When Good Things Happen to Good People

9 09 2015

There is so much negative news, so many horrible stories about the awful fates that befall good people, one might suspect that the world is rigged against the kind, the hard-working, the generous. Well, that’s just not true; it’s the reporting of these events that’s rigged.

Whenever I turn on the TV, scan the internet, or listen to the radio, I am bombarded by reporters who are tearing their hair, gnashing their teeth, rending their clothes – well, they aren’t, but they are doing their level best to get that response from us poor news consumers. Don’t do it. There’s truth in those hateful, depressing, frightening stories, but not the whole truth.

The whole truth is that there is more good than bad.

That’s not news.

That’s reality.

That’s boring.

That’s beautiful.

The kind, hard-working, generous people close to me have their trials, but, more often, and by a large margin, good things happen to them. When I take the time to notice all the good things happening to good people, I find far less time to worry about the sturm und drang of the twenty-four-hour news cycle harpies.

Try it.

Take a look around your family and friends – and in the mirror – and count all the good things.

You’ll feel better and that’s, as  (my imaginary friend) Martha says, a good thing.

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9 09 2015
MARIA ETTEL

THIS HAS BEEN MY PHILOSOPHY FOR MANY YEARS.
A FINE YOUNG ACTOR, WHO HAD A DISABILITY, TOLD THE WORLD HE HAD “UPS” SYNDROME. I’M WITH HIM! I’M WITH YOU!
LOVE FROM MARIA XO XO XO XO

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