Living a Creative Life as a Widow

I listen to widows of all ages and walks of life and so often I hear them criticize themselves and belittle their efforts to do anything new and creative.  This bad habit stops them from trying anything new.  Deep down they fear that what they are doing won’t matter and that they are going to get it wrong.

Being creative isn’t found in following rules or by getting it right.  Creative living is about bringing your whole self to a project, activity or relationship and simply doing the best with what you have.  It’s about the courage to just give it a try.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are, at this moment in time.

Sometimes we think our actions have to be huge to be important or that what we do won’t make any difference but that’s just not true.  Small efforts can be just as meaningful as big ones.  The most important thing is that you find the ways that are natural and comfortable for you.

Remember that there is no right or wrong and there is no need to be perfect.  Don’t get caught in the trap of thinking that the creative process requires perfection because it does not.

There is no rule book; there is just the way that you do things.  You are unique so how you enjoy your day should be done with your own genuine style and personality.

Remember that life is not about finding yourself so much as it is about creating yourself.

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