Living with Goodness
Better Words | Better Deeds | Better Living
Be the reason someone smiles.
Be the reason someone feels loved.
Be the reason someone believes in the goodness in people.
Roy T. Bennett
The Need for More Goodness
Life in America, and in the world for that matter, is changing.
And, in many ways, not for the better.
We're hearing more false words, seeing more protests/conflicts,
experiencing less caring for one another and
encountering more crime in almost every town and city.
We need to stop and think about what is taking place.
We need to start living our lives in more loving and caring ways.
Bottom line, we need more goodness in this world.
What Is Goodness, Anyway?
Goodness is the combination of a feeling within us and an actual choice to do something to make another person's life a little better in some way. It might be a sincere smile, a caring word, a ride to the grocery store, a financial lift, or one of thousands of other ways our lives can be used to convey kindness and helpful actions to others.
The "size" of the goodness is not the important thing. The key is to actually do something. Goodness doesn't happen when we just sit and think about it. Goodness is created when we actually do something that helps improve someone's life, even in a small way.
We believe that this feeling to help is God's spirit at work within us, the Spirit of Goodness if you will. So, by making the choice to act on that feeling, we are, in effect, partnering with God to help someone in some way. This is why our choices are so unbelievably important.
The Living with Goodness Project
Living with Goodness is a small nonprofit dedicated to helping
people increase the level of goodness coming from their lives.
As such, we provide:
24 Lessons about Goodness-Related Choices in Life
11 Special Writings about Important Goodness Topics
Sent every Few Weeks to Keep Goodness on Your Mind
___Personal Goodness Assessment___
A Way to Assess the Level of Goodness Coming from Your Life
Special Goodness Quotes/Prints for Your Desk or Bookshelf
How Do We Increase Our Goodness ?
We do it...
...by focusing on the amount of goodness coming from our lives.
...by understanding the role that goodness plays in the development of a meaningful life.
...by living with goodness as we go about our routines each day.
On Goodness and its Importance in Our Lives.
The Role that Goodness Plays in Developing a Meaningful Life.
Your Life with More Goodness in It!
The Influence of
No Question, It's Changing Our Thinking. For many years, most of the information that influenced our lives came from our parents, teachers, and family friends. However, those circumstances have changed. Today, much of the information that influences our lives comes via the internet. Some of it is helpful, but an ever increasing amount seems to be influencing us in detrimental ways.
Here at Living with Goodness. We are working to offset some of this detrimental influence by providing information and insights that increase the understanding and practice of goodness in our lives. We are working to provide 1) individuals with opportunities for personal reflection about goodness and 2) parents teaching children with a resource they can use to teach their children how and why goodness can help them have a better and more meaningful life experience.