So I am feeling rather low today. It’s icy cold outside (9 degrees Fahrenheit at night, which means most of my garden plants will probably die). And I was told today that two people I work with are seriously ill: One may need heart surgery, and the other is in hospital suffering from depression.

Now I need to cheer myself up somehow. I can deal with the plants (including getting new ones) when spring arrives; and I can try to be helpful towards my colleagues when the time comes. But there’s no point in wallowing in misery at present.

What do you do to cheer yourselves up? Sweets and a lot of light are obvious answers. Physical exertion is also good, but difficult to achieve when your cheeks freeze off as soon as you leave the door. But at least I’ll be seeing some friends tonight and am looking forward to this very much.

What do you do when you feel low?

– Rike Horstmann