22-275 Sparks

Today’s Mandala

“A spark is a little thing,
yet it may kindle the world.”

— Martin Farquhar Tupper

“Never forget
the essence of your spark!”

— Taylor Swift

“Imagination is the spark
that ignites the fire of creativity.”

— Richard L. Peterson

Today’s MotD inspires us to spark our creativity. When we say creative, we mean more than just making art. It applies to everything in our lives: how we live, how we work, how we play, how we interact with each other, how we do day-to-day tasks and activities. So why spark our creativity?From the National Youth Council of Ireland they offer a long list of reasons. Here are just a few:

  • Creativity is fun and joyful and surprising.
  • Creativity keeps the mind active.
  • Creativity engages different learning styles.
  • Creativity allows us to view and solve problems more openly and with innovation.
  • Creativity opens the mind.
  • Creativity inspires collective thinking.
  • Creativity nurtures ideas.

Now that we know why, here are some of the 23 ways to spark our creativity (from Career Coach Jenny Garrett):

  1. Put away your digital devices
  2. Be inspired by Nature
  3. Change your Routine
  4. Try Mind Mapping
  5. Daydream
  6. Take a Shower
  7. Sleep on it
  8. Ask a Child
  9. 5-minute Art
  10. Ask Why?

Of course, The Mandala Lady would encourage us to color mandalas as a way to spark our creativity. Visit the MandalaoftheMonth.com for free mandalas to download and color.

“When sparks fly,
some truly great ideas
come to light.”

— David Heinemeier Hansson


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this (almost forgot to take this photo):


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