Day 78 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression

Day 78: Gifts That Melt the Heart (Creativity Prompt #11 – result)

Friday’s Creativity Prompt was as follows:


Use the photo above as a starting point for your artistic exploration this weekend. Write a story, paint a picture, create a new holiday song, or make a craft that would fit in one of the colorful gift boxes. Have fun creating!


The packages arrived, of varying shapes and sizes, much sooner than I expected. We weren’t ready yet…the house still needed decorating. “Don’t complain,” I murmured. “The community was so generous when we asked for help. I should’ve known they’d go above and beyond our request.”

I concentrated on the task assigned – triple-checking the table settings and confirming the playlist. Director of Children’s Entertainment was a title I embraced, and on a big night like this one I wore that label proudly.

My childhood consisted of comfort and stability, something I thought every child knew. It wasn’t until I opened my eyes that I saw the reality: not all kids are surrounded by love, supported unconditionally, or have their basic needs met. I did and so did my children. I can’t change the world or the minds of those who reside within it, but I can use the gifts I embrace to help create a special night for as many kids as possible.

I gazed upon the beautiful scene created by the dedicated volunteers and smiled. In just a few hours, the children and their loved ones will arrive. Much work still to do and no time to dilly-dally!


**I am an Artistic Spirit! For most of my life I’ve used the creative arts as a source of spiritual exploration and healing, even though I didn’t always do so consciously. Sometimes I was the instrument creating the art and other times I was on the receiving end. The connection between art and spirituality is so significant in my life that it’s infused into everything I do. I love music, theatre, television drama series (daytime and primetime), and creative writing and find fulfillment in artistic expression of various sorts: singing, acting, and jewelry design. Throughout the next 33 days, I’ll delve into how all of the above strengthens my spirit and has saved my life on more than one occasion.**

Published by Kelly Deeny

I am a writer, singer, jewelry designer, and theatre enthusiast. I use various forms of artistic expression for personal reflection, community discussion and creative inspiration. My premiere novel encapsulates all of the above. Follow along on my journey towards an artistic career!

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