50 Reminders That the World Isn’t All Bad

I think we can all agree that the world we live in can be a pretty dark place. Even without the tragedies that have dominated the news cycle in recent weeks, that darkness is evident every time we turn on the evening news… or peruse the magazine rack while waiting in line at the grocery store… or sit in traffic for more than a few minutes.

But I want to challenge everyone who reads this to take a moment to think about some of the positive things that we may take for granted on any given day. I have no illusions that focusing on the good is going to cause evil to cease to exist. I just think we need a reminder, every now and then, that the world isn’t all bad. So let’s see if I can come up with 100.

  1. Pizza
  2. Superman
  3. Pinball machines
  4. Strawberry cheesecake
  5. Friends
  6. Hardcover books
  7. Hot showers
  8. The first snowfall of winter
  9. The smell of dryer sheets
  10. Air conditioning
  11. Sunsets
  12. Bonfires
  13. Fast forwarding through commercials
  14. Lunches with friends
  15. Star Wars
  16. Sleeping late on a weekday
  17. First responders
  18. God’s Word
  19. Laughter with tears
  20. Frosted Flakes
  21. Jeopardy!
  22. Stories my dad told over and over again
  23. Lemonade
  24. Clever hashtags
  25. Road trips
  26. Random acts of kindness
  27. Getting letters in the mail
  28. Paper airplanes
  29. Pez dispensers
  30. Monopoly
  31. US National Parks
  32. YouTube
  33. Coca-Cola
  34. Old photographs
  35. Animals chasing lasers
  36. Harry Potter
  37. Getting a haircut
  38. Hayrides
  39. Chuck Taylors
  40. The Grand Canyon
  41. Starry nights
  42. Clear blue skies
  43. Rainy days
  44. The Ferris Wheel
  45. Movie quotes
  46. Caffeine
  47. Singing in the car
  48. Hiking
  49. Autumn leaves
  50. Lime Skittles

That’s my very small list. What would make your list? If you decide to do this on your blog, be sure to share your link in the comments below so I can swing by and see what good things remind you that it’s not all bad.

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