On Sunday evening, my daughter looked up from the sofa and told me she was going to write a blog post. Seeing it later, I wondered if she was reading my mind. She was no doubt reading her own mind, consoling that restless uncertainty that surfaces in the spring. Maybe the bunny brings us fluff to buffer the bumps ahead: the transitions, the spurts, the sudden endings and the fits. Things are changing all around and in-between us, and I can scarcely steal a kiss. I smiled when I saw how she straddles her precarious age, savoring one piece of kiddie candy before wrapping herself in the shiny gloss she lets us see.
She makes me happy enough already, but you might need some excellent advice from a girl who knows her happy.
Recipe for Happiness
by Georgia Miller
Feeling blue? Need a boost? These easy-to-follow steps will make you feel a whole lot better.
1 Hershey’s Kiss
Bath Salt (Optional)
Step 1- Take your 10 M&Ms in your hand and pop one in your mouth, but don’t chew it. Suck on it until it melts in your mouth. Repeat until they are all gone.
Step 2- Either do the same with the Hershey’s Kiss or start taking minuscule bites out of the tip until you finish.
Step 3- Slip into the tub or, if you prefer the shower, “jump” in. Make sure the water is comfortably warm. If you’re in the tub, pour in 1 ½ tsp of scented bath salt. If you’re in the shower, use a loofah to rub scented soap (I like the French liquid soap from Trader Joe’s) all over your body.
Step 4- Rub facial scrub on your face and leave it on for 5-7 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and a soft washcloth.
I hope these four steps helped you feel happy and relaxed!
-Georgia : D
She’s inspired to write because she is reading Karen Benke’s Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing.