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Rainbows, flowers and pizza - does it get any better?
Rainbows, flowers and pizza - does it get any better?

We know it's just not us, the relentless delivery of really depressing news is difficult. So there's this ... a mental health break.

Allow yourself a tiny smile, revel in the goodness of people - for jut a minute at least.

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Soho Rose Farm owner Kristy Tippett and Provincial Hotel owner Gorgi Coghlan have worked together to offer free bouquets of roses as gifts to vulnerable people and health care workers in Ballarat. Picture: Lachlan Bence

Soho Rose Farm owner Kristy Tippett and Provincial Hotel owner Gorgi Coghlan have worked together to offer free bouquets of roses as gifts to vulnerable people and health care workers in Ballarat. Picture: Lachlan Bence

Sometimes it's the lovely things that are dispensed with first of all in times of crisis. Not so in Ballarat.

Rather than see her precious flowers go to waste, a Ballarat businesswoman teamed up with another in a very special way.

Soho Rose Farm owner Kristy Tippett and Provincial Hotel owner Gorgi Coghlan gifted free bouquets to vulnerable people and health care workers in their city today.

"I think this is just a great example of the huge heart the Ballarat community has and how willing everyone is put their own needs aside to help the people who need it most," Ms Coghlan said.

From Europe to the US and over to the UK, rainbows are really lighting up windows all over the world. You can add Mandurah, Western Australia, to that list.

And that massive massive patchwork colour bomb in Meadow Springs has just ramped up the standard, too. Is your rainbow up for everyone to see?

Dr Dale from North West Dental was thrilled with the pizza delivery from Jill Adams. Photo: Domino's Moree

Dr Dale from North West Dental was thrilled with the pizza delivery from Jill Adams. Photo: Domino's Moree

Jill Adams was probably the most welcome sight across the northern NSW town of Moree this week.

The Domino's Moree owner has been delivering free pizzas to frontline healthcare workers - from aged care homes to chemists and Moree Hospital.

"The theatre nurses rang up with an order the other day, but I told them I was actually donating to the hospital today," Ms Adams said.

"They wanted to pay but when I told them it's free they said 'oh that's so lovely, that's so nice'. We've got that from everyone. They weren't expecting it."

Ms Adams is a big believer in paying it forward and encourages everyone to do the same: "It just shows there's still humanity out there; there's still kind people."

Kitty Saban has a long list of people she wants to thank for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Emelia Rixon

Kitty Saban has a long list of people she wants to thank for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Emelia Rixon

Look what happens when you lose the "s" in scaremongering ...

A whole new wave of positivity is sweeping the nation's country capital, Tamworth.

Locals are encouraged to send messages of gratitude and encouragement to local joints and essential workers under a new initiative called Tamworth Says Thanks.

Onya Tamworth!

This story Take a mental health break, enjoy some goodness first appeared on The Canberra Times.