What a date!
Here's what we're going to do to celebrate.

First, watch this movie. It is called The Harvest and will take about 4 and a half minutes of your day.
Take another four minutes or so to think about how you are harvesting your own creativity. What is working, what is holding you back, what do you wish you could do and why are you NOT doing it?

Now, grab your camera and take 8 pictures that are evidence of your personal creativity. Anything that is flourishing because of your unique blend of spiritual gifts, skills and talent (yes,this includes children) can be seen as the result of your creative process, so photograph these things today and use this opportunity to realize just what a difference you make. You, like today's date will NEVER happen again.

Today, celebrate who you are and what you love!

Week before last, this was delivered to me. YUM. Yes, those are chocolate covered bananas.
Someone, somewhere at some point decided it would be cool if you could send fruit bouquets — and I for one I'm grateful they pursued their idea.
(thanks Piggy Tales!)


  1. I haven’t had a chance to look at the film yet, but yes, why AREN’T I doing things creatively??? That’s a very good question. I guess it’s feeling intimidated, anxious, that if I keep the ideas in my head I can fantasize about how creative I am rather than perhaps proving that I’m not creative by actually doing something. But this week, the stars were apparently aligned properly and I was holding my mouth right so I started my art journal – in the journal I bought TWO YEARS AGO for that very purpose. Takes me a while, sometimes. :) And I’m having FUN, have done a page a night, and am looking forward to many more. I finally cracked that intimidation barrier and guess what? It’s not so intimidating after all.

  2. Cute film! I see a layout coming on about my 8 on 8/8/8 :) I think for me what is working well is making doing something creative everyday a priority. Not necessarily create something but spend time on some aspect of my craft which are two different things. Love this quote I can across “Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”
    —Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), novelist
    Monica (BPS Student)

  3. Thanks, Stacy, for always reminding us to celebrate who we are and what our unique contributions are…

  4. Welcome Home!
    This week our family is reading “The Last Lecture” together. What a beautiful, inspirational book and such an easy read! The only other book we’ve read (besides kid’s books) was “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom.
    I’m also going to make an album about my grandma and mini-bk for my son. :) Lisa
    Have a great weekend!

  5. I loved that short film! I already decided to get creative and change dinner this evening to an Olympics party. I have made things to decorate the house and we are getting Chinese food and my daughter is even getting dressed up. That is how we are celebrating 8-8-08!

  6. That fruit bouquet looks absolutely yummy on this hot Atlanta day. So sad you won’t be a regular at SS, but I do understand. Family first. I’ll stick around here though and see what great ideas you offer for everyone.
    Thanks for everything.

  7. 8-8-08! We’re planning on Tivo-ing the Olympics opening ceremonies and watching them commercial-free with friends tomorrow!

  8. That looks so yummy!!!

  9. my son turns 2 today. I just love that he has this birthdate and that he is alive and well to celebrate 8/8/8

  10. Cool idea about the 8 pictures! I’m sad to hear you will be stepping down from your SS position. I’m sure it was a decision that was given much thought. Of course, your family comes first. You will be missed.

  11. One of my sons turned 8 on the 8th day of the 8th month in 2008 so I baked him a cake that looks like an 8.

  12. Yes, everyday is a unique day that will never be!
    Love, love the chocolate covered banana idea. very cute.

  13. susan west says:

    What a funny and thought provoking film clip. It really does teach a great a powerful principle doesn’t it. Thanks for sharing. You made a difference in my day–and isn’t that nice?–to make a difference in someones day!

  14. I took your challenge and made it into a blog entry…thanks!
    I loved the video.

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