" Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true."
"A dream is a wish your heart makes."
"When you wish upon a star your dreams come true." Familiar lyrics to familiar songs. We grew up with the idea that dreams really do come true. And we were brought up right! "And because these daft and dewy-eyed dopes keep building up impossible hopes, impossible things are happ'ning every day."
I was thinking today about the hopes and dreams we all have. I think that as we get a little older, we start to lose the faith to believe in our dreams. What a mistake that is! Of course not every dream comes true. Life teaches us that in a hurry. But when we stop daring to dream, we limit ourselves in a multitude of ways. We leave the childlike wonder behind and focus on the unrelenting realities that barrage our daily lives. What fun is there in that? If we no longer dare to dream, what chance is there for miracles?
I love to dream about what I would do if I won one of those giant lottery jackpots. Since I very rarely spend the buck it takes to play, my dream is obviously unrealistic. But I dream about it anyway because it makes me happy. It makes me happy to think that I could really make a difference in a financial way to the causes that are near and dear to my heart. I am old enough, and wise enough, not to dream of mansions and cars. I like to dream about ways that I can leave a legacy behind. Writing this blog is part of that dream. But if i don't write it, my dream can't come true any more than winning the lottery can happen if I don't buy a ticket.
I guess that what I'm trying to say is: Dreams can be very helpful. I am grateful for the ability to dream of things to strive for. Whether the dream becomes reality or not is really irrelevant. The magic is in the wish, the hope, the desire to live a better life. And we can dream for others who are unwilling, or unable, to dream for themselves.
Peace and Love,