Empty Wallets & Rich Imaginations


something from nothing
paper, tape, crayons—unite!
fun does not need wealth

When I was a kid, I made some of my toys from poster board, opaque tape, and crayons because I couldn't afford the toy-store versions. It made me realize that I could enjoy the same level—if not a higher level—of fun as those who had the metal and plastic toys. My mind could run just as free, and be just as engaged, as the imaginations belonging to my friends. But when my toys began to see a bit of wear and tear, I could repair them...because, after all, I made them.

So let that be a lesson to all of us, as grown adults who used to be wide-eyed children: fun, in fact, does not need wealth to thrive.

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