Throughout this pandemic, we've been bombarded with bad news. So many "grim milestones" have been pointed out - the number of infections, the global death toll - it's easy to forget the good news. It mightn't sound as "sexy" - as newshounds like to put it - but it's there all the same.
Let's start with a good milestone, which we passed in NSW on Tuesday. Thirty straight days of no community transmission. And another, on Monday: the arrival of the first batch of vaccines.
We've passed other milestones too, which barely rated a mention. A year since the Currowan fire was extinguished is one. As some of us grumble about this summer's run of rainy weather, others remember the the scorching drought and how parched the landscape looked before it was engulfed by flames. Now, it's emerald green. And here in NSW - fingers crossed - we're free to step out and enjoy it because most of us have done our best to keep the virus under control.
Spare a thought for those still locked down in the United Kingdom, a country which has fudged and fumbled its way through the COVID crisis. Imagine being trapped in a stuffy London flat with no light, no air, no view, no space.
In comparison, we are doing pretty well here. Even the snap lockdowns, as disruptive as they've been, have kept COVID largely at bay.
Our hospitals are still functioning well, our ICUs are not overloaded as they are in so many other countries around the world.
Yes, there are improvements we could make to the hotel quarantine system and, yes, mistakes have been made. But the sheer numbers tell us that despite the missteps, we're doing very well.
So the message is: never lose sight of the positive stuff. Here on the South Coast, it's there in abundance. To see it, we just need to lift our gaze and look around. The bush is bouncing back. The dams are full. The waterfalls are working. By and large, the economy is holding up.
Sure, our travel options are still restricted but there is plenty to amaze us right here in our backyard.
It might be the unexpected sight of a wombat out for an early morning stroll, a brilliant red fungi sprouting out of the forest floor, an eagle soaring above its realm or a seascape full of stormy drama. It's all there for us to enjoy.
All we have to do is go look for it. So go for a drive, a walk, a bicycle ride and lap it up.