When life gets complicated and stressful (work, commute/traffic, daily "to-do" lists, wedding planning, etc.), I take a moment to spend some much needed quality time with our beagle to forget about my worries, even for a little bit. Being with her reminds me of the three simple things that I should always keep in mind to change my perspective. Life is too short to stay unhappy.
Step 1: Enjoy the small things in life (like gnawing on a rope, in her case).
Step 2. Relax and hang out with your BFF.
Step 3: Laugh and/or smile often.