“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success.” – Nikola Tesla

We don’t have to be a brilliant scientist like Tesla. I think that what is so great about this quote is that it can be any kind of creation. A piece of art that turns out just like you planned it – a painting, a sculpture, a garden, the perfect pie. You can take a sewing needle or a hook and some thread or yarn and create a masterpiece. You can mix some oils together for the perfect scent. So many things that we do every day that we think of as mundane are viewed as a creation by someone that doesn’t know how to create what you just made.

This is the same feeling of deep joy and happiness we get when that special someone gives us the ring; when we first find out we are pregnant; when we hold that tiny baby for the first time. So many things happen in our lives that bring us that thrill.

All we need to do is keep that little voice in our head quiet so that we can enjoy it. You know that voice that immediately tries to find fault; that starts a thread of worry and anxiety. Instead of inserting some drama into those perfect moments of happiness, how about we stop and smell the flowers of that garden or the smell of that pie? Find the perfect place to hang that painting or display that piece of sculpture? We wear the item we knitted, crocheted, or sewed – and add a dap of the new perfume that we created and enjoy the compliments that come our way?

Instead of looking at what didn’t get done today, why not be grateful for the many small joys of each day and let the worries fly away! Tesla didn’t say the creation was complete, he said it was unfolding…, and he wasn’t stressing about the completion, he was enjoying the unfolding of the creation. Isn’t that cool?

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.