(I loved Reverb10, where I was sent a writing prompt every day of December. It was a great way to reflect on the year and set some goals. Alas, Reverb11 is not going to happen unless I do it. So, I’ve collected the prompts from last year, exchanged a few of my own, and will select one every day.)
Prompt: Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
I am relentlessly positive. It would be obnoxious if it weren’t so useful. I can always, always ALWAYS find the silver lining. I can make peace. Or, at least make people feel guilty for being so petulant. I can get a group focused in the right direction.
I’m not a pushover, and I’m not a Yes Man. But it’s pretty hard to get me down. It’s pretty rare that I’m downright mean, and I’m pretty used to not reacting to mean people. When you don’t react to mean or bitchy or hangry (hungry-angry) people they lose a little fizzle.
Angry mothers and their teenage children. Family members. Rampaging bosses. Vegans and Paleos. Friends with completely different political persuasions. They are no match for me when I’m motivated to brig a little stupid giggly NPR-infomed light to the table.
PS. Last year I wrote this.