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Anticipation

Anticipation
With the changes in technology, I too have learned how to send a text, check my email on the phone, take pictures and post on social networks, but I have realized my expectations lack anticipation. I have lost that romantic era of letter writing and the connection with my feelings, hopes, and dreams as I long for a response. Those days when I would record in a journal how my heart longs, the days seem endless, and my observations of my surroundings.

There was a time when I was told “Patience is a Virtue,” that it had meaning. I was encouraged to learn to be patient, to maintain steady perseverance, a quality to suppress restlessness without complaint. It would become goodness, an admirable quality that would enhance my life and character.

Excuses I would like to list, blame I can place on broad, general categories, but the truth of the matter, I have to take responsibility with change, to accept new things that can benefit and hold onto the building stepping-stones of the process that got me this far.

My grandson turned 10 years old this month, and I have enjoyed sharing with him each year we celebrate. This year he expressed that he was growing up and felt he had out-grown a few things. There are things we out grow, but virtues, morals, and patience should not be on that list. Those ingredients have become the stepping-stones that assisted, encouraged, and offered guidance to the technology we so much enjoy today. That anticipation to build a better tomorrow depends on those virtues of yesterday being used.

I was once told that when someone beholds and acquires patience, then that person will learn to observe, learn to expand new information, and share a sense of calmness, peacefulness to others which gives some stability to one’s community.

Yes, I will admit, I like the convenience of an instant response to my questions when I text, but I also miss those moments when I would day-dream while I waited and came up with new, creative ideas to keep me busy! Those innovative moments when ideas became gifts for others on their birthday, gifts that benefited a loved one and expanded my horizons in crafts, photography and writing!

Essences of Creative Living

Creativity Begins

In my arms, I snuggled you,

In my arms, I breastfed you,

In my arms, I cuddled you,

In my arms, I thanked the Lord,

For a blessing has been born.

 

I gave you unconditional love to last,

I gave you guidance on your path,

I gave you my time, all that I had,

I gave you smiles when you were sad,

For a joy you had become, my child.

 

I released you to understand freedom,

I released you to grow in life’s education,

I released you to pursue your dreams,

I released you to seek your meaning of love,

For a proud parent, I’d become, my young adult.

 

As you grew in height, I grew in experience,

As you grew in friends, I grew in trust,

As you grew in thoughts, I grew in acceptance,

As you grew into me, I grew into my parent,

For all the gifts shared, I am thankful!

SGW

Each experience in the journey of living adds an essential contribution to being creative in life.  As days and even years pass, time has been filled and developed with opportunities, to imagine, and express an original thought that can grow in the cycle of sharing.  It’s astounding how creative some of the natural things are in life. Lately, I have had the opportunity to observe and reflect on the beginning of many of my creative adventures.  In my opinion, however viewed, my family has aided to the motivation of becoming the person I am.  Through love, laughter and tears, in my view, I have been one of those that have been fortunate to have a supportive family that strives to provide inspiration, encouragement, and joy.  They had and continue to guide me to follow my dreams, aided me with strength when I have fallen, and defended me to grow into the vision I believe.  Those gifts they shared came with unlimited rewards.  It was only the matter of taking responsibility, nurturing the gifts, and allowing them to be shared through me to others.  My creative inspiration comes from being grateful for truth, love, devotion and acceptance to grow from the heart.

Creativity can be Uplifting

The creativity of technology has given the gift and/or capability that enables us to be informed of what is going on across the world and next door. Sometimes it shares reliable information we enjoy sharing with family and friends and other times it brings us together, but with tears. Today we are facing tragedy within the world as we watch the unfolding of circumstances involving the Earthquakes and Tsunamis. I send my prayers as so many others are doing. I cannot fully say I know or understand what others are going through at this time, but I reach out with compassion and a heart that cares and prays. I know we face the rebuilding and may these incidents of disasters result with creative events of folks coming together to encourage and support one another.

Uplifting

Stimulating Expression

When we seek to be creative…
Seek to imagine the possibilities,
Seek to improve originality today,
We become more open to ideas,
We experience more with the heart,
We radiate our inspiration to others.

Creativity is more than words,
It is the ideas that reach out,
The plans and hopes to build,
The togetherness- pat on the back,
When encouragement is needed,
It is the hug that inspires more,
Lifting spirits to resolve issues,
It is what gives meaning to living. ~

SGW

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