To read the prompt: http://www.manifestival2012.com/manifest.html
Here are my responses:
The most meaningful relationships in my life are with people that I feel in my bones love me for me. They aren't judging me but rather are supportive of my efforts and dreams. They are openly loving and give praise. I leave interactions with them feeling happier and stronger. In turn, this is how I hope to make other people feel when they interact with me.
Gratitude is something that I want to work on in 2012. I think when I am with others, they know that I appreciate them, and I try to send texts and emails that show others I am thinking about them. But thinking about someone and telling them specifically why you are grateful for them are two different things.
I would like to include more writers in my circle. I have a great group of digital writer friends thanks to Twitter, but I want to start brainstorming and spending face time with writers in my community. I know that this would bring joy, creativity, and energy into my life. to take action with this goal, I will research the existing writing groups in my community and if none are quite what I'm looking for, I will consider starting my own.
I will also start writing a "gratitude" letter at least once a month to someone that is important to me and has impacted my life in some way. I think this will be a fun activity and make both me and the receiver feel happy.
Spaces mean nothing if you aren't meaningfully connecting with the people in those spaces. I know that I need to make more of an effort at home with my husband because right now as I try to navigate my writing career, I tend to make the entire house my "office," and I need to make some spaces work-free zones so they can be areas of relaxation.