Whether or not we consider ourselves creative types, creativity fuels our lives every day. It’s how we solve problems, from the mundane to the extraordinary. It’s how we connect to one another. It’s how we see the humor in life, especially when life is not so funny.
Our creativity is like a little kid. Like a little kid, our creativity needs care. She (yeah, my creative spirit is a girl…maybe yours is a guy or both or neither…substitute pronouns as needed) needs to be well fed and rested. She needs a little discipline so she doesn’t run out into traffic or stick a fork in the outlet. And, maybe most importantly, our creativity needs room to play.
Just remember that little kids rarely need anything elaborate to play.
Sometimes all they need is something small.
Or something yummy to eat.
Maybe a chance to play in the dirt.
And get messy.
When give our creativity room to play, we fuel ourselves up. We’re ready for whatever life throws at us. We can solve problems easily and enjoy ourselves while we’re at it. We can leap tall buildings in a single bound. We can laugh in the face of danger…
No…wait…that’s a different post. And we probably shouldn’t laugh in the face of danger. Danger gets offended easily.
At any rate, when we fire up our creativity there’s (almost) nothing we can’t do.
My creativity likes to run amok in the kitchen and garden…but hates to clean up.
How do you indulge your creative inner-kid?
Image Attribution (In Order of Appearance):
Paintbrushes by John-Morgan, on Flickr CC BY 2.0
A Simpler Time by thephotographymuse, on Flickr CC BY 2.0
Strawberry face. (Sorry, i’m joking) by Martino!, on Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0
Gardening Blog Photo1 by USDAgov, on Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0
Fingerpainting 7 by timailius, on Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0
Messy by Iain Watson, on Flickr CC BY 2.0
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