Updated: Aug 11, 2020
Andrea Seydel Live Life Happy Podcast/Bookclub/Blog
FIND THE GOOD: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer
Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. As the obituary writer.
Now she’s distilled what she’s learned about how to live a more exhilarating and meaningful life into three words: find the good. It’s that simple--and that hard.
Find the Good offers up short chapters that help us unlearn the habit--and it is a habit--of seeing only the negatives. Lende reminds us that we can choose to see any event--starting a new job or being laid off from an old one, getting married or getting divorced--as an opportunity to find the good.
We are all writing our own obituary every day by how we live. The best news is that there’s still time for additions and revisions before it goes to press
Find the Good helps us rediscover what’s right with the world.
THE GOOD NEWS
Writing Orbituaries is about transcending the bad news and finding the good. There is value in intentionally trying to find the good in People and situation.
`Pretty Good is Better than Perfect
We spend so much time trying to be perfect. Making everything just so can be a hindering on us living our best life.
Be Sure Your Dog Walks You
If you want to have good friends, all you have to do is be one.,
Hold on Tight
Live in the present moment becausee that is all we have for certain. My expiry date is coming up. Savour those you love hold on tight for every moment left.
Take the Kind of Happiness that Comes your Way
The world is full of happiness and enough to go around, if you are only willing to take the kind that comes your way.
Make it Shine
Every thing you do. Do it well. Make it shine. Let your light shine. Love one another.
Listen to Your Mother
Actions speak loudest when it comes to love. True love is reliable.
Wear a Personal Floatation Device
Send a forwarding Letter
Gratitude comes from a place in your soul that knows the story could have ended differently and often does, and is at the heart of finding the good in this world. Especially in our relationships with the ones we love.
Tell them You'll Miss then When they're gone
Do the other people you care about, the ones who may not be in your inner circle but who contribute to your well-being nearly every day, Know? String a few kind words together, and say them out loud.
Practice Staggered Breathing
Clear your emotional deck. Sit down. Sit down. Sit Down. Singing, breathing, energizing.
Never judge a lady in the Hat
You never know what people are dealing with. Look beyond a person's appearance, assume the best, and discover most people have a pretty good story behind their cover.
Hop til You Drop
Keep moving. Not about six pack abs, looking better at the beach.It's about doing the best with what we've got and appreciating our scarred up, well used, stretch marked, marvellously individual dual bodies- without judgement. You'll never regret a workout.
Stop and Smell the Fish
What are your real priorities in life? Fishermen takes a job so he can be with family.
Make Your Own Good Weather
Find the good, praise the good, and do good, because you are still able to and because what moves your heart will remain long after you are gone.