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Thankfulness and Creativity

How can I be creative?  

What inspires me?

Why say thank you?


Some questions we are exploring this term.  Here is a Christian perspective:


Christians believe that God loves and values all people and that they are precious to Him.  Despite challenging experiences God cares for them in all aspects of their lives.  It is important to give praise and say thank you - especially before meals to thank God for His provision, and ask for help to care for those who are hungry.  


Christians believe that all life is a gift from God - the ultimate designer and creator.  Human creativity is expressed through exploring and enjoying the world.  Creation is to be responsibly sustained, and shared by all.  


Some Bible verses to consider:  


Always be giving thanks to God, for all things.  (Ephesians 5: 20)

God saw all that He had made, and it was VERY good.  (Genesis 1:31)


Sayings from different faith traditions:


It is God who has made for you the earth .... and the sky as a canopy, .... so glory to God, the Lord of the worlds!  (40.61,64 - Muslim tradition)


The blessings of the God of heaven and earth - without these, how could we exist?  (Hindu writer Satapatha Brahmana)