21DPC Day 2 – Who is One Friend You Appreciate Having? And Why?

This is Day 2 of the 21-Day Positivity Challenge (21DPC) for Mar 2012. View all posts made during the challenge: 21DPC Overview.

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Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 2 of 21-Day Positivity Challenge (21DPC)!! 😀


We now have over *450* official participants registered for the challenge!! *dance*

Important: Sign Up First Before Reading Any Further

If you’re new to 21-Day Positivity Challenge, or you have not signed up yet (your name should be in the official participants list), please read the announcement post and sign up first before going any further: 21-Day Positivity Challenge. All details on the challenge, what to expect, and how to sign up can be found at the post.

If you have already duly completed the 3 sign up steps, your name will be added in the next 24 hours. ♥ Thank you!

I’ll be closing the sign ups in a couple of days’ time, so hurry and join us if you haven’t.

Update March 21: The challenge is now officially over, but you are more than welcome to do it in your personal space. Check out all posts made during the challenge: 21DPC Overview.

Participants: Complete the Daily Tasks, Not Just the Question(s)

Reading yesterday’s responses, I noticed many of you only read the title of the post (i.e. the questions), then jumped straight to the comments section to post your response. In doing so, you have missed the other half of the task for Day 1, and shortchanged yourself of the 21DPC experience!

For example, Day 1’s task wasn’t just to answer the questions of whether you’re happy and why. Those who read the full Day 1 post would have seen a third part to the question, which was: “Why did you not give yourself a 10/10 score?“. This was intended for you to dig deep and understand the missing “gaps” to helping you achieve your full 10/10 happiness.


Have you ever seen a surgery whereby the doctor just cuts open the patient and stops operating on him/her? No? It’s the same here. Doing only part of the task for 21DPC is akin to doing a mental operation on yourself and stopping halfway, while all the pus and blood are gushing into the air (gross image!). To get the most out of your participation here, it’s essential that you (a) (deeply) reflect on and answer all the questions (b) complete the full task for the day.

Please read the full post before posting your responses. As of today, expect 3 segments for each 21DPC daily task:

  1. One positivity question, or a series of positivity questions (related to each other). Please address all of them in your response, and not just the first question!
  2. One positivity task. Starting from today, there will be a small positivity task for each day – which is linked to the positivity question. It will be a very simple task which can be completed within the day itself.
  3. One positive thing you got out of the day. To identify at least 1 positive thing that you got out of the day, for every day of 21DPC. If you can identify more than 1, that’s even better!

Please share your results for all 3 segments in your daily response. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, feel free to post your comments in parts you get to the task in different times of the day. You can answer the positivity questions in the beginning of the day, then return later in the day to post your results for the positivity task, then return at the end of the day to share the one positive thing you got out of the day.

Just be sure to click “reply” to your comment, not via posting a new reply, so others can follow your progress easily.

21DPC Day 2 Question

Today’s positivity question is:

Who is One Friend You Appreciate Having? And Why?

Best friends cuddling

Share as much as you want in your answers, from a few words to a few pages long. Be honest as you can. Answer both questions, and not just the first question.

Your Task for Today:

  1. Reflect and answer today’s question(s). Write as few or as many words as needed to fully express your thoughts. There is no word limit.
  2. Let that friend in on your appreciation for him/her.
    • The stuff you just wrote about your friend – Does he/she even know that? No, really. Have YOU ever directly TOLD him/her that you appreciate him/her, and why?
    • Your 2nd task is to let him/her know that – be it in person, via email, text message, Facebook, phone, or whatever medium you prefer – today. Even if you’ve mentioned this to him/her before, do it again today (there’s no limit to how many times you can share appreciation). Share the full thing, not just: “Hey, I appreciate you ’cause you’re cool”. Dude, that’s weak. Go deep in expressing your appreciation. Sure it may be mushy, but whatever. You’ll be surprised at how much it may mean to him/her.
    • After you are done, let us in on your friend’s response, if you wish.
    • While we’re on the topic of having friends we appreciate, you may want to check out this related article on how to be a better friend to others: How to Have More Best Friends: My Heartfelt Guide
  3. Identify at least one positive thing about your day. It may be something small or something big – as long as you deem it as something positive, it counts. If you have more than 1 thing to share, then by all means, go for it!

Share Your Answers!

After you are done, share your answers in the comments area!


If you’re doing this at the start of the day, you can post your answer for today’s question first, then work on your positivity task throughout the day, then return at the end of the day to share your results for your positivity task and your end-of-day positive reflection.

Check out other participants’ answers. Pick 1-2 participants’ answers and make a meaningful reply to them. Engage in the discussions. This is a group course, so let’s support each other in these 21 days!

Look forward to reading your responses!

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