Live Creatively

{Love this quote I found over at Brown Button}

Do you ever think about who you are suppose to be?  What you are suppose to do with your life?  That is of course a question for the high school and college age group but I think so many of us are still wondering around either asking themselves this or feeling down about what who they could of been and what they could have done.

Too many times we focus on what we should do instead of who we are.  Everything flows out of who we are.  Each of us is unique and individual.  So many times we get way to caught up looking at others and who they are and what they do and find ourselves completely unsatisfied with ourselves and our lives.  My hand is up, if I’m honest.  And deep down, somewhere, for many of us, there  are these great ideas and things that we dream of doing but we don’t because they seem to big or it’s the timing is off.  But if we look at what we already have in our hand and what we are already doing and look for ways to maximize our everyday and do something extraordinary than it is so much closer than we think.  

To me, living an extraordinary life involves others.  Helping others.  Right now, I’m a stay at home mom.  Which can feel so unglamorous (you know the feeling).  And most days I feel like a broken record, going round and round …Get up, make breakfast, pack lunch, clean up, run errands, make dinner, help with homework,  fall on couch in exhaustion, go to sleep and repeat.  Maybe your life doesn’t involve kids but you are on some sort of repeat cycle.

So yesterday, after feeling like I’m not accomplishing much and getting distracted by the far more obviously interesting and exciting lives of everyone else around me, I pulled out my message Bible, because for me, that is where I always find wisdom and this is what I read . . .

Make a careful exploration of who YOU are and the work YOU have been GIVEN and then sink yourself into that.  Don’t be impressed with yourself.  Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best that YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR OWN LIFE!
{Galatians 6:1,4-5, The Message}

So today, and from here on out, I’m going to be who I am suppose to be (Thank you George Eliot) and I’m going to live CREATIVELY.  I’m going to do my creative best with who I am and what I have been given.  I’m going to look within my own reach at ways that I can make life beautiful and lovely for others (and ways to make my daily life & routine creative & beautiful).  And, quite simply, it can start with my husband and my kids and then my friends or a person in my neighborhood.  No need to complicate things!

Here’s to being the one and only creative YOU and finding ways to use what you have been given!



  • Miz.November
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 10:07am

    We are sooo on the same wavelength. I've been on, pretty much, the same sort of subject all week. Maybe its the change of seasons, but something just seems to be pulling the heart strings for a more genuine approach to life. Beautiful post.

  • dedeetsyshop
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 10:30am

    Thanks so much for that message! I needed that today! I am a stay at home mom too (also run my etsy shop) but, often times feel like everyday is a repeat. I try to make days fun filled, but it is not always easy! Being creative helps and finding everyday things fun, or silly or even laughable. So here is, as you said, to being our "creative best!"

  • Lady Queenie
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 10:31am

    Thank you for this post. I am 52 years old and what you said still matters to all. I was a stay at home mom and then I did not know what to do. This little memo was timly for me. By the way …. I enjoy reading your blog, you are very creative.

  • Emily
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 11:04am

    my husband and i have been having this very conversation for the past few weeks. leave it to God to get right to the heart of it. He IS creativity after all, it's just His nature. thank you for this.

  • melifaif
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 11:32am

    I truly enjoyed this spiritual, creative post and really need the PUSH today! I always have a nice time reading your words, so thanks!

  • melifaif
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 12:50pm

    I would love for you to enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy yours!
    And it would make me even happier if you would follow mine too! Happy Day!

  • Wonderland Chronicles
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 7:52pm

    Thank you for your words of wisdom. I am a mom that works full time out of the house and often feel like I am stuck on a wheel. What helps me is to 1) read inspiring blogs like your and 2) live in the moment. Instead of hurring my children along, slow down and enjoy watching my children.

  • jessica
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 10:26pm

    Great post T!!!

    You are wonderful :) I love your words in this post–i am inspired :)


  • charleystar
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 10:39pm

    beautiful post. beautiful blog.

  • Josephine Tale Peddler
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 10:39pm

    I honestly believe that there is no more important, creative or fufilling job than being a stay at home mother. I am also a stay at home mother and even though I agree it can be a routine it still brings me so much joy. I do write from home as well and so that would nourish that side of me. You do seem very creative with your Blog and your interior design! I don't quite know what a message Bible is but it sounds like a wonderful message! Enjoy your weekend. xx

  • closetsavvy
    Commented on September 3rd, 2009 at 11:24pm

    There must be something in the air, because this is how I felt last week…ok and earlier this week.

    Great scripture! Thank you for sharing. I have a quote (inspired by scripture) posted in front of me that reads, "I forbid thoughts of failure and defeat to inhabit my mind. My mind is renewed by the word of God." Above the quote is a pink skull and cross bone. It makes me laugh and it reminds me to stay focused on my gifts, and not the gifts of others.

    One of my goals for the month of September; focus on my strengths and stay true to the bink & boo (my little co.) vision. Don't be discouraged or distracted by the success of others.

    I think you are extraordinary…and your blog is too. You don't know it, but your blog is a source of inspiration for me. So thank you!

  • Beach Vintage
    Commented on September 4th, 2009 at 1:23am

    I am so glad I read this post. I have much to ponder this weekend.

  • Exquisite Accessories
    Commented on September 4th, 2009 at 6:17am

    Loving what you said, its taken me 11 years to finally find myself again I had a great career & gave it all up to have a family (no regrets) I have just been a full time mum being there totally for my children, which I love being able to do that, they are both in school now.
    I have now got more time to do what I want to do it's taken me long enough (hee) I know I will get there, (self belief) & your inspiring words help put everything into perspective :)

  • Decorator
    Commented on September 4th, 2009 at 6:34am

    You said exactly what Iwas thinking of :)
    Thanks fro the positive approach and inspiration. You've created a wonderful blog full of happy thoughts and ideas:)

  • Angela Henrie
    Commented on September 6th, 2009 at 8:06am

    Cheers! Great inspirational words of wisdom.

  • Your House and Life
    Commented on September 8th, 2009 at 4:50pm

    What a great message, thank you so much for it!

  • Angie
    Commented on October 13th, 2009 at 10:26am

    Love this post.

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