Similar to the ideas of focusing on the roses, or of enumerating things to be grateful for, another idea for improving positive thinking is to focus on what has been accomplished and what has been good. Fat Man has used this idea pretty successfully himself, and it’s been floating to the surface of my mind this week.
This week has been good because I went skating twice, and skated so hard that I was sore the next day.
This week has been good because every day (that I’ve been home; Foster doesn’t count!) I have gotten my basic daily chores done. I’ve done laundry. I’ve cooked dinner. I’ve been writing. I’ve been practicing with my bodhran. I’ve been picking things up. I haven’t been able to get this much done this consistently in months, maybe years.
This week has been good because I finally made a trip to the bank to deposit Kender‘s donations, and he showed off his giant check to the tellers.
This week has been good because I learned more new things for my Vikings class, and learned more about a new craft that might help keep my hands and feet warmer in the winter.
This week has been good because I played Othello with Liam and Jarod, and I got to watch Jarod learn how to think ahead and anticipate my moves.
This week was great.