“If you can only imagine your goal, you will forever regret your inaction!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Tomorrow is a special day – a wedding!
For quite some time, I have been watching with fascination and delight a young imagination come to life through the determination of action. The youngest of my two sons gets married tomorrow – and my wife and I will welcome our new daughter-in-law Kim into our family. My oldest son gets married next year, and we will be have the opportunity to welcome Laura into our life as well. We are wonderfully blessed!
The wedding will be at the base of our ski club, the view of our small Ontario as the backdrop. It’s a wonderful location for this wedding – Tom and Kim saw their lives grow together there over many winters. Over time, I’ve watched Kim perform a mighty effort in enhancing and developing her snowboarding skills, in order to keep up with the man who would become her husband. She is determined, strong, goal oriented – and extremely creative!
We will see that tomorrow as the imaginative design in her mind becomes the setting for the most joyous day of her life. The ceremony, dinner and dance will feature the idea that she has developed in her mind ever since Tom proposed to her at the start of the pandemic just over two years ago. Our home, and theirs, has been chock full of the work-in-progress of of her creative genius. It’s been magical to watch as she has mastered the art of turning her imagination into action; the design is beautiful, the product of a mind that doesn’t just know how to think of something, but how to see it through to completion.
THIS is a special skill – it is one I have always truly lacked. I am forever in awe of those who have the ability to not only imagine something, but who can see it come alive.
Next to your imagination, action is your most powerful skill. Learn to nurture it, enhance it, and grow it. Act upon your potential for action! Too many great ideas are lost to the destructive force of inaction. That’s why it’s one thing to have an idea – it’s a whole other skill level to bring it to life!
Christa and I are overjoyed; our hearts are full; our lives are immeasurably blessed.