On May 6th, I wrote about antidepressants. Not the ones the come from Pfizer in a child-proof jar and make you impotent, but the ones that fill your lungs with fresh air and make you feel alive.
I want to share with you another trick. Use it when you get really sad. Use it when your day is really bad. Use it when your thinking is stinking and you’re ready to start drinking. Use it when you’re punching holes in drywall and overturning tables. Use it when you can’t settle your mind. Use it when your stomach is burning.
When you’re surrounded by multiple assailants in a parking lot, use it.
Put a towel under your head. Lie down on the couch. Give a toddler a spray bottle full of water (preferably warm). Hand him or her a mirror and a comb. Sip a coffee or a beer (it’s five o’clock somewhere). And get your hair done.
You’ll forget all about whatever was bugging you before.