Thursday, March 21, 2013

Most Creative Award

Yesterday I became aware that I won the “Most Creative” Buzz Award for my daily thoughts. "Buzz" is the name of my company's internal social media site.This is the second year in a row that I have won this award and I am truly humbled. The timing is excellent since I’m not feeling all that creative these days. As much as I enjoy writing, it is work. Some days it comes easily to me and the words flow. Other days I have writer’s block and I struggle to find any words. It is affirming to receive any kind of recognition. Most of us go through our daily tasks and responsibilities with a great deal of effort. There are days we don’t feel appreciated. Some days we wonder why we do what we do and we question if anyone really cares. If we are lucky, and I am occasionally lucky, we get an award or some other form of recognition, and we suddenly have a sense that there’s wind in our sails. We feel renewed, refreshed, and affirmed. As I have said many times, I believe we all have a gift. It may take years to reveal itself but it is there. I was in my fifties before I published any of my writing for public consumption. When you find your muse, follow it. Do what you do and give what you have to give. For every gift and talent, there is an audience or person who needs what you have to give. I am not so arrogant to think that the whole world waits in great anticipation for every word I write but I know some people do. Besides the occasional public recognition I routinely receive emails from individuals who tell me that my words have touched their life in a meaningful way. When you find your gift, use it in a way that makes you and other people happy.  Hopefully, you will receive your own “Most Creative” Award.  None of us are here without a purpose.

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