To lift my mood I make gratitude lists, like so:
1. I am alive and mostly sane.
2. I am clean.
3. My cat did her tail-flips again.
4. I went outside this morning and it was actually chilly.
5. The shadows are growing longer. Elongated shadows make you look slim.
6. I feel a little freer than I did earlier in the week.
7. I had a little Dr. Pepper left over from yesterday. Dr. Pepper is my liquid vice.
8. My computer still works. (It is getting sluggish, though.)
9. I have money in the bank and food in the larder.