Thanks to the inspiration of Two Writing Teachers blog (http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/happynewyear/) I am going to choose a word to live by in 2013.
On Saturday afternoon, I went on a walk around my neighbourhood and found a yet-to-be-discovered pathway along the waterfront. I found the perfect bench with the perfect view. I sat down next to an elderly man and wrote for the first time in 2013. Despite our language barrier, he encouraged me to write that day. His smile helped me. I wrote all of the reasons I will write.
I hope that as I continue to write in 2013, I will discover more reasons to write and find little encouraging things along the way.