We are now into Week 4! It does seem like the days are flying by and 52 weeks may actually not be such a hard goal to aim for. Hopefully, I can keep this up! Welcome to Day 22 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge! It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, and I am sure you have a ton of things that you are busy with. For Days 22, 23 and 24, I have a prompt that a) is in keeping with the holiday mood; b) shouldn’t take you too long and take you away from any guests you may have, and c) can be done on the go in case you are not able to set time aside.
On each of these 3 days, we are going to create a Thanksgiving Gratitude List, a list of 10 items that we are grateful for. At least 1 entry on the list has to be something in nature that we are grateful for; at least two items are experiences; at least three are people in our lives that we are grateful for. Which leaves 4 entries up to you! Lastly, we are not going to repeat any item on any of the days. For example, I am super grateful for rainy days and that is on my list today- which means I have to find something else in nature to be grateful for tomorrow, and the day after.
Go For It: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because of its celebration and expression of gratitude. Eckhart Tolle said, “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Make your lists as long as you want them and as detailed as you can! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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
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Background: Welcome! We are now at Days 22-24 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