Express Your Gratitude with Legos
Certain childhood toys bring me lots of gratitude when I reminisce about them. A few of my favorite games growing up were Battleship, Stratego, Mastermind, and of course, some of the classic games like the Game of Life, Chutes and Ladders, and, Sorry!
I still enjoy playing with some of these games when I get the chance. One of my favorite things to play with were (and always will be) LEGOs! To this day, I have a blast playing with those little bricks of plastic.
When I am down in Florida, I enjoy going to the Lego Store that is located in Downtown Disney (oh the love, joy, and gratitude flow when I am down there!) Even though there is a store locally at the mall by my house here in NJ, it certainly does not compare to the Flagship store in Lake Bueno Vista! They have all sorts of the little building blocks out for people of all ages to create, build, and have fun. There are life-sized statues made of Legos and even have giant Transformers made out of Legos!
I recently saw this video about Legos and it demonstrates how you can be creative when you start playing with them! The only limit on what you can create is your imagination! It sounds cliche, but it is true! Give 100 different people a couple handfuls of these miniature building materials and you will get 100 different creations!
How often do you let yourself go and be creative? Are you grateful for being creative, for having the ability to simply make something out of little pieces of plastic? When was the last time you thought about how awesome your abilities are? Go and express your gratitude for your abilities!
What games and/or toys did you love as a child? When was the last time you played with it? I certainly am not ashamed about enjoying myself building and creating something with Legos. There have been times I expressed my gratitude with Legos. There were times I expressed my sadness with Legos. There were times I even express my desire just to have fun with Legos.
The Gratitude Guru
As always, I love your blog post! I am saddened to say that I feel like I have lost my ability to be creative. You know how in the midst of all the world’s busyness, you sometimes lose who you are. That happened to me years ago (when I became a mommy and then a single mommy quicker than I could imagine – at 18 years old). I learned real quick to “grow up” and put my children’s need in front of all else.
In the crazy chaos of trying to buy diapers and find babysitters, I lost “the child within me” and the creativity that I used to cherish. I used to write poetry, express gratitude regularly and sincerely, have fun with “just my imagination,” laugh for no reason at all, and so on.
I now have a very full, happy family (3 kids and an amazing man who has stepped up to be “Daddy” to them all), we regularly have family nights – pla
y board games, watch movies, etc. but I still feel like I am just “going through the motions” to spend that time with them and make them happy.
When I try to sit down to write a blog post, I can’t come up with anything – and when I do, I can’t figure out how to use it creatively to make the topic my own. This saddens me because I used to be the editor of my school newspaper back in high school and always excelled in English and writing classes.
You are the expert – help me! How do I find that creative, appreciate, enthusiastic person that I used to be as a child. Why did becoming a parent change me so much? My mind is constantly on overload no matter what systems I implement – always thinking about the next days plans, the previous days mistakes, the current days time restraints, and so on and so forth!
Paul, you’ve opened up an interesting topic! We do need to be more childlike (not childish)… and playing creatively sure helps us to remember the simplicity and joy of our childhood… or if it wasn’t, how it should have been and can be now. I’d love to see pictures of your Lego creations! 🙂
Adorable and light to say so much. Love it there is still the kid in you too. Thank you for your great website and messages.
Nice post, giving gratitude. Thanks for sharing. You and I are in the same gratitude house …. Yahoo ! Enjoy life Paul
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Gratitude for all our old toys is great! Some of my best memories are of my afternoons playing “Barbies” with my sisters. Also built a large ferris wheel out of K’Nex! Very grateful for those hours and hours.
Thanks for the smiles, Paul. Can’t wait to share this with my two little Lego builders. We love Lego Land too 🙂
I love the permission to let go and enjoy simple things. Thanks for the reminder!
Jeanette – I am not giving you permission – I am simply reminding you! 😉 You always had permission! Be Well.
Loved the post!
Thanks for the daily great posts!