When you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, you can get a wide variety of answers. I remember my own son saying as a preschooler that he wanted to be a fire truck. I didn’t correct him. I let him create that image in his own mind as if it was attainable.
Well, as you might expect, he didn’t grow up to be a fire truck or even a fire fighter. But that’s not really the point.
The point is that we need to be mindful of interfering when young people express their desires for the future. It’s their dream, not ours. And that goes for family members and friends too. That’s what they are creating in their bubble and it’s not our job to try and influence them otherwise. Our job is to listen and let them dream.
Our other job is to create our own bubble.
I love it when I’m around big dreamers. I also feed off their optimism for what they want to create. My own vibration rises when I’m in the company of visionaries – those who can see the miracles and then set out to make them happen. If you’re smart, you’ll surround yourself with as many as you can. I guarantee it will propel you forward in ways you can’t even imagine yet!
I believe in the philosophy that you are the sum of the company you keep. So why not chose to be around people who are optimists and inspire you to dream big? In fact, spend more time around kids. They are the best example of the power of optimistic imagination.
So on this final July post about why optimism is a great joy habit, I want to leave you with an image of what really has to be the epitome of optimism. Really makes me laugh and I hope it will for you as well. A great example of limitless thinking and the innocence of optimism.
Love from your Joy Mama