Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Grease spot on the sidewalk of life
I am feeling crummy today, so decided to write on how to feel better.
Our paper, the Arizona Republic, is riffing off on ways to improve your outlook.
I usually hate sappy stuff, but here goes.
First, get not only out of the house, but out of yourself. Volunteer for something.
Swim (you may have a pool nearby you never use).
Cook something weird.
Take dance classes.
Go to the nearest massage school and see if they give discounts.
The outside of a dog is good for the inside of a person. I have been trying to get a spare dog, preferably one abandoned when someone had to move. The rescue people have more hoops that a barrel maker.
Get the Singles vaccine. Sure, would love to—it costs a ton and insurance cos don’t want to pay.
Take a hike. A hike—trees?
Get a few laughs. I have been writing on Laugh Therapy—really, it has scientists and everything. Half an hour a day of laughing lowers BP, strengthens your immune system, and does everything else for ya except take out the trash.
Go to http://worldlaughtertrour.com or try singing Happy Birthday to someone in Ha’s, not words. Or greet someone by bursting into laughter instead of saying, “Glad to meet ya.”
If no one throws a net over ya, you’re already having a good day.
Write that down.
I am counting on it myself.