SHARE: 7 images to make your soul smile.

Every day at Mamamia we try to imagine the headspace of our readers. How are you feeling? What are you looking for? What do you want to know about, talk about, think about?

Today, if you are anything like our editorial team (and we know you are), you’re feeling pretty bleak.

In the immediate aftermath of the horror of the weekend with news of the mass shooting at a school in Connecticut and the faces of the lost children that are now popping up across social and mainstream media… reality is sinking in. It’s easy to feel helpless and hopeless.

And there’s a place for those feelings. We are covering that important international news story from several different angles today and you can read about it – if you choose – here, here and here.

But we also know that you are probably wanting to be a little bit uplifted right now. To be reminded that the vast majority of people and things in the world are good.

In a world dominated by the 24 hour news cycle, it can sometimes feel like tragedy and heartbreak, cruelty and death are the only things happening in the world. The goodness of the human spirit and the endless little things that make our lives wonderful, can so easily be forgotten.

But not today. Today we’re bringing you 21 images that will make your soul smile and your heart sing a little bit.

Yes, that’s cliched and a little bit Hallmark. But it’s also true.

If you need more laughs, you can see the rest of Full Punch’s fabulous gallery of images, here.