We were built to create something from nothing

When I’m low on food items, missing many of the obvious ingredients to make “the usual,” I can decide to feel put out, or get creative and make something out of what I can find. They often turn out to be the best meals, and my kids are always surprised that something so good came out of “nothing”. Frankly, so am I.

When we let something go, or something lets go of us, there’s something to mourn and feel put out about. There’s hardship. The key ingredients that make up parts of our day are missing. But we can also honor what was good about what we lost by remembering the gifts that came with it. We can take the ingredients that are still there and not let the lessons, and our values and desires that emerged from it, disappear with the loss. We can create something out of what feels like a skeleton that is our life. This is how we change our world. By finding creativity, and something delicious, in the middle of nothing. We’re all built to do it.

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