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 thing I enjoyed very much! A doggeh decides to make herself at home during a performance of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at the 31st International Izmir Festival in Çesme, Turkey.

Video Description: The chamber orchestra can be seen onstage, beginning to play. From stage right, a dog that looks like a yellow lab strolls onto the stage. The audience chuckles, and, as the conductor notices the dog with an appreciative gesture, they begin to applaud. The orchestra plays on, as the dog stands next to a violinist. As the violinist gets a break and looks down at the dog with a smile, she turns around and lies on the ground beside him, to further applause. And there she chills comfortably, with a contented yawn.

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