love letter to creativity

Dear Creativity,

Oh how grateful I am for YOU!  Because of you I have become an explorer of the world.  Seeking out new ways to do things, finding new uses for old tools, and taking any little scraps and turning them into a piece of art.  You encourage me to step outside of my comfort zone.  You ask me to play, let go, just give it a try.  You show up in so many unexpected ways and fill me with joy.  

I am grateful for how much my mom encouraged me to hold onto you, always.  She was a crafter at heart and inspired me to be the same.  Ordinary shells she found on the beach became precious christmas ornaments we hung on the Christmas Tree.  A pile of construction paper became a room full of snowflakes and paper doll chains. It was creativity for creativity's sake.  No rules, just fun.  There was so much love infused into each and every project.  This is what mattered most.  

The creative bug inside of me runs strong and I love gathering with others to create together. You really force me to stretch and grow.  You stop me in my tracks and push me to figure out where I want to go next.  You are limitless and filled with so many endless possibilities that my heart just wants to burst.  

You come out of me through paint, words, play, laughter, dancing....I could go on and on.  You remind me what it feels like to be free.  Thank you for always being a part of my life.  For encouraging me and reminding me that there always is another way.  Without you I would be lost and I am so glad that we are good friends.  

Keep pushing me, always!