As I do most Fridays, I'm joining the Five Minute Friday linkup to write for five minutes on a given prompt. Today's word is TRY.
It's my daughter Allison's 19th birthday today, too -- so I've written this for her.
Is it even worth TRYing to capture who you are in five minutes of writing?
When people look at you, they see a young woman with long brown hair and big blue eyes -- but that's just the outer you.
You are witty and creative. You love puns and jokes and brain teasers.
You are an amazing writer. You can convey characters' deepest feelings, yet you can also skillfully structure a choose-your-own adventure story.
You assert your needs, but you also show empathy.
You have embraced your autism and other unique aspects of who you are.
You seek out your tribe in your own way. You don't let what others are doing determine your path.
You are courageous.
You are honest.
You are a beautiful gift from God to this world.