My daughter and I were just out for a walk with Simba, during which we played her game of, "Mom, can you do this?" She says that while doing some random walk, run or shuffle, sometimes with arms waving about, sometimes not. I'm supposed to then imitate whatever she's doing, and she cracks up. We must have looked like quite a sight, especially when I would be running with my arms flailing all around.
At one point, she started skipping, and inquired of my ability to do it. This reminded me of something that I discovered in high school. I share it with you now, and hope that you will use this gift as you see fit.
You can not skip and be angry at the same time.
In fact, you can only be happy, and I bet you'll even find yourself laughing out loud. Don't believe me? Just you try it. The next time you feel down or upset, step outside in the sunshine or moonlight, and skip away. Don't worry about how you'll look to the rest of the world. Your heart will feel lighter, I promise you. And if you see a six foot blond skipping along with a laughing four year old mini version of herself, that'd be me and my daughter. Be sure and say hello.