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Kids use their imagination each and every day, and as adults we know how fun and entertaining it can be to play along with them and hear what they have to say. Why is it that once we reach a certain age we stop dreaming big, stop imagining new heights and start refusing to be silly. Why is it that all of a sudden we become serious and fearful of the future. It is because our awareness of reality and the real world sets in, but just because we are more aware does not mean we need to be more scared.
If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything. I think it is important that we continue to use our imaginations and let our guards down as we age. It is okay to work towards goals, be responsible, have aspirations AND still have fun at the same time. When we open our minds to what could be and remove the rules and limits we put on ourselves life becomes full of new possibilities and wonder.
How can you get started? Try purchasing a cereal you only allowed yourself to eat as a kid, enjoy a Popsicle on the patio, walk around barefoot, go to a local candy shop and indulge, eat ice cream with your kids, watch an old movie you used to enjoy, smile more, be a kid again. See how much fun it is to be a kid again and how it opens your mind to new ideas and sparks your creativity. Enjoy life’s little moments and pleasures. I think you will notice that your dreams get bigger and your laugh a little louder.
Spring is in the air. No better time than now to rejuvenate, renew and live the life you have always dreamed of.