The Power of Creativity

by | Apr 30, 2022 | Creativity | 0 comments

Sad, Depressed, Unhappy?

Maybe you need to get very creative and add this giant stone to your bridge of Grace.

Many people mistakenly believe that they are either creative or not.

They are wrong.

Every person is born creative but sometimes our creativity gets washed down the drain, diluted,  or we start to believe that our circumstances are greater than we are.

The big idea is for you to recognize your situation and start to exercise your God-given creativity.

Of course, I cover this in my story but this is important so I want to amplify my points here.

Everyone grieves in their own way. Everyone mourns in their own way.

“Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery.”
F. Alexander Magoun

But if you don’t want to grieve and mourn for a long time, you must get creative…

With the use of your time…

With the use of your energy…

With your choices and actions.

There are literally hundreds of ways to boost your creativity — but it’s up to you to decide if you are willing to live with grieving far longer than necessary.

Do a Google search “practical ways to boost your creativity” and you will find 117 MILLION articles — most of which come down to this:

  1. Get CURIOUS… make an effort to step out of your comfort zone and learn anything new…
  2. Follow your PASSION and regardless of how well you do it, do something new…
  3. PLAY — Paint, draw, sketch, play checkers, chess, or an instrument — even video games. Attend a class or join a group.

I found that just writing down every day’s experience in a “discovery journal” helped me reframe my terrible circumstances into small actions that caused an inner change.

In fact, this saved my life.

By actively looking for creative new ways to move forward, make new friends, and help others in a grief group, I had something positive to look forward to… and offer.

Express yourself. Do something way out of your comfort zone. Create any kind of forward movement.

This was how and why I wrote Grieve With Grace — to make sense of the impossible.

You might ask, beyond writing, what one thing did I do that helped me the most?

I got out of the house… out of my routine… and started attending meetings, galas, and fundraising events here in the valley.

Not a big donor, just the price of a ticket and something to look forward to. I have met so many people NOT like me it has been wonderful!

In a couple of cases, new friendships and new ideas for how to be even more useful in my old age.

Jan would be very happy that my new normal is adding life to my years.

God Bless,
Eric Richard Haas


Build your archway over the river
of tears by fostering Creativity!

Written by HunrayOne

Eric Richard Haas lost his beautiful wife, Janice, to incurable cancer on January 9, 2022, after 30 wonderful years of marriage. Together they have 5 kids, 9 grandkids, and 8 great-grandkids. Eric (E.R) is the CEO of the TQ Smart family of companies, a serial entrepreneur x22 and author x27 (AKA The Invisible Billionaire) E. R. lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beautiful cat, Kissie



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