Do One Thing From This List Each Month and You Wont Get Depressed
Ok, that might be a bold claim, but my head easily gets stuck up my own ass, so I try to regularly do one of the following to maintain perspective. OPEN LIST- please make suggestions!
- •Take a dog from your local shelter for a walk. Better yet, fosterPost- surgical or special needs animals often need a home to recoup in and shelters ALWAYS need help with bottle babies! Try getting sad when you're feeding a kitten or puppy with a tiny bottle...
- •Bake something for an older person in your hood, bring it over, and HANG OUTNo drop and runs allowed. They don't count. Stay, snack, visit, become friends. Neighborhood gossip is a great opener "can you believe so and so hasn't taken down their Christmas lights?" If all goes well, this will be the first of many hangs.
- •Stick up for someoneNothing improves a mood like opening your mouth on someone else's behalf. Especially if you're scared to death before you do... Is someone berating their waitress at the next table? Take a deep breath, stand up, and say "hey cocksucker, shut the fuck up." Trust me, it will make your day.
- •Crawl in bed with a person you've been too busy forNo, not like that... Crawl in with your best friend, your kid, your parent... Just stare at the ceiling and shoot the breeze for a while, like you've got all the time in the world. I lost my best friend to cancer, and wish I had done it waayyy more before she was sick. But I was always in a hurry to do something that didn't matter. Nothing matters more. Ever.