So, I got home and tried to start that. I ran into a problem though: with so many amazing words how do I possibly pick one? That's when I got another idea. A while ago, my friend Cheri (a social worker I met while having some of my surgeries) gave me some Virtues Cards. These cards are so cool because there's so many of them, and each has a different word along with a little description, a quote, and things like that. I definitely recommend checking out The Virtues Project - you can even pick a card right on the website!!
I got out the stack of cards and randomly pulled a card for each month until the end of the year. Now my problem has been solved - I have words for each month! The word that I got for April was creativity. The first thing that came to mind when I thought of this word was art. For a brief moment I wondered how creativity could be my word for a whole month. After reading the card though, I began to think about it differently and was interested to see how I would incorporate creativity into my everyday life.
Creativity has been a great word. It has reminded me to not do things just because I have to and has inspired me to find meaning. For example, I don't mind homework because I connect it to learning, then I connect learning to moving forward to follow what I'm passionate about. Most importantly, creativity has lead me to be completely present in all that I do. It has kept me interested and engaged, all I had to do was put a little more thought into daily life.
The Practice of Creativity
I treasure my imagination.
I am innovative in solving problems.
I take time for inspiration.
I entertain my dreams.
I remember to play.
I develop my gift through learning and discipline.
I dare to be original.