“I’d been feeling terribly sad about it, and she said, ‘Mary, there are always going to be tragedies in the world, but there will always be more good — you just have to look for it,’ Latham, 32, recalled. It took almost three years for Latham to truly understand what her mother meant.” WaPo: This woman has been on a three-year road trip documenting acts of kindness.

+ The Yale Happiness Class, Distilled.

+ WaPo: This 13-year-old opened a bakery. For every cupcake he sells, he gives one to the homeless.

+ Good news for the great Norman Lear and my daughter who gets another season of her favorite show. One Day at a Time: Inside the Comedy’s Historic Comeback.

+ Central Park Five receive standing ovation.

+ Illinois is expunging marijuana convictions from nearly 800,000 criminal records.

+ English towns are installing ‘chat benches’ to combat loneliness.