Recently I’ve been trying to be more positive. I think I was getting wrapped up in this culture of negativity that seems to be going around. More on that later, but I was attracted by this list of 70 ways to brighten someone’s day. It is a great list, as if anyone needed a list. I do many of the things on this list as a matter of course, like waving to kids in the next car. They usually explode with laughter and tell their parents that the gaijin next door is waving at them. The parents probably want to have me arrested, but that is the kind of negativity that I want to get away from.