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Spread a little cheer

On the darkest nights, the stars seem to glow the brightest.

Yesterday, even though December is not yet here, we decided 2020 needed a little cheer and began putting up our festive decorations. On went the music and out came the comical singing. Up went the baubles, tinsel and sentimental trinkets. In went the mince pies, hot chocolate and cream.

As the lights twinkled on the tree, we all smiled. 

Everyone is in need of moments of joy right now, however big, however small, so here are some ideas for using your pen to spread a little cheer:

It’s important to be kind to yourself too.

Try this: Cut up a sheet of paper into small pieces. Write on each piece things for which you are thankful, experiences you’ve enjoyed, activities you love doing and things other people have done that made you smile, past and present.

Fold them up, put them in a jar and top it up often.

When the world feels gloomy, open the lid, swizzle your hand in the jar and pull out one of the pieces of paper at random. Remember that dark clouds always pass and light will shine again. Savour your words, feel their glow inside. Let it expand inside your heart.

Kindness brightens our world. How will you spread cheer today?

About Loretta Milan

Founder and Commissioning Editor of Original Life. We're on a mission to get everyone embracing their original selves. Everyone has creative magic in them. When I'm not writing, you'll find me enjoying books, tea, travel and art.

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