Creativity is not a yes-or-no question. It is a how question.
I think we usually follow the prescription that we either fit into the creative person box, or we don’t. But the truth is, you and people around you are solving problems and expressing thoughts in creative ways all the time. They may not appear to be artists, but if you look for it, the creativity, oh it’s there.
It’s in you and in me, and this isn’t an accident.
This world and all that is in it was made by a wildly creative and loving Creator, and we are made in the image of the original Creative.
Therefore, we are each creatives, too.
The farmer who cultivates crops by combining the sweat of their brow and the problem-solving in their mind with sweet rain and sunshine—that’s creativity.
The dad who makes up fantastic bedtime stories for his kids—that’s creativity.
The kind-hearted assistant who decorates her office so well that you smile and relax every time you stop by—that’s creativity.
The sister who plans a memorable get-away weekend for all the ladies in her family—that’s creativity.
The weary mom who organizes all her kids’ socks and shoes along the wall of their home’s entry way in order to ease their morning routine—that’s creativity, too.
I think this is an important and life-giving paradigm shift.
So let’s start looking harder for these creative possibilities, in ourselves and in our friends and family.