I have to admit, the title of this prompt is what attracted me to it. I have two cats, and I am grateful every day for their unconditional love. But that isn’t really what the prompt is about; it’s about creating an award for yourself.
Hmm…I tried on a few catchy names: the Super Supporter Award, The Creative Connector Award…I didn’t really like those names. It is hard to capture what I think I am good at and proud of, but I’ll explain it the best way I can. If you have ever played with Tinker Toys, I’m one of the unassuming little sticks that help build the final creation. (if you don’t know what tinker toys are, click here.) I look pretty plain, but I am empowered to be a part of great things!
I have so many different kinds of friends, from all walks of life, and I CONNECT them; I try to put together people who might never meet each other except that they both know me. It’s not random…I connect them if I think they have something to offer each other or if I think they can learn from each other. They go on to great things and I stay in the background, but I’m proud of what I did; it wouldn’t have happened with me.
Also, I provide support. I can see immediately the good in people. There is always something to compliment them on; I try to make their day and offer them support in their endeavors. Everybody needs that and most people don’t get it. I love this little film clip, because the main character is the person I want to be.
You know, I think I DO have a name for what I want to give myself — the Validation Award! And what would I say when it was given to me: Thank you, but I already feel rewarded everyday by making people smile and seeing the people I connect be successful. Gratitude to the Grand Architect!