby’s cheeks.
And guess what – watching cute videos actually improve your focus and productivity based on this study in Japan!