The Vision Board Airlift

A good friend of mine from my college days is currently working with at-risk youth in the education field.  She posted a Facebook message asking for any and all age-appropriate magazines, the contents of which will be used to help create vision boards and dream boards for her students.

If you’ve created vision boards, you know how important they are as a motivational and inspirational tool.  They contain pictures and affirmations that help motivate you every time you look at the artwork.  They become your cheering section, your fanbase, your positive note in a world of negativity.

And for my friend to help share this vision board concept with students who are most at risk of falling into the trap of negativity and impossibility… these vision boards can help refocus a young person’s life in a more positive direction.

When I received the request, I thought about what that meant.  To never give up.  To always find the best when the worst surrounds you.  To take the random scraps in the kitchen cupboard and create a meal that would make Gordon Ramsay applaud.

To never settle for just good enough.

Hmm… that sounds familiar, doesn’t it? 😀

So this morning, I boxed up 25 old issues of Popular Photography magazine in a Priority Mail shipping box, and dropped the package off in the morning mail.

This is important.  You try to make the world a better place than it was when you arrived on this planet.  And what she’s doing with those students … her actions will certainly help plant the seeds of achievement and dedication and motivation in those young men and women.

That’s amazing.  And inspiring.  She’s doing for those kids what my teachers did for me in my darkest, most helpless moments.

And if the magazines that are gathering dust on my bookshelf can help her out in this project… then let it happen.

I boxed up 25 old Popular Photography magazines in a flat-rate mailing box.  Oh wait… there’s still room inside.

And with that in mind, I put one more thing in the box for my friend.

XYZ; or, The Zipless Chuck
The Zipless Chuck. Kodak 400 film (two rolls) in AGFA Clipper Special f/6.9 camera. Zipper added later. Photo by Chuck Miller.


It was a framed copy of one of my photos, The Zipless Chuck.

This was a picture that inspired me, when my splitfilm project was at a low ebb, to continue working on the concept and making it stronger.  And I hope she finds a good place in her home to add this little artwork.

Once again, let me say this.

We get one chance in this life to make things better.  We have one opportunity to leave the world a better place than when we found it.  And whatever we can do to help those in need, to help those who struggle, to make a better life for themselves and to carry on that journey…

That’s truly inspiring in and of itself.



One thought on “The Vision Board Airlift”

  1. Great article, as the power of vision boards and the law of attraction work so nicely hand in hand. I want to share with everyone a vision board app that I have come across that has literally changed my life in all ways possible for the Positive. The name of the app is Subliminal Vision Boards, this app has it all! The nice thing about this app is that you do not need to go out and buy all the magazines in hopes of finding the images you want, and also the glue, scissors and poster board to make this project. This vision board app lets you add images from your gallery found from Google images, you just save the images, the nice thing is that you can get exactly what you want from there instead of hoping to find them in magazines. You are allowed to create unlimited vision boards with different themes adding your images and text, or even adding their preset affirmations. The one twist to this vision board app is the Subliminal Take5 feature. This feature lets you select a board and for 5 minutes it will subliminally send out all of your images and text you have entered onto your board into your subconscious mind, therefore accelerating the law of attraction to attract all you want into your life that much faster. I recommend this app to everyone who is into vision boards and the law of attraction. I have added the link to the Google app store for everyone to check it out.


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