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A Thousand New Roads

Creativity is the key to success.

One of  the key words from my vision for 2012 is Create. 

As I look back on the last two months, I realize that creativity is beginning to take on various forms for me. I took the brave step of moving from Blogger to WordPress, so in a sense I re-created Everyday Gyaan.  And then I created a new blog – Everyday Photographs. I’m very new to photography but it’s something I do want to pursue further, so that blog is the space to do it in.

I found that I’m constantly getting new ideas for making Everyday Gyaan in to space for people to draw inspiration from. I am convinced that I need to draw more and more people to share their stories and ideas here. I’m so glad that the three guest posts in the recent past resonated with you (thank you Linda, Myrna and Mary). There’s a lot more to come.

All of a sudden I appear to be making connections with other bloggers and sites that are pushing me to be more creative. And oh yes, Everyday Gyaan got featured on Become.Com in it’s Best of the Web series.

I just needed to take that first step in creativity and suddenly I see avenues opening up. My vision to create is starting to come true! I recall these powerful words :

Your mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe. When you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear ~  Rumi

I hope that you are not postponing working on your vision. I urge you to ‘push off with your foot’…..I’m certain your experience will be the same as mine.

May you be inspired – everyday!


  1. […] dream. However, my vision board at the start of the year has been spurring me on. As I wrote in ‘A Thousand New Roads’ it seems like once I’ve started to open my mind things have started to fall in to […]

  2. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 3, 2012

    Hi Claire – Thanks for your comment. I hope you got my message regarding hosting the blog on two sites. 

  3. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues March 3, 2012

    Thanks for sharing, Andy. I’m so glad that your wife is encouraging you to move out of your comfort zone. You do a great job writing, commenting and responding to comments….Thank you for all your thougtfulness.

  4. Claire -Fsmum Claire -Fsmum February 29, 2012

    I feel inspired just reading this!  I have been making improvements on my own blog recently and the more I do, the more I think of doing!!  So I DO know exactly what you mean.  Keep up the good work.  I have often toyed with the idea of moving from blogger to wordpress but haven’t worked up the courage yet. What do you think of keeping the blog on both forums, blogger and wordpress?

  5. debra elramey debra elramey February 29, 2012

    May even the windows of heaven always be opened to you Corinne! 

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 29, 2012

      Thank you, @twitter-182699349:disqus  – I believe they are and I wish you the same. ♥

  6. Rimly Bezbaruah Rimly Bezbaruah February 29, 2012

    You have always been a force that inspires and eggs people to be better and lead more fulfilling lives Corinne. I can almost sense the excitement in this post, to explore different vistas and move forward. Thank you for being there for us, my friend

  7. J. R. Nova J. R. Nova February 29, 2012

    Creativity is exactly like that. When we trust it, creativity will take us many places. It feels so exciting to me 🙂

  8. The Social Frog The Social Frog February 29, 2012

    Be creative is what I am all about. I have a hard time understand why some people are afraid to try different things, make things, share things! 

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 29, 2012

      You are really very creative, @582b6fe83e5faae6a73e72d496fb5236:disqus …. I guess it’s not always easy for people to try out new things… 

  9. Andy Andy February 29, 2012

    Hello Corinne.
    I can so relate to this post. When I first started my blog, it was just a place to post my poems, but it has evolved into so much more than that. Thanks to the encouragement of my wife, I am broadening my vision & gradually stepping out of my cocoon.
    Congratulations on being featured in! Wishing you even more success on your journey.
    Keep on keeping us inspired.

    Garden Of Life

  10. My Inner Chick My Inner Chick February 29, 2012

    Hip Hip Hooray!

    Keep Rockin’ Sister.  Xx

  11. Amy Amy February 28, 2012

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. GIRL! I should have read my magazine  instead of turning on my computer. Nah, *SIGH* Visiting here today, at this moment, is exactly where I’m supposed to be. 

    Yes, I am ” I hope that you are not postponing working on your vision.” because of  fear, I suppose.

    You are ‘very’ inspiring! I am looking forward to visiting the links you shared in this post. 

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 29, 2012

      @feba3ecf02107ccf61407e7aa04556fb:disqus  – You are so talented and I’d certainly love to see you write a lot more. I’m glad you didn’t read that magazine 😉

  12. Sweepy (A D Joyce) Sweepy (A D Joyce) February 28, 2012

    Congrats on your mention at; this is a great blog, so I’m glad it’s getting the recognition. You are a tremendous inspiration and I can wait to see your creativity continue to unfold this year.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 29, 2012

      Thanks so much @twitter-36264718:disqus . You inspire me too and I’m hoping to see you writing here some day soon 🙂

  13. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

    Thank you so much, Jan. I’m certain opportunities for your creativity are on their way….just let them in.  ♥

  14. DangerousLinda DangerousLinda February 28, 2012

    Woo-Hoo!!!!  So EXCITING to see what’s next — hold onto you hat!!!  XOXOX

  15. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah February 28, 2012

    Thanks for this post, dear Corinne. We need constant pointers like this post to push us to where we are headed.

    Have a good remainder of the week and enjoy one extra day in the year tomorrow.

    Joy always,

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      Yes, Susan I’m so glad to be blessed with a pushy set of people like you to urge me on. You have a fantastic week and a great leap day! 🙂

  16. Janaki Nagaraj Janaki Nagaraj February 28, 2012

    Keep inspiring…am learning a lot from you. Thank you.

  17. Savira Savira February 28, 2012

    Corinne you are reaching intact you have touched your dream… Now to expand it. You have the insights and the gifts to take it to the next level. I am rooting for you..I always do… Hugs

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      Thanks a lot for the wishes and the gentle nugdes in the past too – much appreciated,  @6bada2ad50e9345e54a86ccb672a7a12:disqus ! 

  18. Mary Hudak-Collins Mary Hudak-Collins February 28, 2012

    Corinne, first may I say thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to write a guest post for your wonderful blog, which was a great transformation 🙂
    Also, pursuing a dream, creating what is important to you, is the spice of life.  It makes us who we are, who we are becoming with each breath we take.  I applaud you for stepping forward and creating.  You are a true inspiration to all you touch with your words 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      @facebook-1565825420:disqus  you humble me time and again with all you do. Oh yes, isn’t it exciting that we’re all moving forward and creating together and yet not losing our individuality. You’re an inspiration to us all, 

  19. Bongo Bongo February 28, 2012

    I’m here rooting for are wonderfully inspiring and creative… middle name sadly is procrastination…need a little work LOLOL…..congrats my friend….loving you…As always…XOXOXOXO

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      @twitter-209308643:disqus thank you for your love and wishes. We’re all going to make sure you drop your middle name – Beautiful Bonnie is more like it. Much love ~ Corinne

  20. Galen Pearl Galen Pearl February 28, 2012

    Thanks for the push!  And congratulations on the recognition.  Interesting, isn’t it, how you can focus on your vision and pieces start falling into place, doors start to open, coincidences that are not coincidences sparkle.  Well done!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      Dear dear Galen you never cease to inspire me with you writing and then with your comments. ‘Coincidences that are not coincidences’… know the feeling, don’t you? Thanks again for being you! 

  21. jan jan February 28, 2012

    The more you create and share , the more doors are opened to you. This is so very true. <3 Keep up the good creative work Corinne…<3

  22. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando February 28, 2012

    Author Dorothy Sayers once said (and I’m paraphrasing), “We are most like the Creator when we create.”  Wow!  So, Corinne, you have chose a noble path indeed for 2012!  And, love that you were featured recently at – quite the honor!
    Oh, and I think I’ll push off with both feet. 🙂
    Thanks, always, for being the inspiration that you are!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      How true that is, Martha. Imagine the buzz He felt when He made us? 🙂  I’m watching you pushing off with both feet and soon you’re going to fly. Thank you for all you are to me. ♥

  23. Myrna Myrna February 28, 2012

    I love this post Corinne.  First of all because you sound so motivated and inspired to expand your creativity that I’m certain wonderful pathways are being created just for you.  Also, because you remind me to stay focused on my own creativity.  Too often I allow it to lay dormant without even trying to tap the wonders that may be there, hidden from me.  Really, I must focus more on my writing and take myself seriously.  Thanks for this advice today.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      Thanks, @fc9207346ed3beae16947fde8b2511b3:disqus . Yes, I am indeed motivated and inspired to grow in creativity. I’m offering my services as your ‘cyber-nag’ to urge you to move towards publishing…You have several books inside you – I can see them from here ♥

  24. melissatandoc melissatandoc February 28, 2012

    Oh how wonderful Corinne 😀 I have seen the posts of your photographs but I haven’t really made time yet to visit your new art gallery 🙂 Have I told you how much I like the new look of your blog?  I have noticed those different gyaans at the right corner of your page 🙂 Even the conversations and bloghops draw me more to your beautiful soul.

    Creativity’s one vision that we all have to undertake I guess. My SD once shared of a seventy-five year old priest who was sent to Morocco to live a new life with the Muslims. It sounds pretty exciting. Creativity revitalizes the spirit and makes us more alive!

    While my Saturday mornings were spent on reading blogs, this time, Belle asked me to help her experiment on different recipes every weekend. She comes up with the fanciest ideas 🙂 and she drags  me into them. 

    Then I sought online lessons for Catechism for the kids inorder to be more creative in praying 😛 The other thing  is I’m back to giving organ lessons. The activities take my whole weekend but they also push me away from self absorption. 

    I love this post BS.There’s so much more to discover out there ~ just waiting to be tapped inorder to come alive. YEY!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      Thanks, @melissatandoc:disqus …You are so gifted in so many areas and I’m glad you’re using them all. Two things I will take reflect on from your comment – creativity revitalizes the spirit and keeps us from self-absorption too. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Melissa. Yes we’ve have such an exciting journey ahead of us ♥

  25. Leah Leah February 28, 2012

    I totally agree with your word for 2012!  Create is an awesome word to focus on as the days, weeks and months go by!  

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      Thanks, @LeahsDipnDots:disqus . I’m definitely inspired by your creativity!

  26. Irene Irene February 28, 2012

    Yes, Corinne, keep creating! It opens new doors and I see that you enjoy it! And yes, I shall push off my foot more. Thanks so much for always inspiring me! 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 28, 2012

      Thanks, @c287b3672674d28d3a5b4cd2c6cd270c:disqus …You are very creative too and I’m glad you’re launching out – wishing you love and luck on the journey ahead! 

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