When I'm feeling low, I get my kids and all my neices and nephews together. And we go out, Movies, Chuck E Cheese, Park, Fishing. Nothing brings your spirits up like the laughter of kids. Plus i'm just a giant kid, I don't like going to Chuck E. Cheese by myself.
When I am down or out of sorts I spend time with my Godchildren. I have 4 of them ranging from 11 months to 15 years. Even though I have never wanted children of my own there are times when a 3 year old can give me a bear hug and tell me she loves me and nothing else seems to matter.
When I have trying times I will use music for a "quicker picker upper". I will dig into my stash of tunes and I wil listen to some music that reminds me of a happier time (a great date, fun outing, picnic). It seems to work for me more times than not.
For me, I just figure that no matter how bad I think I have it, someone else is having a worse life and some other person THINKS theirs is worse. Just got to suck it up, that's the high school jock in me coming out, and go on. I also know, thanks to my dad's saying, that it beats the alternative. NOT LIVING!!