Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lesson 17: Imagination

''Mama, do you want to pretend? 

Imagination is all your own, no one can tell you what to imagine, or how to imagine it.

It's what turns a box into a star starship, a stick into a sword, plastic dinosaurs into ferocious, living beasts.

It's what allows a four year old and a thirty year old woman to morph into a dainty butterfly, an evil queen, and a roaring lion all within the same hour.

Imagination allows us to create, to invent, to dream. It allows us to view what can't be seen and encourages us to think beyond what we know.  It has the power to build profitable business or intricate quilts or outlandish art.

It should not be stifled, yet matter your age.

If we were to stop imagining, it would happen naturally. It doesn't. We never lose our ability to imagine.

That would be awful, wouldn't it?

Lesson 17: Today I am thankful for imagination. I am thankful that instead of imagining perfect conferences for hundreds of people, I am able to imagine along side my youngest children. We are traveling to France today, you know. We may stop and visit some Indians along the way and likely save a princess before we arrive.