We are approaching the end of our “One photo that brings you joy” campaign. We have received almost 1,000 joyful photos from you, which means a donation of $10,000 to the wonderful Washington, D.C. food bank SOME (So Others Might Eat).

These photos have lifted our spirits, touched our hearts, made us laugh … and we will continue to post them here at Passions in America, even as we are about to start an exciting new project for another wonderful cause in the coming days.

The gorgeous photo above comes from Claire, who writes:

“Blue is the color for peace. A herd of blue sheep’s triggered a movement for social justice. We brought some blue sheep closer to home.”

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The photo above comes from comedian, actor, writer and all-around great guy Jeff Garlin. It is his .
Chicago Bears jersey. When asked to “Enter name,” on the back, he did exactly that. And even without sports, it makes him laugh. It makes him happy.

As the photos continue to pour in — and we continue to raise money for the D.C. area foodbank SOME (So Others Might Eat) — we are beginning to get a feel for those little things that help us through these times. They are the small things that make us smile, make us laugh, help us remember happier times, give us feelings of comfort.

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