BONUS: It also helps to have you favorite people either on the line, or in the background.
Inspired by an accidental discovery of a voicemail of R testing his car bluetoof dialer, "I like kittens!" And an uncharacteristically giggling giddy version of me eager to join in on the technology fun, "...and puppies!"
...that and season 2 episode 13 of the Sarah Silverman Program where she gets super stoned and leaves herself messages, aptly entitled, "High, It's Sarah."
Instant mood lifter!