Goodbye Grumblings

Find the good

A quick and easy way to stop grumbling

A good friend recently stopped me cold as I was taking verbal potshots at Husband. He surprised me into silence by offering me a temporary solution and giving me time to stop what I was doing — and to think better of it. Husband and I were having dinner and conversation at the home of […]

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Five treasure troves overflowing with good

I’m repeating myself when I say that I believe we can find good almost anywhere, if we just watch for it. We can find good — but we don’t always make the effort. We need to do it on purpose, to be on the lookout for it. But why? Why should we bother? The news that […]

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Two things that may help stop the grumbling

Why does grumbling matter? It may start small, but grumbling to myself can avalanche into such a bad mood that I perceive everything negatively. Grumbling gains power and affects everyone around me. When I’m grumbling, I have real trouble seeing the good, and I’m certainly nowhere near my best self, as you’ll see below. The […]

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It’s easy to find the good

This past Christmas, I experienced firsthand just how easy it is to find the good. I came across one unexpected and beautiful oddity while out with the family. I saw kindness in action in the local news. I remembered a long-standing online tradition of sharing. Keeping a goldfish warm On Sunday evening, December 27, with the […]

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