The plan today is to prepare the area and put my artificial Christmas tree together. Then, if I get really ambitious, start my attempts at decorating my home. I know though, that it will look nothing like some of the photos I see of the homes of others. Those magazine quality homes that appear so amazing. But, it will be the best that it can be and it will be done in love. The same as the magazine quality homes.
I was thinking about it this morning and my tree has to be twenty years old or at least very close to that age. We had decided to go with artificial trees because of convenience. We only pay once for a tree, we don’t have to water it and there is no worries over it needing to be watered or should I forget, drying out. While there is no incredible pine scent, there is also no needles all over the floor.
Once the tree is together, I’ll start with the decorations. A few are older than my son, some are ornaments that he and I painted together, and then a multitude of others collected over time. I don’t worry about having a theme of any sort, just the beauty that is the time.
As I plan my moves, I also contemplate another range of thoughts. We all make plans of some sort. Whether it is a children planning on getting together with friends for adventures or family events. Plans on programs or events at school or in the town where we live. As adults our plans may be a little more complicated but in some ways similar. At some point in our life, we may have thought of what we wanted to be or what we wanted to do or have as adults. Along the way we may have been trying to follow that plan.
Sometimes, those plans don’t work out as we hoped. They may be late in fulfillment or that original plan may not work out at all. At that point, corrections and adjustments have to be made.
When I go in there to put that tree together, I’ll do it in sections. I’ll go through the boxes-there are two- and separate the limbs into piles of their individual identifying colors. Once that is done, I’ll put the trunk together, making sure I have it placed where I want it as due to size, once together it isn’t moving. I’ll find the sheet showing the order the limbs go on the trunk. Then I will begin attaching the limbs. Finally the top section will be put into place.
When we plan for our life, we drag in the ideas and considerations for what we want. Carefully going through the possibilities and organizing the information gathered. When our decision is made, we put everything in place and begin slowly putting everything together following our premade plans. Carefully examining each part and putting it in place. Finally, over time and work, we will be able to add the topper and claim our success. If, it all works out. Sometimes for a variety of reasons, our plans don’t work out as we hope. Instead of moping and falling into despair, it is then time to set new goals and find new dreams.
One may not be able to become the professional dancer, athlete, artist, writer, or any of the infinite other dreams one may dream, but that doesn’t mean it has to be abandoned completely. There are always other possibilities to be considered. Possibly teaching or coaching the career of dreams. One simply has to be willing to look at things from a variety of perspectives and possibilities.
The important thing is to not give up hope of finding your way. Even if the way and end results are not where and what you thought they would be. Even if your dreams and plans don’t show results immediately, that doesn’t mean they never will. Many have had dreams come true late in life. Its a matter of timing and never giving up.
I know my dreams, the dream that has been a part of me for as long as I can recall. Even as I age, I have not released nor forgotten. I see it in my dreams and feel it flow through my veins reminding me it is still possible. Just as the dreams of others. Even those that may need adjusting just a bit.