What do you call something that makes you feel good/better, because it is good news or funny. But you were feeling normal before, you weren't sad or anything. But just by seeing that thing you felt better.
There's an idiom "to get a kick out of something." I'd say, "I get a kick out of reading Humans of New York every day, because the stories are so heartwarming."– ewormuthAug 7, 2015 at 0:29
"After watching /listening [TV program / type of music ] I feel really good." As James Brown once sang : I feel good / I knew that I would now– Mari-Lou AAug 8, 2015 at 15:37
You can describe something as uplifting if it inspires happiness or hope. You can also hearten people.
Hearten - Make more cheerful or confident.
Such an object would be heartening.
Perhaps encouraging would be serviceable,
encouraging adjective: giving hope or promise <encouraging news>
Good answer, where did you get that definition from? I used the Oxford dictionary.– YesheAug 7, 2015 at 0:40
+1 @Yeshe, thank you, but I was a minute or so behind your post so I deleted and went with this alternative. I took uplift from Merriam-Webster online.. :-)– user98990Aug 7, 2015 at 0:46
You can receive a lift from some pleasant event. Or be lifted by it.
raise (a person's spirits or confidence). "we heard inspiring talks which lifted our spirits"
synonyms: boost, raise, buoy up, elevate, give a lift to, cheer up, perk up, enliven, uplift, brighten up, lighten, ginger up, gladden, encourage, stimulate, arouse, revive, restore; More
a feeling of confidence or cheerfulness. "winning this match has given everyone a lift"
synonyms: boost, fillip, pick-me-up, stimulus, impetus, encouragement, spur, reassurance, aid, help, push;
An encouraging act or comment.
encouragement, improvement, or help: a boost to morale.
Sammy got a real boost in his confidence when he won his first ever race.
The little restaurant got a real boost when it received an excellent review in the local newspaper.
(The Free Dictionry)
Your respondents are creating a fine Thesaurus for you. I add "exhilarating".
A tonic (noun):
- (Defn. 2) anything invigorating, physically, mentally or morally
'His cheerful greeting was a real tonic.'
- (Defn. 2) something that makes you happier or healthier
'This holiday has been the perfect tonic for you.'