50 Wholesome Posts To Show There’s Still Good In The World, As Shared In This Online Community
There are days, months, and entire years when the world feels gloomy. In the midst of worldwide chaos, political turmoil, inflation and a looming economic crisis, the uncertainty of the post-pandemic world, and too many things we don’t want to dedicate an entire page to, it may be hard to find a ray of light.
For many people, keeping themselves positive has become a challenge in itself. Especially, when the news headlines more often than not tell us the very opposite. But this corner of Reddit known as the “Happy” subreddit is a getaway we all need. “Happy Reddit to make you happy,” says the slogan of the community which is home to 474k “happy campers”, aka members.
Scroll down through our selection of the fuzziest and warmest posts below, and be sure to share the article with anyone who needs an uplifting boost!
200 Days Drugs Free Today, On My Way To My First Day Of College
After 4 Years, 75 Rejections And 164 Days On Anxiety Medicine, I Published My First Fantasy Book!
A Year Ago My Wife Left Me And My Girls
I finally got the finalized divorce papers in the mail today! That means I officially have custody of my two tiny monsters! I’ve also lost over 70lbs in the last year, working to get healthy and watch these two grow up. Haven’t been this happy in forever.
To find out more about this uplifting corner of Reddit known as “the Happy Reddit,” Bored Panda spoke with its moderator N8theGr8 who happily shared some insights into the community with our readers. The moderator said that although he wasn’t there when the sub was created back in 2008 (which is pretty impressive by Reddit’s standards), he has been along for “the ride for a while at this point.”
“When I joined, there weren't really any automated processes running on that subreddit, so we had to deal with fights and brigades manually,” N8theGr8 recounted. He added a few filters to cut down on that, and “it's helped the subreddit hum along without much in the way of needing to actually step in to mod it, which I think helps ensure a community as free from outside interference as possible.”
Today Is The One-Year Anniversary Of My Wife's Passing. As I Walked Into My Shop, I Spilled My Water. She Gave Me A Reminder That Today Will Be Just Fine
Three Years Ago I [Tried To Take My Own Life] Because Of My Chronic Depression And A Traumatic Experience. Now I'm About To Graduate High School And As Of Yesterday I'm Three Years Clean Of Self-Harm!
“There's a lot of uncertainty in politics, news, climate, and many other issues facing us all lately,” N8theGr8 said. And in this difficult time, the Happy community on Reddit which is home to 475k members seems to be as relevant as ever. “I think it's good to be able to just have a spot where you can unwind to celebrate and focus on small victories and uplifting positive content,” he added.
The moderator said that the community “certainly has new people joining every day, and it's always nice to find someone who is happy to be able to have a small sanctuary of positivity.” This reflects in the subreddit’s description too: “Too many depressing things on the main page, so post about what makes you warm and fuzzy inside!”
My Best Friend Was Born 3 Years Ago And I Just Had To Get Us Matching Hats. He Brings So Much Happiness To My Life
My Little Brother’s High School Hosted A Dance For Students With Special Needs. He Had A Blast!
I Got Full Custody Of My Son Seven Years Ago And This Week We Finally Got Our Own Place Together!
When asked how N8theGr8 himself stays resilient to negativity, the moderator said that he gets regular exercise and has other hobbies. Aside from that, “and at the end of the day, I just assume that everyone being overly negative on the internet has their own problems and I figure that they're just yelling because they don't really view their computer screen as a person, so basically, I give people the benefit of the doubt.”
Spent My Entire Life In A Church That Brainwashed Me Into Following Their Dogma
I wasted my time "Working" for them when I should have been getting an education. I am happy to announce that I finally got the guts to leave, moved across the country, and at 22 years old, I'm going back to university.
Quit My Job Saturday, Got Dumped Sunday, Aced My Midterm Monday, Got The Job I Actually Wanted Tuesday, Paid Off All My Debt On Wednesday, And Spent The Day With My Dogs At The Beach. It’s Been A Good Week
Got The All-Clear For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer In Early January. The Sun Came Out The Other Day, And Just Because, I Put On My Sunniest Outfit, And Twirled About With Genuine Joy. My Husband Took This Photo
N8theGr8 continued: “I support a lot of progressive policies, so I get attacked by Redditors a lot on this platform, but I view the effort as important enough that I can weather a few mean people on the internet. I do my best to address and reduce negativity in my life, from within and without. I try to keep in mind that there are things I can change, and things that I cannot, so I do my best to try to be able to tell the difference and act accordingly,” he concluded in an interview with Bored Panda.
My Mugshot From Two Years Ago Following A Massive Pcp/Benzo Overdose And Before Homelessness And A Trip To Prison
I'm now two years sober, living a wonderful life, and happier than I ever thought I'd be!
It’s 4 Am, My Eyes Can Barely Open, Baby Finally Asleep, Mission Accomplished
13 Years Ago, I Started Medical School. I Walked Out Today A Heart And Lung Surgeon. Today, I Am Happy
I've Lost Some Weight. Can't Stop Smiling When I See A Mirror Now
My Husband Laughing Hysterically During Our Wedding Vows. This Photos Always Makes Me Smile
My Son Is Autistic. The Best Part Of My Day Is The 20 Minute Night Time Routine With All His Stuffed Animals
Repetition doesn’t bother him (in fact he prefers it) so my same jokes totally kill every night
Well, Folks. Today I Have Been Sober For One Year. Coincidentally, This Has Been The Best 365 Days Of My Life. Perhaps Even Consequently So. All I Know Is That I Feel Great
After 3 Months Of Treatment, My Wife Finally Completed Chemo! I Am So Proud Of Her (Dogs Also Proud)!
3 Years Ago, I Had My First Solo Gig, Where There Were 5 People In The Audience And I Was Nervous As Hell. Last Night, I Had A Gig In Front Over 1,000 People And Loved Every Single Second
My Incredible Father Got Up And Stood On His Own Today!! And He Took 7 Steps And My Heart Is So Happy (Heart Aneurism And Stroke)
I Went To A Paint Night With My Mom The Other Night. We Had Such A Good Time, And It Was The Happiest I'd Been In A Long Time
It Took 17 Years, But I Can Finally Call This Country My Own!
I Suffer From Severe Depression. Traveled More Than 6000 Miles (9800 Kms) For A Solo Vacation To L.A. I Never Been This Happy In Years
After 4 Years Of Being Out Of School Due To A Traumatic Brain Injury, I Am Lucky To Be Able To Call Myself A Student Again
After Getting Laid Off Twice In Six Months, And Moving My Family To A Crammed Apartment In A New City For A Job I Didn't Like, I'm Now At A Job I Love And Buying My Dream Home. It Has A Bathtub
My Daughter Won A Medal At The Special Olympics. There Was A Time Where Doctors Told Us She Wouldnt Survive Infancy. Very Happy Weekend!
Found Her On Tinder 2 Years Ago And Now She Said Yes To Being My Wife!!!
2015 vs. 2017 My Skin Has Been Better For A While (Shout Out To The Pill) But Seeing This Old Photo Compared To A New One (Where I’m Not Even Wearing Make Up) Made Me So Happy I Just Had To Share It Somewhere!!
The Pure Ecstasy Of Winning Gold During The Special Olympics! My Heart Is So Full From This Past Weekend!
A Year Ago Today, I Moved To The Other Side Of The World, Without Knowing A Word Of Any Foreign Language
Today, I passed a German exam permitting me to study at university in my first ever second language. F**k yeah, life!
Wife Survived A Brain Tumor So We Celebrated!
Drug Addict For 8 Years, Went To Jail In 2015, And Went To The Psych Ward Twice In Early 2017
Couldn’t hold a job for more than a few months. Now I'm 100% drug-free for 135 days and a manager of McDonalds! In the fall of 2018 I'm on track to fulfill my dream of going to hamburger university in Chicago!
I Ran My First Race Today! It Was A 6.5km And I Did It In 44:27! I Trained For Two Months (And Lost Nearly Three Clothes Sizes), Having Never Been A Runner Before. I’m So Dang Proud Of Myself!
After Many Failed Attempts At Actually Completing What I Started, I Have Finally Finished And Published A Book! I Literally Can't Contain My Excitement!
I’ve Struggled With Anxiety And Depression Since I Was 15
Since bringing Mia into my life just one week ago, I’ve felt more happiness and peace than I ever thought possible. With her by my side, I know 26 will be my best year yet.
Last Year I Started Learning My Girlfriend's Native Language Because Her Parents Didn't Speak English. This Week I Asked Their Permission To Marry Her In Portuguese
10.5 Years Ago, I Was Just Going To A Dance With A Boy. I Had No Idea That We Would Choose To Spend The Rest Of Our Lives Together
I Bought My First Home!
This Past Year Home Life Became Too Much For Me So I Ran Away To China To Teach English
These kids think I’m the coolest person just because I have hair on my arms. I have never felt so much love.