The Power Of Imagination

An Imagine-Magazine Exclusive

By The Story Lover © March 2019

All Rights Reserved


Imagine a wonderful day, a cerulean sky, puffy white clouds sailing majestically by. The birds are singing; the butterflies are flitting from one blooming wildflower to another. A warm golden sun lighting your way, a gentle breeze at your back, nudging you softly on your way. Your bare feet relishing the velvety softness of the green grass beneath them.

Imagine a world without war, no poverty, and no bigotry. Imagine a world full of peace and love; where you only hear kind words.

A fantasy you say, impossible you say! Not at all, you just have to imagine it and believe it.

You can control the day, the world you live in; just as you control your life. One small step at a time. One hug and smile at a time, if you can imagine it, you can do it.

Having a gray rainy day, instead of asking where the sunshine is create your own. Work on your Great American Novel, finish that book of poetry that you have been reading. Play with your kids, make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup. Creating and spreading your own sunshine with a smile.

The world got you down? Take a minute to recharge your batteries; have a seat, close your eyes, imagine a glorious sunshiny day at a beach or meadow. Lose yourself in your imagination and just let your cares float away. When you open your eyes look around you at all the good things in your life. Don’t look for the things that you don’t have or the things others have, they aren’t important. Just smile and imagine a perfect world for yourself, remember what is perfect for you isn’t perfect for everyone.

Now imagine that perfect world again, no war, no famine, no poverty, no bigotry. Now ignore that voice in your head that says, ‘it’s impossible’.  It isn’t, it just takes one step at a time. Start by sharing your smile, smiles are contagious, meet a frown, or a sneer with a bigger smile. If you see someone having a bad day share a hug and a smile. Always remember the ‘Butterfly Effect’, a butterfly flapping its wings on the other side of the world will in time be felt where you are standing. In time your smile will make it around the world.

Remember the power of imagination, love, and the power of a hug can overcome anything. The power of a smile is contagious, the power of love, and a hug can heal internal wounds. The power of imagination can change worlds. You just have to believe and imagine it!

If everyone would just share a smile, a hug and love, the perfect world of our imagination will become the world we live in. So, share a smile, and imagine what can happen.

 

Darryl’s Notes:

Hmmm, let’s see, A minor, gee sharp and bank notes.

Seriously, I loved the story. I’d like to see more of it, ie a sequel, etc.

You knew it would be inevitable that I would ask for more.

Perhaps you could get a bit of help from Fred the Elf.

Or maybe you could coax ‘Goos’ to give you some help.

Good Luck. Grin

Hugs,

Darryl AKA The Radio Rancher

 

Art’s Notes:

I can’t help but think that I used to have these same Pollyanna kinds of thoughts, and then I got jaded and had a lot of things to deal with all at once. And then one day I was walking on a downtown street a homeless guy asked me for a dollar. I gave him two, the last bills in my wallet and my companion at the time told me I was foolish to give him money that he would just use to buy booze with. I told him that he had no reek of alcohol on him. In the next block, a young man approached me and stuck a twenty-dollar bill in my shirt pocket and just walked away. I dropped the twenty in the donation box for the Friends of the Monroe County Library. That happened on the first day one of my stories had been posted on The Story Lover’s Home. It’s weird, but since then similar things have happened every so often. Great Job TSL. Share a smile, I’ll bet you get one in return.

Art

Author’s Notes:

These words came to me out of the blue, so I sat down and typed them out. Remember, go out and share a smile.

TSL

Comment cheerfully accepted at The Story Lover.

 

Published April 13, 2019