What can I do when I need a boost?

I have been feeling  in a funk.

I checked the dictionary to make sure that “funk” was how I was feeling, and the dictionary defines funk as “a low, depressed mood.”  I concluded that I haven’t been in a big funk. Just a little funk.

But then I started reading a good book—a good summer book, in fact. It’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. CeeCee goes to live with her Great-Aunt Tootie after her mother dies and is “catapulted into a perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity—one that appears to be run entirely by strong, wacky women.” (I’ll tell you more about CeeCee and all of the wacky women in another blog post.)

For me, there’s nothing like a good book to boost my spirits. Or, a long walk with my dog. Or, hug from my husband. Or, lunch with a best friend—or even a phone call from a friend.

I’m making a list of simple things that recharge me when I need a boost. Next time I’m feeling a little low, I’m going to put a few of those things-that-recharge-me on my to-do list. And I’m putting them at the top of my list!

–Joy

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