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Day 215: Non-Stop Writing for 5 mins: Free Writing

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Today's post is going to be Free Writing: Writing non stop for 5 mins. No editing and No correction. I have given a small clip taken from this slideshare. Timer: 10:05- 10:10. I watched the timer and I tried my best to not 'press the delete/backspace'. Succeeded almost by 80% ! There a couple of typos and I left it as it is!

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So, here it goes as I had a chocolate yesternight after dinner.

Chocolates have always been my favorite. I love dark and white chocolate in particular. I try and read about the benefit of having chocolates every time I indulge in one. Yes, guilty pleasure I agree. However, after learning about mindfulness and practicing it in my everyday life, I wonder a lot about the everyday goods I use. Be it a simple bag of chocolates or the cotton clothes I wear (the winter wear too), or even the car I drive. I am mindful of its origin and its journey to where it is today. This mindfulness helps me understand the beauty of every product and how we take a lot for granted. I remember the video I watched sometime ago (I remember posting about it sometime during this 365 day writing journey). It was about how these poor farmers from Africa and other parts of the world where cocoa is cultivated remain poor and have never had a chance to test even a bar of chocolate. How sad. Nowadays as I shop for chocolate I am conscious to pick chocolates which say its fair trade or helps the endagered animals etc., so that at least I am giving back to the society with that bar of chocolate. Or so I hope at least. This is one of the best means to understand the lucky world we live in as we relish that bar of expensive and delicious chocolate. A thought for that man who toiled hard to help us get the cocoa on time for the manufacturer to make this bar. The same goes for the expensive and sometimes not-so expensive tops and pants we wear. As I shop, I pay attention to the place where it is manufactured. Every time I read a label Made in India, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Peru etc., I think of those simple and poor girls and boys who toil hard in that hot and dampened buildings even without any safety. They work hard so that they can earn a single dollar for their every day living and we end up buying these and still be unsatisfied at times at the lack of clothes we have in our wardrobe. Well, may be that is why these are called vagaries of human life. We are constantly fighting a battle and war. I end this with a simple thought and prayer for these millions of skilled workers who make a lot of things easy for us in our life, even as they struggle to make ends meet. Thank you. 


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