I am on a hat-knitting kick. They are easy, the people I have knit them for love them. Knitting calms me down. It forces me to just do the next right stitch. There is something so soothing about beautiful yarn and well-crafted needles.
"I don't think happiness or unhappiness is the point. How do we meet the problems we face? How do we best learn from them and transmit what we have learned to others, if they would receive the knowledge? ... When pain comes, we are expected to learn from it willingly, and help others to learn. When happiness comes, we accept it as a gift, and thank God for it." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 306