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The school year is almost over, and although summer vacation is right around the corner, the end of the school year also comes with a lot of stress: studying for finals, writing term papers, and (for seniors) graduation. Thinking about it too much is enough to make anyone depressed.
But dwelling on all the negativity can make you forget about all the really great things that the last few weeks of the semester bring, like year-end parties, no more classes, and beautiful weather. That kind of thinking is what the new site Life is Beautiful is all about: spreading positivity through the good things in life.
The concept is pretty familiar–Life is Beautiful is basically just F My Life, but in reverse. Instead of submitting anecdotes about bad things that happen in their lives, users send in stories about the good things that happen (sample post: “Today I found the courage to tell a girl that I like her. Turns out she likes me too. LIB.”)
And like FML, other users of LIB can comment or vote on whether they like the story or not (“I agree, your life is beautiful” or “You totally didn’t deserve that”). It’s a refreshing change to read positive stories that make me smile (and, I’ll admit it, maybe get a little misty-eyed) rather than laughing at other people’s misfortunes (no matter how funny they can be sometimes).
Sometimes, we all just need a little reminder of the things that make life beautiful.