A ray of sunshine
Meaning: Something is a ray of sunshine if it brings happiness to someone.
- The birth of Debra’s first grandchild less than a year after her husband died came as a much-needed ray of sunshine in her life.
- After years of struggling to get established as a writer, the publication of her first short story was a ray of sunshine for Ruth.
Note: This idiom is most often used when talking about something that has brought happiness to someone who’s been having trouble in their life.