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Thursday thoughts…

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

Imagination is a wonderful thing. It can take you lovely places. It can relax you. It can take you from boredom and inertia to the desire to move and do something you enjoy. It can help you see what needs to be done and how to accomplish it. It can help you make life better not just for yourself but for others, too.

Sadly, I have known people who imagined awful things were going to happen. There are people in my life today who imagine frightening things that could happen. There was a time I was one of those people.

I am happy to say I left the ranks of the doom and gloom army years ago. Oh, there are times that my imagination goes to the ugly, but I recognize the waste of time pursuing those thoughts. Not only is it a waste of time; it is dangerous. It can make you miserable. It can cause depression and even physical ailments. It can bring harm to others.

I don’t know if I agree with Pablo. I guess, like everything in life, imagination sometimes needs to be reined in and put in perspective in order to do the ordinary things of everyday. We just need to remember it’s meant to be a healthy and happy productive time.

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21 thoughts on “Thursday thoughts…

  1. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

    1. I am not as smart as Albert, but I think imagination and knowledge need each other. Making one more important than the other could be our undoing.

  2. I came across this quote recently too. I think imagination is a tool that could be used for good as well as making our lives miserable. I like to keep my imagination under check or it can just fly away with my thoughts.

    1. I think so, too. We need to control our thoughts and emotions. Not imprison them, but keep them from running amok.

  3. I’m happy to say that I’m a happy person. If one wants to live with doom and gloom then go ahead. I won’t be joining them.

    Have a fabulous day, Patricia. โ™ฅ

    1. Dreams are important, and they start the process of imagination. Imagination makes dreams a possibility. It would be a dreary world without active imaginers.

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