The GOOD Book

 
 Authored in 2018 after GOODProjects' Treasurer AJ Washington discovered what it meant to be  GOOD

Authored in 2018 after GOODProjects' Treasurer AJ Washington discovered what it meant to be GOOD

 
 

PRINCIPLES

OUR MOVEMENT IS DRIVEN BY OUR DEEP DESIRE TO FIGHT AGAINST A SYSTEM THAT CAUSES DISADVANTAGED YOUTH TO HATE THEMSELVES IN SUCH A MINUSCULE WAY, THAT THEY STAND A HALF INCH SHORTER ON AVERAGE. 
THAT SELF-HATRED IS BURIED DEEP IN THE SUBCONSCIOUS UNBEKNOWNST TO ITS HOST.  THE SEEDS PLANTED EARLY IN LIFE GROW SLOWLY, SLOWLY DETERIORATING SELF-WORTH AND SELF-RESPECT. 
THEY GROW INTO SELF SABOTAGE AND DEPRESSION AND DEPRESS THE MAGIC THAT WE ALL POSSESS.  THAT MAGIC IS THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE AND THE UNIVERSE AND GERMINATES WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.  THAT KNOWLEDGE IS ROOTED IN LOVE.  THAT MAGIC IS LOVE. 

 

CHAPTER 1:  WE GET, BUT FIRST WE MUST GIVE

THERE IS GOD IN BEING GOOD.
ONCE THE RESIDUE OF LIFE EXPERIENCE IS STRIPPED AWAY, ESPECIALLY SELF-INTEREST, THE SOUL IS GOOD.  PEOPLE ARE GOODGOOD  BEHAVIOR IS EXHIBITED. 
MAKE SOMEONE SMILE TODAY AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU.  WE FILL UP.  WE MAKE EVERY INTERACTION POSITIVE. WE BRING THAT ENERGY EVERY DAY. 
WE SEEK BEAUTY IN THE WORLD AND SURROUND OURSELVES WITH IT.
GIVING THE GIFT OF POSITIVE ENERGY IS FUN FOR EVERYONE.  IT’S LIFTING. 

 

CHAPTER 2:  WE ONLY TOLERATE GIVING OUR BEST

ONCE THE RESIDUE OF LIFE EXPERIENCE IS STRIPPED AWAY, WE BECOME OURSELVES.  WE ARE ONCE AGAIN FREE.  WE ELEVATE. 
WHEN WE COMMIT TO BEING OUR TRUE HIGHEST SELF, EVERYTHING WE SPEAK AND DO IS ART.
COMMITMENT IS A DECISION.  HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE.
THE PRINCIPLES WE LIVE BY ARE THE PRINCIPLES WE WORK BY.  WE EMBODY WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION.

 

CHAPTER 3:  OUR STRUGGLE IS OUR BLESSING

WE ARE A PRODUCT OF OUR STRUGGLES AND WELCOME THE GROWTH AND STRENGTH THAT COME AS RESULT OF CHALLENGE.
OBSTACLES STRENGTHEN OUR RESOLVE AND RESOURCEFULNESS.  WE FACE THEM WITH NO FEAR OR LACK OF CONFIDENCE.  WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO LIVE.

 

KEYWORDS:

COMMITMENT:  AN OBLIGATION THAT ONCE ENTERED CAN NEVER BE BROKEN.

DEFINITIONS: STATEMENTS OF MEANING WHICH ARE USED TO MAKE SOMETHING CLEAR.

FUN:  THE ACT OF ENJOYMENT (WE CELEBRATE EVERY WIN!).

GOD: AN UNDEFINED POWER OF THE UNIVERSE THAT WE BELIEVE EXUDES LOVE, IS LOVE.

NEVER:  AT NO TIME FROM NOW UNTIL ETERNITY.

PRINCIPLES:  THE FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS THAT SERVE AS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR LIVES.


WHEN YOU SEE THE GOOD HAT, YOU KNOW WHAT WE’RE ABOUT.  WE FIGHT INJUSTICE EVERY DAY AND ASK FOR NOTHING IN RETURN.  WHAT IS YOUR GOOD PROJECT?