Life would be better if we’d all just say, ‘that’s a good thing!’

My good friend, Jan, is a wonderful lady. She is a very positive individual. During the course of our many conversations together, she often replies with the words, “That’s a good thing!”

Jan has a beautiful gift of picking out the good in people, and in life itself. She always responds with a positive instead of a negative.

Helen Keller once said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”

Jan is very popular with and very loved by her family and friends, and … that’s a good thing.

It might do us all well from time to time to look on the good side of life instead of the not-so-good side. One thing I have noticed is that when we always see the clouds, we fail to notice the sun. I am by no means a weather man; however I am wise enough to realize that behind the clouds the sun is still there, and … that’s a good thing.

I am convinced there are still a lot of good people in this world who care about others, and … that’s a good thing. I believe the USA is still the greatest nation on earth, and … that’s a good thing. I believe God still loves you and me and no matter what takes place on this Earth, He still holds the whole world in His hands, and … that’s a good thing.

I believe the Bible from cover to cover, and if we obey God’s holy word and serve Him with all our hearts, we shall spend eternity in heaven with Him, and … that’s a good thing.

May I recommend you take time out and list some of the special things in your life so you can say, along with Jan, “That’s a good thing!”


About the Author

George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio. More Stories by George A. Hazlett

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