We have all found our own ways to cope with the pandemic that never seems to end. But some things are universal. So to keep your spirits up and balance out all the negativity, we at Bored Panda continue our most positive series.
Below, you will find a collection of wholesome pictures that show there is good left in the world after all. We’re talking Nepalese climbers removing trash from Mount Everest to firefighters saving animals; this list has everything it needs to soothe your heart. At least for a little while.
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#1 Don’t Really Have Anyone To Celebrate With, So I Thought I’d Share With You Guys. I’m One Year Sober
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#2 I Just Moved Into My First Very Own Place And Am Living 100% Independently
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When you finish going through the pictures, there are more things you can do to make your day a little brighter. Sarah Helen King, psychologist and founder of Invigorise, told Bored Panda that practicing gratitude can do wonders for us.
“Keep a gratitude diary near you and each day just spend a few minutes thinking about one thing you are grateful for, and write it down,” Sarah suggested. “Then, whenever you are having a bad day, whip it out and read it. Instant mood enhancer.”
#3 Thank Goodness For Common Sense. I Wish It Was Free
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#4 Honouring A Brother
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#5 For Those Who Step Up
My parents split when I was in first grade. My mom met my step-dad, mark, when I was in second grade. We moved in with him by the time I was in 3rd we moved in to his house. He treated my siblings and I as his own since day 1. He even would watch Gilmore Girls with me and my sister every afternoon. After my mom died when I was 16, Mark didn’t make us go live with our biological dad. He continued raising us as his own. He started out as my mom’s boyfriend and became my dad, my best friend, my go-to for advice.
Mark ended up working 3 jobs while having heart failure, asthma, and diabetes. He did everything he could to provide for my sister and I. He passed away 6 days before I graduated college in 2016. It’s been a few years but I still have trouble on Father’s Day. He could have ditched us when our mom died and we didn’t have enough income. But he didn’t. He was there fighting to put food on the table. Happy Father’s Day for all of the fathers who fight for their children.
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But when it comes to news, the psychologist believes the only way to stop it from bothering us is to simply not watch it. “This has been hugely effective for many of my clients in minimizing anxiety in their day-to-day lives,” she explained.
“As an alternative suggestion though, give yourself a daily time (e.g 6 pm) and limit (10 minutes) where you will catch up with the day’s events. If you are prone to anxiety, steer clear of clicking on headlines that you know will be a trigger for you, and then after do something you enjoy, like go for a walk in nature or phone a friend for a catch-up and steer the conversation to something positive that happened in the day.”
Another good alternative is The Happy Broadcast by Mauro Gatti, an illustration project that showcases some of the most positive news from around the world.
#6 This Little Fella After Winning First Place In A Bike Tournament
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#7 No Matter How Hard It Is, You Have To Try To Push Through
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#8 This Is Harith Al Sodany. He Was An Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS And Saved Countless Lives By Stopping Suicide IEDs And Car Bombs. He Was A Hero Who Met A Tragic Death
Let’s not forget him.
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#9 It’s A Good Day
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#10 At The Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market A Few Years Back
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#11 My Husband Grew Up Without A Dad. My Dad Is Taking Him On His First Father-Son Camp Out Today
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#12 I Am Finally Cancer Free! Really Excited To Live Life To The Fullest And Have Fun Again
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#13 My Favorite Graduation Photo. This Woman At My Campus’ Subway Kept Me Fed For 4 Years, And When I Was Low On Money, She Came Through For Me
I’ll never take her for granted.
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#14 Balloon Seller’s Kind Gesture
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#15 Keeping My Promise To Take Her To The Beach After Having To Cancel Last Year Due To Covid
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#16 He Has Cerebral Palsy, Mitochondrial Disease, And Was In Special Education Until The 7th Grade. He Just Graduated With His Aa And Highest Honors. Pride Is An Understatement
He just received a full-ride scholarship to the school of his dreams. My son is going to rock the world as a lawyer!
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#17 Important Memories On Google Maps
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#18 Nepalese Climbers Removed 2.2 Tons Of Rubbish From Everest While Tourists Were Away
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#19 Art Helps Me Stay Sober For 5 Years
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#20 Another Year Sober And Another Year Loving My Life
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#21 When My Grandad Passed Away My Grandmother (She Is 85) Started Learning Painting To Distract Herself. After A Year She Gave Me This Painting
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#22 This Is Tom And He’s 7 Years Old. One Day He Told His Schoolmates That His Uncle Was Superman. The Other Kids Made Fun Of Him And No One Believed Him
Then his mother made a call, and she asked her brother-in-law to take him to school one day. And Henry Cavill, of course, was delighted to do so.
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#23 Parenting Done Right
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#24 Wholesome Neighbours
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#25 Random Girl At Farmer’s Market Seduces My Partner In Front Of My Very Eyes
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#26 This Is The Day Our Daughter Was Declared In Remission From Stage 2 Liver Cancer
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#27 In France, Peyo, A Beautiful 15-Year-Old Stallion, Often Comes To Comfort And Soothe Terminally Ill Patients At The Techer Hospital In Calais
The horse always chooses which patient he wants to see, kicking his hoof outside the door.
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#28 I Have Cerebral Palsy, Which Has Always Made It Difficult For Me To Run And Jog
Today, despite my disability, I jogged 3km (with a few walking breaks) and I couldn’t be more proud of myself! Here I am, happily post-jog!
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#29 Just Look At This Sweet Old Girl Celebrating Her 15th Birthday
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#30 My Best Bud And I Cleaned Up A Ton Of Trash Today On Our Day Off
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#31 My Local Wildlife Shelter Had One Of Their Soft Release Raccoons Manage To Sneak Over The Fence And Into The Deer Pen. Adorableness Ensued
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#32 Spanish Male Teachers Wore Skirts To School After A Student Got Expelled Over It
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#33 I Was Told My Chances Of Having Kids After Radiation Was Very Slim. 7 Years Later My Son Was Born
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#34 A Year Ago I Was Depressed And Suicidal. Today Things Have Gotten Better
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#35 This Is My Beautiful Niece Kourtney, (Right) And My New Niece Madi. Your Uncle Zeke Loves You Both. Love Is Love
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#36 Grandmas Are The Best
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#37 I Just Found Out That My Neighbors Tell Their Dog I’m Outside When They Want Him To Hurry Up And Get Out The Door. This Is Him Waiting For A Treat From Me
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#38 Worth It
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#39 She Beat The Cancer
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#40 Father And Son Bonding
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#41 After A Wildfire Destroyed My Family’s Home In Lytton, These Firefighters Saved The Animals That Were Left Behind By Bringing Them Food And Water
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#42 Little Guy Fell Out Of A Tree And Was Being Chased By A Cat. Rushed Him Off To A Wildlife Rehab But He Kept Crawling Out Of The Box To Snuggle
P.s. The owlet is doing wonderful at the rehab!
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#43 Still Doing Good Deeds
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#44 It’s Over! After A Year And A Half Of Chemo And A Bone Marrow Transplant, I Am Cancer Free
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#45 An Elderly Neighbor Of Mine Is Throwing A Birthday Party For His Dog
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#46 Beating Stage 4 Colon Cancer
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#47 My Grandparents’ 53rd Anniversary Is Today
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#48 My Dad Suffers From Bipolar Disorder And Depression. He Was Feeling Very Ill, But When I Asked Him To Help Me Measure An Apartment, He Said “This Is Important For You So Let’s Go”
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#49 Had The European Championship For Wheelchair Basketball. Took The Bronze Medal, And A Ticket To The World Championships In Japan Next Year
Keep working hard lads, you’ll reach good places.
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#50 My Dad (Left) Got His Art Displayed In Public For The First Time And I’m Super Proud Of Him
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