100 Reasons to Smile

100 Reasons to Smile

Why not?
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Smiling is a powerful tool and something most people don’t do enough. It has been proven that a simple smile can improve your mood. We don't always appreciate the beautiful people around us and all the wonderful things in the world. However, if you pay attention, you’ll see smile-worthy things all over the place. So, here are 100 reasons to smile in case you need a reminder.

1. A cute puppy video

2. A real puppy

3. A good cup of coffee

4. Someone holding the door for you

5. Class getting cancelled

6. Unexpected texts from friends

7. A good book

8. A night with no homework

9. Singing in the shower

10. Getting in bed after a long day

11. Finding the perfect present for someone

12. Pancakes

13. Kittens

14. Fuzzy socks

15. Fireworks

16. Beaches

17. The sound of rain

18. Snow days

19. Someone got married today

20. Finding a new favorite song

21. Zac Efron

22. Blasting music in the car with your friends

23. Waking up before your alarm goes off

24. Lazy days

25. Driving with the windows down

26. Receiving a good grade

27. Hugs

28.Videos of laughing babies

29. Someone was born today

30. You’ve outgrown your middle school selfies

31. Hammocks

32. Homemade chocolate chip cookies

33. Spending time with your best friend

34. Your favorite song

35. Weddings

36. Sunsets

37. Sunrises

38. Rainbows

39. You’re loved

40. "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney

41. Laughing until you cry

42. Buying something on sale

43. Someone misses you

44. Putting on clothes that are still warm from the dryer

45. Autumn leaves

46. Concerts

47. Ice cream

48. Getting a much-needed haircut

49. Bread and butter

50. Homemade meals

51. Watermelon

52. Lemonade in summer

53. Giving back

54. The feeling of accomplishment after you go to the gym

55. Candles

56. Finding money in your pockets

57. Road trips

58. Receiving letters

59. Sending letters

60. Travelling

61. Sleepovers

62. Hot chocolate

63. The smell of coffee

64. Accomplishing something big

65. Accomplishing something small

66. Photo albums from your childhood

67. Doing what you love

68. Eating what you’re craving

69. Seeing old couples still in love

70. Sitting in the grass

71. Music

72. Art

73. The smell of the ocean

74. Long, hot showers

75. The sun on your skin

76. Making others laugh

77. Being trusted

78. People who listen

79. Swimming on a hot day

80. Thank you notes

81. Phone calls from friends

82. Phone calls from your mom or dad

83. The sense of pride

84. Hand-written notes

85. Organizing your desk

86. Your favorite movie

87. Sharing secrets

88. Eating outside

89. Naps

90. Water balloon fights

91. Big sweatshirts

92. Seeing someone get engaged

93. Mac ’n’ cheese

94. Snowball fights

95. The sun will rise tomorrow

96. Clouds and rain don’t last forever

97. You’re in control of your life

98. You’re incredibly important

99. You’re the only you

100. Why not?

Long story short, there are reasons to smile all around us—we just need to look for them.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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8 Ways To Sing And Dance Your Way To Discounted Broadway Show Tickets

The theatre, along with all forms of art, shouldn't be a luxury. It should be accessible and experienced by all.

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The theatre is a very important part of my life that I could not live without. I am very fortunate to live only an hour away from some of the best theatre in the world. The theatre, along with all forms of art, shouldn't be a luxury. It should be accessible and experienced by all. Here are my tips and tricks for seeing top-tier theatre without breaking the bank.

1. Buy your tickets through discount websites

There are plenty of websites that offer online discount codes for Broadway shows. Typically, the codes are only for specific shows, dates, and performances. My favorite websites are TheaterMania and BroadwayBox. These websites are totally legit and perfect if you prefer to plan your trip to the theatre in advance.

2. Visit the box-office

This option is definitely the best for the last minute show or if you find yourself on Broadway often. A lot of shows offer "rush" tickets, where you can purchase up to two tickets for a performance on the same day for around $40, given that the show isn't sold out. Your best chances of getting these is to arrive at the box office upon opening. If you can't swing rush tickets, buying at the box office at least saves you from ticket fees. Each show's rush policy can be found here.

3. Enter lotteries!

This is an option that is all about luck, but maybe your best option for scoring the priciest tickets at the best price (I'm talking about you, "Hamilton" and "Dear Evan Hansen"!). Before you get too excited, you aren't winning the tickets per say, but rather the chance to buy discounted tickets. Just like rush tickets, most of them run at about $40. While some lotteries are in person, meaning you must be present at the box office during the drawing, most of them are online nowadays! Most of the digital lotteries even let you enter a week's worth of drawings. Each show's lottery policy can be found here also.

4. Choose your performance wisely

It is a FACT that Saturday matinees have the highest priced tickets. If possible, try for a weeknight when tickets might be slightly less expensive.

5. Check out TKTS in Times Square

All tickets sold here are discounted anywhere from 20%-50%. Typically, larger discounts are given to the more expensive seats. Tickets are sold the day of the performance and show availability changes on a daily basis. Thanks to their app, though, you can check their availability before you even arrive. More information can be found on their website.

6. Download the TodayTix app

This is just another resource for buying discounted tickets to nearly any show. They often run promotions for fee-less tickets. The best part is, someone from the company in official TodayTix attire will meet you outside the theatre prior to the performance to hand deliver your tickets.

7. Join HipTix

HipTix is a free membership that allows 18-35-year-olds $25 tickets to all Roundabout Theatre Company Productions. Keep an eye out far in advance to ensure you don't get shut out!

8. Be realistic

Unfortunately, none of the previous tips will guarantee you cheap tickets to hottest shows on Broadway at the moment (i.e. "Hamilton," "Dear Evan Hansen," "The Book of Mormon," "Wicked"). But that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of other incredible shows worth seeing at an affordable price! Don't feel as if you're settling if you score tickets to a different awesome show, you can't go wrong with any Broadway show.

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