Remember the story Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson? It's an old favorite. In it, a small boy uses a single purple crayon to draw the world he then enters and experiences:
One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed a path to walk on. So he drew a path...
Wisely, Harold knew to draw what he needed most to make for a successful journey. He fashioned boundaries for safety and landmarks for guideposts. He drew a boat when the water got too high and sketched a purple pie when hunger struck. (If only it were so easy to scribble up a vanilla latte!)
We, too, have more power than we know to create our own stories.