Remember how when you were little you thought you were invincible? At the very least you had invincible imaginary friends? Children can spends hours of creative play, many without anyone else around. They are just able to keep themselves entertained.
I remember spending hours by myself playing with my Barbie dolls and acting out my life through them. My Barbie was a singing star! She was always on stage. Funny….. that’s one of the things that I personally enjoy doing! Did we as kids live out our fantasies? Were they really just fantasies or something deep within us telling us things that we loved? Hard to tell.
How much do we stifle our children’s creative abilities as they grow? Though I realize that it’s important to stay focused on the task at hand while in school…. don’t we discourage our children from daydreaming? Are we teaching them that to ‘dream’ is wrong? Then as adults…. how hard is it for us to believe the concepts of the Law of Attraction when we were told as a child we shouldn’t daydream! Where is the happy medium?
Well… hind sight is 20/20, isn’t it? How I wish I had known things and done them differently for my own children. Not that I’m saying I was a bad Mom…. but I don’t know that I encouraged them to go after their dreams. How I wish I knew then what I know now.
Talk about being in the right place at the right time….. Today I had the opportunity to meet Valerie Ackley. She is the author of the new book for children called, What Are You Thinking? It’s just a short illustrated book trying to help kids understand the power of their minds. What a good age to teach that! Instead of telling them all the time, “You can’t do that!”…. let’s encourage them to believe they can! Not in a ‘all I have to do is wish for it way’… but letting them know that they can get what ever their heart desires as long as they know there is ‘action’ involved in the process.
Valerie Ackley is the sister of Leslie Householder. Leslie is the author ofthe Jack Rabbit Factor. I did a post on Leslie and her book a while back. While Valerie was taking a course from her sister, she had a big ‘Aha!’ moment where she realized how awesome it would be to teach the same concepts she was learning to her children. Hence, the birth of the book, What Are You Thinking? began. It began with a thought! Which is what the whole Law of Attraction thing is about! Thoughts become things!
I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Valerie today. I had told myself that other day that I’m going to meet Leslie Householder someday (I’m friends with her on FB…so that’s a start!) and I also want to meet Leslie’s mentor Bob Proctor. I think meeting Valerie today was a step in the right direction to manifesting those dreams!
Though I don’t have grandchildren around yet to try these concepts on…. I look forward to someday being able to help them realize their little dreams can come true when the right steps are followed. And now I have Valerie’s book to help me do that! Teach ’em while they are young! For those of you with young ones….. start it now! Besides… the way I see it, it will only help build your belief that you can make YOUR dreams come true too! We have to reprogram our subconscious minds as adults…. we might as well program the little ones correctly from the start! Let them learn to be like the Little Engine Who Could! I Think I Can….. I Think I Can….. I Know I Can! I KNOW I Can!!
I am Grateful! How are you?