A general view of the ‘The Optimist’ display during the Reaching the Last Mile Forum, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 19, 2019.

Updated: 13th April, 2020

How we’re staying optimistic

Taking a moment to celebrate silliness

A general view of the ‘The Optimist’ display during the Reaching the Last Mile Forum, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 19, 2019.

We are living in an unprecedented time. Staying optimistic while facing mind boggling statistics, juggling being a parent/teacher/employee/partner/child, supporting friends and family who are or have been sick is not always easy.

That’s why our team takes a break every day to share something silly, meaningful, or downright ridiculous. It keeps us going. And, we thought it may give you a smile today too.

Enjoy and, please be well.

PS: By putting this together, we now realize that animals doing silly things make us very happy! We hope they make you happy too.


Pepper, a black-and-white dog perched at a computer wearing a headset.

Meet Pepper. She prefers dual screens for checking her email during conference calls.


Thank goodness for John Krasinski (aka Jim from The Office).



Lucy's paw reaching on top of a hand at a keyboard

Lucy tells Akruti it’s time to stop working.



And, the view from where we are…
The Space Needle in Seattle, WA

The view from Queen Anne.

Two greyhounds resting on a blanket on the floor

Jennifer’s office mates.


Makes us laugh! Send your favorites to give@gatesphilanthropypartners.org.
 

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