I’ve recently attended several training sessions at work, aimed at helping managers (I am one of those creatures) create positive work environments. The last session involved a “Gratitude Tree” poster for the office.
The idea is to write what you’re grateful for on a paper leaf and then place it on the gratitude tree. The thinking (and there is some actual science behind it) is that focusing on what you are grateful for, even if only briefly, can make you happier; and who doesn’t want to be happy?
My co-workers haven’t exactly warmed up to the idea yet, but I’m still hopeful that they will add a few “gratitude leafs” to the tree so mine isn’t hanging up there all alone. In the meantime, I’ll add a virtual “gratitude leaf” here and say I am grateful for being a part of this wonderful and supportive network of writers and readers.
And now that I’m in my happy place, it’s time for a few minutes of Random Word Improv before tackling today’s NaNo words.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re counting your blessings, worried about the state of the world, or heads down on your current writing project, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and recharge your creativity. It’s pretty chilly here today, so I’ll be doing my sprinting while wrapped up in my favorite quilt with the cat nestled alongside. Feel free to bundle up and join me, with or without your own cat.
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:
- Pick as many words from the list as you want
- Write the first line(s) of a story (or a whole mini-story) incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
All right, let’s get started. Here are today’s randomly selected random words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.
family guitar castle hero
friends splurge glue gossip
dessert uniform cooperate catalog
happy aunt fragrant jewel
Are you ready? Go!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Back already? Can’t wait to read what you’ve come up with.
Happy writing to all.