It is good . . .


It is goodIt is good when you can forget about your troubles and help someone else.

It is good when you can laugh at a dumb joke.

It is good when you wake up early and get to watch the sun rise.

It is good when you let go of expectations and see where that leads.

It is good to be nervous, because it means you care.

It is good to love.

It is good to be independent, but also to be open to help and partnership.

It is good to be able to pick up the crumbs of disappointment and to begin again.

It is good to move in new directions.

It is good to read and laugh and dream.

It is good to pray and to open up your heart and soul.

It is good to do good things.

It is good to hold the door for someone and to walk through the door being held for you.

It is good to spend part of everyday outside.

It is good to find connections to others.

It is good to put down the phone and step away from the computer.

It is good to revel in memories, but to be open to new possibilities.

It is good to try and do things by yourself, but it is also good to ask for help.

It is good to listen to the wise counsel of a friend who is brave enough to give constructive criticism.

It is good to give your word and to follow through on that commitment.

It is good to remember that there is more than one answer and more than one possibility.

It is good to compliment a stranger on their attire, or haircut, or smile, or something else.

It is good to smile, because it can change how you feel that day.

It is good to look forward to something.

It is good to find out what it is that makes you dread something.

It is good to dig in the soil and feel the earth in your hands.

It is good to make appointments with friends, but it is better to keep those appointments.

It is good to start on the task that would normally be the one that would lead you to procrastination.

It is good to sing in the shower or in the car or on your bike or on your feet, no matter the tune.

It is good to celebrate tiny accomplishments.

It is good to celebrate the wisdom gained from big and small mistakes.

It is good to be happy for someone, even if you feel wistful for their situation.

It is good to let go of wistfulness and jealousy of others and see what is beautiful and full in your own life.

It is good to remember that your feelings for someone may not be mutual.

It is good to remember that there are many types of love and many definitions for love.

It is good to feel pain at times.

It is good to be sad and mad and frustrated at times.

It is good to think about all the things that you have wanted to do and pick one to start doing.

It is good to make lists of things to do, things to see, things to dream.

It is good to remember that not everything will turn out the way you want.

It is good to go to the library and get lost in a world of ideas and dreams, even if it’s only for five minutes.

It is good to eat breakfast for dinner.

It is good to listen to mourning doves.

It is good to find oft-seen flowers, trees, and birds and then try to identify them.

It is good to be sore and tired from exercise.

It is good to find shapes in the clouds and to learn what different kinds of clouds mean in terms of weather and patterns.

It is good to return to childhood, but also to bask in your own age.

It is good to make new friends.

It is good to renew an old friendship.

It is good to challenge and stretch yourself.

It is good to give yourself a break.

It is good to remember to love yourself.

It is good to be the person who shows up to help.

It is good to think about who you are and who you want to be and to think about the space between.

It is good to buy a post card and send a short note.

It is good to be brave and say the hard thing.

It is good to cry for happiness, joy, stress, sadness.

It is good to say yes to an invitation and enjoy the outing.

It is good to say no to an invitation and enjoy the freedom.

It is good to think about the difference between should and would and could.

It is good to ask questions and to listen to the answers.

It is good to be a silent fortress for someone else.

It is good to give away your well-loved treasures.

It is good to hold on to the things you love.

It is good to look to the past for memories, look forward to the future for new experiences, but to bask in the present for what it is.

It is good to take a deep breath and count to ten before saying that thing.

It is good to take a deep breath and count to ten before hitting send.

It is good to stand up and remove yourself from an argument.

It is good to take responsibility.

It is good to know what is going on in the world and to find a way not to get bogged down in the mess and disappointment.

It is good to pick health, but also self-love.

It is good to remember the many aspects of yourself.

It is good to take a summer of unemployment and to turn it into an opportunity to write.

It is good to stop and appreciate the little miracles of life, so that you can begin to see the larger ones as well.

It is good to say no to a living situation that is no longer working.

It is good to have a difficult conversation in a neutral spot.

It is good to remember that life is scary and difficult and beautiful and easy and so many other things.

It is good to remember that people change and they also stay the same.

It is good to escape the self and remember the larger community.

It is good to pack up and say goodbye and start again, even if it is unknown where and when that will be.

It is good to find the beauty in others and in yourself.

It is good to take an unexpected turn as a possibility.

It is good to sleep out underneath the stars.

It is good to be uncomfortable at times.

It is good to discover the difference between pondering and doing.

It is good to sign up for lessons and to participate in them.

It is good to apologize, even if you will not be forgiven.

It is good to say thank you and show what it means.

It is good to realize that you do not have all the answers.

It is good to let someone else lead for a change and then take turns.

It is good to make a list of what is good for you.

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