JANUARY 08, 2018 BY DAVID BYRNEWhat is Reasons To Be Cheerful? I imagine, like a lot of you who look back over the past year, it seems like the world is going to Hell. I wake up in the morning, look at the paper, and go, "Oh no!"
Often I'm depressed for half the day. It doesn't matter how you voted on Brexit, the French elections or the U.S. election--many of us of all persuasions and party affiliations feel remarkably similar.As a kind of remedy and possibly as a kind of therapy, I started collecting good news that reminded me, "Hey, there's actually some positive stuff going on!" Almost all of these initiatives are local, they come from cities or small regions who have taken it upon themselves to try something that might offer a better alternative than what exits. Hope is often local. Change begins in communities.I will post thoughts, images and audio relating to this initiative on whichever platform seems suitable and I'll welcome contributions from others, if they follow the guidelines I've set for myself.