Myfanwy is paving the way for more Be Creatively prompts. Whilst we are awaiting those, she has given us a small writing task. We may “choose one (or both) of the following topics as a warmup exercise.
1. Write about something that warmed your heart during December
2. What is one thing you would really like to happen in 2016?”
Number 1. immediately chose itself as I read Myfanwy’s Write On blog.
Most, if not all, of you will be aware of the floods that have occurred around the north of England in recent weeks. I am thankful that our home has not been flooded.
There have been many reports on local and national news bulletins and also on social media of ordinary people taking action to help others who have been adversely affected by the floods. Some people have driven to Cumbria to provide support and aid. There have been spontaneous appeals for items which can be donated, organised by individuals who have felt moved by what they have heard or seen and have felt the need to do something to help.
Away from the floods, I saw a report before Christmas of two young men who were loading their car with food for the homeless and going out on the streets to distribute it.
Maybe it’s just my imagination, but it feels as though there is more goodwill around at the moment. I don’t know whether I am simply noticing it more, if it is being reported more widely or whether there really is more kindness around but it has certainly warmed my heart during December.