Kiddo competed in the speak offs today and won first place in the Junior Division! She will be going on to represent her school later this month. I couldn't be prouder....so, I'm posting her speech, the whole 4.5 minutes of it!
Close your eyes let your mind go blank. Let time fly by. Just think of a magical place where the sky is baby blue, the grass is as soft as fur and the sun bathes your skin with its glowing rays. Now SNAP OUT OF IT!
Imagination, it is your ticket to another world, another time, another place. I think imagination is the most important thing in the world. well Next to chocolate.
Imagination is the ability to form an image in your mind of something that you can’t see, feel, taste or smell. It is the ability to build scenes, objects or events that do not exist, are not present or have happened in the past. Everyone has some imagination ability. In some people, it is highly developed, like in me. In others, imagination may be weak, like parents or bosses, or even principles, but I didn’t say that. OK?
Imagination makes it possible to experience a whole new world inside your mind. It lets you look at any situation from a different point of view, and lets you explore anything you can possibly think of.
You can use your imagination in many different ways. One way is daydreaming. But you have to be careful with daydreaming, because too much can make school work impossible, I should know. But Just the right amount of daydreaming can provide happiness, calmness and adventure.
Your imagination lets you live your life with no worries, Hakuna Matata if you will. In your imagination you can travel anywhere, at the speed of light, with nothing in your way and no one telling you that you can’t do something. You can discover lost islands, swim with the sharks or fly over the London Bridge. It can make you feel free, from work, your chores and anything else you don’t want to do.
Your imagination can use all of the five senses and feelings. You can imagine a sound, a taste, a smell, a touch, a feeling or an emotion. Some people use mental pictures, other people find it easier to imagine feelings, and other people use all of their senses.
Having a strong imagination does not make you a daydreamer or impractical. No way!
Imagination is very important in life. We all use imagination whether we know it or not. We use our imagination whenever we plan a party, or a trip. We use it when we describe something, write a letter, tell a story or bake a cake. Imagination is necessary for inventing an instrument, designing a dress, building a house, painting a picture or writing a book. The creative power of imagination has an important part in our lives.
Imagination can also help us face our fears and master them. If you are afraid of a monster, you can make up a story about hunting down the monster and scaring it, or cast a spell and turn that monster into a frog.
As delicate as bubbles , so is imagination. If we don’t take care of it, POP! we can destroy its magic, but if we send our imagination out into the world, we create beauty for everyone.
I think a world without imagination would be very boring. What would we watch? There wouldn’t be any television or movies if somebody didn’t use their imagination to make them. What would we wear? Clothes would be boring and dull if someone didn’t take the time to imagine the latest styles. What would we read? Books wouldn’t be any fun without someone imaging the stories. Imagination is everywhere!
In the words of my favourite Doctor “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Thank you for listening, and keep on imagining.
Not bad for an 11 year old if I do say so myself.