I love my job. It gives me such great pleasure that I wish I had more hours in the day to do work!
One of the inspirational power words I stuck on my wall included “create“. Well, this week, I created literally the largest object in my life – I made a tree!
The joy that came from creating was so uplifting. It reaffirmed my choice of career from a very different perspective – not that I needed convincing. To get out of the drag of mundane routines and produce something I am proud of, it was time well spent.
Sure, strictly speaking, this wasn’t for the children. It’s for my own aesthetic pleasure as well as to encourage more input from the parents. The original family tree we had on the wall was… Well, let’s just say not very inviting. Only half the class brought in family photos to display. If I were more creative, I’d try to involve the children in this project… But every other wall is covered (not by my choice) with children’s artwork already, maybe I can just have this one?
Taken to a popular cafe with freshly baked goods and a great atmosphere this morning… As we sat down in the glorious February sun, we found a bucket of water with four squirting water guns by the table. I saw my friend’s hubby’s face light up as he picked it up for a play – “what a great idea!” the new dad said, squirting water into the plants on the side. My eyes wondered and found a tub of chalk casually placed on the side. It moved me deeply – such lovely, thoughtful attention to detail in creating a relaxing space… I’m sure it is greatly appreciated by the people with young children, but it also inspires the playfulness in the rest of us! Time for some sidewalk graffiti? : )