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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Boldly Inching Forward

Making dreams come true is like raising a child, or going to school. It’s a process; a process that sometimes seems complicated and agonizingly slow. I have no memory of ever saying to my kids, “Good morning…Wow! You grew three inches overnight.” And so it is with a dream. The progress is there, yet it is often indiscernible to the naked eye. It’s over time that the growth is detected, like looking in the mirror and discovering that you need another hair cut.
Dreams come in all sizes. I have some smaller dreams, like spending the day at a spa for the full diva treatment or never having to wash another window. Then there are the medium sized dreams, like traveling to Europe, or watching the Macy’s Day Parade from a warm hotel room as Underdog bounces happily past my window.
And finally there are my big dreams. I would like to be financially stable enough to write full time, spend summers with my family in Massachusetts, and have publishers fighting over my manuscripts.
At my age I have come to know that if any of my dreams are going to materialize it’s going to be up to me to make them happen. I’m the one with the power to make my dreams my priority and then to go after them. I know that all dreams don’t come true, and that self-doubt will try to sabotage my every effort, but if I give up before even trying, then my dreams are guaranteed to die before they are born.
I call the process of making my dreams come true “Climbing Mt. Everest.” Each agonizing inch that I climb strengthens me and is mine to claim. Sometimes the climb is much more fulfilling than the actual dream because pursuing dreams pushes me forward, and exposes me to new people places and things. It creates new life.
The best way to get unstuck is to find a dream and pursue it. It will stir up your life in ways you never thought possible! Life is about the journey, but life is never a journey, without a dream.


Christine said...

Thank you for posting this on a day where I really needed to read something as inspirational as this blog entry is. I know without a doubt that you WILL be a published author!


Cathy said...

And perhaps that dream is simply to be ones authentic self...

Leah Griffith said...

Hi Christine! I'm thrilled that this little post inspired you. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the truth...given a little push.
Thank you for your proclamation of faith in my writing, I believe it too;)
Keep on writing Christine, you have such a generous soul and the world needs to hear what you have to say!

Leah Griffith said...

Cathy, I'm currently reading a daily devotional on becoming your authentic self. Actually I've been reading it for three years now. Becoming authentic allows your gifts to flow in richness because they carry with them your authenticity, that special something that only you have to offer. There is such a peace when you rest in this place.
Thanks for your thoughtful post Cathy;)

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