I spent some time with my little nephew this past weekend, helping him build the Electric Paper Airplane Launcher that he received for Christmas.
He couldn’t do some of the more difficult assembly tasks, but he did stay focused on the project, and he assembled the parts that he could manage. In just over an hour we had the project finished, the launcher operational, and he was folding new paper airplane designs and testing them in his new launcher.
His little smile got bigger with each new tested airplane design until he was grinning from ear to ear. His self-confidence and sense of purpose picked up an even bigger boost!
This reaffirmed my belief that we need to make something happen in our lives on a regular basis.
We need to reclaim our independence, possibly every day, by doing something or creating something that impacts the world around us. It shows us that we don’t have to succumb to the suppressive external forces that try to break us and that we have the power to make a difference.
Go assemble something and watch it work for the first time.
Confront a new monster challenge and resolve it.
Set an unrealized goal and achieve it.
Once our plans come to fruition, there is a feeling of power that wells up inside us and makes us feel in control.
This week, go out and build something that you don’t build on a regular basis. Exercise your creativity in a way that you don’t do often, and show the Universe that you are a player.
Refuse to be a leaf on the wind. Become the storm cloud and bring the thunder.
Make something happen!