Cover the world with imagination

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right inWith silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.”  ~Robert Fulghum


Maybe ...

Sometimes …

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours finding $.69 and $.99 mp3 songs to download from Amazon. Oh the fun I had as one song took me to another … Yes there were tasks “to do” and no, they didn’t all get accomplished.  The smile on my face and the song on my lips was enough.

When’s the last time you did something that delighted you? What was it?

humming along now.

humming along now.


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25 thoughts on “Cover the world with imagination

  1. What a great prompt. Actually, I was doing something yesterday afternoon that delighted me. I was working with a local gal, helping her spruce up her business card, website and brochures. With her dyslexia, she and struggles greatly with putting thoughts down, clearly and concisely. It was so much fun to take the business card she had created and tweak it to where it had just the right wording on it, just the right font and color of font, and looked balanced. This is my first “job” working for someone else in 12 years (it will be an ongoing thing), and it was fun. Other than that, I’m bringing more fun into my life just about every day by getting outside and taking pictures much more often now.

    I love to find inexpensive music as well. And the Crayola bomb idea is wonderful!

  2. Rachel

    What a grand idea!! Would love to give the Crayola bomb idea a whirl one day … oh the smiles!

  3. Well, here it is: two days ago or so, I told someone I’d been having a “rollicking good time” reading through 1854 issues of a newspaper called “The Indianola [Texas] Bulletin.” Do you know how much you can learn about “the way things was” that way? Oh, my. I think two hours had whizzed by before I remembered I had other things to do.

  4. Love that quote and challenge! I’m doing a life planning class…very interesting and thought provoking…working on developing a couple of Etsy shops and doing a training toward that next weekend…trying to put my life in order after a difficult stretch. Thank you for being a source of light and inspiration! ~ Sheila

    • I find that the more positivity I put out in the world the more I tend to get back. I’ve Lysoled the naysayers away – let the good times roll! MJ

  5. I was actually coloring with watercolor markers yesterday afternoon. My bowling girls have been wanting some silly signs to hold up after they bowl a bad (or good) frame. They’ve joked about it so many times, that last week, I jotted down the things they wanted our signs to say. Yesterday, while tidying up the house, I came across the box from a pair of winter boots I recently bought. I stopped what I was doing and cut the box into sign-sized pieces, lettered the sayings, and then colored them with bright colors! We may not always win big, but we have fun!

  6. What a fantastic quote!!! I remember longing for a BIG box of Crayolas as a child. Perhaps I should go buy one – now that I can!

  7. Love this idea!! I actually spent a couple hours last month downloading “happy songs” from iTunes. I searched the term and hit several sites and downloaded 27 songs and put them in a playlist… Love days when you can do something to make yourself happy!

    • Me, too! AND I have a road trip this week so I can jam to all my new tunes along the way 🙂 Good to hear from you Sandi-girl!! MJ

  8. I played darts.

  9. I love going through YouTube and finding old songs, then them leading me onto another “gone but not forgotten” classic!! I’m finding some songs from the early 70’s that are great to listen to. CSN’s “Helplessly Hoping” is one of my favorites and hauntingly beautiful.

    • you can find some great “one hit wonders” that way – on Amazon there are entire albums of them – but you can scroll through and buy one at a time,if you so choose. Whoop! MJ

  10. Love it. Love it. Love it!
    Hmmm…”something that delighted” me? That was just this afternoon.
    It was 38 degrees and sunny skies here so I took advantage of it and went for a bareback ride leaving my Carhart coverall’s behind! For a decent stretch, between the fence and the trees, we were in a grand hand gallop through the snow…I LOVE it when the snow flies up behind us as we run. Makes me practically giddy!
    p.s. I also love Robert Fulghum. I have four of his books from way back. I hadn’t read about the Crayola Bomb…that’s great.

    • And who wouldn’t love a grand gallop through the snow? Pick me, pick me! LOVE that visual 🙂

      The Crayola Bomb made me grin! MJ

  11. Love the quote, especially this part “And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.” Sometimes it’s just perfectly right to splurge.
    I love finding oldies on youtube and singing out along with them, especially some Spanish ones that were hard to find in music stores…now we have youtube…if you have time take a listen to “La bikina.” sung by Luis Miguel…yes, with mariachis. Wonderful quote and fun post.

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