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               reate. From the Latin word ‘creare’ related to ‘crescere’ which means to ‘arise, grow, expand’. Living creatively does not require
               mastered techniques with a paintbrush, it doesn’t call upon only those that are imaginative in an artistic form and it  doesn’t                     mean one must be well-known in their craft. 

Living a creative life means to forget the status quo. Be willing to try something new. It’s saying yes to an adventure even if it’s in your own backyard, overnight, in the tent that your children were so excited to put together. It’s to recognize the opportunities, sometimes the tiniest of moments, to transform the everyday into something more. It’s taking a different route home from work just to enjoy a new view. It’s lingering a little longer in conversation with an elder. It’s saying hello to a stranger. It’s making something - anything - beautiful and meaningful. It’s reading just one more book before kissing them goodnight. It’s dessert before dinner because we only live once. It’s thinking outside the box. It’s dancing just for the sake of dancing. It’s not conforming to outside opinions. It’s taking the mundane and transforming it into something inspiring. It’s gathering others around your table to break bread. It’s waking up before dawn just to watch the sun rise. 

No, living creatively does not ask us to be magnificent on a canvas, the elite behind a camera or a beloved actor on the stage. It simply means to live life where no experience is wasted. It means breathing love and beauty into every moment that we have breath in our lungs. It means to rise to our divine and truest potential no matter what that may be.

When it’s all said and done. When the eulogy has been written and the flowers laid upon my casket, I hope that the one thing that escapes everyone’s lips when asked what they knew about me has nothing to do with the work I created. Or what I accomplished in life professionally. I hope they simply say that I lived life. And maybe did it with a sparkle in my eye. And an immense amount of love and passion.

So, friend. Just live.

                 reate. From the Latin word ‘creare’ related                   to ‘crescere’  which means to ‘arise, grow,                   expand’. Living creatively does not require mastered techniques with a paintbrush, it doesn’t call upon only those that are imaginative in an artistic form and it doesn’t mean one must be well-known in their craft. 

Living a creative life means to forget the status quo. Be willing to try something new. It’s saying yes to an adventure even if it’s in your own backyard, overnight, in the tent that your children were so excited to put together. It’s to recognize the opportunities, sometimes the tiniest of moments, to transform the everyday into something more. It’s taking a different route home from work just to enjoy a new view. It’s lingering a little longer in conversation with an elder. It’s saying hello to a stranger. It’s making something - anything - beautiful and meaningful. It’s reading just one more book before kissing them goodnight. It’s dessert before dinner because we only live once. It’s thinking outside the box. It’s dancing just for the sake of dancing. It’s not conforming to outside opinions. It’s taking the mundane and transforming it into something inspiring. It’s gathering others around your table to break bread. It’s waking up before dawn just to watch the sun rise. 

No, living creatively does not ask us to be magnificent on a canvas, the elite behind a camera or a beloved actor on the stage. It simply means to live life where no experience is wasted. It means breathing love and beauty into every moment that we have breath in our lungs. It means to rise to our divine and truest potential no matter what that may be.

When it’s all said and done. When the eulogy has been written and the flowers laid upon my casket, I hope that the one thing that escapes everyone’s lips when asked what they knew about me has nothing to do with the work I created. Or what I accomplished in life professionally. I hope they simply say that I lived life. And maybe did it with a sparkle in my eye. And an immense amount of love and passion.

So, friend. Just live.

And live creatively.

C

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