Every week when my grandson Ryder, age 5, comes to stay for the day, I never quite know what plan he has in mind for our time together. His mind is very active and full of imagination, as kids tend to be. Yeah, for Kids!
One week he wanted me to make signs and put them on the wall so that we could think about the question and then answer accordingly. This is Ryder’s question.
“Could your ideas change the world?” Then you had to choose a button to press in answer to that question. “Yes, your ideas can change the world.” “No, your ideas cannot change the world.” When my family arrived home that day they assumed I had put him up to this exercise rooted in possibility. But, no, it was Ryder’s game. He got the idea from a video he had watched.
What I love about this question is how rooted it is in hope, in possibility and in the human quest for implementing our ideas and dreams. It’s important to recognize that ideas don’t have to be ridiculously out of reach, they can be simple, and yes, they can be life changing. When my husband got home that night, Ryder asked him “the question.” After a moment’s thought my husband said, “My idea is to be kind to everyone.” “Great idea, Pop, Pop! Now press, Yes or No if you think your idea can change the world.” I remember tenderly looking at my husband, the banker, and thinking, yes, that idea can definitely change the world.
Hope, possibility, dreaming; a dynamic, organic way to bring the all of who we are, to improve the well-being of the world. Simple thoughts, loving hearts, making space for the potential inherent in this beautiful world we are blessed to live in.
What is your idea?
What are the steps you feel ready to take to make this idea a reality?
What do you need to delete from your current responsibilities so that there is room to plant nourish this idea into the rich soil of your life?
Do you need to stretch in some way, get out of your comfort zone to make this idea happen?
Is there anyone else you want to ask for help or include in this world-changing idea?
I’m curious and would love to know your thoughts. Then I’ll be sure to share them with Ryder.