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Aniki's picture

Happy Hump Day, STalkers. Hella long week. It's about halfway through the day for me and I can taste Friday like an habanero pepper on a cut on my tongue. 

I know some of us are having a time right now, so I thought I'd share a couple of things from r.m. drake. Please feel free to share something that speaks to you or you find uplifting on a dark day.


"you have everything you need. yes, right now you feel a little empty and a little broken but you won't feel like that forever. count your blessings. so many people have it worse."


And the one I'm clinging to today...

"she did not find the grim in falling apart. for every time she found herself to be broken, she knew she was brutally remaking herself, and collapsing to be reborn like a rioting star; haunting the dark sky."


ETA: Physical things can be YUGE in lifting your spirits. Feel free to add your own (like Wicked's cake & kitty).

Self-care for Bad Days:

  • Take a nap (soft blankets and cuddly furbabies are pluses)
  • Cuddles with furbabies
  • Take a walk
  • Validate your feelings because it's okay to have bad days
  • Take a bath (great additions: a good book and a glass of wine or your fave cold drink)
  • Get crafty (scrapbooking, quilting, crocheting, coloring...)
  • Treat yourself (cake, ice cream, a new pair of shoes...)


Wishing you peace and love. <3


somethingwicked's picture

Cake. Cake makes me feel happy and able to smile on a dark day. Cake and wrapping myself up in  big,soft  warm throw ,cuddling my cat ,Clem (he's like therapy with  4 paws and a tail) and watching old movies or listening to music.

 I know that seems  a feeble fix in the wake of uplifting ,inspirational passages from novels or poetry but it's a simple fix .And I don't have to remember a thing. Except to have ample cake supplied for those blue days.White batter with chocolate icing or ganache works best.


Aniki's picture

This is the best I can do... *unknw*

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Gimlet's picture

Oh now I want white birthday cake with a small bit of whipped frosting.  And sprinkles.   

Clem is a heck of a good feline, isn't he? 

Then a good cuddle with Special Kitty, which usually lasts about 3 minutes because he's not much for cuddling, but Little Kitty is a lap cat so I'm all set. 

Heading to the library after work for a fresh set of books. 

Aniki's picture

Gimmy, I like white cake with lemon curd and raspberry jam. Nom nom nom...

Adult versions of the white cake/lemon/rapsberry theme: brush the cake with limoncello and spread on raspberry jam OR brush the cake with chambord and spread on lemon curd.

Per DH, Amazon delivered a package containing 3 books. One is Päntsdrunk by Miska Rantanen. *dirol*

--figureditout--'s picture

I paint my fingernails when something is bugging me.  Especially weird colors like blue or green. DH says it's my warning flag *wacko*

SteppedOut's picture

Now I'm hungry for cake. The cake my grandmother used to make me for my birthday. German chocolate, home made... cake and icing. 

She passed away many years ago. Love you grandma. 

Aniki's picture

SteppedOut, my dear Mom also made German Chocolate cake from scratch. Loooooooved using my fingers to get the bits of icing left in the saucepan. Whenever I make one of Mom's (or one of my grandmas) recipes, I feel like she's in the kitchen with me. <3

BethAnne's picture

Exercise is great stress releaver and mood enhancer for me. I'm not always great at making myself do it though when feeling down or stressed, trying to get better!

Gimlet's picture

Same here.  Just about the only time my mind is quiet is after a good workout.  I don't know how I'd manage without it. 

Aniki's picture

My mind is never quiet. I swear there is a horde of hamsters on crack endlessly running the wheels.

DPW's picture

I'm so over everything and everyone lately that I'm checked out. I'm doing what I want, when I want and I just don't care anymore. If that means I'm eating a pint of ice cream for dinner, then F.U. SO, go and make your own food. Leave me alone grrrr. That's my new self care. 

Aniki's picture

DPW, it is never too cold for ice cream or too hot for soup/chili. I may stop and buy some ice cream for my dinner tonight! Biggrin

advice.only2's picture

Thank you for the inspirational quotes, I need them this week!  This is ain't week and so far it's been non stop go go go.

Aniki's picture

You're welcome, advice!

Monday was damn near ENDLESS. Gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.....