What To Do When You’re Blue

images Am I BlueHere are some of the things I do when I’m feeling down:

(1) Jump up and down and scream into a pillow (the pillow part is Very important)

(2) Draw mustaches and horns on the faces of politicians (sometimes it’s hard to get them to hold still)

(3) Call your local tobacconist and ask if they have Prince Albert in a can (always popular)

(4) Knock on your neighbors’ doors and then run away (perhaps on a different floor?)

(5) Paint each of your finger and toenails a different color (which Might necessitate a trip to Dollar Tree)

(6) Watch cat and/or dog videos on your computer (a favorite of mine)

(7) Watch a favorite sad movie and cry (this also involves ice cream and lots of Kleenex)

(8) Watch a favorite funny movie and laugh (which involves Milk Duds and microwave popcorn)

(9) Do a computer search for the 10 most beautiful places and plan a trip to the most beautiful (can I go, too?)

(10) Make a list of the top 10 best things about your life and appreciate them (this is a Good one!)

And please, feel free to let me know what you do to cheer yourself up. I can always use new ideas!

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  • Garry Crystal

    Good tips Melody. I shall definitely try two, three and five. Submerging yourself under the water in a bath and then screaming helps as well (and doesn’t disturb the neighbors) but don’t do that one while smoking, gets messy.

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    • Garry, good tip (especially the part about the smoking -- so many leave that part out). Actually most anything that involves screaming, without actual bloodshed, is good! Thanks.

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