Thanksgiving Creative Exercise (365 Creative Exercises & Prompts, Day 15)

365 Days Of Creativity Challenge, Creative Exercises And Prompts, Gratitude, Over a cup of tea.. (Online Journal) / Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Thanksgiving Creative Exercise/ Day 15/ 365-Day Creativity Challenge/ CollectiviteaWelcome to Week 3, Day 15 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. Acknowledging the good we already have in our lives, and expressing thanks for it is a great way to step into a new day. I did the 21- Day Gratitude Challenge last month and found my mood shifting, becoming softer and more open to what the day may bring.  So this coming week, we are going to use creative expression to give thanks. Let’s start today with a really wide circle of thanks, and slowly work our way to our Thanksgiving table! For Day 15, let’s give thanks for the planet (and our solar system) that we call home. Draw a picture of Earth and list the things you are grateful for about it. I am reminded of this anonymous quote I’ve seen on Pinterest- ” We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea… and you don’t believe in miracles?” Well, when you put it that way! You can make your drawing as simple or detailed as you want. List the things you are grateful for about the earth and again, the list can be as short or as long as you want it to be.

Go For it: Compose a haiku in praise of our home, the Earth.

Thank you for being part of this journey and I’ll see you tomorrow. To share how you are interpreting these creative prompts or following the challenge, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya

Background: Welcome! We are now at Day 15 of the 365 Day Creativity Challenge, and I am excited and happy to have you here!  I use the terms ‘creative’, ‘creativity’  or ‘creative exercise’ very loosely. While they have very specific meanings within the art or business worlds, I define it as any activity that allows us to access an inner stillness. Where the mind’s incessant chatter decreases, and for that short period of time, we are in the presence of a magnificent quietude. Where we feel joyful and recharged as if accessing a powerful, bountiful source of imagination and ideas. It makes what we do- draw, write, paint, work in a science lab, dance, sing, play music, photography etc. etc.- a spiritual experience. It has nothing to do with talent and skill level, and everything to do with joy. Whether you take part in all 365 days, or 7, 21, or 30 days, or join us when you can, I hope you will take the time to relax, slow down, and be your joyous self! Want more details? You may want to read this introduction to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. Just as a reminder, it really helps to have a dedicated journal or notebook because you will see  a continuous record of your creativity expanding and changing as you devote time to it every day. You will also be creating a year’s worth of creative work. As you work through the prompts, write down other things that strike you because you may want to revisit these ideas. Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow! To share what you are doing, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya

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