Goodness means being able to see the good in every person or circumstances and seeing things on a higher perspective.
What does goodness mean to you?
Goodness means being able to see the good in every person or circumstances and seeing things on a higher perspective. Most days, it is easy for us to judge when we only see what’s on the surface. It is in knowing that every person and circumstances have two, three or even more parts of the story and giving them the chance to share their stories while you listen to them without judgment. Knowing that we can learn a thing or two from them because we are always at the right place, right time and with the right people.
Where do you find goodness?
I find goodness in the simplest things - the chirping of the birds in the morning or late
afternoon, the rays of sunlight peeping through my window, the smile you get from a stranger when your on your way to the office or a meeting etc. Goodness is everywhere; it all depends on how we look at things. Viewing the world in love and light did wonders for me as I now see that we are all connected and that what I do will affect other people. I’m very mindful of my actions and I lean towards spreading good vibes instead of negativity. If negativity comes, I pause before I react so that I’ll be able to see goodness even in those situations.
What do you enjoy doing?
I love and value my alone time. Loving and valuing yourself greatly shows how you love and
respect the people around you. I do this by taking myself out on random dates and trips, pausing and reflecting while having my coffee, reading and listening to music to calm myself at the end of a busy day. I also make time to practice yoga – this practice did wonders in my life and I now embody myself which I kept hidden for so many years. I learned to love my body and the wonders it can do and it’s amazing how it made me meet people who continues to help me grow through life.
Sometimes we tend to forget and we overanalyze things - we just have to look within to see beyond.
Who is someone who brings goodness into your life? What do they do / how do they do it?
My family is my major source of goodness. If things are not okay in our home, it greatly affects me. So I make it a point that I am okay first, before I tackle on what I need to work on with my life. Because If I am not okay on my own, how can I spread goodness with the people around me? Sometimes we tend to forget and we overanalyze things - we just have to look within to see beyond.
What is something that you have seen/read/heard lately that has brought a smile to your face?
“Life celebrates you.” My good friend and life coach, Kimi Lu told me this and it made me cry. For me, it is an affirmation that I am doing my purpose in life, which is to spread love and light to this beautiful Universe. I’ve also been told that “I am warm” which then I compared myself to Olaf and Baymax. Haha! I think I have enough light to share with everybody, just be open to warm hugs!
I often use the phrase “Tiwala lang” which roughly translates to trust everything that life gives you.
What are some ways we can become aware of the goodness in our lives?
I try my best to practice pause and reflect before I react. It has not been easy but it did save me tons of arguments and judgments. When you pause, you remind yourself that how you react towards a situation is a reflection of you or how you are feeling inside. Also, I often use the phrase “Tiwala lang” which roughly translates to trust everything that life gives you. Trust and know that everything will unfold perfectly. Goodness is everywhere! You just have to view things through the eyes of a child. Everything excites them and everything gives them that wonderful feeling of “awe”. Goodness is in you and me!
Geli Balcruz is a happy artist and multipotentialite constantly pursuing her passions and creating art that spreads love, light and good vibes.
*All photos courtesy of Geli Balcruz, and include her original artwork.