Gratitude Day #19
Verses for today: Exodus 35:35 and 1 Timothy 4:4-5
Today I am happy and grateful for creativity. We are created to create. When was the last time you sat for a couple hours and allowed yourself to play with colors and colored a drawing in a coloring book or painted a portrait your way even if you were given a template. Can you recall that experience? To have no barriers, limits, or doubts on what you would create. You just got started and let things flow.
My friend Asha recently held a coloring and affirmation event. I attended and gave myself permission to sit for two hours, disconnect and finish coloring the drawing from start to finish. The drawing was the phrase “You Are Enough.” It was a pleasant and personally rewarding experience.
Mary Lou Cook describes creativity as inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." Today, be intentional and take a creativity break. Whether you color in a coloring book (if you have kids or grandkids, their age is insignificant, invite them to join you in this activity), paint a portrait, write a new poem, design something, create a new recipe for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, or redesign a favorite space in your home. Intentionally take time to let your creativity flow.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Learn it. Live it. Lead it.
ILKA V. CHAVEZ
It is not too late to join me on this 30-day journey to ignite hope in ourselves and others. Don’t wait for change, be the change. If you are just getting started, that is fine. Join us today and you can restart, once we reach day 30.
Invite your family and friends to join and let’s make gratitude go viral through generations. Lead the way!