“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.” – Rainbow Rowell
I stumbled across this quote about 6 months ago and loved it immediately.
That day I created a gmail folder called ‘Pile of good things” and every time I get an uplifting message, happy story or compliment from someone I file it away in this folder.
It’s only been 6 months, and there’s over 100 good things in here so far! It’s amazing how quickly this pile grows, and how quickly I forget some of the things inside.
Now that I have this growing pile… Whenever I’m feeling stalled or frustrated with my progress in life, I pop open this folder and start browsing through the pile of good things in my life. I’m always delighted by what I find.
It reminds me that no matter how slow my progress may seem, I’m living a “full life” already. My pile of good things is always bigger than I remember, and it’s continuing to grow.
Do you keep a pile of good things? What have you added to it recently?
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2 thoughts on “My pile of good things…”
Good idea here. If you don’t take time to reflect on the good things, it’s easy to get lost in the (so to speak) #firstworldproblems.
One good thing for this week: Found out yesterday, my property manager collected 100% of rents for our two rentals for May. So that’s 100% in April and 100% in May. Of course, that’s good for me as I don’t have to pay the mortgages out of savings. But I think it’s also very good for my tenants. That means they are stable enough to pay rent and their lives and families are in decent shape. I hope it also means their jobs are intact and they paid their rent from income (as opposed to savings or stimulus checks). I’m counting this as a good thing for all of us involved.
That’s great to hear. Love that you’re thinking of your tenants and including them in the good things pile.
Same-ish for me. May was like April and we collected most of our rents. I’m grateful for all my tenants hanging in through this tough time.
Cheers JR! Have a good one!
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