May The Creative Force Be With You

Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globe Awards!!!

She ends with words Carrie Fisher shared with her:

"Take your broken heart. Make it into art."

Yes, I accept this invitation, and remind you of two important attitude adjustments for your creative endeavors. 

Create before you consume.

Watch less and write more.
(Paint, sketch, compose, dance, build, plant, even date).

It's a perfect time, today, a week before Martin Luther King Day, to share one of my favorite quotes:

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.