Creativity is kindness - with flair.
It is doing something, and then adding an extra touch to make it special for someone else.
You see, creativity is not just art, but it is problem solving, meeting needs, and living each day with an eye for what "could be."
Most people are living creatively without even knowing it. But they are moving through their day making good things happen because they see how to add touches of kindness wherever they go.
Creative kindness is:
The little note in the lunch bag that says, "I love you."
The paprika sprinkled on mashed potatoes.
The waitress who brings extra lemons for the iced tea.
The thank you card in the mail.
The hand-knitted winter hat.
The quilt pieced together by loving hands.
Paying for a stranger's meal at a restaurant.
Remembering a cashier's name at the grocery store.
Complimenting the man who picks up your trash.
Allowing another person to go first in line.
Giving flowers to a friend for no reason.
Leaving an extra big tip.
Oh, there are a million kindnesses that you do - acts of creatively meeting someone's need for beauty, hope and joy - and you don't even realize it. You, my friend, are a little brook of fresh water for thirsty souls around you. What delight you bring!
Today's Be More Creative assignment is to simply show kindness.
And when you do, you'll be living in that joyful place that is the BEST of creativity: generosity, selflessness and love.
Share your kindness story! Have you been shown an unexpected kindness that brightened your day? How will you creatively meet someone's need today? How will you be kind?