Something Good About You

Wouldn’t this world be better
If the folks we meet would say,
“I know something good about you!”
And treat us just that way?
Wouldn’t it be fine and dandy
If each hand clasp, fond and true,
Carried with it this assurance,
“I know something good about you!”
Wouldn’t life be lots more happy
If the good that’s in us all
Was the only thing about us
That folks bothered to recall?
Wouldn’t life be lots more happy
If we praised the good we see?
For there’s such a lot of goodness
In the worst of you and me!
Wouldn’t it be nice to practice
That fine way of thinking too?
You know something good about me,
I know something good about you!

(Author Unknown )

10 comments:

  1. Certainly it would be better.
    But we must work with what we have.

    So you and I will see everyone we meet as having something good that we recognize, and remember.
    And perhaps others will decide to do that too.

    And if they don't, well, two is better than none.

    And anyway, maybe everything is actually exactly the way it should be.
    Even if it sometimes doesn't look like it is.

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  2. Very well said:
    ...'maybe everything is actually exactly the way it should be...'
    There is always two sides of the coin.
    Thanks The Crow for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  3. Great post and powerful words. Sometimes things are just the way there are without explanation.

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  4. How pleasant - and rare - it is to find someone with a generous spirit.
    Pleased to meet you Surjit :)

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  5. Welcome May to my blog and thanks for sharing your insights. I agree with your views.
    God bless.

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  6. Thanks The Crow for your kind words.It is my pleasure to have met you.I admire your insights.
    You are a blessed soul.
    My best wishes.

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  7. If only we could just try so hard to follow those! this world would be a even more Wonderful place to live, specially for our children.
    Thank you for filling our mind and heart with positive toughts!
    that is light!

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  8. Shine, I agree with your views:
    ..'If only we could just try so hard to follow those! this world would be a even more Wonderful place to live..'
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  9. Dear Surjithji,
    Good Evening!
    It's a lovely post and really inspiring.We hardly or we don't say the good about others.Ego,jealousy,..............so many negative feelings stop one from doing so.
    If we try speaking only the positive of what we see and experience,our world would have been so beautiful.
    Surjithji,I know,you are kind,friendly,loving and religious person who inspires your readers with value based thoughts!
    Great jo and keep doing.
    Wishing you a wonderful evevning,
    Sasneham,
    Anu

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  10. Thanks Anupama Ji for adding your insights to my post making it more meaningful.
    God bless.

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