OK, a lot of these will already have been posted, but I needed to do this for my own reasons.
I've been sulking since the Minnesota defeat, but this morning I resolved to give myself 10 reasons to be cheerful. All of these will already have been discussed, but it's cathartic to me to gather them together here, and if it helps anyone else along the way, then all well and good.
I admit I was struggling with No 10. It's not completely serious, honest.
2. Frank Gore has timed his injury to perfection. If 21 has got to get hurt, then at least he's only missing games against the Rams and another home game against admittedly tougher opposition, plus a bye week.
3. Joe Staley is fit. He just Tweeted this: "Watched and learned from the film, we are now putting it behind us and focused on St Louis. Great opportunity." To me, that doesn't sound like someone who thinks he's going to miss the game this weekend. So that means no Barry Sims.
4. We get to see Kory Sheets this weekend. Bad that Frank is hurt but good to get a chance to see Coffee and Sheets in the backfield together, right?
5. Carolina lost ... again. With the toughest schedule in the NFL, and at 0-3, they look well on track to land us a very high draft pick next year. With our own No 1 pick also, plus potentially another from the Jets if tampering with Tidwell can be proved, the 2010 draft could belong to San Francisco, and it's set to be a rich harvest, with the best players rushing to get into the NFL before the new salary rules.
6. Patrick Willis - and his defense. McDonald, Smith, Harylson, Spikes. P-Willy is leading the defense towards being one of the best in the league, and that'll get us through a couple of Goreless weeks.
7. Vernon Davis is breaking out, just like we knew he would. With an OC that helped Gonzalez become one of the best TEs in history, VD is set to continue proving why he was taken so high by the Niners. Can't wait to see what he does this weekend.
8. Shaun Hill is now being talked about everywhere, including the national media, as a great game-manager. Not a dubious quarterback, not the lesser of two evils compared to Alex Smith, just a great game-manager. If Mike is recreating his 85 Bears, Shaun Hill can be Jim McMahon.
9. Singletary has already told us we're going back to the play-offs to face the Vikings, and he knows everything. And Minnesota's aged quarterback will be very tired by then, and needing a lie-down. I reckon Ray, Justin and Parys can arrange that for him.
10. Barack Obama has finally said he will travel to Copenhagen for the 2016 Olympics vote on Thursday. This means Chicago will win the Olympics, because everyone in the world loves Obama. This means Mike Singletary's house in Chicago will go up in real estate value overnight . This means Mike will be in a jolly good mood, and that should rub off on his players, which means they will be pumped for the Rams. Go Barack!