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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I am happy today that Manchester United won their opening match of the season over the weekend, and that Romelu Lukaku, who was my favorite player not on our team, is now ON OUR TEAM! I can't quite get over seeing him a red jersey!

And it is a very good thing for my spirit to see players I adore being happy and celebrating in the most adorably affectionate way.

[Image embedded in tweet is a photo of Romelu Lukaku, a tall Black man with a beard, standing with his arms wide after scoring one of his two goals in the match; on his back hugging him 'round the neck is his teammate Paul Pogba, a tall Black man with a streak of blond fire in his hair, who scored a goal himself later in the match.]

ETA. This Man U squad was inexplicably obsessed with piggybacks all pre-season, and I am here for it!

For bonus sporting cuteness, this is one of the most iconic images from last season: Marouane Fellaini racing over to give a big hug to manager (coach) Jose Mourinho after scoring a goal. LOVE.

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