Today I attended the last formal meeting of the Headwaters Writers' Guild for 2013. Rather than writing from prompts as we usually do, today's leader Nancy, passed around sheets of paper with each member's names written at the top. The idea was to write positive things about each member. (check out Nancy's post at http://headwaterswritersguild.blogspot.ca/ )
I looked forward to seeing what everyone would write about me, especially since my kids had done the same project in school and came home with some wonderful comments about them. So, what did I come home with? I've posted the comments below:
Open hearted and generous.
Easy to like.
Attention to detail and a genuine love of writing are but two of your gifts.
Beneath those golden locks lurks a keen mind!!
Diane's motives are a mystery.
Intelligence, level-headed and kind. A great friend - loyal, patient.
Prolific writer - great story teller - awesome characters - good friend.
I love the way you read your stories - your personality really shines through.
You are motivated, active and caring. You are an inspiration.
You have a really great sense of timing in your stories.
Thanks for remembering me, you obviously can make a person feel more comfortable.
Your stories are so imaginative and complete little worlds and I love your characters. Congrats on being published!
Wow, what great comments! Talk about inspiring!
One of the best ways I know of to improve happiness is to surround yourself with creative and supportive people.
I must admit, my kids are some of the most creative, supportive people I know. By the time I came home from my meeting today, my youngest had a list and was ready to hit the grocery store. At 12 years old, he decided it was a good day to make Beaver Tails - basically flat pieces of fried dough dipped in cinnamon sugar. While I would rather have sat and done some editing, supervising him in the kitchen was as much fun as watching him eat the treats when we were done. Creativity at its tastiest!
For today, I am grateful to have such a great group of writers to work with.
I am also grateful for having great kids who love to do the things that make them happy - like cooking - and even putting up a Christmas tree can be an adventure. But that's a blog for another day!