If you read any of my helpful posts on this blog, you’ll see that I use the word “helpful” a lot.
I wonder if it’s helpful for me to remember that the last time I wrote a blog post about a word I use frequently (Day 734: Actually), somebody actually tried to be helpful by advising me about how to use that word less. Is it helpful for me to confess that I don’t want to use the word “helpful” less, because I like the word “helpful”?
Is it helpful for me to speculate why I like the word “helpful” so much?
I guess I like to be helpful to other people, especially in my work as an individual and group therapist. I also think it’s helpful for me to remember that people I want to help are in control of any helpful changes I might wish for them. Perhaps it would be helpful to quote this helpful lightbulb joke right now:
How many psychotherapists does it take to change a lightbulb?
One, but the lightbulb has to really want to change.
Here’s my first helpful photograph from yesterday:
It might be helpful if I explain that photo. “Is that a helpful thought?” can be a helpful challenge to any cognitive distortion, including shoulds, fortune-telling, catastrophizing, mind-reading, blaming, labeling, comparisons, and overgeneralization. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a helpful book by Mark Manson.
Are any of my perhaps inexplicable photos from yesterday helpful?
Since people liked the octopus cookie in yesterday’s post, I thought it would be helpful to take and share that last picture.
Here‘s a helpful video from YouTube:
I always find comments from my readers very helpful.
Helpful thanks to all who helped me create this post and — of course! — to helpful you.