Discussion Thread: Good Things

One of the ways we resist the demoralization and despair in which exploiters of fear like Trump thrive is to keep talking about the good things in our lives.

Because, even though it feels very much (and rightly so) like we are losing so many things we value, there are still daily moments of joy or achievement or love or empowering ferocity or other kinds of fulfillment.

Maybe you've experienced something big worth celebrating; maybe you've just had a precious moment of contentment; maybe getting out of bed this morning was a success worthy of mention.

News items worth celebrating are also welcome.

So, whatever you have to share that's good, here's a place to do it.

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Here's a good piece of news, care of Katharine Q. Seelye at the New York Times: After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President. Congratulations to ImeIme Umana!

And here's another, care of Bonnie Malkin at the Guardian: Female NASA Staff to Be Immortalised in Lego. Congratulations to the women being Lego-ized—Katherine Johnson, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman, and Mae Jemison—and to the creator of the set, Maia Weinstock!

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