Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
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It’s All Good
My days of whining and complaining about others have have come to an end.
Nothing is easier than fault finding. All it will do is discolor my personality
so that none will want to associate with me. That was my old life. No more…
…Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they are going to be dead by
midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can
muster. And do it with no thought of any reward. Your live will never be the
Give the newly re-popularised buzz phrase, ‘It’s all good!” the meaning it deserves. Believe it for just one more day. And another. And another. One day at a time. Be kind, caring, empathetic with everyone you meet without an attachment to any outcome. Build relationships without an analysis of what you are going to get. It is as simple as a smile, eye contact, and wishing another a good morning. Prepare to perform Random Acts of Kindness. The tools are simple: graciousness, a smile, and creativity.
I am writing this today because I was the recipient of an act of kindness two weeks ago and I am still smiling.
I was driving on the NY State Thruway, pulled off for gas, and continued another fifty miles or so. I stopped at the next rest stop for a cup of coffee. I could not find my wallet. I tracked back to the previous gas station. The wallet was not there. I started to panic. Sure I understood that it would be time consuming, frustrating and annoying to cancel all those credit cards. I thought, “It’s all good, whatever that means.”
Just then I received an email message from a woman named Rosemary who found my wallet and asked me to call her back so that she would know what I wanted her to do with it. Then I accidentally erased the call. The panic became overwhelming.
My friends and family were telling me to trust the universe. That is what I would have told them to do. However,I wasn’t believing it was all good. I got home five hours later. My wife and I had a late dinner. She helped me calm down.
The next morning, there was an email message from Rosemary telling me the wallet was in the mail. I wanted to call and thank her however there wasn’t a telephone number, last name or location. I returned her email with a note saying I wanted to send her a limited edition print as a thank you.
Rosemary wrote back promptly. She said, “All I ask is that you be kind to others.”
The wallet was returned via the post office three days later.
It’s All Good may mean that nothing is bad. It may be used in a seemingly optimistic sense
Hey man. We gave the assignment to someone else. Sorry about that.
Oh, It’s all good.
It may also mean; despite any possible doubt, everything’s cool:
We agreed that the agency would send me a check for 50% of the production
budget, before tomorrow’s shoot.
Don’t worry. It’s all good.
It may be used when someone doesn’t wish to get into something difficult,
complex or just plan annoying. Whatever. Later for that. It’s all good.
From Bob Dylan’s Song
Big politician saying lies
Restaurant kitchen full of flies
Don’t make a big difference, don’t see why it should
But it’s alright ’cause it’s all good
All good, it’s all good