“Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven’t fallen asleep yet” ~ Unknown
Breathe in, breathe out.
Count to ten. A million times.
Write a letter. Pick just one letter from A – Z and mail it. The recipient will be both elated and puzzled.
While in the shower, stuff a wash cloth in your mouth and scream. Just make sure it’s clean and suds free.
Have a gin & tonic and smoke a Cuban. A cigar not person. The neighbors might complain if you smoke a real Cuban.
Bake a brownie man with nuts and bite him where it hurts. Blog about it.
Stand outside the trailer of the old crazy woman who is seducing your cat with sirloin steak and all the catnip he wants and announce through a bull horn: We know he’s in there. Release the cat and no one gets hurt.
Take a walk.
Take a drive.
Catch a frog. Just don’t kiss it or lick it unless you like to gamble. Odds are you will end up with warts on your tongue, on a psychedelic trip back to the 60s, or a prince. The question is, are you feeling lucky?
Wear a tiara while doing errands. Talk with a Cockney accent and Introduce yourself as The Duchess of Dirt. Blog about it.
Send yourself flowers and act surprised when they arrive.
Buy some feathers and styrofoam from your local craft store and tell people it’s Top Secret. Attach the wings you made and exit the house wearing nothing but a bathing suit and goggles. Announce you are going flying. Leap off the porch stairs. Frolic around the yard. Come back in and announce weather conditions are not permitting you to take off. Blog about it.
Soak in a long, hot bath until you look like a stunt double for a California Raisin Man. Dry yourself off singing I Heard it Through the Grape Vine.
Get a pedicure, a manicure and a wrap. Do NOT get a hair cut. This will just cause more undue stress the morning after.
Eat anything made with lots of sugar, preservatives and words you can’t pronounce.
Dress in a tutu and take up archery. Call yourself Cupid and shoot imaginary arrows at people passing by. Blog about it.
Lay down in the snow and make a snow angel. Lay down in the grass; just make sure no one is in the process of mowing it.
Look at the blue sky and white clouds and know. Look at the stars far away and know.
Know that you are not alone. Know that the blues are not the only color in life. Know that somewhere, someplace, someone wishes they only had it as good as you do — even with all the craziness and sometimes sadness in day to day living.
Know you are blessed. Know you are loved. Blog about it.
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