I had a bunch of little helicopters (read: seeds) lying around ever since I decided to be an explorer for a week. The other day I saw them and felt a sudden urge to paint them. So I took out some nail polish and doodled over them.

 My point is not that it was the most amazing art I’ve ever created. My point is also not that they still worked, although turned less frequent and fell faster. My point is that the silly things we do without apparent reason tell us a lot about ourselves.

A running theme throughout my life is that I need to create things. We all have our own version of this. Maybe you make up stories. Maybe you love to move around, use your muscles or dance. Maybe you are always singing. Maybe you are the one who is always organizing crazy and silly events.

Pay attention to the stuff you do just for fun. The stuff you do just because you feel like it. The stuff that you don’t need to do, that might not even serve any function, but that you do anyway because you want to. See if you can discover a pattern. Because that pattern will give you insight in your passions and in what makes you tick.

 What do you do without apparent reason?


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    July 9, 2012 at 19:33

    Oh man! I used to love playing with those as a kid! We don’t have any around here where I live now, but thanks for the quick little flashback : ]

    And I think this is an interesting thing you’ve brought up. I never bothered to think about all the things I do for the heck of it. I just do them. But how interesting to be conscious of them and to tie them back into your passions. I’m definitely going to have to do this!

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      Magical Day Dream

      July 10, 2012 at 00:27

      Yes you can even go as far as your youth. You might even rediscover interests that you’ve always had but didn’t pay much attention to. I know I am getting better at living a fulfilling life since I have paid more attention to the things I love, which makes sense ;)

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    Mary Hone

    July 9, 2012 at 20:35

    I think those are great. Being creative in everything you do keeps life fresh and interesting.

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    Boye By Red

    July 9, 2012 at 23:16


    I found you on “A Little Slice of Special” blog and have been meaning to leave a message on one of your posts for a while now.
    Of all the blogs I read on a regular basis, yours is by far the most inspiring, creative and interesting one!
    I love your ideas, your creativity and what’s interesting is that your outlook on life mirrors mine so much.
    I’ve learnt to notice the small details around me and in life and from what I can see you do too. This last post is case in point.

    Keep posting, it is such a pleasure reading your blog.


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      Magical Day Dream

      July 10, 2012 at 00:31

      Thanks for your comment and your great compliments! It really means a lot to me to hear these kind of affirmations, they keep me motivated to keep blogging about my creative adventures. I also think the beauty of life is in the small things; it is there that we can make a difference, it is there that we can appreciate and be happy. Thanks again :)

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    July 10, 2012 at 08:44

    beautiful! Such creativity and inspiration, I love it!

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    July 10, 2012 at 15:30

    Those are so very beautiful. I can only imagine walking along, kicking my feet through helicopters, and seeing one of those flutter past. You definitely inspire me to follow my creative passions, but I must think hard about the question you asked in this post, it’s a good one.

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      Magical Day Dream

      July 19, 2012 at 09:58

      That’s so awesome to hear. And yes, I didn’t say it was an easy one ;)

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    July 11, 2012 at 13:17

    i used to put those things on my nose! and we should totally swap buttons, girl!

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      Magical Day Dream

      July 19, 2012 at 09:59

      Haha on your nose, haven;t tried that before yet. And yeah sure. just shoot me an e-mail!

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    July 14, 2012 at 10:14

    So true…

    p.s.: These are beautiful.

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    Angie Kroeker

    September 11, 2012 at 19:25

    Thanks for Stopping by on my blog. I have been reading your posts and really enjoy them. I know what you mean about the need to create often and daily. I find at times my life with kids makes it hard to do the creating I really long to do and so the camera is my option of choice at this stage. It is something I can combine with living life as it comes and enjoying the creative side as well. Thanks for reminding me once again that the silly little things are just as much a part of me as the more deliberate things.


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