The good things or not.

There is good in all of us. At least, that is how it begins. When we are born into this world, we are open to all things. We need. We seek. And depending on our situation, those needs may or may not be met in a wide array of circumstances. This begins to shape us from the very start of us.

As time goes on, that goodness is either cultivated, or squelched. Once again, this is highly dependent on our placement in this world. It is the luck of the draw we are given as newborns.

But still. For however this might unfold, deep within us, is an inherent goodness. With all of that said, this world can be a little tricky. There seems to be an extremely high level of intolerance, prejudice, and hatred, and much more, on the darker side of things.

As such, there are many times when we find it difficult to see the good in people or situations. There are numerous circumstances that aren’t to our liking. And for good reason. As a result, we may focus on the things we don’t like in our lives. This is a reaction to our surroundings, but more so, we do this as a way of fueling our efforts to create change. By seeing what is wrong, we want to make it different. Good. Our path to making progress.

Sometimes though, we get very caught up in this way of looking at the world. And when we do, we lose touch with our ability for that good place in our hearts. And also in the hearts of others. It is a wobbly balance.

I believe we should try to see some kind of good in things. In all things. Conversely, there truly are some things which are terribly wrong with the world. And in that way, we have to set boundaries. We have to take action in the direction of good.

There are no easy answers.
But today, I will try to consider the good in all things. And if I can’t see any, I will try hard to make a little bit of my own goodness in this world.

Sometimes, this is easier said than done.


No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. — Shanina Shaik


A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. — Saint Basil


“Be the kind of person that you want to meet.” — Anonymous