You Deserve to be Creatively Happy
I saw an anonymous quote the other day while looking through my Pinterest dashboard, the quote said, “Do one thing each day that makes you happy.” It is such a lovely and simple quote, a goal that would seem quite attainable. Then I thought more on it, and it made me think, metaphorically speaking, if everyone were able to do that, would that change the outlet of our world? I guess one could also dwell on the concept of what happiness is to begin with, so I decided of course to start with me. What exactly makes me happy? To start off I decided to think of the list of things that make me happy; the first item on my list was ART, then I proceeded to break down what exactly it was about ART made me happy.
Art allows me in moments when I feel somewhat trapped to feel very free. Which is why in less creative times, I am not so cheerful, especially when I am having a creative block. However that is why I discovered that taking a creative sabbatical can be a blessing all on its own. Partaking in a least one creatively happy activity is the one thing that makes me feel blissful.
Furthermore, I believe that everyone deserves to feel joyful. So here is a question to think about, what makes you happy? Earlier in the year, Pharrell (a musician) had a song titled, “Happy,” that became a huge hit this year. The song most definitely had a wondrous, whimsical energy to it. Every time I personally heard it, I couldn’t help but to bob around like a little kid. Childhood, is one of the few moments in my life where I might have been the most happy. Here is my impromptu idea for the week: For your daily creative project, think of the one thing that makes you happy. Like me, start off by creating a list, and then examine it for any possible creative projects that you might want to get into. Everyone deserves to be happy, so why not get there creatively.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.”
- Audrey Hepburn