I read an article entitled One Exercise That Will Change The Way You Write Forever yesterday and I vowed to give it a go. The exercise, in a nut shell, is to just write whatever thoughts come into your head. Without really looking, absolutely no thinking. Just getting down on paper, or screen the goings on in your mind. So I thought I'd give it a go and actually, I may do this more often. Here, dear reader are my thoughts on paper:
Hmmmm what shall I write as a title. I've never done this before I'm not even looking at the screen. So the idea is I just write whatever comes into my head. Anything, anything at all. So many thoughts zoom around in my head, at the moment it seems like now more so than ever. Yet I'm sat here and nothing seems to be happening. I guess i'm trying too hard. Be calm Peta, just wait. It'll come.
Uncertain, I feel like that's a good word for how I'm feeling and how the world is feeling right now. Uncertain. Life is of course uncertain no matter what, but it just feels a litle more on edge at the moment. I guess it's because everyone is a little more on edge right now and, like sheep we all kind of follow each other, mimicking emotions, feelings and really honing in on and tuning into opinions. How do we stop? I don't know. I just don't know.
I think it's one of those things that you've got to actively fight against. It's about finding the good and happy in the small things, actively trying to be positive and helping others. We need to show that humankind can be, well, kind.
I'm not just talking about those who have been directly affected in the past month by the news that is on everyone's mind. I'm talking about being kind to work collegues, the guy at the post office, the man we pass every day on our way to work who never smiles. Because, it's a domino effect isn't it. Right now there's so much aching in this world, and like a virus we can all easily catch it, especially when we're exposed to it. That domino effect though, it can work the other way around too. If we're kind, just a smile, just making a cup of tea for someone, that can make them happy, feel a little uplifted and in turn they might do something for someone else. Right?
That's what I think anyway. But don't take my word for it, after all, I'm just a twenty something cat lady sat in her gym gear, having not been to the gym writing whatever pops into her head, give it a try and let me know what happens.