Shopping makes . . .
. . . a mean-spirited comment seem just a little better; at least temporarily.
. . . the loss of a softball game feel like a tie.
. . . getting overlooked seem like a gain of two hours.
. . . a mountain of homework feel like it can be easily accomplished.
. . . expectations that are so high actually seem attainable.
. . . it possible to put those hormonal fluctuations in check.
. . . replaces feelings of sadness with feelings of joy.
at least for my teenage daughter.