From Small Things

As I haunt our home without son or partner, I’m discovering the joys of sorting cupboards. To have the time to do the job properly is indeed a joy, I love an organised cupboard. (Is that somewhat shameful thing to admit????)

In my sorting, I have come across some beautiful items my son has made, his small hands have created art, and so I’ve carefully put away some for when he gets older. And I’ve smiled at the effort and time he’s taken to make these creations.

And I reflect on how as we grow up we lose the ability to just sit down and create. Have you sat down and created something to lighten your heart? I haven’t today and I think come 2013 I will make the time to indulge. To feed the creativity, and to also indulge it, and also make the time to do it.

My son gets so much enjoyment out of it, and I think that making it priority in my life, I too will capture some of this enjoyment and manage to incorporate this into my life. And I will be a better, and calmer person for it. For one you sit down to create, your focus suddenly narrows and you are living and breathing your creation. So much nicer to just be there in the moment creating something, than being overwhelmed and frantic in the pursuit of something you think is important.

So my wish for you, is to enjoy the moment, and forget about the rest, just enjoy the creation of something for yourself.

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