The piece of art you see above was created by a very special young lady in no time at all…and it got me thinking; if someone so young can express their art and create something that quick, what else can we create in an instant?
Things are moving so fast these days it’s hardly any wonder that we struggle to keep up with technology or even our emails! The demands on our time now make relaxing a past time we strive to achieve rather than a regular part of our daily lifestyle.
I speak from experience as working in a full time job takes up much more than a third of my life with the demands of lengthy hours and travel. It means I rarely get time to relax and create as much as I’d like to, and I’m sure many of you feel the same at times.
However, never a day goes by when I don’t have the desire to write or create no matter how little time is left at the end of the day.
One of the things this certain young lady has taught me over the years is how important it is to stop and take time to create. Over the years we spent many hours drawing, writing, designing ‘magazines’ and new games, creating characters for a book I was writing for her, choreography for a dance we made up or making invites for a club we imagined! These are hours that I will treasure for the rest of my life as they were moments in time where I was able to be…just be, and enjoy the moments that I call ‘making memories’.
I have a very dear friend that suffered a great loss way sooner than she should have done in her lifetime. Through this experience she learned the precious gift we call the ‘present’ and how important it is to treasure each and every experience with friends and family. After many years of buying each other gifts for birthdays and Christmas, we agreed we had enough ‘things’ and instead decided to just make memories instead by buying each other tickets for the theatre or going for a meal and occasionally visiting places we hadn’t been before.
The memories we make along the way form the pattern of our life. We spin our own web of experience and we are born to create. Whether that be art, music, design, decorating, building, crafts, gardening, writing, cooking, making a home or having children. It’s an integral part of who we are.
We create our reality by the way we think, the choices we make and the behaviours we adopt. So it’s worth thinking good thoughts, being mindful of our choices and behaving in ways that will benefit others so we can enjoy the rewards its brings; like seeing the joy on the face of a child when you sit for a while and create something together that you will remember for the rest of your days…