Chocolate helps but you do not like my idea. Here's another way to dispel sadness ...
Read Calvin and Hobbes.
I just got the Book one of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes from the library and cannot help feeling so light and fresh after reading just the first 81 pages. Many of these I have read so many times, but Calvin and Hobbes have this gift of remaining fresh and whacky for ever.
I know the comic lovers will crucify me, but I think Calvin & Hobbes is better than Peanuts. Bill Watterson is the greatest.