I have been feeling shitty lately. I hope you have been feeling better. If you’ve also been feeling shitty, try making this drink. You’ll need fresh ginger, honey, a lemon, cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, and some kind of hard liquor, if you want.

First, boil some water. Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re feeling shitty about yourself, you could try focusing on facts. Does that ever help?

Squeeze a lemon into a mug. Then put some honey into it, and the hard liquor. If you don’t know how much to put in, just put in what seems right, you can adjust it later.

Put about six slices of the ginger into the strainer, and put the pepper flakes in the strainer, too. If you don’t have a tea strainer, just put it all into the mug and strain it with your face.

Pour the boiling water into the mug. If you don’t have health insurance, be very careful that you don’t burn yourself. Sometimes when I’m feeling shitty I drop things and spill things. The shitty feelings get worse when later I step in something sticky and I don’t know what it is.

Adam made this drink (without the liquor) for me a few days ago, and I think I felt less shitty after I drank it. I recommend it to you.