I’m a cockeyed optimist. Most days, anyway. Lately? The world is so crazy and things really are spinning out of control. At any given moment, my head is exploding, I’m bouncing it off my desk, or I’m slapping my forehead in a show of exasperation. Still, I have some modicum of hope for the world. Why? See above. So, I needed to read this words the Universe dropped into my inbox. And I should take them to heart–personally and in my writing. Why? Because an author’s headspace is mega-important to an author’s output of words. It’s not writer’s block. It’s not lack of creativity. It’s not…a lot of things. What it is is overwhelming. (And yes, spellcheck, I intended to have two “isses” back-to-back). Hrmm. What IS the plural of the word “is?” Anyway, sometimes, as writers AND humans, we get off track. For whatever reason. When we do, take the Big U’s advice:
For times when the world seems to spin too fast, Silver, or when your dreams seem to turn slightly pale… switch tracks, give yourself a rest, and dwell upon the fact that you are still part of a greater dream. My own. And I couldn’t be happier with the progress we’re making.
You’re pure “Rock Star” in the unseen,
Happy everything, Silver!
Sometimes, you just need to trust the Universe. Or yourself. Or The Powers That Be. Okay… Maybe not that last one because truthfully? I’m not sure any of them can find their arses with both hands. I’m going back to my cockeyed optimism. I’m gonna change what I can, help where possible, cheer on the good guys, and keep my head down. And I plan to find a way to be happy despite everything. Why? Because the alternative sucks. Share one thing that makes you happy. Me? It’s hot, creamy, sweet coffee first thing in the morning in a quiet house before the sun rises. That’s my one moment of peace.
Yep, gotta find a way to be happy. Not the easiest thing to do sometimes, especially in this chaos we’ve had thrust upon us, but necessary.
This morning I was just happy to wake up and still have power. And with power comes great coffee. And internet service. Later, TV. Also, heat. Plus, without power, I couldn’t stop by here to see you. So, yeah, I’m pretty happy this morning. =o)
Awww. I’m happy to see you too! And here’s hoping the weather toodles on through without leaving chaos in its wake. And yeah, I fully plan to find the next thing to be happy about today, despite all the BS out there in the world. (Not ignoring it, because I have strong feelings about that BS, but not letting it harsh me.)