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Thursday, 3 December 2020

2020 has been a rough ride

We’ve all said it at least one hundred times since early March: 2020 has been rough — to say the least. The year has somehow simultaneously whizzed by in a blur of social distancing and working from home on a loop, and also feels like it has stretched on for years.

Case in point: Do you remember the things that were in vogue around seven months ago? Tiger King and Love is Blind were the shows everyone couldn’t stop talking about. (Some of us here at Enterprise are proud consumers of this type of television content. Don’t judge). We really thought that two weeks of lockdown would bring covid-19 to its knees and give us our lives back, so a lot of us got … productive and creative. All of a sudden, the entire Internet was filled with whipped coffee and sourdough bread people were making at home. There were fitness challenges making the rounds to keep everyone in shape. And we’re still really not sure why this happened, but a bunch of celebrities sang John Lennon’s Imagine for no discernible reason.

In the months since, the avalanche of bad news has really felt unrelenting for a lot of us. Pandemic depression has become a very real phenomenon, and lots of people all around the world are feeling it.

So, here’s the antidote: As we hurtle towards the end of the year and the start of a new year (which we admittedly wish could act as a “restore to factory settings” button of sorts), we realized there are a lot of bits of good news that went unnoticed or weren’t appreciated as they should have been in the midst of everything else. Today, we are reminding you — and ourselves — of all the places where the sun managed to shine through the cracks.

If you just can’t wait to get a hit of positivity, indulge in the Some Good News series, courtesy of actor John Krasinski.

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