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Finding the Good


I was talking to my best friend today and she was upset because something happened with her landlords and they aren’t turning out to be such good people.

After her questioning about the good of people out there these days and lack there of, I wanted to write a post about finding the good in life when there is such much hatred and not so good people.

I am a list maker if you haven’t noticed, and I believe by writing it out or making a list, it helps me organize my thoughts. In order to find the good, sometimes it points out the bad so by asking yourself these questions, you can narrow it done and see what you need to work towards in making changes.

Take a look at your life and your surroundings:

  1.  Am I surrounding myself with good people? Do I have a support system of people who would be there for me in my life whichever way it goes?
  2. Is where I work where I want to be? Am I happy coming here everyday?
  3. Am I being the best parent or wife that I can be?
  4. Do I have healthy hobbies that I partake in weekly so I am not working myself to the ground?
  5. Am I saving money and storing it away somewhere?
  6. Am I in healthy relationships?
  7. Do I have at least one person that I can talk to?
  8. Do I have goals?
  9. Do I help the community?
  10. What am I doing to help the environment?
  11. Am I taking time to relax and enjoy the beauty around me?

 

Asking these questions are a good start to working towards the positive in your life and weeding out the negative. I know first hand that the answers to these questions are hard and number 1 is the most painful. But overall, after reading the news and watching tv, seeing all of the bad that goes on in the world, you can start with focusing on you and how to make your life the best it can be.

If you want to share your answers, I would be happy to help in responding to you.

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Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Co-Owner of Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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9 Comments

  1. LOVE this post! Love the list, too. Given all the ugly events and the not-so-nice people we encounter in our lives, sometimes on a daily basis, taking stock in this manner is good. Thank you for posting this. 🙂

  2. This is great. I don’t watch/read the news anymore, it might seem naive but if something’s not affecting my life directly then I don’t want to add it to my load of stuff to worry about.

  3. I am really trying to be more positive, and I think the best part of your list is that it’s proactive. You often need to get up and make the positive happen. Thanks for the list. These questions will help me, just reading through them made me realise I am not doing all I can to be positive. Great list and great post 🙂

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