One Thing In The World Of Importance — Goodness

There’s only one thing in the world of any real importance, and that is goodness. — Maria Mitchell.

What do you think of Maria Mitchell’s words? How do you or we define goodness? Is it something we just know when we see or experience?

As I get older I wonder when I was at my best. Although you couldn’t tell me back then, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t when I was working to obtain material gain or public recognition. I tend to think I was at my best when I was simply trying to do a good job for someone else. The more the “what is in it for me” was not part of the equation, the better I was for it.

So much attention these days is placed on the terrible that we forget or ignore all the good. Yet, good wins out in the end. Maria Mitchell, the astronomer, was always looking at the stars, but her words were grounded here on earth.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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