Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Man Without A Home... Part 2

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In case you didn't get it from my previous post A Man Without A Home, I am a man without a home. But do not be confused: I am not homeless. I am A Man Without A Home (see previous post).

I have found out that being without a home inspires creativity. For instance, I am at my favorite Starbucks, sipping green tea, and using the internet connection here as I write this Blog post.

When I visited my sister and her family for Christmas, the first question I asked after the "welcome-how-are-you's" was, "May I use your washing machine?"

And then food... no problem! Being somewhat of a minimilast-vegitarian, a stop at my local grocery store for some fresh fruit, and a box of raisin bran stashed in my car and I'm set for the day.

I'm no expert, but I am learning to make the most of wherever I am, and whatever I have. While in India, I can take a bucket shower, negotiate roads shared by animals, and I have learned to use roti and naan (bread) as a spoon to move the other food on my plate to my mouth.

I think that is the beauty of the way we were made: to be creative, innovative, and adaptable. Some will say that they need this and need that. I say tap your creativity. Become innovative. Adapt to the situation you are in.

Who knows, 2011 may be the year that we'll need to.

Question: How can you be more creative and innovative in your life? Share your thoughts below in responses.

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2 comments:

Tracy said...

Brad,

You have such an amazing way of looking at situations. Funny you should ask about how to be more creative and innovative in our lives. I have been pondering that same question.

Here is what I have come up with so far: 1. In our society we tend to lean to the negative in a situation, what we need to do is to look at the positive. 2. I remembered a post that you did not to long ago. We (myself included) need to stop looking at what we don't have and be creative with what we do have.

That is what I have so far.

Tracy

Brad Lewis said...

Great comment Tracy! We do tend to be negative as a society. Perhaps we've had it too good for so long, we get used to comfort.

Let's continue to strive to make the most of what we have, and not to complain about what we don't have.