When things are hard, or sad, or just plain a pain-in-the-ass, be silly.
And see how many animal prints you can put together in one outfit...
Wear silly shoes.
Surround yourself with toys and PLAY with them!
Life is hard. Loss in inevitable. Obstacles are a constant. So find a way to laugh and be joyous. Even if that means playing dress-up and seeing if you can mess with others by changing your hair constantly and wearing outfits that are outlandish.