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, my favorite swim cap, which was a purple monster face, snapped as I was putting it on, and I was so sad! But then I found this swim cap, and I wasn't sad anymore! Yay!

image of a swim cap featuring a pop-art Rosie the Riveter and text reading WE CAN SWIM!

I love it so much, and I've gotten several compliments on it in the locker room, from women who make the most amazing expressions when they exclaim, "Oh, I LOVE your swim cap!"

I have resisted trying to high-five them, because I don't want to be a weirdo. Instead, I just say, "Thank you!" and give them a Rosie the Riveter arm.

Okay, maybe I'm a weirdo either way, lol. I'm okay with that.

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