Mindful Living

The Goodness of Life

Enjoy the goodness of life Vidya Sury

Today, take time to pause and breathe.

Enjoy a small dose of positivity via this beautiful poem.

The Goodness of Life

Though there is much
to be concerned about,
there is far, far more
for which to be thankful.

Though life’s goodness can
at times be overshadowed,
it is never outweighed.

For every single act
that is senselessly destructive,
there are thousands more small, quiet acts
of love, kindness and compassion.

For every person who seeks to hurt,
there are many, many more who
devote their lives to helping and to healing.

There is a goodness to life
that cannot be denied.

In the most magnificent vistas
and in the smallest details,
look closely,
for that goodness always
comes shining through.

There is no limit
to the goodness of life.

It grows more abundant
with each new encounter.

The more you experience and
appreciate the goodness of life
the more there is to be lived.

Even when the cold winds blow
and the world seems to be covered in foggy shadows,
the goodness of life lives on.

Open your eyes,
open your heart,
and you will see that
goodness everywhere.

Though the goodness of life
seems at times to suffer setbacks,
it always endures.

For in the darkest moments
it becomes vividly clear
that life is a priceless treasure.
And so the goodness of life
is made even stronger
by the very things
that would oppose it.

Time and time again
when you feared it was gone forever
you found that
the goodness of life
was really only
a moment away.

Around the next corner
Inside every moment
The goodness of life
Is there to surprise and delight you

Take a moment to let the goodness of life
touch your spirit and calm your thoughts.
Then, share your good fortune with another.
For the goodness of life grows
more and more magnificent
each time it is given away.

Though the problems constantly
scream for attention
and the conflicts appear
to rage ever stronger,
the goodness of life grows stronger still,
quietly, peacefully,
with more purpose and meaning
than ever before.

Copyright © 2004 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Darla M Sands
    February 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    So true. Blessings!

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      February 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Hugs Darla! Indeed. Blessed to know you!

  • Reply
    Birgit
    February 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    This is beautiful and what we need to dwell on. It is so easy to dwell on the negative..I almost think people are hard wired to go to that side but the positive is what is most important. I have a saying in my office that people like …”don’t dwell that roses have thorns but be thankful that thorns have roses”

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