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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Recently, Iain and I were heading out for a date night, and, as we left, he looked at me and said (which I am sharing with permission): "There isn't any part of you that I'm not in awe of right now."

That was just one of the best compliments I've ever received, especially because it came from him. And because he said it so matter-of-factly. It wasn't rehearsed; just observational.

And it made me feel awesome.

I have said it before and I'll say it again: Scots are known for delivering the best insults — but they give the best compliments, too.

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