Sometimes, there’s a part of me that wishes I could look at words or sights or sounds or experiences and not have my next thought be:
Is there a lesson hidden in here some where that I can write about?
Don’t get me wrong I love looking for stories along the journey. Life becomes one big scavenger hunt!
But sometimes, I wish the turn off switch was easier to find. Because creators also need to rest. It’s often a challenge for me to sit back and rest, to not create and to not think about creating. Truthfully, this is one area I need to get better at. Resting.
But that will have to be a topic for another post. Or maybe not…because I’ll be resting and not thinking about creating or writing about creating. Tomorrow is Sunday…so tomorrow I will rest. 🙂
This morning I thought about the reasons I create and share. It’s because it ultimately brings joy and beauty into my life and I hope to somehow bring joy and beauty into the lives of others. Creating will often consist of these two parts:
we create beauty
we share beauty
Then I thought about how Scripture tells us that we were created in the image of God.
That’s it, Lord. That’s why I feel the need to create.
That’s why I feel compelled to share what I create with others.
If God had wanted to, He could have just created the world and stopped there. He didn’t have to create us. But I believe He must have received incredible joy thinking about sharing His creations so others could enjoy their beauty too.
As I was writing this, I thought about my mom. She loved to write songs and play them on her guitar. Each time she finished writing one, she always wanted me to hear it. I would sit on her bed and listen to her sing and play her latest creation.
We create beauty
We share beauty
The other night, I was out walking my dog around the block. I watched as God created beauty and then decided to share it…a love letter written in the sky for me.
I am thankful for sights like this. I am thankful that beauty is everywhere if we just take the time to look for it.
Today…create something beautiful…share something beautiful.