Happy List 

Given the saddening world news this week, of people dying in the Mediterranean and in Austria trying to escape to a better life and of two more people becoming victims of mass gun violence, making this list this week seemed a little like whistling in the dark, and yet if we don’t celebrate the small things then we miss out on the worthiness of each one of these lives that was lost this week. They matter because they were people who found happiness in friendship and hope.