Don't just consume some corporate product; make! And support your fellow makers!
I went to the Maker Faire this weekend and it was wonderful to see the range of things that people are doing because it pleases them to do so. Science, crafts, art, general geekery and personal passion everywhere you look. Check out the list of makers and descriptions of their projects – such a fun variety!
What interests you? Look around tonight and think over those projects you started but never finished or always wanted to do.
Instead of turning on the tv or otherwise blobbing out after work this week, work in some creative time to tinker.
Give yourself space – physical, mental and chronological – to play. Life deserves joy and passion and simple pleasures.
Go ahead. Make a forest out of legos, create your own stenciled t-shirt, learn backyard rocketry, turn an old book cover into a clutch purse. Whatever – just do something for the pleasure of doing it and learning how it works.