This consistently upbeat catalogue song lists those relatively ordinary phenomena which exhilarate and hearten Maria, from raindrops on roses to doorbells and sleighbells to wild geese on moonlit flight.
In fact, hearteningly this process is already beginning to occur.
The death toll among American soldiers remains startlingly and hearteningly low, not horribly and frighteningly high.
The vehement protest against the validity of these charges actually heartens me, and I'm beginning to think maybe I was wrong to level them.
For those who think the appreciation of old clocks will decline, Jeff has heartening news.
He is heartened too by the likelihood of last year's arrivals from the Nationwide, Bolton, Blackburn and Fulham staying up.
Bartley viewed himself as an optimist, and was heartened by what he had observed during his career.
He was heartened when they asked ‘tough’ questions at the interview about how he would do the job.
The only people who want to hear bad news are the people who are heartened by failure.
How heartening it is to see that, just occasionally, the good people can still Make It Big, for all the right reasons.