A Good Thing


There are so many “bad” things going on in the world today that I thought it might be fun –and uplifting– to share something GOOD that’s happened (or is happening) in your life.

So right now … this moment … stop and think about something positive that’s going on for you.

Did you recently get a good bill of health from your doctor? Did you get a raise or a job promotion? Did you get rid of a little “extra” weight? Or maybe you got a new __________ (fill in the blank) that you’ve been wanting for a long time.

It doesn’t have to be anything big and/or earth-shattering. All it has to be is something that gave you a lift and made you smile.

So right now … for the next few moments … try to remove all thoughts related to the virus … politics … bad weather … the fight you had with your spouse or kids … the dinner you burnt last night … that pain in your get-along … and focus on something POSITIVE.

As for me? As some of you know, in October I had a recurrence of the issue that put me into the hospital last June. But THIS time, because the hospital “admitted” me (albeit only briefly), Medicare paid my hospital bill in full! Whoopie!

Now it’s your turn. Share that GOOD THING in your life that made you SMILE! 😀

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25 thoughts on “A Good Thing

  1. At my age, any day above ground is a good day. When people ask me; how are you? I always reply; I am always well. Afterall, it’s mostly a choice!

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  2. I got a real computer graphics program and am having lots of fun with it; it is so much better than the slideshow program I was using previously! (Unfortunately, I don’t know how to attach pictures in replies here; if anyone wants to see it, if you ask me, I can give you all the page with lots of them on it).

    Also, I am releasing a book! I did the Cover Reveal! Editing is going well!

    Lots of good stuff in my life, 🙂

    I wish all the goodness to all of you!

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  3. For our anniversary, hubby and I went to a local hotel for a weekend, as we often do. But this one had a proper soaking tub, which is hard to find. The bathtubs in my own house are barely worthy to be called bathtubs. So this weekend, I took so many long wonderful baths. And the room was huge and gorgeous, too!

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  4. Good stuff? Lots of it. Eldest son and his fiance just bought a new house and they’re getting married in April. My wife’s sister and her husband got a new dog named Dash, a rescue dog who is utterly amazing in every way. We have wonderful neighbors who all watch out for each other. The list goes on and on. 🙂

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  5. I am 68 and the only problem I have so far is hay fever related sinus problems, apart of course for the aches and pains of a worn body. I can still perform all of the techniques from my martial arts, I still undertake my physical job if I want to, I mow my large lawn, I can do 60 push ups and sit ups, clean the house inside and out as I live alone, completely outrun my old cat… (ok that’s a lie and he’s older than me) The fact is I feel like the luckiest man alive and I tell myself this in the morning after the limbs have warmed up to operating temperature. Oh another age problem, I can’t remember what day it is 🙂

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    • egads, you sound like me. 68 also and still in good shape. Am married, though, will be 42 years this year.

      Don’t worry about not remembering the day of the week. That’s not an age related problem, it’s a side effect of being retired. Once you no longer have to work full time at a regular job the day of the week no longer become all that important.

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  6. Nan, thanks for the invitation. Three members of my family, including me, recovered from COVID earlier this year after getting it over a Christmas event. The fact we had been vaccinated, along with my booster, allowed us to stave off the effects after a few days. We stayed quarantined for a several more days. but COVID is now in our rear view mirror. Knock on wood. Take care and be safe. Keith

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  7. I have a nice little house that I share with two kitties who love me. I am very happy being single after years of being in bad relationships, some that were very abusive. I love my life. I have writing projects, art projects, sewing projects … come spring, I am going to put in a vegetable garden in my fenced-in back yard. I don’t mind being alone. It’s only with solitude that you get things done.

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    • Just between you, me, and the gatepost, I too enjoy solitary life — which I lived for many years after divorcing my first husband. But alas (you know the old saying “we never learn”?), I am once again living in a two-person household. Not to give the wrong idea, it’s not all bad. But if I had to do it all over again … ? Hmmm.

      Methinks pets are by far the best companions! 😎

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  8. “The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable.” – H.L. Mencken

    The JWST has traveled 89% of the way to Lagrange point. There is a fair chance I can now live long enough to see some of its observations. I quoted Mencken because I suspect there will need to be some re-calculations by astronomers and quantum physicists. I don’t doubt their brilliance but I am confident they will hold each other to their strict reliance on facts and figures. Their pursuit of truth and reality has brought us this far and they only improve with each new thing.

    I would love to see the results of pointing the telescope into the Bootes Void. (I cannot reproduce the special characters to make that sound like boates?) An unrestricted look toward the edge of the ‘known’ universe.

    This is my good thing for this time, Nan. Thank you for giving us a place to share our good things.

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  9. All this happiness is grossing me out!
    Let’s get some perspective here shall we?
    My tomatoes look as if they have some sort of blight,
    one of the cats peed on my gardening shoes, I locked a chicken in the shed by accident and it knocked over most of my seedling trays,
    and because of a bad nights sleep, thanks to one of the dogs, I was so non compost mental this morning I opened a wrong tub and spread butter icing on my breakfast roll instead of mayo!
    This is NOT a good day.
    I wonder if I can find some more spiders?

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