Every once in a while, Mom goes to her writing group named David. Mom and David talk about writing stories, and they help make their work get better and better. David writes good ideas all over Mom’s story, and Mom does the same to David’s story. Then Mom goes on her computer and does revising. She says, “Revising is important.” and “It makes stories tighter, smarter, and more focused.” and “Where are you going with your empty bowl?”
Last week, the name of Mom’s writing group changed. All of a sudden, it’s not just David! Some new writers joined up and now the group is called DavidLaurieandOtherDavid. That’s a mouthful!
Some new dogs joined my therapy dog group at the VA Home, too. Their names are Scout and Buddy. We don’t really help each other write stories, but we help each other make people smile. Maybe I should call the VA Home ScoutBuddyCharlieCuddlesDottieMoTaz… OK, no. That’s too much of a mouthful.
No matter what they’re called, groups of friends that help us are good. Making work better is good. Making people smile is good.