Welcome to Week 3, Day 16 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge! This week that leads up to the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday we are going to focus on creative exercises centered around giving thanks.
Today, we are expressing gratitude for ourselves. There are approximately 7.5 to 7.6 billion people in the world today. Each one of us has a unique life path and unique sets of challenges. We’ve all been given different strengths or tools, both obvious and hidden, that we have to first realize we are in possession of. We have to figure out whether we want to use them, and if yes, how to use them. I have three quotes to share with you for today’s prompt. The first one is by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” The second is attributed to Rumi (correct me if I’m wrong), “Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside you.” The third one is from Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, “…The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.“
Day 16 Prompt: Draw, paint, or portray using photography the treasures (I love both the stars and jewels analogy!) buried within you. Read More
Hello November and welcome back to Collectivitea! I took a few days off after the 21-day gratitude challenge to mull over what I wanted to do next. Keeping a gratitude journal and completing the challenge was both enjoyable and motivational. It was almost as if taking the time to write about what I was thankful for doubled my happiness. It also brought home that I love to write and take pictures. Taking time to do either makes my day more joyful and on the days when I just move from one to-do after another, I feel cut off from this source of joy. I believe that this joy is really where the secret to a happy life lies, and I want to explore and learn more about it every day.
We all have things to do on our daily lists that are non-negotiable like going to work or taking the kids to school. I am adding and committing to a new non-negotiable item on the list- to engage with my creative side for 365 days in a row and to share it here. 365 days of creativity! That sounds like permission to have fun! Yay! Read more.