A Maker is a uniquely wired individual. If you’re lucky enough to be a Maker, or love one, you’re familiar with my premise. Speaking from the point of view of a proud Maker, I’ll try to shed some light on the subject. The deal is, we can make stuff. We start with nothing and literally produce a thing, giving it life. That’s right folks…life! Do you understand the power in that statement? I’m not trying to overstate it as I work on downplaying my tendency towards melodrama, but dude, that’s straight up the stuff of the Divine.
HOW TO LOVE A MAKER
- Beware of fragile egos. They can be dangerous landmines.
- Whisper in the Maker's ear that they’re genius.
- Look the other way when the Maker builds a blanket fort
- Listen as the Maker carries on about the color in the clouds
- Be understanding when the Maker hoards a million buttons in tins, or whatever the old thing may be.
- Give the Maker a childhood toy
- Please understand that you can never have too many art supplies.
- Give the Maker slippers and other comfies for snuggling
- Provide a journal to record inspiration. Sometimes it comes hard and fast in their sleep
- Learn to live with the mess
- Behold the beauty
- There are days when their fears will take a firm grip. Simply hold the Maker tight.
- Tell the Maker their work is great
- Help the Maker put up the craft fair tent
- Make weights for the tent in case of bad weather
- Encourage meditation, yoga, and naps
- Watch for signs of the Divine
- Open your eyes to the magic that’s transpiring all around you
All of this especially applies if the Maker you love is…YOU.