Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Living the Dream

That's a catch phrase at my work... when one person asks another what they've been up to, many times they say "living the dream." But it's a pat answer that really means nothing to them.

Each moment I am closer to living my dream. Sometimes it feels so far away, but I know the baby steps I'm making. I know the blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into those steps, no matter how small they may seem. My toil is a reward in itself.

When I was younger, my dreams relied on others... I wanted what they wanted-- both for me and for themselves. I allowed myself to think their chosen dreams/goals were mine... no wonder I could not muster up any enthusiasm!! Now that I'm older, I have my own dreams. They do not rely on anyone else to become reality. And, I've realized that my dreams coming to fruition do not cancel out anyone elses dreams. In fact, the closer I get to attaining my dreams, the more I should be able to enrich the lives of those around me.

Dreams are an amazing thing. Once we have them, no-one should be able to take them away. And my belief is the more we focus on them, the more we are drawn to those who are like-minded.

I will go softly into this day... with my dreams in my heart, and success on my mind.


Melissa said...

Yeah, like "How are you?" "Fine. You?" "Good." Most people would be very uncomfortable if you really told them 'how' you are and they'd never want to tell you 'how' they are. God forbid we be open and honest with each other. :) People are funny.

But I know you and I really are...

~Living the Dream~

ps: and so are lots of others.

Robynsart said...
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Geoff Schutt said...

"Nobody can take away your dreams," Eleanor says. "People can try and tell you that your dreams are no good, but those kinds of people are mean and just want what they want for themselves. They don't know about dreams. They don't care about dreams. But I do. I believe that when we feel most alone, our dreams are there to comfort us, and make us not so alone, and that when we're happy, our dreams make us even happier."

Anonymous said...

I agree- the more we dream, the more we visualize, it seems the reality is much more attainable. We also have to make sure we are living and enjoying the journey along the way. Enjoy your journey- live your dreams!

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