So how about a reminder of some of the photos which have raised our spirits in times gone by.
Whether it’s a Comic Relief scene or something that made you giggle at work, it could be featured in our retro spread.
And while are on the subject, why not tell us of your happiest moments from times gone by.
But first, take a look and see how many of these scenes make you feel uplifted.
1. A comedy classic in 2007
Sean Davison, dressed as Bob the Builder, takes a custard pie in the face from nursery worker Marie Hunter at the Pallion Springboard Nursery's Children In Need event in 2007.
Photo: TY Sunderland Echo
2. Having a laugh in 2009
What a wonderful reminder of the day these Year 5 students at Hylton Castle Primary School joined teaching assistant Alison Atkinson in having a laugh on Red Nose Day. Recognise anyone in this 2009 photo
3. Fancy dress fun in 2005
This sponsored fancy dress scene was pictured at Ashbourne Lodge residential home 15 years ago. Does this bring back happy memories?
Photo: PB Sunderland Echo
4. Fun with yoga in 2013
Members of the Laughter workshop at Healing Opportunities were enjoying some laughter yoga with Keith Adams. Remember this from seven years ago?
Photo: Picture Corrina Atkinson.