Making all these masks is changing me.
If you had asked me before the national recommendation for everyone to wear masks when leaving their houses if I knew how to sew, I would have said, “Sort of.”
I can make and mend things, but I certainly cannot handle making fitted garments. Fitting clothing to people has always been beyond me.
As I have pinned together masks, however, I’ve realized that I more than sort of know how to sew. I’m not about to make a prom dress, but I can sew masks that help ensure the health and wellbeing of others.
Recognizing that a latent skill can help me help others has made me wonder what else I’m sitting on that can enhance other’s lives. What do I downplay, take for granted, or otherwise discount that I could use to enrich someone else?
That kind of thinking is changing me, and I’m glad about it.
And that’s my bit of creativity for today.