This prompt really made me think of this:

Barney Awesome

Taken from Big Quote (obviously)

Personally, I like the blues. I do some of my best writing when I’m feeling like that. It’s probably why my poetry has sort of a gothic/romantic sensibility.  I also really love blues music. BB. King, Eric Clapton, Howlin’ Wolf, Jonny Lang, Marc Broussard, Joss Stone – I love things that make me feel an emotion like that.

But, if I want to balance myself out (because being happy is fun too) I really rely on music and movies. A good, upbeat song or a superhero movie (those always seem to have really positive endings – I think it’s tied to their themes of empowerment) and I just fade away for a little bit – try to find myself in them.

Doing stuff (going for a drive, a photo walk, sports) can help too. I typically have more of a positive outlook after those types of things. I think what works the best, for me, is doing something the exact opposite of what has me done. If I’m feeling bad about A, then I go see what Z is doing. If B pissed me off, I go hang with Y. Make sense?

Above all things there is always the “stop being sad and start being awesome” approach. I’ve done that from time to time. True Story.

This is my second submission for today’s prompt (I wanted to do a response and a poem). Check out what these people did:

  1. Citrusy jest | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  2. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | Living Water,Pilgrim’s Praises
  3. Cheers | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. I Want You to Be My Emergency Contact | Kosher Adobo
  5. Attempted Human Relations and Self
  6. TAKE YOURSELF OUT ON DATES | She Writes
  7. Refinding my Happy | One Educator’s Life
  8. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues- Why we are Depressed and How to Fight it | Journeyman
  9. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  10. Desolation: The Blues | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  11. How Not To Suffer | Views Splash!
  12. » Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | The Poet Stefan
  13. See your Happiness | Tonkadella’s Things in Life
  14. Expectation Unrealized | The Jittery Goat
  15. blues | yi-ching lin photography
  16. My Blues Poem | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  17. Sex Sells Seats! | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  18. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  19. on antibiotics, i | y
  20. DP Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | Sabethville
  21. Do nothing or do something! | Always was a rebel…
  22. The Positive Project | Ginger’s Grocery
  23. Melancholia | Hope* the happy hugger
  24. Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  25. Blue | Knowledge Addiction

 

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