Focusing On the Good in Your Life

By Nancy Stoops

We all have stories about our imperfect lives and childhoods.  Many of us have survived tragedy and horrific events.  There are many times where life seems to test us and just feels very hard and overwhelming.  These are the times we have a hard time seeing all the good, we have in our lives.

I believe with each new day, we have another chance at happiness and finding the good in this life.  So take a minute or two when reading this article and think about all the things that are very good in your life.  Do you have people that you love and love you?  Do you have a family?  Do you have a job, a roof over your head, and food to eat?  Do you have a best friend that would do anything for you?  Are you here today reading this article, which would mean you are still alive?  If you answer yes to these questions then there is still hope for you.  You see just right now you have been able to see the good in your life.  Wow, look how lucky we are! And it’s just about focusing on the good in our lives.

Alright so maybe you have a very different life than you had planned.  Our lives very rarely work out as planned and many times end up even better.  Think about all that you have been able to do and become and all the people you have been able to influence in a good way.  I think if we focus on the good in our lives we can’t help but grow into who we are intended to be.  When we become who we are intended to be, our lives just don’t get any better and each day is heavenly!!!!!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups for teens.  For more information about any of these services feel free to page her at (909)229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at

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