They prove last year wasn’t a total disaster
Push away the thought of that negative headline you read for just a moment. Much of the news in 2018 was bad: horrible crimes, new viral outbreaks, natural disasters, the passing of legends… what about the good stuff that happened? With the benefit of hindsight, we can look back and recognise all the awesome things that happened last year. Here are some inspiring and positive stories from 2018 that deserve to be remembered as we look forward to more light and kindness this year. They’re also uplifting to read whenever you’re feeling down.
1. North and South Korea unite for hockey
2018 saw the first time a North Korean leader crossed the Korean border for a historic summit with the South. Then, a few months later, the interaction between the Korean people at the Winter Olympics made us feel even more hopeful. The two countries came together to play as a unified Women’s Ice Hockey team, with the North Korean cheerleaders supporting them loudly on the sides. They didn’t go all the way, but seeing the long-time enemies break ice beyond the ice sporting rink truly warmed our hearts.