There's a lot of negativity swirling around right now, and it needs to swirl: we have to talk about the issues we're facing, because we need to sort them out, however ugly they may be.
But it's not easy to see one devastating headline after another, and it's even harder to watch people you love come unglued on each other because of differing opinions.
We've got to balance that heaviness with some good, and let me tell you, there's a lot of good going on all around us. Here are a few of the things that made me smile recently.
What news is making you feel good today?