Imagine this…if you will!

“…In my own little corner, in my own little world I am whatever I want to be.”

These are lyrics from a song from one of the earlier musical versions of Cinderella. The song has always moved me because it reminds me of myself. As a little girl and then as an adult.

There are times when being alone can be a cherished piece of time to look inward at yourself and become playful – setting free your imagination, having fun with your dreams.

It seems that today it is far too easy for each of us to get caught up in the endless cascade of daily activities and the chattering of social media. So I post this gentle reminder today.

Give yourself permission to be childlike with your imagination, if not every day then at least once in a while.

Your imagination is the key to your future happiness…cherish it.

And in closing, two quotes from my short list of the world’s greatest heroes:

“Imagination is everything, it is a preview of life’s coming attractions” – Albert Einstein

“Imagination has no age and dreams are forever” – Walt Disney

Have a great day today!

49 thoughts on “Imagine this…if you will!

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  2. Beautiful and truly inspiring. I do love watching and hearing my kids use their imagination to play. My sister and I used to always ‘play pretend’ as back in those days cartoons were still only a Saturday morning luxury. When I see kids using their imaginations these days, I’m entranced and inspired to be more childlike as well.

    Walt Disney is my hero as well, and Cinderella one of my all-time favorites. 🙂

    • Nothing better than a child’s imagination. I agree with you. I think all adults should splend ‘play time’ with children so they could better remember. Yes, Disney is definitely “hero” status for all of us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I enjoyed hearing there is someone else out there who feels like me. 🙂

  3. Giving ourselves permission, now that is the key, isn’t it? You provide your readers with messages to ponder each and every time you post. I feel fortunate to have found your blog.

    • Thank you! I do appreciate your visit. And you are right we do forget, or is it that those things get pushed to the side for lack of room! Have a great day today! 🙂

  4. I love the way you draw your sentences it’s poetic . Yes you’re absolutely right ,to think, to feel ,to perceive things through a childlike eyes and mind is the route to happiness =)

    • Finding each other and sharing – A very nice thing I think. Gives me the feeling of oh I don’t know…just a real good feeling! You too…a great day and week for you and yours! 🙂

  5. Once again Penny is up earlier than anybody else. Does she ever sleep?

    Or maybe it is just my imagination?

    Why do I find myself always doing what Penny tells me to do. lol

    • Good Morning mixedupmeme! I do keep irregular hours, it is one of those ‘long stories’ kind of thing with the children and their mom still recovering from the sudden loss of a husband/father and having nightmares and my desire to be there for them (those wonderful little ones in the photos). While I’m closely related to them, they are not my children, but are oh so special to me. I moved in to help their mom as best I can. With the passage of time, there are fewer nightmares, but I do tend to keep odd hours as a result of this. Thanks for saying such nice things about my post, I do appreciate them very much! 🙂

  6. Hi Penny!

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder. I just wrote about something similar, today (not published, yet). Like Julia Cameron likes to say: Fill your well of creativity regularly! I do experience that as very true.

    Have a wonderful day filled with the imagination of your inner child! 🙂

  7. Oh my … My ultimate favorite cherished childhood musical number ever … I looked forward to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella each year. I still sing “In my own little corner” to this day – and have a video of the televised play starring Leslie Ann Warren which was an epic event each year when it was televised during my childhood! Ok – it’s 2:30 AM here and I need to be sleeping but had to say this post made me so happy. Was thinking about doing one with this very theme myself 🙂 So agree – our imagination is a precious gift ~ I will not give mine up (as reflected in many of my blog posts) ~ These sweet children in your images demonstrate just how precious it really is… And before I say goodnight — just found a rendition from the original Broadway musical of this song to share: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAC8cyXiwP8
    Night Penny ~ and than you for this heartwarming post….imagination is forever. Much Love , your sleepy pal in NY ~ Robyn xo

    • A wonderful good mornng Robyn. This is great. I can close my eyes and see Leslie Ann Warren sitting there singing this song on tv the first time I heard it. I memorized it because I loved the song and the premise behind the song. I have sung it to myself many times over the years. Kindred spirit indeed. Thank you so much for the link. You are correct as well, nothing beats our own imagination – it is always reflected in your beautiful postings. Hope you got enough sleep last night! 🙂 thanks so much for sharing, like you this song has “great memories and meaning” to me. With love and the warmest regards, have the bestest day today! 🙂

  8. Hi,

    I thought you might like to participate in this game called Blog Tag. It is a game for fun to encourage communication and interaction within the blogger community. It is supposed to be fun, so no worries if you choose not to play at this time. If you feel called to participate, then please take a look at this link to my blog post for more information:

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    Oh, and: Tag, you’re it! 🙂

    Cathie

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