The Imagination of a Muppet Baby

attributed to Kermit on Tour

One thing I enjoyed watching growing up was the 80’s animated series, Muppet Babies. Now wait, don’t go anywhere, first allow me to explain why this particular blog has anything to do with training the mind. If you can remember the theme song of Muppet Babies, it goes a little like this:

Muppet Babies, we make our dreams come true
Muppet Babies, we’ll do the same for you

Kermit: When your world looks kinda weird and you wish that you weren’t there
Piggy: Just close your eyes and make-believe and you can be anywhere

Kermit: I like adventure
Piggy: I like romance
Fozzie: I love great jokes
Animal: Animal dance!!
Scooter: I’ve got my computer
Skeeter: I swing through the air
Rowlf: I play the piano
Gonzo: And I have blue hair
Bunsen: Me, I invent things
Beaker: Mee mee mee meee!

Nanny: Is everything all right in here?

Ok maybe that jogged your memory a little. This theme is very simple but to the point. Each episode, the Muppet Babies would imagine something that they wanted to accomplish and then they came together to discuss the specs in their own little Muppet Baby way and then they went to work, manifesting what they first imagined (too bad they don’t make cartoons like this anymore). In 24 minutes of trouble, we have all the makings of what it takes to make something great.

Each “baby” had something they were good at and they stuck to it. They capitalized on their strengths. Just one “baby” found inspiration in something and shared with the others and then they collaborated and brought together like minds. They put together a plan, designated the right “babies” to function in their strong points (usually Kermit the director) and they went to work building on what they wanted to pull out of the realm of imagination. They had a devil’s advocate (Ms Piggy) to make sure that all angles were taken care of and a very strong supporting cast who brought the other pieces of the puzzle together.

Ok this is the point I’m trying to make. In the midst of our adult problems and concerns the greatest ideas come from a child like imagination. Thinking in line with no limits and believing nothing to be impossible. Being confident that the dreams you have will come true, but also having an agreeable and servant attitude in knowing that if we help others get to where they want to be, we will get to where we want to be. Muppet Babies make their dreams come true and they’ll do the same for you.

We can’t forget the great mystery though. Who is the great mystery?  No one other than Nanny, the lady dressed in knee-high striped green and white socks. She always knew the exact moment to come and help the babies. She never failed to come at the right moment. Although her appearance was never disclosed her care for the babies was evident. She was genuine and loveable. She let the babies play but always kept a close eye on them. You probably have already guessed who I am referring to. Yep, God. God will let us dream and imagine but He will always correct us on our way. I’m sad this cartoon was taken out of syndication, but I am proud to say that I will always have the imagination of a Muppet Baby.


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