the blues. eeyore days. audrey calls them the mean reds (breakfast at tiffany’s? oh come on folkssss, work with me here)
there’s a cure for them. my friend and i created it and i swear it works. have i steered you wrong yet? don’t answer that.
well whenever these days strike us for whatever reasons – water weight, boy troubles, botched eyebrow waxing or a condescending boss, we have this thing where we write grateful notes. and every single time, it makes us feel better.
you write down a list (sometimes 3, sometimes 5, sometimes 10 – depends on how bad the day has beaten you) about the tiniest things that you’re grateful for that day. it can be someone holding the door for you, someone saying they like your scarf, the barista who knows how to make your coffee just right, your favorite movie being on tv. not the big things like “family, health” – those are things you should be greatful for always of course, but focusing on the tiny things – the little hugs life gives you without you realizing, those are the gems on blue days. you write them down, read them, stick them in your pocket and take them with you all day.
just carry them with you. and for some reason, just knowing they’re there, in your pocket, it makes you remember that things aren’t so bad.
and if that doesn’t work. just put them in some toasty buns and have your friends and family open them. i promise you – your heart will smile bigger than a girl with a turqoise box on christmas morning.
– parchment paper torn into strips
– pillsbury crescent rolls (you can obvi make your own but this was for thanksgiving and my mom had already put betty crocker and paula deen to shame, so we cheated on the rolls. SORRY.)
have everyone write down one thing they’re grateful for. roll the crescent around the strip of parchment paper. bake as directed.
your heart is smiling isn’t it?! No? well then pour yourself another glass of blanc. that oughta do the trick.