Relish a juicy read. When you start a book and know that it's going to be good, take a moment to enjoy the tingling in your toes.
Keep in touch. Write a friend. Use your best pen and beautiful stationery. Realize that you are actually sending love.
Start a tea party. Schedule a regular tea date with your friends and honor it like any other appointment. During stressful weeks you'll have something fun to look forward to.
Learn elementary botany. Buy a book to show you how to differentiate between types of evergreens and deciduous trees. When you recognize all the trees in your neighborhood, you'll feel closer to nature. (The picture I chose is the eglantine, or sweet briar. I learned about it here.)
Remember kindness. Recall a situation in which a friend treated you kindly. Mentally extend the feelings of joy she inspired back to her.
Answer slowly. Take a deep breath before responding to a question from anyone, whether it's your boss, your mother, or your lover. Chances are you'll say something smarter (and kinder).
and now -- pay it forward..........