Talking to Your Car Can Make You Happier!

 

Today’s post comes on the heels of yet another move in the Ferwerda household, as you can see by the empty room behind me (while working on this post). We just moved into this cute little condo last June—a beautiful little abode in a tranquil spot on a lake and golf course community—but now here we are, pulling up the shallow roots again. All of this got me thinking about the many ways that I'm grateful for our different homes over the past few years. It also brings up one of the weird ways I express my gratitude...

I have developed what some people might think of as an embarrassing or silly habit in recent years—talking to certain belongings while even projecting human traits and emotions on them, as if they are people! This eccentric practice is known as anthropomorphism.

Good news! Apparently, moderate amounts of anthropomorphism has some positive results in our lives (exceeding moderate amounts will get you a trip to the psych unit), the most...

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