It’s been a busy, strenuous and, on occasion, slightly overwhelming fall so far for me.  How about you?

If you’re answering in the affirmative, I have help for you, courtesy of my niece Samantha.  If you’ve been a long-time reader of my blog, you may remember her advice in Piece of toast.

She’s back, with more practical advice, which she emailed me the other day:

“Think nice thoughts like these nice thoughts,” she told me:

Ponies eating

Ponies trotting

Ponies cantering

Ponies walking

Ponies tolting (Icelandics!)

Ponies standing

Ponies lying down

Ponies sleeping

Ponies grazing

Ponies drinking water

Ponies with frost on their whiskers

Ponies in the snow

Ponies rolling

Ponies jumping

Ponies cantering through leaves

Ponies swimming

Ponies on the beach

Ponies with blue ribbons on their necks

Ponies being ponies.

Just to name a few.  There are lots more, but you can start with these.”

Feel better now?