Finding The Good Is Possible

By Nancy Stoops

Being the eternal optimist that I am I still believe there is so much good in our world.  I see it everyday in random acts of kindness and I think people really want to be good and kind.  I think people are afraid because of what they hear on the news.  Many people are killing and hurting each other.  I think this makes it hard to trust each other.

On the other hand, there are lots of good things going on in our world but I just think the media tends to focus on the bad.  I can remember back some time ago where they actually devoted ten minutes of the news to the good that was happening that day.

I still believe that good always out weighs the bad in our world.  I also believe it is truly up to us to seek out the good and create even more of it.  We are only here once and for me, I want it to be about all the good this world has to offer.  I also know I need to do my part and be a good influence on this world.  I need to treat others in a kind and loving manner if I am to expect that back from them.  In other words, I need to practice what I preach.

I need to do my part if I have these expectations for our world.  It needs to start within our families, our friendships and other relationships, our communities, and so on.  We need to model goodness and kindness, especially for our children.  We need to remember how simple it is to be a nice person and how much negative energy goes into being mean and hurtful.  We must learn life truly is wonderful and good!!!!!!!!!


This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services feel free to contact 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