If The World Feels Like A Terrible Place, Here Are 50 Wholesome Posts To Get You Through The Day (New Pics)
With autumn blues slowly creeping into our cooling homes and days getting shorter, it’s easy to feel a little down. You may feel a little more sensitive, irritated or generally dissatisfied with the world around you.
And it’s understandable. With the cost-of-living crisis, gloomy post-pandemic reality, Russia’s war on Ukraine, barely affordable housing and ever growing inflation, few things make us joyful these days. And since bad news has penetrated all layers of media, we prepared you a heartwarming antidote – Bored Panda’s compilation of strictly wholesome and feel-good stories, pictures and events that people shared online.
I Don't Have Anyone To Celebrate With But I'm 8-Years Clean Of Heroin Today. Yay Me
The Owners Asked To Superimpose The Image Of Timber, Their Recently Departed Dog, Into The Photo As They Spread His Ashes Into A Pond. This Is The Result
Boy Reunited With His Cat He Had Lost While Crossing The Polish - Ukrainian Border
No one said life was going to be easy. In fact, it can be downright tough at times. But despite the challenges we face, we can remain resilient. In fact, some people seem to be much better at it than others.
So to find out more about resilience and the power of positivity, a while back, Bored Panda spoke with Susan Petang, a certified divorce coach and the creator of “The Quiet Zone Coaching,” who teaches people how to stop feeling overwhelmed and start waking up happy in the morning again. Petang argues that the very first step towards building mental resilience is instead of viewing these unfortunate moments as "failures" or "misfortunes," view them as learning opportunities.
A Single Dad Adopted An 11-Year-Old Teen After His Adoptive Family Dropped Him Off At The Hospital And Never Came Back
Ladies And Gents Out On The Beach
Before And After Beating Cancer. 2019 - 2020 - 2021
It’s important that we sit back and consider a couple of things about any difficult situation we’re in at that moment. “What can we learn from this? How can we use this to become a better human being/worker/parent/partner?” Petang said and added that crucially, it's all a matter of mindset.
It Has Been Amazing To See How AIDS Has Been Controlled, Definitely A Win For Humanity
It May Not Seem Like Much, But After Two Years Of Struggling, My Fridge Is Finally Full Tonight
To Promote NASA’s Artemis Program I Regularly Set Up My Telescope On Busy Street Corners To Show Passerby The Moon
Meanwhile, some people are more naturally resilient than others. “It's because they learned to think positively at a young age,” Petang said. It turns out that our attitude towards life - the good, the bad, and the ugly - is formed earlier than we think, way before we go to kindergarten.
“Positivity isn't about putting your head in the sand and singing 'lalalala' when bad things happen; it's actually just the knowledge that we'll be OK no matter what,” the life coach explained.
Such A Wholesome Moment
1001 Days Sober. 4-digit Club. Was An IV Drug User For 10+ Years
He Used To Be In A Coma, I Used To Be A Fat Guy. Now We're Both Recovering
My son is recovering from a brain injury. We have a deal now...if he's standing, I'm running. He's up to 90 minutes and I'm down 70 lbs.
What’s interesting is how closely positivity and resilience are, in fact, related. “Positivity is the understanding and belief that you'll be able to bounce back from anything; resilience is when you actually do it,” the life coach argues.
“I teach my clients to use The Power Questions. It's a great way to interrupt the spiral of emotions when everything is hitting the fan!” They are as follows:
“How important is this, really? Don't make mountains out of molehills.
What is something positive and constructive I can do about this? Be solution-oriented instead of blame-oriented.
What emotions am I feeling right now? By identifying and labeling them, we shrink their power over us."
Someone At The Purrfect Day Cat Cafe In Louisville, KY Filling Out The Paperwork To Take This Kitty Home
Good To Be Open
A Kindergarten Classroom At Gatewood Elementary School In Minnesota Was Learning About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Teacher Captured This Precious Moment
The Famous Actor Met A Young Couple In A Hotel Bar In Northamptonshire. They Invited Him To The Wedding, And Keanu Reeves Could Not Refuse
I’ve Been Traveling Through The 50 States In Memory Of My Best Friend. Today I Visited Alaska, Completing My Journey
After 9 Years, I Am Me
I Saw This Man And His Dog Whilst I Was Crossing A Bridge In Prague. It Was -4°C Out And He Used His Only Blanket To Wrap Up The Dog. A True Act Of Love
I Went To A Community BBQ Tonight And Sat By Myself. A Few Minutes Later This Kid Came And Sat Down Across From Me. He Shyly Asked, "Sir, Do Know How To Play Magic?"
I told him that I'd played as a teen. He pulled out two decks and challenged me. How could I say no? It made my night.
Sometimes It’s Ok To Slow Down
I Made A Decision That Will Define My Life. I Will Not Study Political Science. I Will Study Fine Arts In Italy. I Will Follow My Dreams, No Matter How Unreachable They May Seem
The Housekeeper Deserve A Raise, They Must Love Their Job
My Daughter Was Born With A Terrible Lung Disease And Was On Life Support For Her First Four Days On This Earth. Before vs. After
I Was Assaulted Last May And Attempted To Take My Life In November After Losing A Close Friend. A Few Weeks Ago I Took Senior Pictures With My PTSD Service Dog In Training
I didn’t think I’d make it this far
After A Five-Year Wait And Three Attempts, I Finally Got Gay Married To My Gay Husband
This Guy Managed To Photobomb His Girlfriend For A Whole Month, By Taking Engagement Ring Pictures Without Her Having Any Idea About It
My City Has Begun To Change Any Russian-Related Public Road Names To Reference Ukraine Instead
The Speed Camera Lottery In Stockholm, Sweden. Drive At Or Under The Speed Limit And You'll Be Entered Into A Lottery Where The Prize Fund Comes From The Fines Speeders Pay
The average speed was reduced from 32 km/h to 25 km/h (a reduction of 22%).
My Wife And I Put Up Our Own Candidate This Year
A Portrait To Commemorate My Best Friend Arden, Who Passed Away Earlier This Year After A Long And Adventure-Filled Life
This Soldier's Body Armor Has Additional Protection. In Addition To The Armor Plates, There Is A Drawing Made By His Daughter To "Protect Dad From The Evil Russians"
My Dad Lost His Job During Covid. He Drove School Bus. He Recently Got His Old Job Back And Stopped Driving. A Boy From His Bus Stopped By The Other Day Just To “Talk Birds”
They connected on his bus route talking about birds.
My Little Cousin Did His Last Chemo Treatment And Is Now Cancer Free. It's Been A Long Battle But Look At That Smile. That's My Hero
My Sister's Husband Stepped Away From Her During Their Wedding Ceremony To Say Some Vows To Her Girls
Got Married To My Favorite Weirdo Yesterday
Moved To Japan, Met My Neighbor
I Turned A Bunch Of Wood Sticks Into A Meter Long Flying Dutchman Ship
Before I Met My BF, He Hated Small Dogs, And My Dog, Maisie, Was Terrified Of Men. This Picture Was Taken Two Weeks After They Met
I Use My Bike To Deliver Medicine And Food During The War In Ukraine
After Three Long Years, I'm Happy To Announce That I Will Be Exhibiting My Works To The Public Again
I Cleaned My Depression Closet
They Are Just So Cute
My Dad Was Admitted To The Hospital Right Before Christmas. We Didn't Know If He Would Make It Home At All. This Is My Parents Slow Dancing To "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
This Ambulance Has Stork Decals, One For Each Of The Babies Born In The Back
People Protesting In St. Petersburg, Russia. The Placards Read “You Are A Bloody Dictator, Not A Freedom Fighter” And “No War”
Paul Rudd Being Friendly With A Fan
Sofía Jirau, The First Victoria's Secret Model With Down Syndrome, Says She's Dreamed About A Career In Fashion Since She Was A Little Girl
In The Men's Locker Room At My Gym
Note: this post originally had 130 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.