Despite what you might think or have been told, creativity is the inheritance of all – even you. It’s part of your constitution, made as you are in the likeness of God. Fashioned to be like him, it is human nature to make things, and what we make need not be tagged as art to be startlingly creative. I think of a parent whose lump of clay is their own flesh and blood, honouring the unique raw materials of human spirit and genetic disposition in their child to help sculpt a person of dignity. Some till a garden bringing life out of desolate dirt; others are brilliantly creative with administration, calling order out of chaos; I know of a strategic thinker who can pluck your great idea from the clouds and help it come alive in real time with a clear and creative plan.
For anyone wanting to jack up your creative juices, here’s 29 ways (for me, the very ordinary # 14, 15, and 16 are pretty important; and, of course, # 8 is a given).