Rising to the Occasion

Today is 64 years since Ghana gained independence. In celebration of the anniversary, I chose to read a book connected to Ghana to my Saturday reading group.

Ghana Flag

I tried to find a children’s story to read to the group of local children and could not find an appropriate one.
This made me spend all my free time yesterday crafting a story to read to them.

I’m very happy about the first draft. I made the story as authentic as possible, so they could relate to the main character and settings.

I believe, in our search for solutions ones’ creative spirit is heightened, this allows one to rise to the occasion and CREATE, in my case WRITE.


11 thoughts on “Rising to the Occasion

  1. Juliette! I just love that you brought your words, heart, and soul to the ears of your audience.!Thank you for putting your experience in doing so down on paper, in this blog post! I wish you a beautiful time celebrating Ghana’s independence day.

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  2. Happy celebration of Ghana’s independence day! You are so inspiring – you couldn’t find a book you wanted, so you created a story?? You reading group is so lucky to have you! Perhaps you will publish the story one day 😉

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  3. WONDERFUL! And…in my happy little world, you will PUBLISH this story so that children ALL around the world can know and understand the story of Ghanaian independence.

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  4. I love this line: “I believe, in our search for solutions ones’ creative spirit is heightened”. May that be true of everyone. How lucky for the children that it’s true of you! Are you going to post the story? Now I’m curious!

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