I Believe Wednesdays: Imagination

It’s been getting a little deep over here so I thought it was time to lighten things up.

What I believe is that we don’t focus enough on the importance of imagination. We are scheduled and focused on the “to do” list and always on the go. Do we take time to daydream, to think and to imagine?

Watch a kid sitting alone in a room. What do they do? They often will pick up a toy and begin playing with it. But then they invent a new way to play with it. Or they start talking to it. A pony becomes a unicorn becomes the way that a superhero gets to his grandmother’s house to fight the bad guys. In that little room with that one toy, there is a whole new world.

As a grown up, when do you let your imagination fly? Sometimes we need to turn off the noise and just let our brains go. Drive to work without the radio on. Stare out the window on your train commute. Erase the to do list from your mind when you are in the shower and just imagine. Allow yourself 15 minutes at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and no task at hand.

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Want to check out some of my favorite books that spark imagination?

 

Published by Katrina Ávila Munichiello

KAM is a freelance writer, editor, and lifelong lover of books. She was the kind of kid who woke up before sunrise to read before school and her passion for books has never waned. After nearly a decade of work in public health and the non-profit sector, she became a stay-at home mom. The twelve years since have allowed her discover a new life’s ambition — writing. She published her first book “A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time,” a collection of essays written by tea lovers around the world, in 2011, and has had articles and essays featured in outlets including Yankee Magazine and Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. She served as Senior Editor of Tea Magazine. She currently writes picture books and middle grade books and is loving every minute of making them better. She is a member of NESCBWI, Vice President of Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library and advisor of an elementary school Newspaper Club.

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