More often than not, we let life pass us by without stopping to consider and admire all the beauty that it presents us with. Whether your kiddos need a pick-me-up or simply want to take a moment to recount all of life’s blessings, our collection of 55 happiness-inspired prompts is perfect! By keeping a happiness journal or merely incorporating a few of our prompts into a pre-existent journaling routine, learners can recount their positive emotions, experiences, and feelings of gratitude!
1. What is one thing that made you smile today?
2. List three things that you are grateful for today.
3. Write about a person in your life who makes you happy.
4. How can you spread happiness to others today?
5. Describe a time you felt truly content and why.
6. What is your favorite memory? How does it make you feel?
7. Name three things you love about yourself.
8. What’s your favorite place to spend time, and why does it make you happy?
9. Write about a time when you felt proud of an achievement.
10. What is one thing you’re looking forward to in the future?
11. Describe a perfect day.
12. What is a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
13. Write about a time you helped someone and how it made you feel.
14. What are three things you can do to bring more happiness into your life?
15. What are some little things that make you happy?
16. Describe a time you turned a negative situation into a positive one.
17. What are five things you love about your best friend?
18. How does being outdoors make you feel?
19. What’s a hobby or activity that you enjoy? Why does it bring you joy?
20. Write about a person who has positively impacted your life.
21. List ten things that you are grateful for in your life.
22. How do you feel when you spend time with your family or loved ones?
23. Write about a time when a simple act of kindness made your day.
24. What is a positive habit you’ve developed recently?
25. What do you love about your favorite book or movie?
26. How do you cheer yourself up when you’re feeling down?
27. Write about a time when you accomplished something you didn’t think you could.
28. What is one thing that always brings a smile to your face?
29. What are your happiest childhood memories?
30. What’s a compliment you received that made you feel good?
31. Describe your favorite season and why it makes you happy.
32. What is your favorite quote about happiness or positivity?
33. Write about a time you made a positive change in your life.
34. How does it feel when you make someone else happy?
35. List three goals you have for the future and why they make you excited.
36. What is a book that makes you happy and why?
37. What is the happiest moment you’ve experienced this year?
38. Write about a time you learned something new that excited you.
39. What’s your favorite way to relax and de-stress?
40. What are some acts of kindness you can perform to boost your happiness?
41. Write about an instance when a challenge led to a happy outcome.
42. What does happiness mean to you?
43. What is something you’re good at and how does it make you feel?
44. Write about a time when you were brave.
45. How does achieving a goal make you feel?
46. What is a movie that makes you laugh out loud?
47. Write about a funny moment in your life.
48. How does helping others boost your happiness?
49. What are some positive affirmations you can tell yourself when you’re feeling down?
50. Write about a time when you were able to let go of a grudge or negative feelings.
51. What are five things you’re looking forward to this week?
52. How does spending time with your pets (if any) boost your happiness?
53. Write about a teacher or mentor who has made a positive impact on your life.
54. What are some daily rituals or habits that contribute to your happiness?
55. What is one thing you can do tomorrow that will make it a happier day?