These days, we can hardly be faulted for believing there’s no good news anywhere. Aside from our families and those of us lucky to be in good health (and also maybe ALL THAT BREAD we’ve been baking lately), it can feel like there isn’t much to be happy about.
And if there is, how far and wide do we have to search for it?
Turns out not that far, and not that wide. To prove it, we challenged ourselves to spend ten minutes listing as many things as we could think of to be make us smile right now.
Here’s what we came up with:
1. These two cuties.
my dog has ear medicine she needs and the other one also thinks he needs it too.. nobody has the heart to tell him it’s pretend.. pic.twitter.com/Vshe7dhl3b
— chloe copley (@chloecopley_05) September 12, 2018
2. Mo Willems offering free drawing for your kids.
3. Italians singing to one another during lockdown.
People of my hometown #Siena sing a popular song from their houses along an empty street to warm their hearts during the Italian #Covid_19 #lockdown.#coronavirusitalia #COVID19 #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/7EKKMIdXov
— valemercurii 🌍 (@valemercurii) March 12, 2020
5. Whoever came up with this meme. (Thank you.)
7. Human connection.
My assisted living is on lockdown so he comes every day to see his dad and they talk through the phone, sweetest thing ever 💞 Consent was giving to post on social media.
8. Penguins on a field trip. We repeat, penguins on a field trip.
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Penguins in the Amazon?! 🐧🌴 Some of the penguins went on a field trip to meet other animals at Shedd. Wellington seemed most interested in the fishes in Amazon Rising! Other animals like the black-barred silver dollars also seemed interested in their unusual visitors. Swipe right to view Monte’s trip in Polar Play Zone.
9. This never gets old. Ever.
10. This kid’s iconic interview.
This Canadian kid’s response to not being able to go to Disneyland this weekend is the best thing I’ve seen today. 😂 pic.twitter.com/wrXfaQmCdo
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 14, 2020
11. Audible is offering free access to a library of audiobooks for kids.
The stories are free to stream on desktop, laptop, phone or tablet and will be as long as schools are closed.
12. This family reunion.
Jeffrey hadn’t seen his brother in 4 years and hadn’t seen his mom in 10 years. (Grab the kleenex now!)
See? The world isn’t such a bad place. And that only took us ten minutes. Take care of yourselves, guys.