Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dream

I certainly believe in dreaming big. I love the idea of using our minds to imagine the best life possible for ourselves. I've always been a dreamer. I think most of us are. We are built with so much wonder. I see that as a plus.

I think we most often attest "dreams" to "jobs", or "growing up". These are great to have- when I was a little girl I dreamed of opening a bakery with my grandma, of becoming a zoologist with my best friend Maggie, and of becoming a Broadway star. In college and as a young adult, I dreamed of moving to Nashville and writing songs for famous musicians. 

But dreams aren't limited to our income or our title. We can dream of a more peaceful world, of new inventions, of cures and miracles. I dream that there will be an end to violence, and that we find how to beat cancer so that it stops taking lives away. 

 A few years ago, when I was still living with my parents, I had a "dream board". On it were pictures of celebrities I wanted to meet, places I wanted to go, and things I wanted to accomplish. I no longer have it, but I wonder how different it would look now. I will tell that you my biggest dream is to write something that means something to people. Whether that is a song or a book, I just want to impact lives through my writing. 

The best part about our dreams is that they are just that- ours. Own your dream. Hold onto it. Cherish it, and nourish it. You can dream as big as you want to.Don't be afraid to dream big. Don't be afraid to act on your dreams. Even if you don't quite make it, I can assure you that along the way, you will learn so much about yourself and who you are.  

So go on and dream, darlings. 

"We can dream, but God can take those dreams and go beyond what we can ask, think or even imagine...so dream big and let God do the rest"- Melinda Doolittle, American Idol Finalist Season 6


10 comments:

Bish Denham said... Add Reply

Dreams are the seasonings of life. They can take us many places or no place at all. The most wonderful thing about dreams is that you NEVER too old to have one (or several!)

LittleCely said... Add Reply

Dreams are important. I also hope to one day impact and inspire people with my writing. Nice post!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said... Add Reply

A dream board is a good idea! Mine are definitely more practical- getting out of debt, a new apartment... fingers crossed they come true!

Lainey Miller said... Add Reply

Dreaming big was my post today too, lol. Visiting form the A to Z Challenge and I'm so happy to have found your blog....looking forward to more posts ;)

lainey @ laneyrain.wordpress.com

Dee said... Add Reply

Dreaming is a privilege. I am happy when dreams come true. But if they don't, well I just have to keep dreaming till they do. At least I have something to look forward to.

Preethi Venugopal said... Add Reply

Dreams..Don't we all have big dreams...I believe in dreaming big!!
Great post!!

Grammy Staffy said... Add Reply

Thank you for dropping by my blog. It is nice to meet new blog friends. I hope that you will come back often.
Like you, I like to dream. My dreams are more limited now with my health and my age but it is still fun to dream. I bet your dream of writing something meaningful to others is a reality. I bet anyone who reads your blog is touched for the better. Keep up the good work.

Lucy Sparks said... Add Reply

Your post today on Dreams inspired me to write about dreams as well today for the A to Z challenge. I hope you continue your dream on writing words to change the world.... you can do it!

somberscribbler said... Add Reply

A dream board is a great idea. It's important to dream and we shouldn't let not accomplishing everything we dream stop us.

Shari said... Add Reply

I love this and share that biggest dream of yours. In your case, though, it's already come true in so many ways. Your words touch people's hearts and impact lives for the better. I have no doubt you will continue to do so!