I have been thinking deeply lately about the notion of creating. In a world of increasing destruction and devastation, the simple act of creating something, creating anything really, is cathartic.
At our homeschool co-op I teach a writing and an art class. Looking upon my students yesterday while they wrote, while they constructed, while they created, I was reminded of the deep power that lies within creation. Bringing something to life that did not exist before is profoundly powerful. Whether you decide to sit down and color in a coloring book with your toddler, doodle a poem on a cocktail napkin, or intricately knit a quilt, the act of creating holds great magnitude. I truly believe that in creating we help to spread a bit of positive energy and love into the world. And honestly, I think we could use a bit of both right now.
So, this weekend I encourage you to create. Whether it is a gourmet meal for your family, or a cute little stick figure on the back of your grocery list…create something. Create anything. Use this as a chance to shrug off just a bit of the negativity that often weighs heavily upon our shoulders. Create. Release. Repeat.
Happy weekend, friends.