Life Is Good

B and J, grew up as the youngest of six children in a lower middle-class family. When the brothers were in elementary school, their parents were in a near – death car accident from which their mother managed to escape from with just few broken bones, but their father lost the use of his right hand. The stress and frustration from his physical therapy caused him to develop a harsh temper. And life certainly wasn’t perfect. There were often difficult things happening around the house. But their mom, still believed life was good. So, every night she would ask her six children to tell her something good that happened that day. As simple as mom’s words were, they changed the energy in the room. Before even they knew it, they were riffling on the best, funniest, or most bizarre part of their day. This exercise prevented them from developing a victim’s mentality of ‘Oh, you wouldn’t believe this horrible thing that happened to me today’. Instead of griping about a teacher or homework assignment, they would be laughing about a silly haircut a classmate got that day, or a neat project they worked on school. That optimism was something that keep this family always had, even when we had little less. Growing up with a mother like theirs – one who sang in the kitchen, told animated stories, and acted out children’s book for her kids, no matter what bad situation they were going through – taught them an important lesson : Being happy isn’t dependent on your circumstances. Their mother’s positive outlook on life inspired their biggest success. The mission of this is to spread the power of optimism, with that tag line, ‘ Life is not perfect. Life is not easy. Life is good’. The brothers now ask their employees the same thing when they all come together – ‘Tell me something good’ – and the results have been positive. It leads to ideas, which lead to progress, instead of dwelling on challenges.

Inspired by Life Is Good book and T-Shirt.

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