Me & Creativity ???

This post is linked with Day 7 Write Tribe Festival of Words #4

“Am I creative??” – I posed this question to friends and family members and see what they have to say:

Husband: “Of course you are dear!!! You make so many creative faces when we fight…I love them all!!”

Son: “What is creativity amma? I don’t understand!!” and when I try explaining him “Yeah, you are….All the boring stories you tell me while feeding me”

Mom: “Yes dear, you are creative. You find so many creative reasons for unnecessary shopping and wasting money”

Brother: “U and creativity?? Some how blogging came through otherwise you are so boring!!” and when I give a stern look, his answer immediately changes to “ You are the best creative sister I have ever seen!!”

Boss: “Yes Madhavi. You are very creative in coming up with a new reason every time for the mistakes in the reports. I appreciate your creativity.”

So, finally I understand the extent of my creativity and amicably start my self introspection. How creative have I been ?

  • I have been very creative in making tasty as well as healthy dishes for my son
  • I have been creative in all school projects I did for myself as well as for my lazy brother
  • I have been creative in handling tough situations both at work and at home
  • I have been creative in using spare time for blogging, baking, gardening
  • I have been creative in practicing up-cycling

Creativity lies within us. Many a time, we do not ( at least I did not) persuade it with the fear of losing continuity, lack of losing interest, undefined priorities.

Let us look at some inspiring quotes:

“Clean out a corner in your mind and creativity with instantly fill in” – Dee hock

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Einstein

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing,taking risks, breaking rules,making mistakes and having fun” – Mary Lou Cook

These are some of the thoughts that can directly be applied to our day to day life. Creativity, I am sure will make us more happier as we enjoy the fruits of accomplishment.  Let us get creative, create passions and persuade!! Do you agree?Creativity-is-what-helps-me__quotes-by-Demi-Lovato.-88

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My Gratitude List

Certain days are not truly ours. I get up with a severe migraine only to know that my maid who helps me with the daily chores has decided to take her day off. Migraines and maids are an integral part of my life now!!  As I get into the kitchen and look out to start my day, I find that I am totally out of stock for the veggies. I lost the total control of the day and was completely down for a moment.

After calming myself with a hot cup of tea, I understood that only way to get out of the mess was to relax,  and count my blessings. That is a usual practice I follow which makes me instantly feel much better. I think of the people who are lesser privileged than me and feel grateful for the blessings I have in this life.

Since, it is the time of the month to join the “Gratitude Circle”, I have jotted down a partial list of things I am grateful for in no particular order.

My MIL: I am very proud to say that I have a one-in-a-zillion Mother-in-law who understands me completely and supports me at all levels. I have fallen in love with her attitude ever since I got married and feel really grateful for having got a chance to live with a super human like her.

My Maid: Thanks to my maid, without whom it would have been impossible for me to be balancing in between my work and family.

Mangoes: Mangoes are just incredible. Thanks to an Organic store near to my house, this year I had the real taste of mangoes. Yummy!! Yummy!! Yummy. If ever, this fruit was available all throughout the year, I would reserve one point for this fruit in every post of mine :p

Magicpot magazine: This is a kid’s magazine I subscribed for Dheer and he thoroughly enjoys reading Lutapi and Mayavi stories, coloring the pictures and loves to see through the book though he cannot read much. This has become our bed-time ritual to read, re-read, re-re-read the same story again and again.

And the list goes on… Let me collate it and come back to you next month!!

Hey, did you notice, that all the points started with the letter “M”, it was something inadvertent and I noticed it only when I finish this post.

Gratitude-Circle-e1417422088249Linking it to The Gratitude Circle BlogHop and Day 4 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words #4