I'm not much of a writer. I don't feel I'm "much of" anything really.
And yet through what little time I've consciously been around, I've been beaten up, down in the gutter, and generally had the self-respect of a pebble. Yet I've always managed to get back up and keep a smile on my face. It's not a fake one either. I smile out of joy. Why? I have no freaking clue. I'd rather ask "why not?"
It was only a while ago I realized that my smile can make a difference. Not just my smile. Anyone's. This sounds corny and cliché, but I feel it strongly everytime I think about it. So if I can make a difference without that much of an effort, why not try to do it more actively?
And this brings me to the top: I'm not much of a writer. But this week I've had an urge to just type something out. Perhaps this comes from a lot of changes that have been happening lately, to me and to those around me - again, it doesn't matter why, let's all go "why not?".
I'm not gonna go all role model on anyone (I still lack the confidence to even try) but I had to let this out: even if life has given you such a smackdown that you feel you don't have the strength to keep going, keep-fucking-going. Why? Why not. Hell if anything, morbid curiosity. "How much can I take?" "How great a skid mark can I make with the tearings of my own ass?" Find out then.
Don't get me wrong, I've never been miserable. I realise I'm pretty average when it comes to luck, good or bad. And I also know no matter how bad I may feel one day, there will be a badjillion people way worse. However I do think it's easier to go through whatever happens with a positive attitude, for I believe our brains can be our greatest weapons, overcoming all since a measly creative block to life-shattering catastrophes...
It may all seem like yada yada, but I'd almost bet my left nut someone out there will relate, or even let whatever sort of advice I send here sink in.
In short: smiles, positive attitude, brain power.
Try your best to smile everyday, and make someone smile. Anything goes here!
Keep a positive attitude, "preach" a positive atitude. The first being easier if you practice the second.
Your brain will help you, flex it a lot! Don't avoid any thought, embrace it, break it down and learn through introspection.
Share. Share your smile, your attitude, and your brain. what you get back will be what you cherish most.