Life and Dreams

A recently received email stated simply in the subject line "dreamer or doer?" There was nothing else in the body of the letter. The subject was a simple question that caused me to sit back and think. It brought a quote to mind from Walt Disney that has meant much to me through the years. He said "a dream is a wish that you make with your heart". It should be possible for us to tell the difference between our dreams and our wants. Dreams are those desires that capture who we want to be when everything else is finished. They capture the essence of our being and our ability to have fulfillment in some way. Without them, we simply exist with only limited purpose.

"Dreamer or doer" could also be posed as statement, for without the doing, seldom does the dream become reality. To know one's dreams is to understand their purpose for being. It provides you with insight as to those desires that drive them in the daily living as well as a roadmap that guides you through life. Dreams are a very personal thing. Sharing them with others not only provides insight into yourself, but it also increases our vulnerability in that relationship. Seldom do we have the willingness to open up our innermost dreams to others. Once we do, we put our dreams on the table for all to see, and if by chance they don't become reality, we may appear to those who are in the know that we have not succeeded in our personal quests.

During this special season of the year, dare to take that chance. Open your dreams to those you love and to those that have a special place in your heart. By sharing your dreams, you create partners that will help you fulfill them. As the New Year comes closer into focus, dream for things that are not only personal, dream for peace on earth and goodwill toward men. There is never a dream that is too large. It's incumbent upon each of us to share in this dream together.

SOME GREAT QUOTES

"Determine never to be idle...It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson

"Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while you have it, do not too closely scrutinize its foundation." - Joseph Farrell

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shock of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation," - George Washington

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair." - Samuel Johnson

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” - Henry David Thoreau

Friendship...

Traditions...

Solitude...

Choices...

Challenges...

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