Why creativity is important: Mister Rogers’ garden of the mind
This morning I spent an hour digging in my garden, planting some new flowers and nurturing along the ones already there. I love watching my flowers grow and blossom, and I love imagining what new gardening ventures I could undertake.
I see the garden that grows now, and I see a future garden in my mind.
Mister Rogers encourages us to use the garden of our minds to come up with new ideas. Just think, he tells us, and voilà, you have created.
I believe that creativity is the secret to happiness.( Just watching this video made me happy.)
Those who spend their days creating beauty where nothing was before are happy. Whether it’s baking a deliciously moist chocolate cake, or capturing a magenta sunset with paint and canvas, there is satisfaction is stepping back and savouring what you created.
Some people resist the idea of creating. They think it’s beyond them somehow—that they aren’t artistic enough.
It’s not beyond any of us, though. Just think! To watch it, click here: http://youtu.be/OFzXaFbxDcM