Joshua Becker begins his blog post at Becoming Minimalist today with this quote:
“I challenge you to make your life the masterpiece you want to paint, the novel you want to read, the day you want to wake to.” ―Toni Sorenson
In a post last week we talked about doing something creative everyday in all aspects of our lives. I recently started following a blog by Emily Freeman who encourages people to live their lives as art and approach everything they do with creativity. She wrote a book I want to read called A Million Little Ways.
From the product description: A Million Little Ways uncovers the creative, personal imprint of God on every individual. It invites the discouraged parent, the bored Christian, the exhausted executive to look at their lives differently by approaching their critics, their jobs, and the kids around their table the same way an artist approaches the canvas–with wonder, bravery, and hope. In her gentle, compelling style, Emily Freeman encourages readers to turn down the volume on their inner critic and move into the world with the courage to be who they most deeply are. She invites regular people to see the artistic potential in words, gestures, attitudes, and relationships. Readers will discover the art in a quiet word, a hot dinner, a made bed, a grace-filled glance, and a million other ways of showing God to the world through the simple human acts of listening, waiting, creating, and showing up.
I received a little ebook from Emily Freeman. You don’t need to have read her book, A Million Little Ways, in order to get something from this ebook. It just may encourage you in your creative journey, and you will probably want to buy her book. She says at the end that the readers can share it with whomever they want (for free.) So I want to share it with you. Click here to read Seven Little Ways to Live Art.