Many people have done a vision board — you clip pictures that illustrate how you want your life to be and paste them onto poster board to hang someplace you’ll see regularly.
I recently made one that way for my Relationship Masters Academy class. I glued photos of a piano keyboard, a big kitchen full of friends and a water park to my board and hung it on my closet door.
What we call my wish painting or spell painting now hangs on our bedroom wall. I love it. Love it!
- music — piano keys and actual musical notes from Fats Waller’s “This Joint is Jumpin'” and Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amore”
- food and wine
- a lively party with friends
- two enormous happy dogs
- a peace dove with a fountain pen, which symbolizes writing and peace of heart and mind
- lucky cat
- Mardi Gras beads and me with my jazz fest parasol
- numerous hearts to symbolize a life filled with love
- and for you Prince fans, a bottle of Cream
I’ve done written life goals for several years but there’s something magical about the emotions that images can capture. Sometimes an idea is so abstract I feel, as a writer, only words can do it justice. But conversely, there are places in my heart that pictures touch better than words.
You know, a picture’s worth 1,000 words?
Have you done a vision board? And if you had a wish painting, what would be in it?