Sometimes all it takes is a change in mindset, no matter how small, to turn a crappy day into a good one. With much of the U.S. freezing under one of the worst cold snaps in history, we’ve rounded up five pictures from around the web of places that are all but guaranteed to be warmer than you are right now — let them melt your heart (or at least your fingers and toes). We share our favorite happiness boosters each week, so be sure to check back. And share your own in the comments below!

1. Death Valley, California
Death Valley

Highest Recorded Temperature: 136 degrees Fahrenheit

2. Kebili, Tunisia

Highest Recorded Temperature: 131 degrees Fahrenheit

3. Timbuktu, Mali

Highest Recorded Temperature: 130 degrees Fahrenheit

4. Rub’ al Khali, Arabian Peninsula
Rub' al Khali

Highest Recorded Temperature: 133 degrees Fahrenheit

5. Dallol, Ethiopia
Photo: pierre c. 38

Average Temperature: 94 degrees Fahrenheit (the highest average ever recorded)

What’s making you happy this week? Share in the comments below!