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#OneGoodThing

I began my day thinking about golf.

I’m an awful golfer. I’ve been an awful golfer for decades. I just love playing.

Years ago, rather than quit due to ineptitude, I came up with a good strategy:

“One Good Shot”

As long as I have one good shot, I’m happy.
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To me, one good shot means a successful game.

I don’t keep score most of the time.

I just make note of my one good shot and continue playing happily, because I know while I’m not a good golfer, I am a successful golfer.
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Eventually, during a particularly sad and stressful time in my life, I decided to apply the “One Good Shot” strategy to the rest of my days.

It became: One Good Thing
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I decided as long as I could recognize One Good Thing during each day, I could consider my day successful.

There have been days that strategy saved me.

There have been many days finding one good thing has been a stretch.

Mostly, it’s made me aware of searching for the upside.
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Today, I’m asking you to recognize “One Good Thing” in your day.

Come back and tell me what it is.

If you can’t see it, let’s find it together.

Love,
April 💛 #OneGoodThing
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Zack "Bat-hair" Miller
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The electricity was restored to my house, early even!
12:22 AM - Dec 12, 2023
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April Sparkles
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A huge relief. 💛
01:08 AM - Dec 12, 2023
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Julius Biffle
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So relatable!
08:31 AM - Dec 11, 2023
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Garden Breathe Spout
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I worked in a stressful, micromanaged, extremely toxic work environment but was recently offered a minimally managed, remote position that offers me more creativity and autonomy. For the first time in over a decade, I was able to show up on a job without fight-or-flight response.
#onegoodthing
11:28 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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StephForJustice
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One more I’ll add here: I took a walk in my new city today, exploring new territory. I passed an older woman and made eye contact and smiled hello. She beamed back and said “God loves you!” and in that moment I actually felt it might be true ✨#OneGoodThing
11:13 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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April Sparkles
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That’s awesome!

So nice when people interact kindly and without hesitation.

It sounds like you’re having an adventure. 🥹

I moved across Canada 3 times. 😳

Getting out and embracing your new home is the best way to make some good memories.

💛 #OneGoodThing
11:25 PM - Dec 11, 2023
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Gail Waldby
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I'm reading the Lost Journals of Sacajewea and learning that she was an early #MMIWG missing abducted Indigenous girl.
09:58 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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April Sparkles
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I hadn’t heard of this book until just now. I’ll be interested in knowing more. Will you pop back when you’re finished and let me know more?

Reading is always a good thing.

Love,
April 💛
#OneGoodThing
10:17 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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Crystal4MVPHarris
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That is me and golf. Great way to apply it to Life.
09:33 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Golf is a great way to take some time to ponder while you wander. 💛
10:54 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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Nancy C
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Ah, April, this is wonderful. Sometimes you just have to break it down into baby steps. One step at a time on some days. Thanks for this.
08:34 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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Caniac Vyronyka Spouts
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It was a very rainy & stormy day and our power flickered a few times. But …

We pulled out the Christmas decorations today! By the weekend, we should be festive as all get out. #OneGoodThing
08:22 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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April Sparkles
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A little Christmas always brings some light to the dreariness. 💛
#OneGoodThing
10:41 PM - Dec 11, 2023
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Viviane Elbee
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#onegoodthing - I was able to remove some old stickers on wood furniture without damaging anything (thanks YouTube!)
07:55 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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April Sparkles
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Now I need to know the secret! Was it oil? 💛
10:46 PM - Dec 11, 2023
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Ike K
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A good golf shot is a wonderful thing. They were simply too rare for me. I gave it up.
07:50 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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Nellie Pennington
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Today was the day I got the Wordle on the first guess, with my usual starting word!
07:34 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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Lil
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Congrats!
I've played 645 games, but no first try win yet.
07:48 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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DragonM
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So incredibly impressive!
Good on you
What a treat 🎉
11:58 PM - Dec 11, 2023
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Pamela
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I’ve been stressing over what to wear to a friend’s holiday party (sparkling is required). While shopping for holiday lights last night I saw a pair of pants but had no time to try them on. I grabbed them because the price was great. I tried them on today and they fit perfectly! #OneGoodThing
04:54 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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Michael Osborn
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I had one good shot, but it was a COVID-19 vaccination 😏
04:26 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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Mama Ezekiel
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Things are usually pretty rough for me this time of year. I was feeling the sadness creeping up again, but today my family gathered up some extra ornaments we had kicking around and hung some on the tree next to our house. It really brightened my mood! #OneGoodThing
03:36 PM - Dec 10, 2023
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Deborah Conway
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Awe this is 🥰 cute. ❤️ that it brightened your day 😍
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Bev Turner
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Nicely done!
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Steve Nelson
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🤔 I should repost to my photography list. 😉
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Jason Carton
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I’m a firm believer that a bad day at golf is better than a good day at work.

Outside, fresh air, couple beers, the illusion of exercise.

Yes please.

And the one good shot is what brings you back.
11:32 AM - Dec 10, 2023
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Michael DeNeef
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It’s what keeps you coming back … true for golf and so much more. #CandleLakeGolf
11:00 AM - Dec 10, 2023
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Mark GranPaw C
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My hands UP Vote 4 Thread of my DAY 🙌👇️👇️👇️👇️
April Sparkles @April_Sparkles
#OneGoodThing

I began my day thinking about golf.

I’m an awful golfer. I’ve been an awful golfer for decades. I just love playing.

Years ago, rather than quit due to ineptitude, I came up with a good strategy:

“One Good Shot”

As long as I have one good shot, I’m happy.
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It does help to always look for the positives, even if you don't think there are any. Looking for them helps train your thoughts to focus on the positives instead of the negatives.

Also your golfing reminds me of my guitar playing. 😂
#OneGoodThing #OneGoodNote
10:32 AM - Dec 10, 2023
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kganje
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I play this way. Makes golf so much more fun!
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StephForJustice
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I’m in school and learning how to help people even better! And my fellow students (most a decade or two younger than me) are amazing, empathetic and skilled humans. Gives me hope for the planet.
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gdavidbrown
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My college roommate said he didn't play to score, just for the magnificent recovery shots. :-)
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He learned young. Do you stay in touch? 💛
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