I was visiting a friend not too long ago and I noticed she had done something wonderful. She had done a Vision Board with her Exceptional Son. A Vision Board is a Bristol board where one puts up pictures from magazines or other sources that show what we would like to accomplish in the near future and what we desire more of in our life. In her case, she tailored it kid’s style. It was pictures of her son doing various things that interested him and that he wanted to learn now or in the future. In one, it was him superimposed on an astronaut as he was curious about space, in another he is playing the keyboard, on a third painting etc. Well, as with adult Vision Boards, and I could attest to this with the two I’ve done, most of what you put on there, if it is really what you want and you look and meditate on it daily, will happen. Sure enough, my friend told me that everything on that board happened, (other than the astronaut) in the last year. I looked at her amazed, and knew that this was a great tool to use with Michael and any parent to use with their child if they are feeling sad and are not confident in themselves.
I have yet to do this with Michael. He has asked me lots of questions about my Vision Board, but so far does want to build his in the same way. He thinks it is like arts and crafts, though I have told him otherwise. A few years ago we did something close to this. Michael was going through a lot of fears about what he is capable of doing. I took pictures of him skating , swimming, playing soccer, and put them up on the wall in his room. Continue reading “Exceptional Vision Boards”