I came across such a sensible piece of advice in a book last weekend that it had to be shared. I’m not in need of this cure right now but goodness knows there will be days when I’ll need it:
“Hot chocolate”, I declared to the room, standing up.
“Huh?” Caroline dragged her head up to look at me.
“And a hot water bottle,” I finished dramatically.
“But it’s not cold.”
“No matter. It’s just what you need. And a Maeve Binchy book.”
“A Maeve Binchy book?” She looked blankly at me.
“Yes, yes, yes. It’s the best cure there is for contrariness and angst.”
–Saving Grace by Ciara Geraghty