I have often repeated that gratefulness or counting blessings rather than focusing on problems helps a person keep a positive attitude. But that is not enough. One other thing is vital to a positive outlook: a sense of progress. I need to feel I am growing, learning or accomplishing some goal. I suspect this is true of most people. So today, I’m looking for what is good about my life AND scheduling time to do what makes me feel I am becoming a better artist and a better person.