When You're Sad

20 Jul 2013

When you’re sad:

1. Write letters to the people you love. Don’t seal them; don’t send them. Instead, stick them between the pages of library books.

2. Eat raspberries off your fingertips.

3. Venture outside and observe natural life. Watch a honey bee suck the nectar from lavender plants. Watch a snail slowly make its way towards the shade of a tree. Watch a hummingbird innocently fly above your head. Realize how insignificant you are.

4. Smile at strangers; say hello. It will improve their day and your own.

5. Write lists. They can be about anything.

6. Read several pages of the dictionary. Learn new words. Write down the ones you wish to remember.

7. Never feel compelled to apologize when you don’t feel sorry. It’s okay that you’re honest. It’s okay that you have a different opinion from someone else.

8. Read books and watch movies from your childhood. A healthy dose of nostalgia is okay. Immerse yourself in your past innocence.

9. Walk to a park and get on a swing. Go as high as you can; feel limitless. The world is yours.

10. Eat if you’re hungry. Food is not the enemy. You are a human and need food to survive. You deserve to eat. Put those raspberries on your fingers and sprinkle sugar on your tongue. Taste the summer breeze and sweet aroma of jasmine flowers.

11. Don’t marinate in your sadness. You are not a steak. You are a person; you’re irreplaceable. Open yourself up to contentment. Bathe in the rivers of Glee. Go for hikes with Satisfaction. Sleep in a warm cocoon of blankets with Bliss. Let endless happiness overcome your hopeless sadness. You deserve to be happy. If life is a game and you are the referee, be biased for once and let happiness win.

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  1. love this post. your suggestions are perfect!

    1. OMG thanks! They're not actually mine, but your taking your time to check my blog and leaving a comment really makes me happy. OMG!!!

  2. This is such a beautifully written, well timed post. I just love your advice and will be remembering this the next time I'm sad.

  3. I love these and I've done the stick a note in a library book method and actually got contacted by someone. I also sell books on eBay and if it's a book near and dear to my heart then I leave a note with my email address. I've made an emailing friend that way, when I left a note in a book about writing and now we email back and forth to one another about writing and encouraging writing. I've never met her in person but it's nice to have someone to talk to on that. Love these ideas!


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