Stumbled upon a list of happy and uplifting facts on Reddit. Here are some of my favorites:
Bees get sleepy after drinking nectar and occasionally take naps on flowers.
Sunflowers face the sun. When they cannot find the sun, they face each other.
Mother dolphins sing for their babies while they’re in the womb.
Your dog really does genuinely love you, it’s not just a case of depending on you for toys and food.
It’s been studied that the oxytocin levels in a dog’s brain sharply elevate when they see a human they have a positive relationship with. When exposed to the scent of their owners in an MRI machine, the dogs’ levels elevated higher than any other scent.
EDIT: For those asking, yes, cats love you too. Similar studies have been conducted on them. If your cat follows you around, purrs, wiggles the tip of their tail, or stares at you/stares into your eyes and blinks, these are telltale signs your cat adores you.
Physical activity releases dopamine so by motivating yourself to work out you will be more happy because of the actual action and from the results if you stick with it. Now if you haven’t exercised today do a few pushups or situps!
Sometimes in movies, when dogs/wolves are supposed to look mean and threatening, their tails would have to be redone with CGI because their tails won’t stop wagging from doing such a good job acting.
And the last one got me thinking:
Mr. Rogers was the same both on-camera and off-camera.
Sounds simple, yet at this point of my life I find it to be a constant challenge and effort to understand myself, so I can both be kind and genuinely true to myself regardless of the situation.