Those days happen to everyone. Those days you just need a pick-me-up. But, ironically enough, when those days happen, you can’t remember how. Nothing exists except the dark pit you’ve fallen into. It’s hard to remember why you ever used to be happy. I call it depressive amnesia. And this article is designed specifically to address those days. Or, if you’re not in a pit, it is meant to just make your happy day happier. There’s no end to the positivity that should be spread around the world. So, without further ado, the list!

  1. You Are You

Today, you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. The doctor said it best, Dr. Suess, that is. And isn’t it amazing! There is no other you walking around. Nobody else has your exact make-up, with your body and soul and personality and talents and likes and dislikes and instincts and strengths and weaknesses. I don’t know about you, but that makes a big ol’ grin spread across my face knowing that I am a unique individual. I don’t think I’m alone in that. We all enjoy being special, unique, one-of-a-kind. So, be happy today knowing that it’s true.

  1. You Are Valued

The second reason stems from the first. Since there is no other you in the world, that makes you invaluable. Think of it. If you are the only specimen the world has of you’s, then you are irreplaceable. We need you. The world needs you. The ways in which you affect others are complex and widespread. You will never know how much impact you’ve left, but rest assured it is real. The gifts you offer the world are yours alone.

  1. You Are Creative

Now, I don’t care how left-brained you claim to be, the desire to create is a universal human yearning. Any contribution you make to the world could never be exactly duplicated. It will be unique. And that is special. You know, sometimes I get scared whenever I’m about to publish something I’ve created, be it a writing piece, a dance I’ve choreographed, or a song I’ve arranged. But that is exactly why I should. The fears set in when I think, someone else could do this better. But, that’s silly! Might it be true? Yeah, there is always going to be someone subjectively better. But, that doesn’t matter, because you do it for you. For the expansion of your own soul. Because you love it! And, you know what, someone else out there will love it, too. To each his or her own. And it is worth existing because you grew yourself in making it. I encourage you to create! It will make you happy, proud, and full of love.

  1. You Are Part of the Human Family

So if being unique can put a big smile on your face, so can sharing in things. We are all part of one big human family, and we are quite alike sometimes. It’s refreshing. Doesn’t it just feel right to find someone who has your same interests, same sense of humor, or same talents. We gravitate toward those whom we share something with, be it little or grand. We all like music, I think it’s safe to say. And there are large groups in that same niche as you, that little subculture that loves exactly the type of music you do. The music that makes you beam all the way from the inside. And that’s just one example. There is always someone who shares a similar quality with you, and it’s just fun to unearth it. Speaking of earth…

  1. You Live on This Earth

Wow! It’s just breathtaking, isn’t it? Near, far, wherever you are, it’s beautiful. Pardon my Celine Dion quoting, but, right? If you’ve forgotten to be grateful for something lately, go outside and just be with all the life that is around you. The earth is thriving and breathing from the smallest plant to the greatest beast. If being in nature doesn’t make you smile, then I don’t know what will! Just kidding, some days are hard. But earth helps.

I want to finish this article with a reminder that this too shall pass. For every depression in your life, there will be a resurgence of happiness. And it will be worth it. I hope this makes you smile.