It's so hard for me to think of things that are positive. I'm programmed from the as far back as I can remember, to think negatively and always look for what needs improvement. I'm going to force myself to post online about this topic because I think it will be a beneficial challenge. Positive changes: I think I might be starting to believe there is hope for a life without pain! Not just physical pain but emotional pain as well. I have battled anxiety and depression for most of my life. Both had knotted themselves up pretty tightly with the physical pain in my shoulder/neck and had a firm grasp on me when I started researching the emotional component of pain and found this wonderful site. As I progress through this program the depression and anxiety are lifting. I am actually starting to feel as though I can be in the driver's seat of all of this rather than a petrified passenger locked in the trunk. My mood is improving. My husband and I are actually laughing together again. And apparently (as evidenced by the ones I've typed - must have evidence of course) I am actually capable of having a positive thought so this must be helping even more than I realized!