It may seem odd, but normal cheery things do not cheer me up. Okay, I should redefine that. Some normal things do not cheer me up. I will admit that a gorgeous sunrise or sunset will put me in a state of awe, but is that cheerful? I am not sure. I will also admit that listening to birds singing, especially the cawing of ravens will make me stop, think, reflect. What I call “gap” moments, but is that cheerful? I am not sure of that either. Laughter will make me stop and smile, especially genuine deep belly laughs. I suppose that is cheery enough. And talking with old and new friends will bring me a moment of joy, so I guess that is cheery too.
However, if I am down and depressed or just sad or lonely, dark things really seem to lift my spirits. See, I told you it was odd! Certain dark music, like that of Linkin Park, Type O Negative, and a few others will lift me quicker than anything. Reading horror or watching documentaries on Serial Killers will bring me out of a slump. Reading or writing dark poetry also cheers me up. Wearing dark colors, usually black, crimson red, or a deep purple can bring me from depressed to happy in a nanosecond.
How about you, dear readers? What cheers you up? Share your thoughts with me in comments.