It's hard to take the time to appreciate the little things. From big time responsibilities to run-of-the-mill, often mundane obligations, adulthood means your life is filled with a lot of necessary (and honestly, some unnecessary) seriousness. Unless, of course, you're this guy: YouTube usernothd70 and his daughter put a chicken in a pool to see if it would float or sink (you know, as you do). As he carefully let go of the chicken and realized the bird does, in fact, float, he lost his sh*t like a sh*t-collector with amnesia (give it a minute; it's funny).
The complete and total joy this man experienced at something small and, well, kind of weird, is impressive when you think about it. How many of us drag our feet through day after day, failing not only to realize what an incredibly wondrous world we live in, but failing to find real, actual, profound joy in anything, let alone something as effortless and accessible as a bird's ability to not... sink? I don't know. The point is, watching this guy made realize that I'm not being diligent enough about observing and indulging in the casual magic that exists all around us. This pool guy is a wonderful reminder to us all: Take the time to appreciate the little things. Especially if the "little thing" is a floating chicken
So, in honor of this man and his zero chill, we've rounded up like-minded people who love finding joy in the little things. It's like Ferris Bueller said, "Chickens move pretty fast. If you don't stop and put them in a pool once in a while, you could miss the fact that they float."
This Little Girl And Her Favorite Song
Little Amaya was fast asleep until her favorite song started playing.
This Little Boy And A Banana
Talk about being grateful for the small things in life. This little boy is just so excited that he was gifted a piece of fruit, and even hugs it with sincerity and joy.
This Dad And His Football Game
There's sports fans, and then there's this Alabama football fan. This father's reactions to getting tickets to go to the game with his son is priceless.
This Guy And Humpback Whales
Tony Flanders, understandably, freaked out when numerous Humpback Whales breached right in front of his boat, off the coast of Seward, Alaska. This might not be a small thing, but man, his reaction is amazing.
These Kids And Their Nintendo
OK but for real, this was all of us (the very lucky ones) in the mid-'90s. So. much. joy.
This Elephant And Its Ribbon
If that's not complete and total happiness, I have no idea what is.
This Little Boy And A Car Ride
This Little Girl And Anything
Not only is this little girl the pinnacle of self-love and confidence, she has no problem being thankful for the things in her life. A wonderful reminder for all of us.