There's something to be said for the bright side.
Queen Latifah, Pharrell Williams and Sean "Diddy" Combs—and dozens of their famous friends—presided over SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti, which aired Feb. 5 on BET, MTV and VH1, the latest massive celebrity effort to aid the earthquake-ravaged nation.
With everyone from Spike Lee to Justin Bieber to Mike Tyson answering phones and with Bill Clinton and Busta Rhymes taking the stage, the mood was serious but decidedly upbeat, with individual stories of perserverance and courage providing a much needed ray of light amid the grief and devastation that continue to roll out of Haiti.
Not that George Clooney and Wyclef Jean's Hope for Haiti Now benefit wasn't beyond inspiring.
But the performances tonight, many of which were artists doing their own hits, made you want to smile more than cry. And the people of Haiti could probably use a few more of those.