Hello, hello. I’m having a pretty fine time at the conference and yesterday I attended a workshop on intergenerational programs. It was interesting and made especially so since the sample program they presented was on poetry. The woman who talked about poetry discussed making it accessible to read and understand. She also talked about writing poetry as a creative exercise and mentioned a Design Thinking method I’d never heard of before called the Rose Method. It’s a quick and thoughtful way of summing up your day and a great conversation starter. And guess what? It’s a 3 pronged approach – the rose, the thorn and the bud. The rose is the best part of your day, the thorn (not surprisingly) is the worst part of your day, and the bud is something you are looking forward to. Sounds perfect for my post for today, doesn’t it?
Here we go, my day at the conference on Wednesday using the Rose Method:
- The rose: feeling engaged and enjoying all of the programs I attended. Lunch was pretty good, too. And also, I got to knit during the sessions. See what I did there? I couldn’t pick just one.
- The thorn: the traffic I faced driving here yesterday morning. I’ll face it again when I go home at the end of the day today and I’m guessing it will be my Thursday thorn.
- And the bud: all the ideas that are now percolating in my brain. I’m feeling energized and empowered. Watch out!
Have you ever heard of the rose method before? You can use it to leave your comments today!
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