As a breather from all the bad news and sad scenes that's been in the media lately, TIME.com published a slideshow of some of their most uplifting staff photos to remind us that there will be better days and that they are something to look forward to—hopefully with a camera in hand!
What makes us grin, smile, belly-laugh? There are myriad triggers, of course, ranging from the sweet and the lighthearted to the dark and (occasionally) the deeply twisted. Here, as a visual antidote to the seemingly endless litany of bad news we’ve all endured over the past several months, TIME ’s photo editors offer a selection of iconic, sunny, jubilant pictures from across the decades.
Above are some extra special shots by film masters Elliott Erwitt (quite known for photographing dogs), Alfred Eisenstaedt and Willy Ronis that just bring a smile to my face. You can see the whole gallery of 20 Timeless Photos That Made Our Week on TIME.com