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 seeing a therapist who is really great. She is kind and smart and challenging in the best way, and she sort of (I think!) gets what I do for a living, so I can talk about it without having to waste entire sessions explaining it, and that is a very good thing.

I've never had that in 14 years (not for lack of trying), and there are a lot of aspects of this work with which I don't want to burden the people close to me, so it's been a lot to carry on my own. And it's good to feel like I don't have to anymore.

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