Choosing Your Dreams

I’m a dreamer. I would confess to you that I secretly believe in the power of rainbows, fairy tales, and happy endings, but the truth is that this isn’t a secret at all. I believe.

I’m not afraid to admit that I dream about a world where good wins, happiness prevails and impossibilities are conquered.

And I’m not afraid to live like it either. You see, I think amazing should be a minimum standard for daily living.

While dreams are often planted and sprouted in our colorful imaginations, I don’t believe it is the place where they are to take root, build their houses and live.

Too often we file “dreams” on our list of things we can’t obtain. We see them as wishes just out of reach rather than sparks of hope and inklings of possibility. Dreams should drive us to push our boundaries, stretch our faith, and obtain a piece of impossible.

I keep these wise words from Alice in Wonderland on my refrigerator door so I’m reminded of them many times a day:

“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Leave it to the Queen of Hearts to remind me that feeding my mind with imagination, and nourishing my dreams with possibility are just as important as a balanced breakfast.

What are these dreams I’m nourishing?

Most of my life, my dream has been to discover the world, find ways to make it better and live with contagious joy.

I dream about a world that is saturated with beauty and color and full of people who will reach out to help each other with whatever they have or need. That’s why I started #give10, that’s why I love rainbows of hammocks and the smiles they bring to people, and that’s why I write about seeing the world, changing the world and having fun doing it.

I’m living my dreams.

I’m here to live each day to the fullest and walk with others along their own path to see their dreams fulfilled. I’m not ticking things off a bucket list as a pre-requisite to dying, but chasing my dreams in the small steps I take to choose life each day.

On the other side of my refrigerator is another magnet with some more wise words of Henry David Thoreau:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

I wish the same for you. Choose life. Choose your dreams.

What are you doing to live your dream today?

 

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If you love dreams, start here and check out the rest of the inspring bloggers who have linked up to write about their dreams today.

We believe dreams are made of the same filling as hope, joy and love – the things that give us breath to run, faith to believe, and a heart to sing. When we dream, nobody imposes limitations on us, and that which can be imagined and hoped for can be so.

We’re writing about dreams this month because we believe when we share our dreams, we are dared to chase them. These dreams have inspired us, changed us, and fuelled our love for life and God. They’ve moved us jobs, continents and through relationships. They remind us that everything is possible.

 

 

5 responses to “Choosing Your Dreams”

  1. Diwa says:

    “Choose life. Choose your dreams.” I love it, Steph! Thanks for sharing your dreams. Continue to be an inspiration to all of us. 🙂

  2. Natasha says:

    Love it. Love it! You are always so inspiring Ste Pan Ee!!

  3. Molly says:

    You and your dreams are constant inspiration to me. Thank you for the encouragement.

  4. cecil says:

    Pack those bags! Let’s go chase our dreams.

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