Life crafting, like food crafting, is a talent, a gift and a choice. You have the choice to eat the wilted lettuce leaves, stale bread crumbs, and the bland chicken breast that sat in your fridge for days now; or you can choose to turn them into a hearty Cesar salad and a scrumptious chicken pie that feed your senses before tickling your taste buds. In the same token, you have the choice to swallow you heart breaks, bottle up your anger, dwell on your losses; or rise above your circumstances and turn your grief and pain into opportunities and lessons. To be a life crafter you need to assume responsibility for your own life. You need to be realistic and courageous, yet optimistic and creative; and above all, you need to always keep your sense of humor.
Close to my house, there is a beautiful café with colorful and cheerful atmosphere overlooking the amazing blue azure color of the gulf sea. And, on every plate mat was carefully inscribe an amazing quote that immediately caught my eyes:
“They asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, I told them “happy”, they told me you do not understand the question, I answered, “you do not understand life!”
This amazing quote was how the owner of the BoHouse café chose to introduce himself to his customers. I guess, he also is a life crafter. As the colors and beauty of the place reflect the artistic creative soul of its owner, his words reflect his determination to craft his life as he crafts his surroundings.
Remember, it is always about choices: Your Choices. We all have a creative spirit. You are the one who chooses to let it shine or burry it under endless life challenges.