The idea wasn't to name the 50 most positive things or the only 50 positive things, but simply to see if on a holiday morning I could crank out 50 posts on positive things that happened in the last year. As it turns out, it was easy. I could have done 50 more. At some point, maybe I will.
I don't believe in positivity for positivity's sake. We live in a world dominated by consumption impulses that feed on that kind of thing like sharks on chum, and I think there's an additional danger of losing what exactly makes something positive or good beyond its desire to be seen that way if you don't routinely face the challenge of engaging the negative and less than laudatory. But I do think it's helpful every now and then to remind yourself of the good things that are going on, and comics has plenty of those. Onward into 2013.