The gift of dreaming

Recently, I have been asking people to tell me their dreams (and not the nighttime dreams). What they want out of life. What they want to do with the rest of their life. Where they want to go. What they want their legacy to be. Those kind of dreams.

Sadly, the most common answer I’ve heard is, “I don’t know.”

Somewhere along the way, from dreaming of being a professional athlete or a veterinarian until now, most people have lost the gift of dreaming. Too many heartaches and disappointments have led them to believe it’s not a worthwhile endeavor anymore. In doing so, they have lost the hope derived from matching up what is possible with what they want.

Dreaming is a gift to be unwrapped every so often and used to begin the process of changing one’s stars. It’s the first step in a process of bridging the gap between what you want and what you have. Dreaming is one of the most precious gifts ever given because it awakens our hearts to what is possible and says things can change, they can be better. It is the spark that sets ablaze a wildfire of hope in one’s life.

When was the last time you dreamed? I hope tomorrow you can answer that question with “yesterday.”


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