On my way walking back from the diner, one of the churches I pass had a petting zoo, and was change ringing, and the other church was giving out free hot chocolate and homemade cookies, bars, chocolates, and the like, made by their members who like baking.
For the record, I like change ringing better than I like melodic ringing. (For those who don't know, "change ringing" is playing the bells on a church in a mathematical pattern of permutations, rather than in a melody.)
Oh, and the person sitting next to me in the diner had just found out that his cancer had shrunk by 40%, and was feeling pretty well, and ate an entire order of Eggs Benedict, which, as anyone who's been on chemo could tell, is HUGE.
So, yeah. Good news at the diner; change ringing and hot chocolate on the walk home. It's a good place to live.