It’s been an interesting day. I managed a few snaps at a very nice park. It had a river, lots of paths and a big old building and café. I didn’t go into the historic site, though. I did go into the café. Overall a good walk. Then into town for coffee then home. I think I found my new favourite spot.
I give it a lot of credit. It’s not as beautiful as it will be in spring or summer but nonetheless worth the visit. I’m trying to find new parks lately. So I might be somewhere completely different next week.
I love waterfalls. Standing next to one, however big or small can be a great mindfulness exercise.
After having a read through sites lately I noticed that the general negative attitude of people is generally being dominated by positive messages. I am enjoying seeing these uplifting and heart warming posts. Particularly on Twitter (follow me if you want: @Thomas87520559).
It wasn’t long ago that the timelines – mine at least – was obscured with such ill wishes. Of course a lot are real, insulting and dangerous. Most can be classed as bait, stirring up arguments among the Writing Community. Join the community by talking to the indie authors on Twitter. Thankfully a lot of people are waking up to the fact that not responding and antagonising such people is better. I was ready to delete my account at one point before the new year because all I saw was arguing! It’s not nice!
Well this brings us to the title of this post. You are Enough. You are, truly. Don’t feel like you are worth less because you don’t respond to the negativity. Don’t feel like less even if you do. Don’t compare yourself to those who produce negativity and hate and then tell you it’s your fault. Stay true to yourself. You are enough the way you are, nobody else defines that. So, no matter how much it might impact you, in reality it shouldn’t.
I love the above quote. You don’t need to feel less worthy if for example, you wrote a story but didn’t get published. You don’t need to feel like you are better than people who haven’t published either, if you have. These are dangerous comparisons. Sure, you have goals, aims and such but that is your life. Not theirs.
I can imagine that the reason that many people are depressed or anxious is because they think it’s a race, a competition. It’s not, no matter what people say. This is life and you can do what you want. You do not need to be wearing someone else’s clothes to feel good, nor do you have to be driving a sporty car, or running ten miles a day.
If you are happy to be you, then you will always be happy.
Aside from that I’m writing on my work I’m progress today. It’s a ghost story if you are wondering. Strange happenings. I hope to have a good first draft by mid-February latest. I’m not keen on working on anything else at the moment. Although I did have another story in the works, it can wait.
That’s enough chat, time for a poem. Titled You are Enough.
Do you have a favourite Christmas drink? I prefer a hot chocolate which is what this post is about!
Below is a fantastic recipe which I found through Twitter:
As you can see this is different because it contains some potent spices and flavours! Vanilla and nutmeg make a delicious combination. There is no limit to how far you can take this recipe. You can add some whipped cream on top, then sprinkle some chocolate and add a flake for example.
I’m hoping to wow someone with this recipe as long as they have the ingredients in… otherwise I’ll have to go buy some more. Talkinng of buying the ingredients, I should probably stock up on food before Christmas. I recommend you all do the same.
Todays poem is called – fittingly – HOT CHOCOLATE
It warms my stomach
And fills me with joy
Our favourite mug of love
Served with our toys