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I have always been a big believer that you need dreams in this journey we call life. I recently watched as my daughter put aside her dreams to start walk a different path than the one she was on. I watched as she became a shell of the person that she once was. The light of the dreams she once had withered and were over-shadowed by continuously working to please someone else. It was a hard thing to sit back and watch as a parent.
But then, I also had the opportunity to sit her down and explain that without hopes and dreams in this world we loose the inspiration to move forward, we become like stagnant water that doesn’t move. I got to watch as that light started to flicker once again, I watched it grow and shine bright as she started dreaming again. She set some goals and has started meeting them one by one, moving forward, reaching towards happiness and fulfillment.
I have always loved watching children act out, draw or talk about whatever their imaginations could conjure up, it is a fascinating process to watch and I am always sad to see adults who have lost that special spark that comes with a vivid imagination.
Konica Minolta, an industry leader in Business Technologies, especially Production Printing, wants to celebrate extending children’s imaginations and encouraging big dreaming with the “Giving Shape to Ideas” initiative. As a piece of this, the brand created a “Dream Printer,” where children in a picturesque New York state park could approach a unique printer and share with it what they most wanted to be when they grow up.
You have to watch this video if you do nothing else today! Look at the expression on these kids faces, it is PRICELESS!
Make sure to share this with all of your family and friends.
I think that in today’s world we go, go, go and it is so easy to forget that kids need time to be kids.
Let’s encourage them to imagine AND dream.
Let them know that anything is possible, they just have to think it!