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 have a wonderful (and oft-mentioned) friend named Miller, whom I have known now for more than two decades, and I can text her emojis that symbolize lines from an Eddie Izzard routine that's nearly as old as our friendship, and she knows exactly what they mean and can emoji-text me back different lines, until the space in my heart carved out just for her is filled with the particular warmth only she can provide.

And goddamn am I grateful for that these days. As have I always been.

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