and just maybe you will find it…

beautiful flowers growing out of a rock

beautiful flowers growing out of a rock

This picture proves that there can be good in any situation. The photo was taken at the top of a mountain and there were rocks everywhere, but I saw these beautiful little flowers growing out of the rocks. There is always some good in every situation, we just need to look for it. It is there, hidden beneath the “rocks.” “Look for the good!”

Going through one of the hardest times in my life, that of losing my son, I have been amazed at all the good surrounding me and even more amazed I can see it. I try and look for the good in all situations and even post a “good story” every morning on Facebook. Some days it is hard to find one amongst all the negativity that is being shared. But I do it to honor my sister and now to honor my son. I also do it because it proves to me that there still is good to be found, we just need to look for it. It helps me to know that not all is lost and good things are happening out there every day.

There are also a lot of good people and I have seen this first hand lately. People that have stepped up to help me and are there for me every day. There are some people you just know are going to be there and then others who surprise you and come out of no where to help or just lend an ear and let you talk. I really feel most people are inherently good and want to spread goodness, but then somehow life gets in the way. Bad things happen to them and all they can see is the evil that is out there and it makes them unable to see anything good. Or for them to do anything remotely good.

“Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for Good and Evil.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

This whole “finding the good” thing is easier than you think. We need to put good out there and it will come back. Maybe if we all stopped the negative talk and thinking and tried to find the good we would see a change. It is so prevalent on social media and tv that it of course alters our way of looking at things. There are people who have nothing positive to say about anything and then there are people who really do good things but you don’t hear about that. This could be changed if we would all just live by the old saying, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  My parents taught me this as a young child and I really do try to live by it. I just wish others would. I really would like to see all of this negativity go away and for people to actually be nice to each other. Is that totally crazy of me to even think this could happen?

I have heard it said, one person can change the world and we have seen that happen, both in good ways and bad. Maybe we can’t change the world but we can change our own small part of it by the way we look at it and react to it. We can try to do and see more good. We can put it out there and maybe, just maybe it will come back. What if we all gave it a try and just looked for and noticed the “good?” What’s the worse that could happen?

I end as usual with a question and a quote. What do you think? Can we change things by doing and looking for the “good?” I look forward to your comments.

“Keep putting out good. It will come back to you tenfold in unexpected ways.” ~ Farrah Gray

And as a good friend of mine always says, “Life is good.”






14 thoughts on “LOOK FOR THE GOOD!

  1. You are truly a great leader and we just need to follow your lead. I find how much it surprises people when you are at a store and smile saying hello to them. I later see them smiling and feel good myself. I keep checking on a lady near our cabin that has nothing even a girlfriend of mine sends clothing for her. Again all we need is love for one another. I send you love and hugs.

  2. Looking for good, some days are easier than others! But, it’s not impossible!! A beautiful sunny day with low humidity and it’s hard to keep me down! I even found joy in cleaning this morning after a very nice quiet walk with a puppy that needs her exercise. The walk is good for me as well!
    We all have our ups and downs but having friends to share our lives with is a blessing. Some people get us and others don’t for whatever reason. I shall not waste time on that but be thankful for what I have.
    One day at a time is all we have and we get to choose how to act and react.
    A smile to others and a kind word go a long way and most people respond in kind. Do onto others as you would have them do unto you! Not always easy! Count to 10 before responding, sometimes to 100!!
    Life is good! Thanks Renee for another thought provoking topic! Hugs!’

    1. So very true Joanie! I know you do try to find it…and it is harder some days than others…but you are so right about having friends to share our lives and our deepest thoughts being a blessing…and one blessing I am deeply grateful for…and is so very “Good”…

  3. I knew that this picture is the one you took last year on our hike up Mt. Mansfield. ;). Yes, we can change the world by doing good to others…one act of kindness at a time…it’s really that simple! Our society has made things way too complicated for most people to take the time to see this. So it’s easier to just go along on the path of least resistance…but not really. I could go on& on but I’ll just say “all you need is love”. 🙂

  4. Oh my, what an awesome post. So profound and touching and TRUE. As to your question, I surely hope so. I try to do GOOD, act good, and treat people GOOD, and hope that somehow does help, but this world today is not nice and ONLY those of us who want to see it change for the better can HELP. My Opinion. There are a lot of good people in the world and luckily girlfriend, we have found some of those in our lives, right? I surely hope so. Would be nice if more people TRIED to be nicer to everyone, but, well we can’t change a world. LOVE YOU….awesome awesome post.

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