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On the post “Resolutions… um, no” I talk about dreams. Specifically my dreams. You know little things like I have some now. Ready to Change Now, from Stopping the Wind, made the comment “It is so scary to even want – it is the first step to disappointment.” That is such a true statement for so many of us.
Growing up I stopped dreaming. Being raised in an alcoholic family meant that there was little, if any, stability. I was never encouraged to dream. When others were thinking about college and the future I wasn’t even considering them. They were too far away. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen in the next five minutes let alone five-day, months or years in to the future. It is actually called “foreshortened sense of future”. Luckily I seem to be leaving that behind.
Wanting is such a strange word for me. I have so many conflicting emotions that I try not to use it. I think the reason is that I tie it to not being good enough. You know the saying of “wanting what you can have”. That is the reason I don’t dig it. Now “dreams” on the other hand rocks. Dreams can come true. They may have to change and there could be a lot of hard work involved but they are possible. Dreams are something we can control without others denying us.
Today give up the word “want” and figure out your dreams. Remember Walt Disney. His dreams came true…..
Peace and blessings!