Look for the good and the good will always find you!

“Lift up your eyes and see the good in the world, for we are people with an amazing capacity to do great good. And if only the minority choose to exercise this capacity to the smallest degree, oh how wondrous and sweet the deeds performed at but a few hands!”

― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year.

It is easy to see this world through negative eyes. To look at the current state of the world with despair and sadness. And why wouldn’t we? The mass media constantly bombards us with stories and images of death, destruction, misery, and fear. They are insidiously dripping bad news and negativity into our consciousness every day. They brainwash us into believing that the world is coming to an end. The world of media and the news is a dark place indeed, every bit as detrimental to our wellbeing and our sanity as any other modern disease or condition. You see, fear and uncertainty breed conformity and submissiveness. A population in fear is easily controlled, easily manipulated, easily divided, and easily exploited. Ask yourself one question; when was the last time you watched a news broadcast or documentary that was unashamedly positive, bright, and joyful in its outlook?

But the reality that the media has portrayed to us is not the truth. And it is not the truth by a very long way. Trust me, I know this for a fact.

Almost two years ago, during the first COVID lockdown, and at a time when the media was beside itself in a frenzy of apocalyptical prophecies about the virus, I decided that enough was enough. I realised that my mental health and my quality of life were suffering greatly from the constant onslaught of the bad news, bad vibes, and negativity that I was being subjected to daily. So, I made the decision that I would not indulge them anymore, that I would not watch or listen to the news again, ever again. What was the worst that could happen? I could certainly be accused of being ignorant or uninformed, but I didn’t really care about that. I would find it impossible to join a debate about politics, or the latest issues with the economy, these debates always frustrated me anyway. And besides, if anything really important, I mean, anything that I actually really needed to know about occurred, then my partner would surely let me know all about it.

At first, I missed it, but I realised that it wasn’t the news or the information that I missed, it was the routine, the habit of putting the radio on in the morning while I had my first cup of coffee of the day. Once I understood this, it was just a matter of replacing an old habit with a new habit. This was much easier than I expected, and it was achieved by selecting and listening to some positive affirmations on YouTube while I drank my morning coffee. I have not looked back since, and I can honestly say that I am a happier, less frustrated, and more fulfilled person.

I have come to the conclusion that we are fed great chunks of deliberately selected ‘bad’ news. I have also realised that positivity outweighs negativity by a huge margin, but that this is hidden from us, and that we have to actively look for it in order to find it.

The clue is to look for the good.

I believe that there is good in everybody and everything, I actively look for this good and I always manage to find it! Nowadays my life is amazing! I particularly see goodness and positivity coming out in times of crisis or adversity. It is at these times that the innate goodness of people shines through. To me, this human spirit is far more newsworthy and interesting than whatever ‘disaster’ these people are caught up in.  

Through trawls of the internet, I found that there are ‘alternative’ news websites, ‘Good News’, and ‘Positive News’ websites, dedicated to spreading positivity, joy, and happiness. I would urge everyone to just give them a try, spend the few minutes that you would normally spend listening to the news on the TV or radio, or reading a paper, and read a couple of articles from one of these internet publications instead. When you’ve done tried this, notice how differently you feel, how positive, and unburdened you are. You will feel cleaner, less tainted, and more open to goodness and positivity coming into your life.

When we look, we will find the good, we will see the positive in every situation, and if we open our minds and our hearts, we will understand that this world is, actually, an overwhelmingly good place and that the vast majority of people are good, kind, people. And, that the amount of good and positivity that we actually experience in our lives is in direct correlation to how much good and positivity we expect to see.

“The world seems to want us to be sad and angry because bad things frequently happen. But I say we should feel the opposite. We should be happy and cheerful because good things happen. We should be delighted to see the sun rise and stars glow and rainbows colour stormy skies. We should savour every simple breath and eat each meal with gratitude. We should slumber in sweet dreams and relish moments of laughter and love. We should take more notice of the joys and kindnesses that do exist, still dictating the actions of millions of good people all over the world. Life is filled with pleasant moments, not just grief. We should be happy because this is true.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year.

Train your Mind

Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re probably right!”

Henry Ford 1863 – 1947

We must train our minds to become intuitive and to look for the positive in all things, for the good in all people. We must train our mind to know that there is good and positivity all around us and that it is abundant. When we start to believe this, we will start to experience it. And the more convinced we become, the more we will see and the more we will feel the good. As we train our mind, we are putting into motion the snowball effect, this will take on a life and energy of its own, and we will find it impossible not to see the good and the positive in all that is around us.

Adopt a Positive Mental Attitude

I am constantly amazed at how, when we make a decision to take positive action, the universe takes us under its wing, it leads us to places that we never knew existed, and it guides us to situations and opportunities where we can learn and grow.

We have all heard the saying, that someone is either a glass half full or a glass half empty person. This saying perfectly illustrates our outlook on life and the world around us. I would suggest that it is our benefit to take the ‘glass is half full’ approach to life.

Start every day positively. When we wake we should try to think of and be grateful for, all of the good and positive things in our life – our warm and comfortable bed, the morning sunshine, another glorious day on planet Earth, fluffy slippers, our family, our friends, our pets, our home, our health, (or the health professionals who are there to look after us), the food we eat, the changing seasons,  our jobs, our security, our memories, laughter, a smile from a stranger, the list is endless if we just think about it. There is always something to be grateful for and there is always something to be positive about – always.

Remove negativity from your life.

Removing negativity from our lives is like blowing away the dark clouds of an impending storm, allowing the bright sun to shine down upon us. Removing negativity will set us free.

There are many forms of negativity that blight our lives, but I am speaking of those that we actually have control over – and if we think carefully, and are really determined to overcome an unhappy or negative situation, we will generally find a way – like, a relationship gone sour, an unfulfilling job, toxic friendships, just for instance, though I am sure there are many more examples.

It sounds obvious, that if you remove negative influences, people, or situations from your life, your mood and situation will improve immeasurably. However, how many people actually do this? It is only when the pain of doing nothing becomes greater than the pain of change that many people will act. Removing negativity from your life will always result in positive change.

I will end this piece as I started, by stating that good always wins out. Look for the good and the good will always find you!


I was 52 years old before I learned my most important life lessons: Life can be so much easier than we choose to make it. My life is in my hands – it is what I make of it. Life can be as happy, loving, joyous, fulfilling and downright amazing as I choose it to be. The Universe loves me and wants me to be happy, prosperous, fulfilled. Things will always turn out for the best in the end. Have faith, let things go, ask and trust in the Universe. I have a choice! I have always had a choice! And I have more power and opportunity than I ever realised!

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