Let Life Be Good

It took me a long time to learn how to let life be good.

Far too often, I found myself sabotaging my happiness with toxic thoughts, emotions, or behaviors. Perfection or bust! I wasted so much time interfering in life’s plan.

Here are three tips for letting life be good:


Every day before getting out of bed and before going to sleep, list in your head everything and everyone for which you’re truly grateful. If you’ve never done this you may be surprised at how long the list really is.


Accept that every person you meet has their own unique story, their own battles, pains and trauma, most of which you know nothing about. Be kind.


The world is much more than we know. Continuously learning new things to improve yourself and your understanding will not only keep you young forever, but will help you face adversity with hope and a light heart.

14 thoughts on “Let Life Be Good

  1. Oh yes…what a great – and easily digestible list, Erin! Love it…and I think your point about curiosity, for me, includes a dose of courage. I’ve lived long enough to know there are categories of things in life that I’ve avoided because I lack skills, but the older I get, the more comfortable I am with ‘doing it anyhow’ even if I look silly or not very skilled. A younger me? Not a chance…fearing I’d look too goofy or be the object of ridicule. Aging has some benefits! xoxoxo! 😉😉😉

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    1. Ooh, yes, I think you’re onto something with the courage, Vicki! I’ve found the same thing… over time, I’ve become less worried about what others think and more concerned with what will bring me joy. xoxoxo!

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  2. This is wonderful. I needed to read this decades ago. I used to suffer from the need to please and it manifested in being a perfectionist. About drove myself crazy. Thanks for reminding me how far I’ve come.

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    1. I’m STILL driving myself crazy with my need for perfection, so this was great for me to read. Love the list too, Erin. Wonderful post!

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  3. I love this post – definitely for the gratitude, compassion and curiosity. But maybe most of all for the title “Let life be good.” It just warms me from the inside out and I’m so grateful!

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  4. I found that my life got much better when I started doing all the things on the list. If I could add being compassionate to ourselves!

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