Well, it is officially 2014.

That means it is time to pick my word for the year and for some reason this year it was easy.


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I had thought of a few others, but then I realized the true power that this word has.

Merriam-Webster defines it as such:

transitive verb
1:  to bring into existence <God created the heaven and the earth — Genesis 1:1(Authorized Version)>
  • a :  to invest with a new form, office, or rank <was created a lieutenant>
  • b :  to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior <her arrival created a terrible fuss> <create new jobs>
3:  cause, occasion <famine creates high food prices>
  • a :  to produce through imaginative skill <create a painting>
  • b :  design <creates dresses>
intransitive verb
1:  to make or bring into existence something new

To produce something new out of nothing…  to change the course of things…  this is what I want.

For this year, I will create my life, my way.  My art, my way.  My faith, my way.

I know it may sound odd, but I know that I have not tapped into any of the gifts that I know I have been given – most of us haven’t.  We go about each day, just going from one day to the next.  It isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but we get busy.

We put our heads down.

We do our work.

We get the kids from point a to point b.

We occasionally look up and see the beauty all around us, but I know that I don’t often enough.

I also know that I don’t listen to that little voice in my heart and in my gut as much as I should.  You know the one, right?  The one that calls you to your scrapbook or your quilt project that has been sitting untouched too long.

For me, creating and playing and art is life – it gives me the energy and fuel that I need to do the jobs I have to do.  When I ignore it too long, I lose sight, perspective, and focus for what is going on around me and I begin to go into the rabbit hole of day to day drudgery.

I now know what I need to do.

This year – I will create.


create — 3 Comments

  1. I would be honored to share some of my creations with you and others with similar interests. How do I go about doing this. Your attitude is fantastic.
    Bernie Gutstadt.

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