Tapping into Your Creative Self

LittleAshWatch a preschooler for any length of time and you’re sure to see fanciful worlds displayed. They can fly! And fight off stones turned into dragons, their limitless creativity forms entire worlds from tissue paper, leaving your bathrooms rather bare.

But somewhere along the way, many of us learn to stifle our creative side as we journey along the road of must-dos.

And yet, I believe there’s great value in leaving reality on occasion. However, if it’s been a while since we’ve run through the grass barefoot, rolled down a hill, or created flower veils from daisies, we might need a little help getting started.

Maybe that’s why God gave us children. 😉 Well, that and the whole procreation thing.

When was the last time you did something goofy-silly?

When was the last time you created some–anything–for the pure pleasure of it?

When was the last time you played?

When was the last time you had a belly laugh, the kind that sent mascara-streaked tears running down your face and had you snorting like a pig?giggle1_zps1784140f

When was the last time you set your to-do list aside and just enjoyed the day?

When was the last time you enjoyed the day with someone who you love?

If it’s been a while, perhaps it’s time to do some schedule shuffling. 😉

Share your thoughts, giggles, and random bursts of creativity with us in the comments below. 🙂


About Jennifer Slattery

Novelist and speaker Jennifer Slattery, also writing as Jen Pheobus, uses humor, grace, and truth to inspire God's children to live abundant, Christ-centered lives. She does content editing for Firefly, a southern fiction imprint with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and is a regular contributor to Crosswalk.com; Internet Cafe Devotions; Faith, Friends and Chocolate; and manages the social media for Takin’ it to the Streets, a ministry that serves Omaha’s working poor and homeless. She’s placed in numerous writing contests and her work has appeared in numerous compilations, magazines, and e-zines.
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