Someone told me once they no longer dreamed. I found that very sad. I wanted to argue but it was pretty well pointless with them. It was how they felt, they no longer held dreams about a future anything.
My thoughts though, as I sit here watching the smoke from the fire in the wood stove drift through the woods out back, we all dream. I’m not meaning the dreams while we sleep. I am thinking about the thoughts, wishes, hopes for something better. In the very least, something different than a current situation.
We can say we don’t dream. Maybe though, we don’t accept the simple as dreams. Going to sleep at night hoping for a better tomorrow is a dream. Searching the job sites, putting in applications, looking for a better job or a job period. Patching a vehicle together one more time hoping it will get us where we are going as we want, dream of better.
We think it cute when a child shares their dreams. They wish to be a firefighter, a doctor, a dancer, a what ever that comes to mind and its adorable. While some may say things that shatter those dreams, most do not. Because it is those dreams that inspire us no matter our age, to go forward. They encourage us to be better, try harder, dare to take risks.
It is those who dream and hold onto those dreams who are the achievers. They are the ones who built what hasn’t been built before. They are the ones who reach for the stars and go there. They are the ones who amaze us with their talents and prowess as artists and athletes. They are the ones who seek a better life and a better world.
I believe in dreams. I believe that we can achieve our dreams if we hold onto them and never allow life to steal them away or make them less.How many times have we seen where someone earned a degree in their golden years? How many actors began late? How many have held on and realized that dream long after many would have given up? I believe in my heart, that as long as we breathe, we should dream. It doesn’t have to be some over the top grandiose dream, just one that keeps us reaching out and living stronger.
I believe we all dream, it’s a part of our nature to dream. I remember some parts of my dreams very clearly and they seem to stay with me, odd, isn’t it?
I think we do, I very rarely recall my night time dreams unless they are really really odd.
Hopefully not nightmares!
No, I don’t recall the last time I had a nightmare, just weird dreams that make so little sense at the moment..