Art – in its most expansive definition – contains all forms of creative expression. And creativity can be seen as one of the most potent forces in the world and in our lives. It is creativity which points us to new paths, new ways of seeing and solving, and which offers us inspiration from both the inside and the outside. Creative expression is rooted in the capacities for observation, discovery, imagination, and courage. It wakes us up, challenges us, and enriches all of life. Those who dive deeply into a commitment to creative expression make their whole lives a canvas or a blank page onto which their hearts are poured…and our world is made better because of it.

Grateful living contains and advances creativity at its core. It asks us to drop into stillness and to see what we see with new eyes. It asks us to identify opportunities where, at first glance, none exist. It asks us to form our lives from the materials we have been given, as sculptors fashion clay into exquisite form. As Miles Davis said, “I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning…Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” When we commit to grateful living, we commit to waking up to our own creative power and infinite possibility.