Yum, right!? (I miss my mother's recipe for the gooey, sticky part of the rolls...but that's another adventure.)
This is how I spent my Saturday this week. It took me all day, but I made delicious caramel rolls that I've now shared with friends. And my waistline.
This isn't exactly an earth-shaking event, but I have to admit that I don't cook or bake anything like I used to when I had a family to care for. I'm grateful that I have a friend who loves to eat whatever sweets I make (if they can be made with French flour, that is).
What makes this meaningful to me is that it engaged my creative side.
And being creative is absolutely essential to our well-being. Yours and mine. Our grandchildren or nieces and nephews.
We're in deep pandemic lockdown where I live, so I need creativity to keep me going in my psyche and emotions during all of this alone time. It brings such a spark to experiment, try something different, see if "this works" or not. It makes me smile.
Because, at the very heart of it all, we are born as creative beings.
And it all starts in your imagination. Your thoughts. Your daydreams. Those fantasies of, "What if...?"
The twist for me in making cinnamon rolls was that I wanted to try out my bread machine for the first part.
I searched for a recipe that might work, and ended up with dough far exceeding the size of the machine. But that was just worth a good laugh and a "now I know better" insight.
Creating something, really anything, also fires your heart and brain in new ways that might lead you to even more confidence in trying on something new. Again, a great way to keep you living well in this stage of life.
In fact, I would posit, that being creative right now is essential to your wellbeing. Body, mind, and soul.
It is happiness in a nutshell.
Let those juices flow and try on something small or big, just for the fun of it.
Create with your mind, your fingers, your soul. Let it flow, and flow, and even benefit someone else.
When you plant flowers and trees...everyone benefits from your creative touches.
Whatever it is for you, whether making cinnamon rolls in a new way or beautifying your neighborhood or creating goodwill by talking with your neighbor, create! And smile at your creation.
Sending you blessings from my heart (so you can spread the love),
Denise "The World Still Needs Us™" Peterson, CBCP, MM (Certified Body Code Practitioner)
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Certified Body Code Practitioner, life coach and energy healer, former non-profit executive with years of experience in caring for and about people and their place in this world. Friend of refugees and immigrants, ally to the addiction recovery community--all with respect, love, and compassion for mutual healing.