Brainstorming: I am good at taking ideas and tweaking them for my own. In fact, it is very rare for me to actually copy a recipe or a scrapbooking idea exactly. These are the two things I can think of right off that I express my creativity with. I am not good at planning ahead or shopping ahead for supplies. I almost always just look at the recipe and figure out what I have as a good substitute. I also just use what I have for scrapbooking. I can't think of a time that I planned out a project first and then went shopping for supplies. I am all about using what I have.
That reminds me of a paradigm shift I've had in recent years. I used to be more of a hoarder. I hated to use my nice supplies, nice foods...whatever. I wanted to "save them for a rainy day". What happened then? The food went bad, the paper or stickers were no longer my style. A waste of money and I never got to enjoy my special things. I now am so excited to use up a box of cereal and throw out the empty box. I love using my beautiful papers and flowers on my scrapbook pages.
How does this affect others? I hope I am teaching my children to enjoy what they have and not hoard it and save it for later. Enjoy the good things now. What's the point of buying something if you aren't going to use it? That's my thought for the day.