Monday, February 27, 2012

Just Imagine

What do you see in the clouds in the picture?

Just imagine you are lying on the soft green grass on a small hill at the park staring up to the beautiful sky. What do you see?

Well I see a turtle in the clouds above. Do you see it too?

When was the last time you took a few minutes to wonder at the sky and use your imagination? If it has been months or years then you need to change that. Children are great teachers when it comes to using your imagination. They do it every day, several times a day. Can you remember a time when your children weren't using their imaginations? They dream of grand castles, far off lands, fantastic machines, special friends; you name it they can imagine it. And they get so much joy from it.  Take a page from their book. Or take a page from your own book. You were a kids once. Remember when you used to get on your bike and travel to great lands in your neigbhourhood by just peddling? Or sailing off to great lands in your backyard?

Once we grow up we seem to lose that ability to take time to imagine great things. We get stuck in the day to day stuff of our lives; work, bills, cars, dinner, chores.  It is sad we forget to use our imaginations for fun, for good, to help us live a joyful, happy life.  We forget the power of imagination. It can change your mood in an instant. Think about how happy you feel when you imagine a great vacation to some warm sunny beach? When I do that I can feel the sun on my face, the sand between my toes and I feel a lightness of spirit. Ahh, what a great feeling. But why do we save that for those times when we are awaiting a trip? Or a special occasion? Just IMAGINE if we could use that every single day. How happy would you feel every single day?

It doesn't take a lot of time to use your imagination either. If you have just a few minutes every day it can help. I am trying to do this every day. Your imagination can take you a million miles away and make you feel great all at the same time.  It just makes you happy to let your mind imagine all the great things that are out there for you.

And one other great thing about using your imagination? It doesn't cost you a thing! Yup, another one of those great things in life that are FREE. So why waste it.