Creating Supportive Orderly Frameworks

Cyclamen still blooming after months in its pot

Cyclamen still blooming after months in its pot

Good Morning, God!

My loving husband, Kit, came home with this pot of cyclamen several months ago — October, maybe? I was delighted but I remember saying, “It’s lovely but I’m afraid it won’t last a week!” However, much to my continuing surprise, two or three ice cubes a day have kept my cyclamen happy and blooming into February!

You say that it’s Daily habits that keep us blooming? Small ice cube-sized habits? Regularly and consistently applied?

YES!

Dang. Regular and systematic are not Value Laden Words for me.

THAT CAN CHANGE!

Sigh. I guess that is where change begins. It begins in expanding what I value. Like valuing small simple habits like putting things away — right away! I’m reminded of Gustave Flaubert’s quote that we must live like a bourgeoise to create like a madman. I found this translation online: “Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”

So, order can be a supportive framework for creative work. I want a supportive framework. I need a supportive framework! And I want it to pay off in more time and energy for creative work. I am beginning to let go of the false dichotomy that I can be orderly or I can be creative.

I think in the past I felt that being organized would be a full-time job and that it wouldn’t leave time or energy to create. Sigh. That was a lie — as I guess most either/or “choices” are. I am feeling a lot more hopeful, God. And, with Your Help (and the help of my professional organizer), I am going to see building a supportive framework as a “Creative Act!” Thank You, God!

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