I had to share this spending opportunity with you, dear readers, since if you went out looking for these socks, you probably couldn’t find them.

They’re for those special days when you’re not feeling positive or passionate, the word I vote for as most over- and ill-used this decade.  Putting that aside, there are days when you’re just not feeling universal love.   You know what I mean. Those days or times when you hate everyone.  These socks are for those days. Or, if you’re more enlightened, to remind you how silly it is to feel you hate everyone.

Here’s what someone who truly is enlightened, the Dalai Lama, has to say on the subject:  “One of the approaches that I personally find useful is to cultivate the thought: If the situation or problem is such that it can be remedied, then there is no need to worry about it. In other words, if there is a solution or a way out of the difficulty, you do not need to be overwhelmed by it. The appropriate action is to seek its solution. Then it is clearly more sensible to spend your energy focusing on the solution rather than worrying about the problem.

One solution might be to pull these socks out of the drawer.  I’m sure horses always make you feel better and these socks have a particularly loving portrait of a girl and her horse.  I know I told my horse all my secrets when I was a little girl, and I still cry in a sock1sdfsdfsdfsdfsdfmane from time to time.  But I laugh, too, and that’s what these socks made me do.

They’re available from blueq.com, which if you’re like me you read as blu “eq” (some habits die hard) and you can score a pair for $9.99.  If these socks don’t capture your mood, there are lots of alternatives including “cute but psycho” which might remind you of some pony or fellow boarder you know.