A study has shown that people tend to remember bad things better than they recollect good ones. That is because we want to use these memories as protection from making the same mistakes in the future. However, there are good things happening to us or those around us every single day. All it takes is to stop concentrating on the miseries and start appreciating the small victories.
Bright Side feels lucky to have found these pictures where people created or celebrated moments that can touch everyone.
1. “This goose at my hospital laid eggs and is nesting in a large planter.”
“One of our maintenance guys built this umbrella for her and set her up with nearby water.”
2. “This is Simba and Cooper. Hugging for the first time in over a year.”
3. “New Year Resolution was to lose weight, I started at 440 pounds and could barely walk.”
“I’ve pushed myself to walk to the stop sign every day, and I’m finally feeling good.”
4. “A driver’s car broke down on a busy street in NYC during rush hour. No honking or yelling, just people trying to help and being bros.”
5. “One year ago they gave me a 30% chance of survival. Today I’m still standing.”
6. “5 years clean and sober.”
7. “17 years ago, I took my girlfriend to the shedd aquarium after her prom.”
“Today we took our daughter to the aquarium, turns out the park is still there.”
8. “Belonging to a family that chose me warms my heart every day.”
9. “Cutest troublemaker.”
10. “I put out a record last week. We took a portion of the proceeds from it and made 113 sandwiches to feed people in need.”
11. “I was 425 lbs 5 years ago. 175 lbs today! Lost it all by diet and exercise.”
12. “After spending my childhood wandering the shelves of the local library, it is stunning to see my published book on the same shelves now.”
13. “I furnished my adoptive kid’s room in 12 days without spending a cent. This was all donated by people from my community.”
14. “Happy 101st B-day, Daddio”
15. “I proposed today! She said yes.”
16. “Whenever he sees me, he comes over to chomp on one of my arms.”
17. “Tiny floof with tiny claws.”
18. “My adorable grandma standing under a rhododendron her mom planted over 45 years ago for her.”
Do you have any pictures with backstories that could make even the toughest of people smile or even shed a few tears?