Energize Your Imagination: Be a Child

Everyone tires eventually. The details of life and the repetitiveness of routines dull our senses. Still, we push aside imagination and play for more important, more adult duties. And that is a disservice to our selves. We need reminders. Being an adult doesn’t mean you have to ONLY be an adult. Energize your imagination: be a child.

Recently, I’ve fallen into this trap of always adulting. I’m a caregiver, responsible for all the household stuff, and caring for my dogs. I’ve been preparing for the publishing and launch of my novel. And I’m taking a short online course. In all the doing, I’ve not written new fiction for a month. And that made me cranky.

My online class challenged me to do a video and publish it on my site. That reminded me that a friend had recommended a free website called Lumen5. I checked out the website and decided I’d do my assignment on it. But I hit a creative wall. What do I make the video about? I decided to use an old post

This video, more accurately slideshow, is a re-imagination of the post called, Be a Child. It was a timely reminder for me.

BE A CHILD

It wasn’t difficult, but learning how the program worked and what worked as a video took a few hours. It was fun. And replaying these quotes reminded me how important it was to play, imagine, have a sense of wonder, believe in the heroic, and see the world through the eyes of a child. I’ve decided. I’m going to spend some time this week coloring in my coloring books, playing games, and finding the wonder in the world around me.

I hope you enjoyed the show. Would you like to see more of this type of video? Are there particular subjects or ideas you’d like me to explore? Chime in the comments below and let me know. And remember to energize your imagination: be a child. Have fun!

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