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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Our washing machine broke, but Iain was able to fix it, with a little internet research, some elbow grease, and a lot of determination.

Not only has he saved (at least for now) the washing machine of which we're both ardently fond — despite the fact that it sounds like a cyclone is crashing through the house when it runs — and thus also saved us a lot of money, but he accomplished something very impressive, and I am so proud of him!

Also: We had a really great swim this weekend, which I really needed, and that was a very good thing.

Plus: We rescued a turtle from the road! Yay!

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