In casting about for a means of rediscovering a sense that the world does contain a degree of decency, my 'tree project' comes to mind. I've been thinking for a while that I would like to become more aware, and more appreciative, of trees, especially those in my immediate environment.
Toward that end, I've also been thinking that I should do a short "tree census" of any place that I live. To count each tree in my immediate environment, take a few notes on it, try to identify it, that sort of thing. Giving each one a name might be going a bit far, but you see what I mean, I'm sure. :-) .