Life is a journey.
For some, it’s aimlessly wandering through a maze. Struggling to find their way to somewhere.
For others. It’s a journey of pure determination.
With a chief definite aim in mind.
Guided by their imagination.
Often children are told to – ‘stop daydreaming’.
But in reality, it’s the people who have vivid imaginations that change the world.
And our lives.
We have much to be thankful for when we think of the imaginings swirling about in the heads of people who have changed our lives on a macro level . . .
Trips to the moon.
The information superhighway.
The elaborate stage shows of Evita. Jesus Christ Superstar. Cats. The Phantom Of The Opera.
Were all. At one time. The figment of someone’s imagination.
Until they became a reality.
As a young child, Barbra Streisand went to bed every night. And dreamt of one day performing at Madison Square Garden.
In his mind, Mohammed Ali knew he was the greatest boxer – ever – in the world.And then there are those who change one life at a time on a micro level . . . .
My partner, Victor Pleshev, an architect, imagined he could design an ironing board cover that would never move. To help his mother, Margarita, with her ironing, when she was recovering from a stroke.
When Margarita suffered her second stroke in two years, she lost the feeling in her right hand.
And struggled to make a comeback to what she considered to be her normal life.
That second stroke was a defining moment in her life.
There was life . . .
Before the stroke.
And life . . .
After the stroke.
Ironing her husband’s shirts was part of her life before the stroke.
To some people, the thought of never having to iron again would be a welcome relief.
But to Margarita, it was a sense of loss. Yet another thing she couldn’t do. That she used to do.
Watching her iron one day, Victor could see that learning to hold. And control an iron. While not being able to feel it in her fingers.
And fighting, at the same time, to keep an ironing board cover on her board that slips and slides.
Was overwhelming his mother.
He could do nothing about bringing the feeling back into her fingers.
But he could do something about her ironing board cover.
Victor’s light bulb moment. Imagining – how – a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover would help Margarita. Brought her one step closer to the life she wanted to return to.
The fruits of someone’s imagination doesn’t need to change the world.
But if you imagine something. And you put in the work to make it become a reality.
And it lights up your life.
Or someone else’s life.
Your work is done.
Imagination isn’t just for play time.
Imagination is always in play. In real time.
And is what makes the world go round.
Your thoughts? Email me at the bottom of this post.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva loves leading an elegant life. Because. She believes in the power of imagination. And knows that if it wasn’t for her partner’s imagination, there would not be a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover to iron on.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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