I am not a big dreamer. I really don’t think I ever have been, but in recent months, I’ve begun to dream a bit more. I am definitely more a "doer," but mostly attend to those things I’m supposed to do, not what I dream to do. Some people seem better at dreaming than others. Children are especially good at it. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t fit into their current reality or the realm of future possibility. They are not afraid to dream it. Our younger daughter often inspires me with her dreams.
So, I decided I need to dream more. I have given myself "permission" to dream. It doesn’t mean I’m not grateful for the people and things in my life right now. It just means that it’s alright to dream that my life could be more fulfilled or spectacular than it is at this moment! They can be big things, like writing a book, meeting Max Lucado or owning a laptop, or little things like a clear space to create, or taking a couple hours to do nothing.
So, what about you? Are you a dreamer, or like me, would you like to dream a little more, a little bigger or a little more often? I made myself an acrostic to help inspire me to keep dreaming. D– dare to R– realize and E– expect A– abundant M– miracles! Here’s a few other tips I’ve been thinking and reading about:
* Be specific. Make a "The Sky’s the Limit" Life Plan. Write down all the dreams and wishes in your life, especially those that you think are impossible. If you want to have fun with it, decorate a jar and drop all your dreams in on little slips of paper.
* Ignore those who tell you it can’t be done, who have tried and given up, or who just think you’re nuts for being so impractical or for trying something new.
* Understand that we are not defined by our current situations. We can start fresh at any time!
* Know that our circumstances will never be perfect. We will never have enough money saved. Our portfolio will never be ready. We may never have the perfect space, studio or equipment. That doesn’t mean dreams can’t come true.
In the midst of our complicated days, varied responsibilities, limited finances, and challenging lives, let’s dare to dream. Until next time…
Dreaming With You,