The good in the world

With all the bad news and not-so-good people in the news lately, I've sometimes found myself being effected by the negativity and my feeling of nervousness for what may come. The thing is, I know there's still so much good in the world. Good people. Good deeds. Good things.

For me, the good is my baby and being his mom. My husband and being his best friend. My family, friends, co-workers and their support. Being featured on today! The friendliness of the strangers on the NYC subway who strike up a conversation and wish each other a good day. The generous employees at Subway who chat with me and give me a free cookie with each order because I've been going there consistently for one and a half years. The kind woman who helped me carry the baby's (heavy) stroller up the subway stairs. Being healthy, educated and aware of my privileges. My list could go on and on. Focusing on these things, rather than the not-so-good, is what has always helped keep my spirits high. 

It's important in times of adversity to hold onto the knowledge that good still exists. That there is still much to be grateful for and to look forward to. Have hope and faith that good will prevail. That valleys are temporary, and peaks will follow. Negativity divides. Positivity unites. Hate fails. Love triumphs--and heals.  

So this week as millions of Americans are feeling scared and sad about the upcoming inauguration, while millions of others are happy and excited-- to all I say: show some compassion. Show up for one another. Be an ally. Educate yourself. Open your eyes and your ears. Empathize. Give hope. Have some heart. 

Be the good. And not just today, or tomorrow, or Friday... everyday.

1 comment

  1. I love this! It's always important to look for the good in the bad.