Since we all badly need some cheering up these days, here are a few of the countless instances when life wasn't so bad.
Despite our hopes and prayers for 2020, this year is proving to be quite merciless in the soul-crushing department. With every day bringing us a seemingly inexhaustible supply of depressing news, it's easy to feel as though the world is literally going up in flames. Especially since the times are such that there isn't much we can do to change things for the better, morales are running low and we could all use a quick reminder that there is still some good left in this grim world of ours. A refresher, if you will, of a few of the countless instances when life wasn't so bad.
Here are 25 of our favorite "maybe life's not that bad after all" moments from over the years:
Today I found out through Facebook that the overnight security guard at my work knits boots and mittens for premature babies at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He also posts them worldwide. MY HEART 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/LG9VnErUlk— 𝕷𝖆𝖚𝖗𝖊𝖓 🖤 (@_laurennewsome) October 1, 2019
What’s even more remarkable about this is the fact that she didn’t just post a link on social media asking for people to donate. She went straight to corporate leaders and asked them to give in favor of those who need it.— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) April 6, 2020
That’s exactly what public figures should be doing.
My brother went on his very first job interview today. He has grown so much I’m super proud of him. Even though he has down syndrome, he lets nothing get in his way. “I have downs but downs don’t have me.” pic.twitter.com/QJioDjBIbm— Leah! (@its_LeahS) April 4, 2018
21 years ago my mother gave birth to me while she was escaping from a civil war. I spend the first 7 years of my life in a refugee camp. My parents sacrificed so much for their kids.They moved to the USA with $0— Hamdia Ahmed (@hamdia_ahmed) May 11, 2019
Today, I became the first person to graduate college in my family. pic.twitter.com/3B9ONs7HqO
during middle school, my stepdad used to leave me a note on my door each day to inspire me. well, I kept those notes & It’s been 6 years since then. today I gave him those notes back🥰 #HappyFathersDay pic.twitter.com/ftT3sjQEH5— soph (@Sophia_Kallie) June 17, 2019
Standing in front of the slave quarters of our ancestors, at The Whitney Plantation, with my medical school classmates. We are truly our ancestors’ wildest dreams ✨✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/d8E1g2Ojbm— Syd✨ (@_botttt) December 14, 2019
for those of you that don’t know, i’m not accepted by my parents for being gay. i have struggled for five years with them and decided this year to cut off contact. this is my first christmas not with them and this is how sarahs (my fiancée) dad tagged my gift 😭 pic.twitter.com/BpGmBkCde8— Kate Austin (@KateAustin_) December 25, 2019
i’ve been waiting on this couple (94 & 95 yrs old) at the diner for the last 5 years.. yesterday Bob lost his wife of 77 years. today he invited me for cheese, wine & crackers and i think i learned more about love and life today than i have in the past 23 years. pic.twitter.com/fvkMeFyUa8— riah kay ☪︎ (@riahkaywinsor) May 23, 2019
I put my son in private school and he was very sad because he had to leave his best friend Barrett. It’s been 3 months since he has been in his new school. And today the teacher said they have a new student. AND GUESS WHO IT IS! BARRETT!! pic.twitter.com/rQlvELKqQh— #JustOne™️ (@TheRealCoachJO_) October 31, 2019