Be Creative Today.


Creativity Quote by John Updike

photo: “Massachusetts – John Updike", 1962. ©Dennis Stock / Magnum.

“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.”
John Updike

I am thinking about this today as I try to approach my (huge) to-do list with creativity and vision instead of dreariness and dread. So much of life is mundane; why shouldn’t I see these tasks as creative opportunities? We were made to be creative, I believe, so why not unleash it every day?

Look out, dishes. You are going to be extra shiny today!

2 thoughts on “Be Creative Today.

  1. Hi Heidi,
    It’s hard to be creative about sweeping and laundry. Sometimes I carry a book in one hand. It’s slower, but more interesting. On the other hand, I wish you well in your efforts to be creative. Many things CAN be done like YOU would do them, not just done. Did it all work out?

    Joy and happy Monday!

    • “Slower but more interesting”. That’s a great line, and I love imagining you doing housework while engrossed in a book! 🙂
      I’m not sure if “it all worked out”, but from time to time today I was able to remember that I am not only doing chores, but creating a pleasant space for my family and friends.
      I’m still going to keep the Updike quote around. I’ll try to live by it another day.
      – Heidi

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