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Does happiness help us get over writer’s block?

From the book Positivity, a series of questions that are the opposite of much of my thoughts:

  • What’s right about me being here right now?
  • What makes me lucky to be here?
  • What aspect of my current circumstance might I view as a gift to be treasured?
  • What does it benefit me or others?
  • What going right for me right now?
  • What can I celebrate?
  • Tell me about your life when it’s hot.

This is like the discipline of writing a gratitude list every day.  It forces us to find something positive to think about each day.  I am in a good mood right now, but to tell you the truth, I am blank on answering the above-mentioned questions.

OK– what makes me lucky?  The writing is easy.  I have a friend’s computer while I save up for another, I am staying with a friend but also I have a wonderful apartment where I can sleep well (unlike the last three years).  I have enough food and I am getting a belated Christmas present of a recording of Porgy and Bess, the entire opera.  I am reading some wonderful life-changing books which is something that definitely can be a blessing. Also returning to church– another blessing.  I helped someone find a therapist, helped a person worried about his manic ex-wife and found all the documents necessary to apply for a medical scholarship.  Driving was fun– I had a car to drive.   It is still snowing and it is beautiful out.

Yes, it does work.  I feel even sunnier than when I started.  I am going to keep asking these questions once a day for three weeks and see what happens.  Let me know if you try it.

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