Here's the BBC's summary of good news reported in 2014. Don't be too worried that it runs only 90 seconds; these are rapid clips with links to longer reports.
There's a lot of good news not mentioned here, such as the economic recovery in the U.S., the surprising fall in the rate of medical cost inflation at the same time more people are getting health insurance, and so on.
Needless to say, there's also enough bad news out there to entertain fans of dystopian fiction, but to start the year it's worth remembering that nice things happen as well.
Happy New Year to you and yours.by