Finding joy in the pandemic: Some random acts that made people happy this week
Twitter users have been telling us what has been making them #IrishTimesHappy
Signs of happiness in the new world of coronavirus. Photograph: iStock
Perhaps now more than ever, we need to cling to the stuff that even the spectre of coronavirus cannot spoil: A five year old learning to ride a bike. Glorious sunsets. Great drying out. Cute dogs. And cats.
When we asked Twitter users to tell us what was making them #IrishTimesHappy they responded with a wave of positivity.
It’s clear that even in the midst of a pandemic, life continues and people stop to appreciate all kinds of joyful moments.
You can join in on twitter or email your uplifting observations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some of the happy thoughts we’ve received ... If you are reading on The Irish Times app, click here to view
There’s great drying out! 😀— liz devereux (@elizzdev) March 23, 2020
The endless cups of tea from our kids as we try clean our house and work from home— Berni (@BernifloodBerni) March 23, 2020
Just brought our 8 and 9 year old under the bridge in Lucan Village- and handfed ducks. We found lots of wildlife- and both children want to know why some Mallard ducks have green beaks and some yellow. We're watching a documentary on ducks when we get home.— Shane McCarrick (@shanemccarrick) March 26, 2020
Making a fort with my “nearly 4” year old in between work conference calls.— ✊🦠✊ Finian (2m social distance) Murphy (@finianmurphy) March 26, 2020
The dry weather and sunshine - boosting my mood and soaking up vitamin D :)— Chris Love (@chrislove1) March 26, 2020
My two sons taking "little break" away from their desks just like they would at school and gone out into the garden.— Helen Lane (@helenkennylane) March 23, 2020
4 year old grandson asking if I knew about Coronavirus and telling me it meant he wouldn’t be going away at Easter “because Wales is closed”— Ailbhe Smyth (@ailbhes) March 24, 2020
A glorious video of my newest grandchild in Switzerland and news that my two anxious older grandbabies are getting the help they need to get through this pandemic.— Elizabeth Dunn (@ElizabethDunn10) March 23, 2020
Walking in our woods with the dog early in the morning. Chopping logs. Rereading favourite books. Looking out at the trees as they prepare to come into leaf.— Tom Doorley (@tomdoorley) March 26, 2020
Hearing the crunch-crunch of the first trampoline break of the day in the garden; and knowing I'm not the parent in charge of that— Emma Prunty (@emprunty) March 23, 2020