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  • C Johnston

Welcome to People Living Well, for Inspiration and Light in a Dark World

It is said that it is easier to light a candle than to curse the darkness. That is true. And that's why exists.

Since I was in elementary school watching the Watergate Hearings (yep, some could call me old and nerdy), I’ve loved news. My need to know what was going on continued through the years—but over time I became disenchanted with the lack of positive news and even distraught with the divisive, negative coverage I found.

Today is an unprecedented time of dissension, anger, ill will and fear for many people. COVID, isolation and political discord have heightened anxiety and despair. No matter which side of the partisan divide individuals find themselves, fear and distrust are common.

If we read scripture, we've heard that we shouldn’t be anxious. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” That means our circumstances may not change, but we may be changed by a God who loves us.

​That same passage continues to explain that our mindset is crucially important. ​

We are to think on that which is true, noble, right, pure, lovely,

admirable, excellent or praiseworthy.

​How do we do that? We can start by paying attention to people being true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. We need to share, listen to and learn from the stories of people who are focusing on what is important and living well. Their stories deserve to be told, and provide light and inspiration.

That’s why I decided to start a place to share stories of People Living Well. This is my candle, my way to make a difference. Please join me by reading about people who are being true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy.

I encourage you to pass the blogs on to others, perhaps inspiring them at this time when good news is so needed. Also, please consider sending me ideas of people whose stories deserve to be told.

Thanks for joining with me. Together, we can increase the light.

With joy,


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